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What Allama Iqbal's poetry can teach us about Guru Nanak

The Sufi poet's 'Nanak' is of high relevance in contemporary India.

This year, Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak - fell on November 4, five days before Allama Iqbal's birth anniversary (November 9). It is beautiful that today we remember Allama Iqbal through Guru Nanak and vice-versa.

For Iqbal, exploitation and deceit in the name of the god is disgraceful to the religion for it ignores - social justice and equality - the very essence of life. This would be clearer when Iqbal's poem "Nanak" from his Bang-e-Dara

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