Iqbal: His Life and Our Times


Iqbal: His Life and Our Times (2014) was published simultaneously in two editions. The UK-US edition was published by Libredux, UK, while a general edition was published by the Cultural Institute of ECO (Tehran) and Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Since the ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) is an organization of ten member states, this is a biography of Iqbal to be presented jointly by the governments of ten independent states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

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  • Biography of Iqbal
  • Introduction to his thought
  • Relevance to our times
  • Written by a renowned authority in the field
  • Published by Libredux UK, ECI (Tehran) and Iqbal Academy Pakistan


Khurram Ali Shafique
Khurram Ali ShafiquePresidential Iqbal Award
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 and is the pioneer of online courses in Iqbal Studies, which he has been conducting since May 2011.


Introducing “Marghdeen”, the ideal world of Iqbal and the early years of his life from 1877 to 1886.
The early development of the creative genius of Iqbal against the backdrop of a community which had adopted the achievement of nationhood as its collective goal.
Iqbal develops a new framework for understanding the world from the perspective of the Quran while the Indian Muslim community strives for securing its existence.
Iqbal becomes a practicing politician, showing the way to his people, who continue to pursue his vision even after his death in 1938. The book ends by showing that the conditions for establishing Marghdeen, the ideal world of Iqbal, were fulfilled by his people eight years after his death.
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About the book

Read the introduction by Iftikhar Arif and Muhammad Suheyl Umar, respectively the President of the Cultural Institute of ECO and the Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan at the time of publication.


How to purchase

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In Pakistan

Customers from Pakistan can get it through TCS by ordering it from their website, (credit card is not required).

Visionaries for Our Times

Libredux UK includes this volume in the series, Visionaries for Our Times, which also includes Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) and Cyrus the Great: His Life and Our Times (expected 2016).