The Poet & The Pragmatist
Iqbal was a spiritual poet, Jinnah a secular lawyer. Iqbal studied the Quran and compared it to western philosophy, Jinnah studied constitutional law. Iqbal saw in a separate country the chance to re-imagine Islam, Jinnah saw it as a way to secure the rights of his Muslim nation from the tyranny of a democratic majority. Iqbal hoped to separate geography from nationality and help humanity rise to its united potential, Jinnah hoped to separate bigotry from the state and make all people equal before law.
Two men, one spirit. The spirit of human liberation from dogma, persecution & poverty. The spirit of a New World Order. An order based on tolerance, justice & human dignity.
There’s only one difference between them: Iqbal dreamed and Jinnah delivered.
We’re children of two men who imagined a different world. Will we make the most of this opportunity, this responsibility, this possibility?
Join in to see ten people explore the vision of Jinnah & Iqbal.
Speakers include: Ramla Akhtar, Khalid Mohammad, Mohammad Nawaz, Tahir Attarwala, Jamal Ashiqain, Imtiaz N. Mohammad, Imran Khan, Salaina Haroon
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), Kh-e-Ittehad, Phase 7, DHA
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm