SIALKOT:-The teachings of Allama Iqbal are like a beacon of light to maintain tolerance, peace and stability in society, Barrister Muneeb Iqbal, the grandson of Allama Iqbal said on Monday.

He said that Allama Muhammad Iqbal worked tirelessly to give Muslims of Subcontinent a vision and approach to have a separate homeland.

Muneeb Iqbal who is the Vice-President of Iqbal Academy Pakistan, stated this while paying homage to his great grandfather Allama Iqbal during a visit Iqbal Manzil in Sialkot on Monday.

Muneeb Iqbal said that Allama Muhammad Iqbal was one of the great men of Islam and subcontinent, who dreamt for Pakistan, where brotherhood, social and economic justice would prevail. "We must create a society according to the vision of the great poet, who gave the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent where they can practice their Islamic values and culture," he urged.

Iqbal's philosophical and human approach to save the Muslims from degradation, deprivation and destitute living is still a source of strength and guidance for us, he maintained.

He said that there is a need for understanding Iqbal's concept of the message of Islam and the need for forward movement in human thought.

He also went to historical Imam Sahib Graveyard at Sialkot, where he offered Fateha at the graves of Allama Iqbal's parents and other family members there, besides, laying the floral wreaths there.–Staff Reporter

Earlier, while addressing the participants of annual prize distribution ceremony of a private school here, Muneeb Iqbal said that the Iqbal wanted the youth to lead the nation. Youth should work hard to achieve the heights and make Iqbal's dream come true. This is the only way Pakistan can progress.

He stressed that Pakistan can only be redeemed through emulation of Iqbal's vision on democracy, human excellence and self reliance.

He said that youth of the nation should transform themselves into Iqbal's 'Mard-e-Momin' and strive for self reliance within own resources and emphasized austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal.

One of the most important intellectual challenges faced by us was to move forward according to the changing requirements of the time while retaining the fundamentals of our great religion, he said.