Allama Iqbal’s Tomb


Allama Iqbal was great poet, philosopher, and a unique thinker. He was born in November 9, 1877, and died in April 21 1938.The Tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal a simple but impressive structure located near Hazuri Bagh between the Badshahi Mosque and the Lahore Fort.Pakistan Rangers are responsible for the guard duty.

The architecture reflects a combination of Afghan and Moorish (Hispano–Islamic architecture) styles.The inner side of the tomb is decorated with marble. Calligraphy work of Qur’anic verses is done on the gravestone.The rectangular structure of the tomb has two gates with marble. The tombstone Lapis lazuli, the same as used for Mughal Emperor Babur’s tomb, was received from the people of Afghanistan as a gift.The outer side of the Mazar that is also made of red color stones belongsto Indian state Rajputana and Jaipur.

Every year the mausoleum attracts a number of dignitaries, notables, and Muslim countries delegations, members of diplomatic corps, who pay their homage. Large number of people visit the national poet’s tomb and offer Fateha and sprinkle flowers on his grave.