Bachelor's degree from the Government College Lahore, then another Bachelor from the Cambridge University, Master's degree from the Punjab University, Law degree from the Lincoln's Inn London, and a PhD from the University of Munich. In recognition to his remarkable scholastic work and extraordinary poetry, the British Crown knighted him in 1922. His works and inspirations cover a wide range of topics, e.g., Religion, Islam, Quran, Philosophy, Metaphysics, Art, Politics, Law, Economics, Universal brotherhood, the Revival of Muslim glory. The Encyclopedia Britannica appropriately entitled him as "the greatest Urdu poet of the century."
Iqbal was immensely inspired with political wisdom and divinely insight. He was deadly against atheism and materialism and discarded the European concept of religion as the private faith of an individual having nothing to do with his temporal life. In his view, the biggest blunder made by Europe was the separation of Church and State. His prophecy that he had made in the following verse of a ghzal written in March 1907:
Your civilization will commit suicide with its own dagger
Because a nest built on a frail bough cannot be durable
came absolutely true in 1914 when the European war broke out because of the European nation blunder of separating the Church from the State. In the same ghazal he had also said: I will take out my worn out caravan in the pitch darkness of night.