Highly Recommended!

Iqbal Academy Pakistan is offering a series of weekly workshops about the basic ideas of Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal and related subjects. Participation is free for the first three weeks but due to limited space, please register yourself in advance and be there in time (seats will be given on a “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) 4312017

Timings: 3 to 6 PM

Contact for further information: Dr. Hena Jawaid : henajawaid000@hotmail.com

1. The Garden of Mystery – Saturday, March 14

This is an introduction to Iqbal, offered in an easy manner for the beginners. In Persian Psalms (1927), Iqbal offered a set of nine questions and answers to serve as an introduction to his system of thought. Those questions are now being explained with the help of simple stories from the popular culture of modern-day Pakistan .

2. The Mysteries of Simorgh – Saturday, March 21

All birds of the world set out to seek their king, Simorgh, whom no one had ever seen. Traversing seven valleys on the way, they finally arrived at their destination – and the surprise was more than the sum of its parts. The classic tale from the thirteenth century Sufi poet Sheikh Fariduddin Attar, who was among the major influences on Rumi, is being explained in the light of Iqbal’s philosophy for newcomers.

3. In Search of Layla – Saturday, March 28

Everyone has heard about the story of Layla and Majnun, but few know that it was written by one of the greatest Sufi poets of all times, Nizami Ganjevi, who lived in the thirteenth century. Iqbal interpreted the story differently, and following the legend of the star-crossed lovers with the clues given by Iqbal could lead to some unexpected conclusions. Find out more through this interactive explanation.

PS: This will help to look Pakistan, Sufism and Iqbal’s works in an uniquely new perspective!

7 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on March 13th, 2009 @ 12:23 am

    wonderful this is so near…I can sleepwalk to and from in my sleeping suit….but as sir Iqbal said,


  2. fasee on March 13th, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    good luck dude….but unlucky of me…i cant sleep walk to the centre…not beacuase i can not sleep walk…but due to my sleeping suit…kaheen hai kaheen nahe hai ke msadiq

  3. alam on March 17th, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    Allama is so passe

  4. بستنی (wasiq) on March 17th, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    dear raheel lakhani sab….please forward my last and final comment(deleted) on your latest blog…I want to review it for future reference….thankyou.

  5. Raheel Lakhani (raheel07) on March 18th, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    use printsrc option just after you comment and create backups for future reference thanks.

  6. بستنی (wasiq) on March 18th, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    @Raheel sab….thankyou sir for your suggestion…i don’t understand why the metroblogging and the wordpress has not kept the option of receiving your own comments when you subscribe for the follow up comments…i usally do keep the back ups and also remember my comments…but because the pardosan came early than usual time so i probably forgot in a hurry…anyways..i am very sorry to have cause you any mental aggression…by asking for a simple click away favor….I should have requested Siddiqui sab ….he usually keeps my comments very safely in his armoury…..

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on March 18th, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    bhagona rakh diya hai …agar yeah comment delete nahein hua toh memon bachi kay toh kuch nahein gai ga…mera barda loss hoein ga…..

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