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November 30, 2019

Allama lqbal’s concepts of self-awareness discussed


November 30, 2019

Islamabad: In order to pay tribute and inculcate the philosophy of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal in young generation, first National Conference on Iqbal’s philosophy was organised by Bahria University at Islamabad Campus.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was chief guest on the occasion.

The theme of the two days conference, held in connection with 142nd birth anniversary, was ‘Inclusiveness of lqbal’s Philosophy and its Potential for Personal and Social Change’ included key note addresses, speeches, panel discussions and research paper presentations. Eminent speakers participating in the conference included renowned scholars and academia who shared their intellectual thoughts on the subject.

During the conference, speakers deeply explored lqbal’s philosophical thought and its practical guidance for implementation in different domains of Islamic States. Speakers also shared lqbal’s concepts of self-awareness, self-empowerment through a journey of self-discovery and knowledge.

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted main aspects of Allama Iqbal’s thoughts including lqbal's philosophy being based on Quranic teachings and lqbal's inclusiveness. He said following Allama Iqbal message can lead the nation to the path of self-awareness and open the secrets of divine knowledge to us which can help us achieve balance between the mind and the soul.

He emphasised that our young generation should grasp lqbal’s message and try to inculcate it in their personal lives which will help them transform into a Muslim of Iqbal’s dreams and beneficial individual for the society. Earlier, in his welcome address, Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (r) Kaleem Shaukat thanked worthy chief guest and speakers for their presence.

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