Monday, 30 December 2013

Captain Muhammad Iqbal Shaheed:

Captain Muhammad Iqbal was born in Pashtoon Garhi, District Nowshera, in the Province of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa of Pakistan, on the 15th of November, 1960. As a child, he was very brave and daring, had a clear heart and never held a grudge against anyone. I have heard alot about him from my family. My great-grandmother loved him the most of all of her grandchildren. When I was a kid, he used to visit us in Peshawar. I vaguely remember him. I heard that he wanted to become a doctor ever since he was a kid, but then later during his college days, he changed his mind and chose to join the armed forces.

He joined the Pakistan army in 1982. I once visited the castle on Attock bridge where he used to stay. On the 21st of September, 1987 he was sent to Siachin, which is the world's highest battlefield. He led a company consisting of twelve soldiers. He always wanted to embrace Martyrdom. While fighting the enemy, he was severely wounded, but he kept moving forward. He kept climbing the steep mountains of Siachin with a gun in one hand and holding himself with the other. The enemy kept shooting at him, and he kept calling out "Allah-O-Akbar" (Allah is the greatest) "Kafiroun mey aa raha houn" (O enemy of Islam, I'm coming to get you). He destroyed many pickets on his way till he reached the highest picket on the Siachen Glacier, where he embraced martyrdom on 25 September, 1987.

His body went missing for several months in the snow, and was finally recovered and brought home on the 6th of August 1988. He brought honour to his family and country.
Captain Muhammad Iqbal was awarded the second highest military award, Hilal-e-Jurat by the government of Pakistan.

The Holy Qur'an says :

(3:169) Al-E-Imran
"And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord;"

(3:170) Al-E-Imran
"Rejoicing in what Allah has given them out of His grace and they rejoice for the sake of those who, (being left) behind them, have not yet joined them, that they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve."

(3:171) Al-E-Imran
"They rejoice on account of favor from Allah and (His) grace, and that Allah will not waste the reward of the believers."

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