KARACHI - Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology organised Iqbal Day to highlight the work of Dr Muhammad Iqbal and his efforts of bringing back the glory of Islam.

Paying tributes to Iqbal’s achievements, Engineer ZA Nizami, chancellor Sir Syed University said, “Doctor Muhammad Iqbal was a great poet and a serious thinker at the same time. Most of Allama Iqbal’s writings were devoted to a revival of Islam as he endeavoured to propagate pan-Islamism and advocate multi-nationalism in Islam.

He said Iqbal’s mission was to secure a vision of the spirit of Islam and he encouraged Muslims to live a life following the true principles of Islam. He tried to free the Muslim mind from the prevailing colonial mentality and from Muslims’ own narrow self-interests.

Renowned scholar Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed Rizvi said Iqbal focused on ‘Ishq’ in his poetry and he takes it as a great power that brings you close to God. Columnist Saeed Siddiqui, senior Aligarian Ali Zafar Khan Afridi also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the effective role Iqbal’s poetry played in the movement of Pakistan. Students of SSUET Umar Khan Ufaq and Umar Ali Kazmi while delivering speeches on Dr Iqbal asked to follow the philosophy of Iqbal if nation intends to grow.

Noted poet Khumar Farooqui paid poetic tribute to Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal.