The Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, School of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi organized a session titled ‘Muslim Devotional Poetry of South Asia’, on the main campus. Paying tribute to the holy month…
UNESCO celebrates the 21st of March as the World Poetry day to promote poetry across the world.
Poetry is perhaps the most beautiful expression of one’s feelings, emotions and intent. It also is a way to reflect systemic undercurrents at the societal level and has been used to convey messages in appealing words that flow as smooth as a gentle breeze.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher, scholar, knight, politician and an authority on Islam all rolled into one single mortal being. His work inspired not only the birth of Pakistan, but also brought Muslims of his days out of ignorance, providing them with the confidence and guidance they needed to realise their true potential. To this day, Iqbal’s poetry and his extensive work remains popular among Muslims around the world. But unfortunately, his message of Muslim brotherhood, self-confidence, knowledge and continuous progress has been forgotten by people of the land Iqbal first dreamt to establish. On Iqbal’s 141’s birth anniversary, we look at a few of the simplest verses from Iqbal’s poetry to decode some lessons that our nation needs to learn more than ever before.