The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
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The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality

Chapter 107


By Khurram Ali Shafique

You receive a souvenir just as you prepare to leave the Garden. It is a unique document because it gave birth to a new country. Originally delivered by the Poet-Philosopher at a political gathering in 1930, the Allahabad Address was later adapted by the majority of Muslims in India as the guideline for their freedom movement that culminated in the creation of Pakistan, the largest Muslim state at the time of its creation in 1947.

Excerpt from the Allahabad Address

I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single state. Self-Government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim state appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims at least of the North-West India.

The first sentence in the excerpt is a suggestion. The second is forecast and prediction. Did Iqbal know what events would occur inevitably in the future course of his people?

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The reader realizes that Iqbal forecasted the destiny of his people.

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