The Ethical Ideal of Islam and Indian Muslims (Iqbal 1908)

The following is a part of the work of Dr Muhammad Iqbal that was presented by him in Lahore (1908) upon arrival back to the sub-continent. This was following the completion of his higher education in the West (1905-1908). Dr Muhammad Iqbal, a member of the Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam, importantly, did not present his usual poetry at the annual event of the Anjuman between the years 1908-1911. Instead, Dr Muhammad Iqbal presented three articles during this period. The work presented here is from the first of these three articles and contrasts the state of the Muslims of the sub-continent with the ethical ideal that has been given by Islam to the world.

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Prefabricated modular housing from plastic waste.

Gul Bahao ( Pour or spread the roses ) is an NGO set up by Nargis Latif. She has been working since the last 22 years on a project she calls "Chandi technology"(Silver technology). She has basically come up with a way of recycling non-biodegradable plastic to be used as a raw material for construction of temporary shelters or housing units. This is a low cost alternative to tents and prefabricated shelters which are being used today.