Muhammad Iqbal - also known as Allama Iqbal - needs no introduction. He is rightly called the poet of the East. His works in both Urdu and Persian are considered the height of poetic excellence. More than that, they convey a deeply philosophical message and a worldview which is the masterpiece of a genius mind. He may justly be called a founding father of the Islamic renaissance in the 20th century, and his influence on the pan-islamic movement makes him a giant in the field of Islamic thought. His message, calling the Muslims to awaken from their slumber, to take back their place in the universe, to shake off the glamour of the Western civilisation and recognise their true worth and mission, resonates with audiences from all backgrounds. Reading about his thought and the themes of his work is a truly worthwhile endeavor.