Allama Iqbal is the greatest Poet-Philosopher of Asia. He is one of those eminent Personalities who have changed the course of History with their tireless and selfless efforts. He was the Father of ideology of Pakistan. he aroused the sleeping muslims of India with the help of his inspiring poetry. His poetry infused a new spirit in the muslim youth and set them to action. To a Pakistani, he is great a poet as Shakespeare to an England.
Allama Iqbal was born at Sialkot on the 9th of november, 1877. His father Sheikh Noor Muhammad was a great mystic. Iqbal inherited mysticism and deep love for religion from his father. He got his early education at a local high school and passed his Intermediate examination from Murrey College Sialkot. He was greatly impressed by his teacher, Syed Mir Hassan who taught him Arabic, Persian, and Islamiat. Then he joined Gov. College, Lahore for higher studies. In 1899, he did his M.A in Philosophy and started teaching at Gov. College Lahore.