Stray Reflections on Iqbal – 8

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Stray Reflections on Iqbal – 8

By Dr Maqsood Jafri

Iqbal’s concept of Egohood

Iqbal day is the day of meditation, estimation, and rededication to the principles, ideals and values preached by Iqbal. This day furnishes an opportunity to all who have faith in his enthusiastic and fervent message. The poetry of Iqbal is like a fathomless ocean of erudition and his devotees are like spectators standing on the seashore surprisingly staring at the tempestuous swirls of his scholasticism and tumultuous abysses of his reflection. His poetical ingenuity and philosophical maturity are splendid.

The philosopher-poet Dr Muhammad Iqbal was a man of extraordinary mental faculties and spiritual zeal buttressed with Western and Eastern knowledge of history, theology, literature, science and politics. He was not an idle-dreamer. He was in fact a philosopher of traditional as well as modern thought, who had made a careful study of human affairs in the…

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