Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar on ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times’

September 27th, 2016|

‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times fulfils the need for a simple and reliable introduction to the life and work of this unmatched genius, highlighting the practical relevance of his ideas for those who wish to consider them for implementation.’

This write-up from the renowned poet and scholar Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar, former director […]

The people’s actor

September 26th, 2016|

Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016.

“Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times out of curiosity … the story that unfolds surpasses expectations. Whilst revealing diverse aspects of Waheed Murad’s personality, Shafique has opened up a new perspective […]

The philosophy of Iqbal in eight points

September 22nd, 2016|

The philosophy of Iqbal can be summarized in eight simple points.
Here they are.

Today I would like to question the widespread impression that the philosophy of Iqbal is rather complicated. My lifelong research has led me to think that it can be summrized in eight simple points, seen in the slide here.

Of course, he has presented […]

Unveiling Jahangir

September 19th, 2016|

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, in August 2000.

Prince Salim, the would-be emperor Jahangir, is being taken to the gallows for rebelling against his father, the emperor Akbar. He turns around to face a crowd that has gathered, not to see the bloodsport, but out of devotion to the noble prince. “Remember this […]

Iqbal made simple

September 12th, 2016|

‘There is much more to this biography than what Khurram Ali Shafique had initially led us to expect,’ writes Dr. M. Reza Kazmi in Dawn Books & Authors, April 4, 2004, reviewing Damadam Ravan Hai Yam-i-Zindagi by Shafique. The book has since then been reissued in a revised and enlarged edition as Iqbal: Ibtidai Daur.

Iqbal […]

Marghdeen: complete description from Javid Nama

September 10th, 2016|

Here is a prose translation of Chapter 4, Javid Nama (1932), the epic poem of Iqbal in Persian. The chapter presented here comprises the complete description of Marghdeen, the ideal world of Iqbal. As I would like to explain elsewhere, it is possible to read this chapter as an allegory about a great positive change […]