ISSN 2409-5834

The Parallels in the Philosophies of Mehmet Akif Ersoy and Allama Muhammad Iqbal Towards the Revival of the Muslim Ummah

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Muhammad Kamran , Zaheer Abbas , Tariq Mahmood Hashmi3

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Mehmet Akif and Allama Muhammad Iqbal were contemporaries. Allama Iqbal is Pakistan’s national poet and Mehmet Akif is Turkey’s national poet and creator of the country’s national anthem. Poetry of Allama Iqbal and Mehmet Akif is like tower of light and hope for Muslim Ummah. Both Akif and Iqbal turned to poetry in search of an art form conducive for determining social and political awareness. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was their commitment to create awareness about the revival of Muslims Ummah.

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