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Allama Iqbal

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The Importance of Faith in an Age of Reason

The question of faith and reason is one that has intrigued philosophers since the dawn of human civilisation. In a tradition sense, both faith and reason are sources from which knowledge have been and continues to be derived. This is the case as both faith and reason can purportedly serve the epistemic (1) function of religious thought. In essence, this short article intends to shed light on the importance of faith in an age of reason. In particular, what faith can give Man that reason cannot. Continue reading

Iqbal Revived.

I apologise to those who cannot understand Urdu. This video is in Urdu and unfortunately you won`t be able to benefit from the knowledge and wisdom. Let me explain you what this is about. Sir Muhammd Iqbal, or more common known in Pakistan as Allama Iqbal was a poet and a philosopher in British India. … Continue reading

Allama Iqbal: Causes of Muslim Disunity (Part One)

The renowned philosopher, academic and orientalist T. Arnold famously said regarding his pupil Allama Muhammad Iqbal that “Iqbal is a man of his age, a man ahead of his age and a man at war with his age”.  For centuries, the Muslim civilisation has produced unique thinkers and philosophers from the likes of Ghazali and … Continue reading

Iqbal the Alchemist

Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal, is not just a poet, in fact even the term “Revolutionary Poet” doesn`t do justice to Iqbal. Iqbal is a sage whose thoughts and ideas extend over time just like Rumi (Iqbal has frequently claimed Rumi to be his spiritual guide) . A single article or for that matter even a single book will not be enough to synthesise Iqbals entire life, his thought, his message ,his inspiration and his ideals. Therefore I`ll restrict this article only to a few key areas of Iqbals thought. Continue reading

Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa

Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa; a series of complaints to God regarding our situation as an Ummah and the reply of God. Shikwa takes on a complacent attitude, expressing how God should be grateful to us for our servitude to Him, whereas Jawab-e-Shikwa takes on an extremely heavenly quality, reminding man that his pride in himself is … Continue reading

Who Became Lost In The Idol House Of The West?

Prophet Ibrahim [P.U.B.H] was born into the atmosphere where people worshipped rocks ,trees ,planets and stars. The head of the family [Ibrahim’s uncle] was not even an ordinary idolater, but was one who totally rejected Allah and who used to make the idols with his own hands. According to traditions Prophet Ibrahim’s father died before his birth and he was raised by an uncle whom Ibrahim [P.U.B.H] called father. Into that family Ibrahim was born, destined to stand against his own family, against the entire system of his community. In brief, he stood against all kinds of polytheism. Continue reading