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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. 

External links[edit]

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205 news items

Daily Times
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:36:07 -0700

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday has announced the general public holiday on November 9 in the capital and throughout the country to observe Iqbal Day. In this connection, special programmes by Radio Pakistan/TV stations on the life, ...

The Express Tribune

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 ...
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 ...


Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Islamia school hosts Iqbal Day. Srinagar, Apr 21: In connection with Iqbal(RA) Day, Anjuman-e-Farog Elm-O-Adab organized a function at historic Islamia Higher Secondary School, Rajouri Kadal. A handout said: “A book on Iqbal by Dr Reyaz Tawheedi was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arab News

Arab News
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:04:24 -0800

Bazm-e-Iqbal, a literary organization of overseas Pakistanis, and the Pakistan Muslim League (N) jointly organized “Iqbal day” a symposium dedicated to the great poet to observe his 137th birth anniversary which is celebrated with great fervor worldwide.
The Express Tribune
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:41:03 -0800

Pieces of paper were hung from tree branches which contained portions of Iqbal's writings. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS. Pieces of paper were hung from tree branches which contained portions of Iqbal's writings. PHOTO. KARACHI: Remembering ...

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