- Timeline of Muhammad Iqbal's life
= Timeline =[ [http://www.iqbalians.com/iqbal/iqbal.asp Iqbal's Life - Timeline at Allama Iqbal Medical College site] ] [ [http://www.allamaiqbal.com/person/years/years.htm Iqbal in Years at Iqbal Academy, Pakistan] ]
*1877: Born at
Sialkot(present-day Pakistan) on Friday, November 9 1877. Kashmiri origin.
*1893–1895: High School and Intermediatendash Scotch Mission College, Sialkot.
*1897: B.A. (
Arabicand Philosophy)ndash Government College, Lahore. Awarded Jamaluddin Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Arabic, and another Gold Medal in English.
*1899: M.A. (Philosophy)ndash Government College, Lahore. Secured first rank in Punjab state and awarded Gold Medal. Reader in Arabic, Oriental College, Lahore.
*1900: Read his poem "Nala-e-Yateem" (Wails of an Orphan) at the annual function of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam at Lahore.
*1901: Poem "Himala" published in Makhzan. Assistant Commissioner's Examination (didn't qualify for medical reasons).
*1903: Assistant Professor, Government College, Lahore. Published his first book,
Ilm Al-Iqtisad(Study of Economics), Lahore.
*1905: Traveled to
Englandfor higher studies.
Munich University, Germany(Thesis: The Development of Metaphysics in Persia).
*1907–1908: Professor of Arabic,
University of London.
*1908: Bar-at-Law, London. Returned to India. Started
lawpractice on October 22 1908. Part-time Professor of Philosophy and English Literature.
*1911: Wrote and read famous poem "Shikwa" (Complaint) at Lahore. Professor of Philosophy, Government College, Lahore.
*1912: Wrote the epoch-making "Jawab-e-Shikwa" (Reply to Complaint).
*1913: Wrote "History of India" for middle school students, Lahore.
*1915: Published a long Persian poem "
Asrar-e-Khudi" ("Secrets of Self"). Resigned from professorship to spread the message of Islam.
*1918: In counterpart to "Asrar-e-Khudi", published "
Rumuz-e-Bekhudi" ("Mysteries of Selflessness") in Persian.
*1920: English translation of "Asrar-e-Khudi" by R.A. Nicholson, entitled "Secrets of Self". Visited
Kashmirand presented his famous poem "Saqi Nama" at Srinagar.
knighthoodat Lahore on January 1 1923. Published Payam-i-Mashriq (The Message of the East) in Persian. It was written in response to Goethe's West-Ostlicher Divan.
*1924: Prepared Urdu course material for Grade 6–7 students at Lahore. Published "
Bang-e-Dara" ("Call of the Caravan") in Urdu in March 1924.
*1926: Elected to Punjab Legislative Council, Lahore (1926–1929).
*1927: Published "
Zabur-i-Ajam" in Persian.
*1929: Delivered six lectures at
Madras, Osmania Universityat Hyderabad, and Aligarh. He commented on the latest scientific and philosophical developments of the 1920s in the light of Islamic teachings.
All-India Muslim League. Elaborated on the idea of an independent Muslim state in his presidential speech at Allahabad. [Refer to 1924–1928 events in particular and 1912–1929 in general in the Muslims in the Indian Subcontinent - V 1800 - 1950 CE] .
Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, a collection of six lectures, Lahore; also published by Oxford University Press. Participated in Mo'tamar-A'lam-e-Islami (World Muslim Conference) in Palestine. Participated in the Second Round Table Conference, London, September 7– December 31 1931.
Parisand met French philosophers Bergsonand Massignon. Bergson was astonished to hear his remark on the Islamic concept of time. Published " Javid Nama" in Persian. It was a reply to Dante's " Divine Comedy". Participated in the Third Round Table Conference, London, November 17– December 24 1932.
*1933: Iqbal met Mussolini in
Romeafter Mussolini expressed his interest to meet him. Visited Cordoba, Spainand wrote the poems "Dua" ("Supplication") and "Masjid-e-Qurtuba" ("The Mosque of Cordoba"). Served as Advisor to the Government of Afghanistanon higher education (October 1933). Awarded Honorary D. Litt degree by Punjab Universityon December 4 1933.
*1934: "Musafir" ("Traveller") in Persian.
*1935: Published "
Bal-e-Jibril" in Urdu.
*1936: Published "
Zarb-i-Kalim" in April 1936, "Pas Che Bayad Kard" in Persian, and "Payam-e-Mashriq" in September 1936.
*1937: Ulema from
Al-Azhar Universityvisited Iqbal at Lahore.
Jawahar Lal Nehruvisited Iqbal at Lahore in January 1938. Iqbal died at Lahore on April 21 1938. " Armaghan-i-Hijaz", a collection of Urdu and Persian poems, published posthumously.
* [http://www.allamaiqbal.com/ Iqbal Academy]
* [http://www.iqbalcyberlibrary.net/ Iqbal Cyber Library]
* [http://www.yespakistan.com/iqbal/works.asp Iqbal's works]
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