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Monday, 2 February 2009

Allama Iqbal: Is he relevant?

A very interesting, critical essay by Yasser Latif Hamdani


Allama Iqbal: Is he relevant?

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Is Allama Iqbal relevant to us?Given the current turmoil, which has made it abundantly clear that the people of Pakistan desire a truly representative democratic civilian order, the question above has become very relevant. Essentially - this begs four questions that ought to be answered to understand the relevance of Allama Iqbal to Pakistan today.

1. What were Iqbal’s views on democracy and how did they fit into the overall Iqbalian-Ijtehadi Islamic thought ?

2. How and why did Iqbal become the national poet and philosopher of Pakistan ?

3. What has been the nature of criticism of Iqbalian thought in Pakistan?

4. What is the future of Iqbalian thought in Pakistan?

Read on:

http://hotelmohenjodaro.blogspot.com/2009/02/allama-iqbal-is-he-relevant.html

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