Essay Title: My Hero in History Essay
Hero is man of sky-high personality with an exemplary character, distinctive deeds and ingenious ideas. He must be a man of exceptional qualities of heart and mind, unparalleled vigour, matchless genius and unique talent. He must possess the charismatic qualities of an inspiring leader to lead his people to their ultimate destiny despite whatever grave difficulties may hinder his way to success. The Muslim history is replete with great leaders of marvellous achievements. Our national poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal is one of the bright stars of this galaxy. He was really a man of worthy of the title ‘hero’.
It was the historic day of 9 November, 1877 when Allama Mohammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot. After the accomplishment of his primary education in his native city, an unquenchable thirst for learning brought him to Lahore. He did his M.A. in philosophy there, taught for sometime in the Government College. Then he went abroad, did his PhD, and returned home. It was the time when the British ruled the subcontinent. The English with all their craftiness and trickery, were making utmost efforts to confine the Muslims to the stinking cages of slavery and ignorance. Iqbal, whose heart was ever throbbing for the service of his oppressed nation, endeavoured to infuse a new spirit in the dormant and sluggish soul of the Muslims. Through his lofty verses, he embarked upon an auspicious mission that was the freedom of his nation from the yoke of an atrocious nation, the British. He not only inculcated an indomitable fervour into the indolent outlook of the Muslims but also, by his inspiring epistles, urged Muhammad Ali Jinnah to struggle for the freedom of Indian Muslims.
In the annual session of the Muslim League at Illahabad in 1930, he obviously manifested the solution to the discontent of India and suggest a sure means to secure peace and quite for the nations inhabiting there. His speech, in this session, reveals his concern for the welfare and prosperity of his Nation. He pointed out that the status of the Muslims is distinct and separate from those of other nations. He proved that the Muslim community evolves a broader philosophical concept of the universe which is non-temporal and non-spatial in its nature.
It is an undeniable fact that his heroic and philosophical poetry has won him the title of “ The Poet of the East”. In this respect, he can be compared with Milton and Wordsworth who are also “ laureate poets” of their nation. His innate poetic genius was perhaps more marvellous than that of Calliope. His musical knack was perhaps more melodious than that of Orpheus. The distinctive feature of Iqbal’s poetry is that it is a permanent source of joy, inspiration and didacticism. It has an irresistible urge for national sentiments.
His lofty verses, noble poetic instances, melodious songs for children and religious poetry have won him immortal fame placing him among the brightest constellations of immortal poets in the firmament of poetry. His poetry both in Urdu and Persian is replete with the verses of the Holy Quraan. Many the Muslims of new Millennium be inspired by the illuminated thoughts of his poetry!Ameen.