Jalaluddin Rumi

The Reconstruction as a commentary on Javid Nama

Iqbal Review, Volume 47, Number 4, October 2006, pp.42-45 The article offers a few observations on the relationship between two major works of Iqbal The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930/34) and Javid Nama (1932) and explores the question as to whether Iqbal meant the Reconstruction to be a form of commentary on his …

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Stray reflections

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Babur

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 …

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