AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHING OF IQBAL STUDIES AT THE ISLAMIA UNIVERSITY OF BAHAWALPUR
The essay focuses on the efforts made by Jamia Islamia Bahawalpur in promoting the thought and message of Iqbal. The state of Bahawalpur was founded in 1727 and remained till its emergence with the province of Punjab in 1955 following the partition of India. All aspects considered; the state was exemplary in Islamic traditions. Inspired by Jamia Al Azhar and following its academic pursuits; Jamia Abbasia was established in June 1925, in 1964 it was taken into the custody of the Endowment Department after partition and finally, in 1975 it was titled “The Islamia University of Bahawalpur”- a name that remains till date. In 1977 the department of Urdu and Iqbaliat was founded and hereafter the university embarked upon a journey of research. From MA to PhD, several articles have been written to date and an Iqbal society has taken the responsibility of promoting Iqbal’s message into her hands. On November 9th, 2020 the foundation of a separate department of Iqbaliat was declared specifically designed to serve the purpose of making Iqbal’s message known nationwide and further worldwide- trying to progress into something more lasting. In this article, the efforts of Islamia University, Bahawalpur for Iqbaliat have been analysed along with a further analysis of the topics of articles written and their standard.
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Dr. Muhammad Tahir, riyasat-e-Bahawalpur, ka nazm Mumlkiyat, Bazm Saqaafat Multan October 2010 p.622
Dr. Shafique Ahmed, Bahawalpur Guide, Islamia University Bahawalpur Press p.82
Syed Nazir Ali Shah “Sadiq Nama” (translator Siddiq Tahir) 1973 Lahore p.42
Muhammad Hanif Shahid “Iqbal Aur Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam” kutb khana Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam Lahore 1977 p.124
Muhammad Hanif Shahid “Iqbal Aur Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam” kutb khana Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam Lahore 1977 p.24
Shagufta Bano Bachon Ka shayir Iqbal, ghair matboa maqala Islamia University Bahawalpur 1984 p.44
Sardar Afzal Basra, Bal-e-Jibreel ki sharhon ka mutalia (ghair matboa tehqeeqi mutalia) Islamia University Bahawalpur 1986 p.84
Ammara Iqbal, Iqbal k Fiqri Tasawwurat Bang-e-Dra ki Roshni Mein (ghair matboa maqala) Islamia University Bahawalpur 2003 p.27
Humaira Akram, Kalaam Iqbal Urdu Mein Jughrafiyayi Hawaale (ghair matboa maqala) 2011 p.246
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