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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 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 Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:16:10 -0700

In 1997, on the occasion of Iqbal Day celebrations of November 9, Nawaz Sharif, who was the prime minister at the time, was the chief guest at the Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore. While he was addressing the gathering, my father, Professor Dr M A Soofi ...
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, ...
Daily Times
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:12:11 -0700

ISLAMABAD: Nasir Iqbal and Farhan Zaman booked their berths in the upcoming Asian Individual Squash Championship to be played in Kuwait next month after defending champion Aamir Atlas and senior player Farhan Mehboob failed to show up for the ...


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 ...

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 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 ...

The News International

The News International
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:18:07 -0800

The government of Pakistan, in a notification issued on Friday, announced a public holiday on Saturday on the occasion of Iqbal Day. Hoisting of the national flag on principal government buildings throughout the country will be held while the ...

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