Timeline of Muhammad Iqbal's life

Timeline of Muhammad Iqbal's life

= Timeline =


*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. (Arabic and 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 England for higher studies.
*1907: Ph.D., 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 law practice 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 Kashmir and presented his famous poem "Saqi Nama" at Srinagar.
*1923: Awarded knighthood at 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 University at Hyderabad, and Aligarh. He commented on the latest scientific and philosophical developments of the 1920s in the light of Islamic teachings.
*1930: President, 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] .
*1931: Published 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.
*1932: Visited Paris and met French philosophers Bergson and 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 Rome after Mussolini expressed his interest to meet him. Visited Cordoba, Spain and wrote the poems "Dua" ("Supplication") and "Masjid-e-Qurtuba" ("The Mosque of Cordoba"). Served as Advisor to the Government of Afghanistan on higher education (October 1933). Awarded Honorary D. Litt degree by Punjab University on 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 University visited Iqbal at Lahore.
*1938: Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Iqbal at Lahore in January 1938. Iqbal died at Lahore on April 211938. "Armaghan-i-Hijaz", a collection of Urdu and Persian poems, published posthumously.
[ [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] ]

References

External links

* [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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