Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal
In the year 1913, Dr Alama Muhammad Iqbal, the famous poet, philosopher, and spiritual father of Pakistan, known in Turkey as simply "Ikbal" or "The disciple of Rumi" had composed his famous poem entitled "Jawab e Shikwa" (The answer to the complaint). The poem was recited and revealed by Iqbal for the first time amongst a large audience in Lahore specifically for the purpose of raising funds to support the Ottoman Empire who were engaged in the Balkan wars.
Dr. Iqbal remained a staunch supporter of the Ottoman Caliphate and had once written a short couplet urging the Muslim leaders of India to stop begging the British to safeguard the Caliphate, but to pledge their own allegiance, sacrifice, and blood for the protection of the Caliphate. Below are the following verses of the poem:
You've tried others alot,
This is the time to put your own on trial.
Don't you know history?
That you are begging for the cause of Khilafah?
What we won't buy paying with our own blood
That regal power is anathema to a Muslim
Unfortunately the abolishment of the Caliphate had broken the hearts of Muslims in India, and Iqbal in response wrote the following couplet:
"The imprudent Turk has torn off the cloak of the Caliphate
How a Muslim simpleton was foxed by such cunning powers"
Further an honoury grave of Dr Muhammad Iqbal was built at Mevlana Rumi's mausoleum. The epitaph translates as ‘This honoury resting place has been granted to Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistan's national poet, by his spiritual master, Mevlana Rumi.’
Writer . Shakeel Afzal yousafzai