Iqbal Lahouri to be commemorated in Tehran

Publish Date : Monday 11 March 2019 - 17:41
IBNA- A commemoration ceremony will be held for the prominent Muslim poet, ‎philosopher and politician Allama Muhammad Iqbal Lahouri on Tuesday at the Society ‎of Cultural Works and Luminaries in Tehran. ‎
According to IBNA correspondent, Iqbal was also an academic, barrister and scholar is called the "Spiritual Father of Pakistan. He is admired as a prominent poet by Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians and other international scholars of literature. Though the Allama is best known as an eminent poet, he is also a highly acclaimed Muslim philosophical thinker of modern times.

Iqbal was four years old when he was admitted to the mosque to learn the Qur'an. After high school studies, he enrolled at Government College University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, English literature and Arabic in 1897, and won a medal as he performed well in Arabic.

Iqbal was influenced by the teachings of Sir Thomas Arnold, his philosophy teacher at Government College Lahore. Arnold's teachings convinced Iqbal to pursue higher education in the West, and in 1905, he traveled to England for that purpose.

Then he qualified for a scholarship from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and obtained Bachelor of Arts in 1906, and in the same year he was called to the bar as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn. In 1907, Iqbal moved to Germany to pursue his doctoral studies, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1908.

The commemoration ceremony of Iqbal which is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. will be attended by several Iranian scholars.
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