Iqbal is a great poet . He is admired as a prominent classical poet by Pakistani , Indian and other international
scholars of of literature . Although most well known as a poet. He has also been acclaimed as a modern Muslim philosopher. His first poetry book, Asrar-e-khudi,appeared in the Persian language in 1915, and other books of
poetry include Rumuz-i-Bekhudi, Payam-i-Mashriq and ZaAjam. Some of his most well known Urdu works are Bang
-i-Dara ,Bal-i Jibril and Zarb-i Kalim. Along with his Urdu and persian poetry , his various urdu and English lectures and letters have been very influential in cultural, social, religious and political disputes over the years.