Speeches of Iqbal & Contemporary Intellect

  • Samina Shahnaz PhD Schloar, Govt. College University, Faisalabad
  • Dr. Muhammad Asif Awan Professor, Govt. College University, Faisalabad
Keywords: Iqbal, Speeches, Intellect, Reconstruction, Culture, Civilization, Impacts

Abstract

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is a book of the greatest importance among those written after the period of our downfall. It leads us to comprehension of the spirit of our cultural and civilizational progress and the basic causes of our decadence. It leads to the ways of understanding the requirements of the new age and the reconstruction of our present and future. It guides us to the principles on which our renaissance is possible. The lectures are spread over the canvas of the religious, intellectual, theological, political, and practical problems created for the Muslims in the evolution of the new life in the Indian subcontinent of the Muslim World. This article aims at identifying the need and importance of the lectures from this perspective. In the whole Islamic world, the basic challenges faced by religion itself and the Muslim Ummah for its existence and continuity have been addressed in the background of Islam and its relationship with the West in an unprecedented manner. Iqbal formulated some basic questions with the background of Western philosophy and Islamic theology and answered them as well. Even if Iqbal had not offered answers to these questions, he would have enjoyed unique eminence. But the greatness of Iqbal lies in his not leaving these questions hanging in the air and trying to provide their answers with serious thought and deep insight. These “lectures” of Iqbal are a mirror of our national perceptions. We neither do nor should insist on the finality of the thought presented in the “lectures”. On the other hand, as said by Allama Iqbal in the “Preface” to the “lectures”: “We carefully must watch the progress of human thought, and maintain an independent critical attitude towards it”.

References

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. Lahore: Iqbal Academy. 1st Edition. 2011. Preface.

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Urdu). Lahore: Iqbal Academy. 1990. P 392

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P-114

Ibid. Preface

Muzzafar Barni. Kuliyate Makateebe Iqbal. Vol: 2. Dehli: Urdu Academy. 1999. P-48

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P-95

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Urdu). P 133

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Persian). P 392

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P-133

Ibid. P-134

Ibid. P-2

Ibid. P 90

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Urdu). P 444

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P-122

Ibid. Preface

Ibid. P 11

Abdul Hakim, Khalifa. Iqbal Aur Mullah. Lahore: Bazme Iqbal. P 5

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Persian). P 654

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P-134

Gohar Noshahi, Editor. Mutalea Iqbal: Muntakhiba Muqalaat Majalla Iqbal. Lahore: Bazme Iqbal. 1971. P-24

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. P 117

Ibid. P 78

Ibid. P 36

Ibid. P 6

Ibid. P 104

Muhammad Iqbal, Allama. Kuliyate Iqbal (Urdu). P 191

Muhammad Asif Awan. Muaraf Khutbate Iqbal. Lahore: Nashriyat. 2009. P 8

Muhammad Iqbal. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. Preface

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Published
2021-12-14
How to Cite
Samina Shahnaz, and Dr. Muhammad Asif Awan. 2021. “Speeches of Iqbal & Contemporary Intellect”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 3 (01), 72-85. http://tasdeeq.riphahfsd.edu.pk/index.php/tasdeeq/article/view/67.
Section
Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal