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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 Nation
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0700

LAHORE: The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust has planed 'Iqbal Day Celebrations' to mark the 77th death anniversary of poet-philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. A verse completion competition will be held among the students at NPT today (Wednesday).
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:52:30 -0700

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:28:21 -0700

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Daily Times
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:22:30 -0800

... hope that Pakistan would certainly achieve its goal and the lost status in the comity of nations. On Iqbal Day, he said, we would have to pledge for making strenuous efforts for transforming Pakistan in accordance with the ideals of the founders of ...

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:45:00 -0700

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

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:18:07 -0800

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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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