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Iqbal’s Islamic Democracy: Addressing the Challenges of Western Democracy

Iqbal’s Islamic Democracy: Addressing the Challenges of Western Democracy

With the caveats of Tawhid and finality of prophethood, Iqbal laid out a concrete democratic model of Islamic democracy. Based on the legal tools provided by Islam, this could provide for a more democratic society than that of the West and could provide people with the greatest freedom possible. It is the best case to be made of Iqbal's claim that Islam can be reconstructed to not just face up to, but address the challenges of modernity.

  Haris Rashid As an intellectual of India’s minority Muslim community, Mohammad Iqbal was confronted with the question of the fate of the Muslim community in a Hindu majority India. Muslims in India had with great difficulty negotiated a separate electorate for themselves in the Lucknow Pact of 1916, but in 1928 an All Parties […]

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Revisiting Allama Iqbal’s message for Ummah

Revisiting Allama Iqbal’s message for Ummah

Tu Ghani az Har Do Alam man Faqir Roz-e-Mehshar Uzr Hai Man Pazeer Var Hisabam Ra Tu beeni Naguzeer Az Nigah e Mustafa Pinhaan Bageer Allama Iqbal, the beloved, a person whose Intellect and fore-sightedness is not bound to introduction, a philosopher from whom ideas flow as undiluted waterfalls of knowledge. His ideology is something […]

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Remembering Allama Iqbal

Remembering Allama Iqbal

Peer Bilal Baba and M Altaf Kumhar Dr Allama Iqbal, a Sialkot born philosopher and poet, studied literature, law and philosophy at Government College at Lahore and Cambridge University. Later he did his PhD at the University of Munich. Eighty years down the line, his dream of Muslims’ return to an early phase of Islam […]

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Allama Iqbal, “New World Order” and the Urgent Need of Unity of Religions

Allama Iqbal, “New World Order” and the Urgent Need of Unity of Religions

The saddest part of modern Indian History is its Partition, and one of the most unfortunate effects of Partition was that even the common Heritage of Undivided India got partitioned. After Partition, Pakistan bestowed a national status on Allama Iqbal. The poet of the “Saare Jahaan se Achcha Hindostaan Hamara”, after several years of his […]