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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 […]

New discoveries about the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

July 2nd, 2007|

Iqbal Review, Volume 48, Number 2, April 2007, pp.36-57

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is seen as a problematic writing of Iqbal. The reason may be that although much has been written about the book, it has never been subjected to a linguistic analysis. That is what I intend to do in this paper […]

Babur

November 23rd, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, November 23-29, 2000

‘Listen to the flute. How it tells its story and complains of separation. It says, I have been crying ever since I was chopped off the reed…’

Thus opened the Mathnavi of Rumi, the favourite reading of Babur’s father Umar Sheikh besides the Holy Quran. Umar Shiekh used to spend long […]