Iqbal forced himself into the currents of time and reflected upon the fate of Muslim Ummah. He recognized colonial slavery, mental subjugation, moral degradation, and above all weakness of faith and fragmentation as the root causes of disempowerment and decline of Muslims. He reminded us of the blessed position of Ummah and inspired youth to take up the challenge of regaining the lost position. The course of history since then has remarkably changed. The voice of the man from Sialkot is the movement of East and West. Are we ready to own and share Iqbal as our Thought Leader before we miss the march of history?
Allama Iqbal openly denounced democracy arising from secularism as saying:
“Jamhooriat wo tarz-e-hakoomat ha k jis mein… Bandon ko gina kertey ey tola nahin kertey…” (Iqbal)
Allama Iqbal devoted a part of his life for exploring Islam because he said:
“I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and policy, its culture, its history and its literature.”
-Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal
Allama Iqbal’s father Shaikh Noor Muhammad exclaimed, “In a vast ground there are many people standing. In the sky a very colorful bird is flying over those people. The bird was so captive and charming that everyone was trying his best to get that special bird. Eventually, that beautiful bird ended his flight and came right into my bosom.’ In Noor Muhammad’s mind the understanding of his dream was”That a boy will born in my home, who will have leading success and reputation in serving Islam.
Allama Iqbal discovered the beauty of Islam and told Muslims that it was the western colonialism and their mental slavery that had engraved them in to miseries. He proposed the solution for Muslims as only in sticking the ideology of Islam that Prophet peace be upon Him brought for them, his famous verse needs to be recited on this Allama Iqbal day on 9th November 2011.
“Dahr me Ism e Muhammad se ujala ker de”