~ A Poet and Reformer of Islam ~
Mohammad Iqbal, the Islamic poet-philosopher who played such a vital role in
the birth of Pakistan, was the first to advocate the formation of independent
Muslim state for the subcontinent. In 1930, in his capacity as President of
the Muslim League, Iqbal was the first to use a political platform to launch
the concept of a separate homeland for Muslims. We have researched, selected,
and annotated a few links below for you to learn more this profound thinker:
Life & Milestones
Iqbal: A Voice of His People
As a poet Iqbal represented in perhaps the most sensitive manner, the collective
consciousness of his people during a certain period of their history. He was
able to do so because he maintained a constant and direct contact with his audience
at all levels.
A summarized version of Allama Iqbal's biography according to Syed Abul Hassan
Nadwi in "Glory of Iqbal".
Day In the Life of Allama Iqbal
An interview with Mian Ali Bakhsh, the life-long domestic assistant of
Allama Muhammad Iqbal. It was conducted by Pakistani man of letters Mumtaz Hasan
on 23 September 1957.
Thought and Contributions
A unique contribution of Iqbal to the contemporary Islamic thought is his bracketing
modern science with 'God-consciousness' which he considers more precious than
mere belief in God. He equates the scientist's observation of nature with seeking
a kind of intimacy with God.
Poet-Philosopher of Pakistan
Explore this comprehensive & resourceful work on the life, books, publications,
poetry, and intellectual contribution Allama Iqbal, "the most daring intellectual
modernist the Muslim world has produced." This site could be viewed in
English & Urdu. Features include several articles/works written about Iqbal
& his publications.
Muhammad Iqbal: A Manifestation of Self-reconstruction and Reformation
"If one were to reconstruct the form of Islam, which has been made to degenerate
over the course of history, re-assemble it in such a way that its spirit could
return to a complete body, and transform the trumpet of Israfil were to blow
in the 20th century over a dead society and awaken its movement, power, spirit
and meaning, it is then exemplary Muslim personalities like Mohammad Iqbal would
be reconstructed and reborn " - Dr. Ali Shariati.
Life of Mohammad Iqbal
Iqbal was the first poet in Urdu who not only had the background of modern English
education but also got educated in Western universities. His stay in Europe
brought about radical changes in his thought and perception. His world-view
underwent a sea change.
of the East
A website dedicated to Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, a Man of Peace and Equality for every
person regardless of race, religion, region and caste. This site contains his
famous book, Bange-Dara and several selected verses of poetry.
Click here to explore a collection of works by and on Iqbal
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