Workshop on works of Allama Iqbal in August

Iqbal Academy Pakistan is offering a series of weekly workshops about the basic ideas of Allama Iqbal and related subjects. Participation is free for the following three sessions but due to limited space, advanced registration is mandatory and punctuality is a virtue (seats will be given on “first come first” basis).

Resource Person:
Khurram Ali Shafique, author of The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
Venue: Teachers’ Development Center, 129-G, P.E.C.H. Society, Block 2, Karachi. Phone: (021) 4392949
Timings (for all workshops): 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact for further information: Dr. Hena Javid

New horizons in Iqbal Studies – Saturday, August 1

Why do we need to know about Iqbal? What do we know? What are the new questions which are becoming important in Iqbal Studies now? On what criteria can we assess what has been done before? These are the questions which will be explored in this workshop. Note: participants will receive a complimentary copy of Andaz Mehramana (2009), a little book published by Iqbal Academy Pakistan on this subject.

Shikwa: the story behind it – Saturday, August 8

The story behind the writing of `Shikwa’ is being given out in full detail for the first time since the famous poem got written by Iqbal in 1911. Recently presented in the second volume of the comprehensive biography Iqbal: Tashkeeli Daur, the details will now be discussed by the biographer and participants will be asked to participate in an open discussion.

Why Iqbal chose Rumi? – Saturday, August 15

The question has often been asked but the material required to properly address it had never been collected in one place as it has been in the recently published Iqbal: Tashkeely Daur. This workshop enables the participants to discuss the question and arrive at their own conclusions based on evidence provided in the workshop.

3 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on August 1st, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    @raheel lakhani…..iam not really sure but I believe this is the fourth post about the the Iqbal acadamy in less than a year(feb,mar,april o9)
    Iam very curious about your interest…..and Iam sure everybody else would be too….
    Btw, you never do a follow up post for this event….no pic or how was the turn out…its not that you are compelled to do it….its just my curiosity…you don’t seem like a Iqbal person to me or even interested in poetry….never in this life have I ever seen a verse or a quote from Iqbal in any of your posts,comments or even the title of your posts…
    believe it or not I sense coercion in this post….

    mohabbat ka junoon baaqii nahein hai
    musalamaanoun main Khoun baaqi nahein hai

  2. Raheel Lakhani (raheel07) on August 2nd, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    For your skeptic mind, I have already attended the core workshops after which this institute is offering them so you won’t get follow up posts. Secondly, even if I don’t attend or wouldn’t have attended in past, I don’t see any problem in sharing some event information. Thirdly, there are events about which I have posted announcements and then wrote a review too. You might not know how much Iqbal was inspired by the attar, rumi and how there is a particular scientific pattern in his writing so move your butt and go attend the workshop =D I hope the constipation will heal ;)

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on August 2nd, 2009 @ 9:56 am


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