Monday, 29 December 2014 11:11
The impact of famous poet Dr. Iqbal on Pakistani politics and society
by Dr, Nasir Khan
First and foremost Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was an eminent poet in Urdu and Persian, a poet whose ideas had a wide range and profound impact upon the educated Muslim masses. (As I have written about his political and social effect a few times earlier in my articles, I will not discuss him at length here.) What we see in the early period of his poetry are his universalist and humanist ideas - with no communalist or reactionary leanings as they became apparent later in his poetry.