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National education
In the previous posts of this series, we have considered some of the implications of how Iqbal and his school of thought, i.e. the All-India…
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Conscious evolution
By participating in the life of our communal self consciously, we can achieve a society free from want and fear.
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National organization
The individual transformation also requires a change in actions and behaviour, and this change should be motivated by the desire to have a national organization.…
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The uniform culture
According to Iqbal, we need to transform ourselves individually so that we could participate in the life of our communal self. This includes changing our…
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Khudi, for those who want it
This post is not for those who indulge in the thought of Iqbal as an intellectual luxury. Today, I am writing only for those who…
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The seven stages of Pakistan
When seen from the point of view of the founding parents of the country, our history reveals that we have a collective ego, or a…
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Visions Unveiled, my new book
The 71st Independence Day is just around the corner. So, first of all, I wish everybody a very happy independence day. Secondly, I want to…
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Ghosts from the past
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…
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Was Jinnah the sole spokesman?
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…
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Political Organization
Pakistan was created by a political organization but the organization was unlike any other. It was a new type, the technical term for which was…
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The shortest history of the Pakistan Movement
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Parallels in history
In August 1588, the Spanish Armada invaded England with a fleet of 130 ships. It is generally believed now that its defeat was indecisive in…
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Rejoinder to Dr. S. Akber Zaidi
Just a day before the commencement of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 1965 War, a headline was circulated in the Pakistani media that the…
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The Creation Story
And when God said to the angels: ‘I am going to make a Viceroy on the earth,’ they said: ‘Are You creating one who spills…
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Iqbal: the Dream of Reality
Originally published on Dawn Blog, 9 November 2009, with the caption, “In his prose work, Allama Muhammad Iqbal foresaw the trajectory of the Pakistani masses,…
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