Islamabad: The vision of Hakeem-ul-Ummah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal was global, encompassing every colour and race of humanity. If we follow his teachings in letter and spirit, we do not face the present problems. Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq expressed these views in his message on the on the occasion of 136th Birth Anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal today (Saturday).

The Speaker said that prior to 23 March 1940, when Pakistan resolution was formally passed; Allama Iqbal’s philosophical and poetic writings were instrumental in formation and moulding of public opinion.

The Speaker said that the dream of Allama Iqbal was a great blessing for the Muslims of the subcontinent, and added that his poetic message rouse and strengthen the spirit and will of the Muslims to get independent and separate homeland for them where they could live according to their creed, culture and traditions.

The Speaker said that Allama Iqbal visualized the suffering of Ummah and masses that led to their melt down and also proposed recipe for their revival and regaining the lost glory of the Muslims.

The Speaker said that the Muslim Ummah in general and Pakistan in particular today are confronting tremendous problems and challenges that could be overcome through the proposed remedies by Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The Speaker said that Allama Iqbal was the great proponent of unity of Muslim Ummah and reliance on their resources and strength.

The Speaker said that Iqbal’s vision of Islamic society was universal that transcended beyond limits of territorial boundaries and barriers of nationhood. He said that extremism and bigotry had no place in the Allama Iqbal scheme of things and he wanted Muslims to be moderate, peaceful and enlightened so that their deeds convince non Muslim to develop penchant for Islam.

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