Muhammad Munawwar Mirza

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Muhammad Munawwar Mirza (Punjabi, Urdu: محمد منور مرزا‎) (born 23 Mar 1927 – 7 February 2000), was a prominent Iqbal scholar, historian, writer and intellectual from Pakistan.

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Muhammad Munawwar Mirza delivering a lecture on Iqbal RA

Life and contribution[edit]

Born in 23 March 1923,[1] he did his Masters in Urdu, Arabic and Philosophy from the University of the Punjab. He started his teaching career in 1953, which continued, to his Government College years till his retirement in 1980. He was appointed the chairman, Department of Iqbal Studies, University Oriental College, Lahore from 1981 to 1985. He was appointed Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan from 1985 to 1988 and then from 1991 to 1993. He was a Member and office holder of many Committees and formations. Prof. Muhammad Munawwar wrote a large number of books relating to Iqbal Studies, Pakistan Movement, Islamic Studies, Literature and other topics. He contributed hundreds of articles on various topics, which were published in journals of International repute. He also translated a number of books from Arabic and English to Urdu. He attended a large number of National and International Conferences held in Pakistan and abroad. His book relating to the Iqbal Studies entitled Iqbal and Quranic Wisdom won the National Presidential Iqbal Award in 1986. As an acknowledgment and token of appreciation of his contributions, Prof. Muhammad Munawwar was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.[2]

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Muhammad Munawwar Mirza receiving Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan, from President of Pakistan Chief Justice (rtd) Rafique Tarar

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Obituaries, from Iqbal Review

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Preceded by
Mr. Shohrat Bukhari
Director Iqbal Academy
Succeeded by
Dr. Waheed Qureshi