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About Khurram Shafique

Khurram Ali Shafique is the author of several books on Iqbal, including “Iqbal: an Illustrated Biography”, for which he received Presidential Iqbal Award, and the recently published “Iqbal: His Life and Our Times”. He has vast experience as an educationist. He is the founder of Marghdeen Learning Centre, the pioneer of online courses in Iqbal Studies, conducted since May 2011.

The ideal ruler in the light of Iqbal’s vision

July 28th, 2018|

According to Iqbal, the purpose of religion is not thinking about life. Instead, religion aims at creating a new type of character, and a new universe suitable for that character. The type of character the Quran wants to produce, and its universe, seem to be given in the story of Zulqarnayn – the ideal ruler […]

Election 2018 – A long-term view

July 26th, 2018|

The election on 25 July 2018 has inspired much-needed optimism as well as serious doubts.

The feeling that we can shape a better future through an election is not new. It was evidently widespread at least during the elections in 1970, 1988 and 2007. The scale, however, is perhaps a lot higher this time.

The accusations of […]

Anniversary: Ibn-e-Safi strikes again

July 24th, 2018|

A mention of Psycho Mansion

Jinnah quotes on the case for Pakistan

June 5th, 2018|

 One-India fallacy
 Malignant democracy
 Mortal Empire, Immortal League
 Aristocratic radicalism
 New destinies

One-India fallacy

‘…and the so-called one India is only  a means of British domination  and British rule…’

Jinnah, Cairo, December 19, 1946

The one thing which keeps the British in India is the false idea of a United India, as preached by Gandhi. A united India, […]

Ghosts from the past

November 6th, 2017|

The more I study the primary sources of the Pakistan movement, the more I feel that the history of the British period has seldom been written from the perspective of All-India Muslim League (which I dare call the Muslim point of view). Of course, there are a few exceptions such as Pakistan Naguzeer Thha by Syed Hasan […]

Was Jinnah the sole spokesman?

September 11th, 2017|

Jinnah never claimed to be the sole spokesperson of his nation. His lifelong stance was that the sole representative of the Muslim nation was All-India Muslim League (and later its off-shoot in the new state). In April 1946, he also took the pledge of loyalty to the League just like ordinary Muslims.

The idea that he […]