Birth: Friday, 9th November, 1877.
Father’s name: Sheikh Nur Muhammad.
Mother’s name: Imam Bibi.
Grandfather’s name: Sheikh Rafiq
Brother’s name: Ata Muhammad.
Sisters: Fatima Bi, Tal’i Bi, Karim Bi, Zainab Bi.
Iqbal’s servant: Ali Bux.
Quran: at Maulana Ghulam Hasan’s mosque for a year
when he was four years and four months old.
Urdu, Arabic and Persian: at Sayyid Mir Hasan’s Maktab since he
was about five years and a half.
Regular education: passed the 8th grade exam in 1891 at Scotch Mission School, Sialkot.
and got admitted to the 9th grade.
Matriculation: 4th May 1893, he passed his matriculation in first division. On the 5th May, he
got admitted to the same institute which then had been declared a college.
F.A.: in 1895, Iqbal did his F.A. from the Scotch Mission College, which later became Murray
B.A. : September 1895, Iqbal got admitted to the Govt. College, Lahore. He choose Arabic,
English, and Philosophy as subject for study. In 1897, Iqbal did his BA in second division
with distinction in English and Arabic.
M.A. Philosophy: Iqbal did his MA in Philosophy in 1899 from the Govt. College, Lahore.
Being the only candidate he was awarded a silver medal.
13th May, 1899 to May 1903: he served as Macleod Arabic reader at Oriental College, Lahore for 250 Rs. per month.
January 1901 to 31st March 1903: assistant professor of English at Government College, Lahore.
3rd June 1903 to 31st March 1904: worked on the same post.
Travel to England:
24th September, 1905: Iqbal reached London.
6th November, 1905: admitted to Lincoln’s Inn.
1st July, 1908: got his Bar-at-Law degree. 1907, Ph.D. from Munich University of Germany.
Persian: Asrar-e-Khudi(1915), Rumuz-I Bekhudi (1917), Payam-i Mashriq (1923),
Zabur-i Ajam (1927), Javid Nama (1932), and Pas cheh bayed kard ai Aqwam-i Sharq (1936).
Urdu: Bang-i Dara (1924), Bal-i Jibril (1935), and Zarb-i Kalim (1936).