FAISALABAD/SARGODHA - Speakers at a seminar called for getting guidance from the ideas of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal (RA), and promoting his teachings across the nation to steer the country out of crises.

The seminar was arranged by the Department of History and Pakistan Studies of the Government College University Faisalabad where the great poet's grandson Muneeb Iqbal was the chief guest.

The chief guest said the Pakistanis need to enlighten their vision with Iqbal's doctrine in order to emerge as an energetic and dynamic nation. Throwing light on the life of the national poet, he said that Iqbal's life was revolving around an aim to establish a separate state in the Subcontinent for the Muslim Ummah. It was his dream to get the Muslims out of the clutches of British rule so that they could live according to the injections of Islam.

He also said that at the time of his demise, Allma Iqbal had no penny in his account and he (Iqbal) spent his whole life in a rented home. He urged the youth to apply their energies to quench their thirst of knowledge and to develop of Pakistan that was acquired after a many sacrifices.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Dr Pervez Azeem said that Iqbal's books had been translated into many languages and the GCUF PhD scholars were conducting research on the great personality. He stressed the need for educating the young about Iqbal's thoughts and the Ideology of Pakistan.

Department Chairman Abdul Qadir Mushtaq urged the students to get benefit of the poetry and life of the national hero. He advised them to read and follow the poet's ideas to spend a respectable and successful life.

Acting President of International Islamic University and Khateeb of Faial Masjid, Islamabad Dr Sajidur Rehman while addressing a seminar on Allama Iqbal at the University of Sargodha, said the personality of Dr Muhammad Iqbal revolved around love, honesty and Islam that are reflected in his poetry.

Dr Muhammad Akram, the vice chancellor of UoS, in his address expressed that Allama Iqbal impressed the nation through various aspects of his poetry that contains ideas from the Holy Quran. That is why he is called the poet of Islam, he added.

The speakers advised the students to read Iqbal's valuable poetry. Columnist Dr Hussain Ahmad Paracha in his address said that the young generation can take Pakistan to the political and economic heights in the light of Iqbal's teachings.