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Iqbal’s philosophy can revive Muslim’s glory

November 11, 2021

Islamabad: The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) hosted a national seminar on ‘Iqbal and the Modern Scenario’ at Faisal Masjid Campus. The seminar was also collaborated by Departments of Urdu, History, and Pak Studies.

Participants of the seminar opined that revival of the Muslim’s glories is possible by following Iqbal’s philosophy of independent reasoning and utilization of youth for unity in the ranks of the Muslim World. The speakers shared their thoughts on Iqbal’s work, message, and application of his ideas in society. Participants expressed that country can acquire socio-economic targets by following the guiding principles of the poet of the East.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal, through his poetry, motivated the Muslims for and revival of the Muslim legacy. His message and thoughts are a source of solution to the contemporary challenges, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIUI.

He said that Iqbal’s pain for Muslims must be felt by all of the Muslim societies.

Prof. Jaleel Aali was the chief guest of the seminar, while it was also attended by Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Dr. Habib Ur Rehman Asim, Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, Vice President (R&E), IIUI, Executive Director, IRD, Dr. Husnal Ameen, Dr. Najeba Arif, Dean Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI, senior faculty members and a large number of male and female students of the university.

Prof. Jaleel Aali pointed out that intellectuals of the east are over-inspired from western literature and research.

Barrister Zafarullah Khan paid rich tributes to Allama Iqbal and urged the youth to follow his message.

Dr. Habib ur Rehman Asim, a famous scholar, and veteran teacher highlighted various aspects of Iqbal’s life and his message for Muslims.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed also shared his thoughts on the occasion and discussed the relevance of his poetry and the contemporary scope of Muslim youth.

On the occasion, Dr. Husn ul Amin highlighted the objectives of the programme and the vision of IRD.

He thanked all the intellectuals and researchers for attending the program and sharing valuable thoughts. Souvenirs were presented to the chief guests and speakers of the seminars.

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