Friday, April 10, 2009

Iqbal Sciences

Since love first made the breast an instrument,
of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart,
was molten to a mirror, like a rose.
I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang
this mirror in your sight
Gaze you therein.

Allama Iqbal.

Iqbal, despise of his valuable advises and alerting cautions for Muslim ummah regarding coming intellectual crisis. Unfortunately, Entire nation has cherished him as only a magnificent poet. Instead of bring him forth as a thinker, philosopher and scholar. He has been bound up within walls of great poetry and beauty.

A man born 100 years ago tried to unravel myths of educational dilemma among emerging souls of Ummah in front of Muslims. He stated on many occasions that this course of educational work-up will devour our new generation and would probably paralyze the arising thoughts of younger minds. The monotonous route will have devastating future. But from minor to major scales of vision, every Pakistani leader and individual discounted his massage and disregarded his thought, integrated into their own languages and benefits.

Taaleem key taizaab main daal iski khudi ko,
Ho Jaey Molaim Tou Jidhar Chahe Isey Phair.

These have not occurred in usual course. Things have taken place n the same order as described by this man. He warned whole nation from aspects of coward ness, individualistic and materialistic approach towards life opportunities and blessings. But the blind path tracking of ummah behind west has dissolved all powers of faith in its bottom.

Ilm o Fun ra ae jawan e shoukh o shang.
Maghz mee bayed na malboos e farang.

(Its knowledge and skills O young boy,
Not dress of west but their minds.)

Eventually, the learned icons turned the visions and targets of young brains in the way that upholding a dignity of religion and the concept of sovereignty of One God over the world has lost its meaning and passion. Fortunes of any nation depend on people love and despise status. The day, we have deprived of our goals and means of existence, that is the day when we lost all powers of confrontation because according to Iqbal, in near future existence and survival will rest only with those who has got strongest of belief and concept of living.

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky,And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.

How the intrigues of enemies got success by dumping his whole ideology and vision for Muslim life is appalling. The false eulogy of real Scholar has cost us heavily by bestowing grave losses in our lap. His philosophy has made access to only few people and to a main extent his predictions about future political drama which is present in his prose as well as poetry has been concealed in a well manner.

Arise, and soar with the sun’s new-born rays,To breathe new life into dying nights and days.

Although, it's too hard to at once turn everything upside down and made it in accordance to his idea. But, still an endeavor to reveal his proposals about the true Muslim state can help in lifting up covers from the all- influencing humanitarian approach of this man.

Although Iqbal has a significant position for our national identity and his message is invaluable for the nation. There are not many circles in Karachi for the study and analysis of his work. As in Lahore, Iqbal Academy of Pakistan is doing great job regarding this.

Iqbal Sciences is bringing this opportunity to the ground of reality. It is for the exploration of the layers of Iqbal’s texts and to spread his words of wisdom for the solution and support of the nation.

Its sessions will consist upon Workshop based lecture and activities, Discussion and Q/A sessions, Availability of books for purchase at special discounts and Audio-visual series.

It's all starting up with the hope of betterment of nation as a human being, citizen, student and responsible professional.

.................... O'er my own self I pour my flooding tears

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