Allama Iqbal; a poet, a visionary
Nov09

Allama Iqbal; a poet, a visionary

We take a start from the “lab pay ati hay dua ban k tammna mere” and then move towards the massive poetry coined by him, we will undoubtedly find the great ideas and philosophies implanted in the chains of the words in the form of his everlasting poetry presented by him long ago. He is not only the national poet of Pakistan rather he is the poet of East. Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal, the poet of East, a great visionary thinker and a great philosopher was born on 9, November 1877 in the city of Sialkot. After receiving an early education from his hometown he moved abroad in order to quench his thirst for knowledge. While studying law in England, he became the member of London branch of ALL-INDIA MUSLIM LEAGUE. In this way he entered politics and got a chance to achieve his goals. His contribution in the field of poetry is very vast. Though Iqbal contributed a lot in literature but apart from those, his role in  the formation of this country is exceptional . His greatest achievement was to create the ideology of Pakistan that later on became the very basis of independence of Pakistan. His poetry contains endless messages and his work in the field of literature is of supreme importance still. The most prominent feature of his work was that he always emphasized on the importance of religion. Islam to him was very much important and because of this he had an urge for a separate homeland in which Muslims could practice their religion freely. He had a great vision and he perceived future critically. He was very much aware of the sufferings of Indian Muslims and finally he used his pen like a sword in order to pierce the darkness that was embedded in the hearts and the minds. His words were influential to such an extent that ultimately they brought a fruitful result in the form of an independent state. The themes of his poetry were of great importance and still they are regarded as a great source of inspiration. His concept of “Self” (khudi) is based on the concept of self-realization which integrates all the known facts of the universe into single unity, and this single unity is the concept of God. His concept of self-realization is not merely based on Divine power, rather he highlighted that in order for us to seek the truth of our existence; proper training, experiences and education plays a vital role.   His philosophies promoted the social norms and values and in order to progress social interaction is very much important. He once said: “Individual exists by...

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Our Defense Lies in Your Hands
Sep06

Our Defense Lies in Your Hands

A month back me and all my cousins were craving for pizza at midnight. Without taking in consideration the fact that it was past midnight, we left home and started rushing towards SIALKOT Cantt, after reaching there we started strolling on the roads of Cantt without any fear, without any insecurity. That lack of insecurity was justified because at that time we found group of army men roaming on the roads in order to keep an eye over the discipline of that area. And yes, we all had an idea that SOMEONE is here for our protection Yes, someone is there for our DEFENSE. “DEFENSE”; reasonably a catchy word. Articulate this world in front of a doctor and he will automatically think of those white blood cells also known as leukocytes within the human body that are involved in the protection of body and in minimizing the Action of foreign agents (germs). Utter the word “DEFENSE” to a literature freak, and may be this world will drag him towards one of the famous writings of Shakespeare “Hamlet’ in which the protagonist protected himself from a tricky culprit father by using his so called common-sense, But when you will mention this word to a true patriot of this country, He won’t think of those white blood cells or those endless tales of Shakespeare rather he will think of a man donned in an ARMY uniform, half dark moons under his eyes sitting in sheer darkness on the borders of Pakistan filled  with courage, bravery, passion, devotion and sacrifice; who works for the defense of this country unceasingly and passionately. Twenty one years back I was born in the month of September in a country known as Pakistan that appeared on the globe sixty eight years back. I myself haven’t faced any chaos, hostility, rivalry, turmoil or war, but while holding a history book of Pakistan in our hands and starting from 1947 till 2014 we not merely notice the struggles of Quaid.e.Azam, words of ALLAMA IQBAL hind- Muslim rivalries, separation of Bengal, rather we also stumble upon the great victories of this country that are undoubtedly a fruitful result of blood and sweat of our courageous soldiers. We find the magnificent bravery of Rashid Minhas, courage of Major Aziz Bhatti, dedication of Sher Khan which emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control. While examining the history of our country, how could we ever forget the WARS?  And when we take a glance over the wars, we find that one of the most prominent wars in the history of Pakistan is...

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