Iqbal’s philosophy can rekindle the glory of Muslims
Islamabad: The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of the International Islamic University of Islamabad (IIUI) organized a national seminar on “Iqbal and the Modern Scenario” at the Faisal Masjid campus. The seminar also benefited from the collaboration of the departments of Urdu, History and Pak Studies.
The seminar participants felt that the rebirth of Muslim glories is possible by following Iqbal’s philosophy of independent reasoning and using youth for unity in the ranks of the Muslim world. The speakers shared their thoughts on Iqbal’s work, his message and the application of his ideas in society. The participants expressed that the country can acquire socio-economic goals by following the guiding principles of the poet of the East.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal, through his poetry, motivated Muslims for the rebirth of the Muslim heritage. His message and thoughts are a source of solution to contemporary challenges, said Professor Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector of IIUI.
He said that Iqbal’s pain for Muslims must be felt by all Muslim societies.
Professor Jaleel Aali was the main guest of the seminar, while Lawyer 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 of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, IIUI, senior faculty members and a large number of university students.
Professor Jaleel Aali pointed out that intellectuals in the East draw too much inspiration from Western literature and research.
Lawyer Zafarullah Khan paid rich tributes to Allama Iqbal and urged young people to follow his message.
Dr Habib ur Rehman Asim, a famous scholar and seasoned teacher, highlighted various aspects of Iqbal’s life and his message to Muslims.
Professor Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed also shared his thoughts on this occasion and discussed the relevance of his poetry and the contemporary reach of Muslim youth.
On this occasion, Dr Husn ul Amin highlighted the objectives of the program and the vision of IRD.
He thanked all the intellectuals and researchers for participating in the program and for sharing valuable insights. Souvenirs were presented to the main guests and speakers of the seminars.