|The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
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.
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?
The reader realizes that Iqbal forecasted the destiny of his people.