His verses in Urdu and Persian and his monumental work ‘The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam’ have been translated into almost all the important languages of the world and won vide recogni-tion in Iran, Turkey, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and many other countries of the East and West.
Iqbal was intellectually associated with politics and the fight for the emancipation of the Muslims of India. In his presidential address delivered at the annual session of the All India Muslim League at Allahabad in 1930 he for the first time, gave the concept of an independent Muslim state in the Indo—Pakistan Sub-Continent, thus offering a solution for the vexed politico-religious problem of India. The scheme of Pakistan was later on adopted by the Muslim League and subsequently realised in 1947 when under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah the 100 million Muslim of the Subconti-nent finally succeeded in establishing a homeland for themselves.
Iqbal breathed his last on 21st April 1938 but his monumental works in Urdu, Persian and English continue to be abiding source of hope and inspiration not only for the people of Pakistan but for humanity in general and the Muslims in particular.