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Iqbal Day
یوم اقبال
Official name Iqbal Day
Also called Yōm-e Welādat-e Muḥammad Iqbāl
Observed by  Pakistan
Type National holiday
Date 9 November
Next time 9 November 2015 (2015-11-09)
Frequency annual

Iqbal Day (Urdu: یوم اقبال‎; Yōm-e Iqbāl) is the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal on 9 November. The day is a public holiday in Pakistan.[1] Iqbal, a poet and philosopher, was a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement.[2]


Iqbal day is organized and celebrated on 9 November around the whole world to tribute to Iqbal, the "Poet of the East" every year.[2][3] Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). He died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. The Pakistan government officially declared him the national poet.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Holiday November 9". Brecorder.com. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Seminar on Allama Iqbal held at Preston University". Preston.Edu.PK. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Literary symposium held on Iqbal Day in US". Geo.TV. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Allama Iqbal’s 73rd death anniversary observed with reverence". Pakistan Today. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Iqbal". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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The News International
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:00:00 -0800

Beaconites celebrate Iqbal Day. Friday, December 05, 2014. From Print Edition. Rawalpindi. A colourful and impressive ceremony was organised by Beaconhouse Senior Boys Branch, Peshawar Road, to mark the 137th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama ...

Daily Times

Daily Times
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0800

Allama Iqbal's birth anniversary on November 9 this year passed by unnoticed and in sharp contrast to the way Iqbal Day used to be celebrated a few decades ago. This shows that his appeal for Pakistan's new generation has suffered a decline, a matter ...
The News International
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:30 -0800

Justice (r) Dr. Javed Iqbal lauded the role of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in projecting the universal message of the great Muslim poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal through its academic pursuits and hoped that the university will continue its efforts ...
International News Network
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) will hold a colorful function with reference of 'Iqbal-Day' today (November 27) at 9:30 am in its auditorium. Justice ( R ) Dr. Javed Iqbal will be the Chief Guest while Vice-Chancellor, AIOU Prof. Dr ...

Pakistan Today

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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:19:11 -0800

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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:56:40 -0800

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The Nation

The Nation
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:54:00 -0700

LAHORE - The 76th death anniversary of national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal will be observed today (Monday) to acknowledge his services for floating the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. Allama Iqbal was born in ...

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