• Dr. Shahida Rasool Head of Urdu Department, The Women University Multan Author
  • Jawaria Zafar M.Phil. Urdu Scholar, The Women University Multan. Author


Progressive Movement, Psychology, Philosophy of life, Ideology, Allama Iqbal


Iqbal’s thoughts paved the way for progressive society in the Indo-Pak subcontinent. We would not be wrong in saying that it was actually the essence of Iqbal’s work which was evident in the voice of the progressive writers which they rose for the change, equality and literature for all. There is no doubt that they have been anti against some of Iqbal’s thought process but it is also true that Iqbal’s work was not only a speculation but an epitome of change which many scholars themselves followed. Iqbal was in favour of such a society where all the humanity could collaborate and progress together where he did not want such society for the Muslim world only but for the whole world. It is this philosophical landmark of his which makes him a leading international poet. His concept of an ideal society on the basis of human psychology is based from the knowledge of Quran and Hadith. It is due to this reason that his teachings are misinterpreted before the third world as being controversial to demoralise them and hence affecting their courage and confidence while on the other hand the developing world follows the same ideology for their existence and perseverance. Along with Iqbal’s work on the progressive society, in this article it would also be inspected that how much these rules and regulations of Iqbal are introduced for such societies implementable. Is Iqbal’s vision fictitious marvel or in accordance with the ground realities? We will also throw light on the facts that If Iqbal’s knowledge, rules and regulations introduced by him can bring actual happiness to a person or all his work has only been for the sole purpose of getting fame.


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Ibid. PP 373

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