Shakespeare according to Iqbal


Shakespeare According to Iqbal: an Alternate Reading of The Tempest (2010) was published by Iqbal Academy Pakistan.

  • Comparative literature
  • William Shakespeare, Allama Iqbal, Nezami Ganjavi & Jalaluddin Rumi
  • The Seven Stages
  • The Tempest of Shakespeare and The Seven Beauties of Nezami
  • Iqbal’s unique tribute to Shakespeare
  • Extensive endnotes


By the author
The Seven Stages of Potent Art
Twice Upon A Time
The Human Spirit
Unsuspected Harmonies
Extensive endnotes


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.

About the book

Attempts at comparative study of Shakespeare and Iqbal have been curiously very few – despite the impressive bulk of literature produced about Iqbal. Practically no attempt has been made at reinterpreting Shakespeare in the light of Iqbal’s views. This little book attempts to do that now.