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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 […]

The emergence of a ‘new human being’

March 3rd, 2016|

Seminar, 3 March 2016

Some widespread beliefs of our times are being questioned here, such as the notion that we are living in an age of spiritual decline.

In this paper it is argued that it was no coincidence that between 1887 and 1946, the Indian Muslim community collectively adopted three successive goals and achieved each of […]

Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar on ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times’

May 1st, 2014|

‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times fulfils the need for a simple and reliable introduction to the life and work of this unmatched genius, highlighting the practical relevance of his ideas for those who wish to consider them for implementation.’

This write-up from the renowned poet and scholar Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar, former director […]

The Sohni Dharti school of thought

November 25th, 2012|

The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, November 25, 2012

“This is our misfortune: we are giving birth to a society where courage has come to be understood as being a bully, and the nobility of character is seen as cowardice. Today, a blood-dripping gandasa has become the icon of our culture and civilisation, instead of the reed […]

Multiple intelligences according to Iqbal

December 16th, 2010|

Iqbal Review, Volume 52, Number 2, 4. April, October 2011, pp.123-130

The following paper was submitted in December 2010 but has come out only recently in 2018 in a backdated issue of the journal. The  ‘Abstract’ that appears in the journal was not written by me and I am not including it here – 25 July […]

The bigger picture

April 5th, 2010|

“Kudos for Khurram Ali Shafique for offering an alternative reading of The Tempest, and that too according to Iqbal,” writes Peerzada Slaman in this review of Shakespeare According to Iqbal, originally published in Dawn, Books and Authors on April 5, 2010.

They say William Shakespeare created the most of God. The reference is to the myriad […]