Mazaar [Tomb] of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Mazaar [Tomb] of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Dr. Allama Iqbal Tomb is situated at the grandest and most regal cultural site of Pakistan, right between the Badshahi Mosque and Shahi Qila Lahore. At the time of his demise, Allama Iqbal was already a huge public figure among Muslims as well as Non-Muslims of Indian Subcontinent. Thousand of people attended his Namaz-e-Jinaza. Iqbal’s Mazaar remains one of the most visited sites of Lahore where thousands of admirers pay to visit their homage to the great philosopher who was the first person to present the idea of Pakistan. Iqbal’s tomb is a rectangular shaped room is built right in the middle of the garden between the two great Mughal monuments. The interior walls has inscribed with poet’s Persian verses.

The epitaph of Allama Iqbal states:


Inna Min Alshaira Alhikmata

Wa Inna min Albayaan BeSahra

Na Afghaneem o Na Turk o Tanareem
Chaman zadeem o Azyak Shakh Sareem

Tamzeez rang o boo barmaa haram ast
Lo Ma Parwar da Yak No Bahareem

 

The building of Iqbal’s mazaar was agreed to be funded by his admirers, rather than British government at that time. Homages were paid by Iqbal’s admirers all over the world including Afghanistan, Middle East and Turkey and quality materials were brought to adorn the resting place of the greatest poet-cum-philosopher of South Asia. Below are some photos of Iqbal’s Mazaar:

 

 

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