Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Concept of God

Workshop on

Iqbal's Concept of God

For Beginners

At Teachers’ Development Centre
129-G, PECH Society, Karachi

Resource Person:
Khurram Ali Shafique
author of
Iqbal: An Illustrated Biography
winner of the Presidential Iqbal Award

What is Iqbal's concept concept of God? How is it consistent with Muslim thought, and what new possibilities does it open which may not have been acceible before? This workshops tries to address these questions in the simplest terms through discussion and participatory activities. The third lecture of the Reconstruction will be used as the key reference along with relevant excerpts from Iqbal's poetry.

To be conducted at Teachers’ Development Centre, 129-G, Block 2, PECHS, Karachi – on Saturday 12 December, 2009 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Participation is only through invitation.
Please contact Dr. Hena Jawaid henajawaid000@hotmail.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Workshop on Shakespeare According to Iqbal‏

Society of Iqbal Studies presents with compliments from Iqbal Academy Pakistan
Workshop on Shakespeare According to Iqbal At Teachers’ Development Centre , Karachi
Resource Person:Khurram Ali Shafique

author of Iqbal: An Illustrated Biography
Winner of the Presidential Iqbal Award.

No other poet has offered a greater tribute to Shakespeare than Iqbal, who said about him in one of his finest poems, “Nature guards its secrets so jealously that it shall never again produce someone who knows so many of them.”
Which of the many layers of meanings in the playwright’s work was Iqbal referring to? Is it possible that some of the messages of Shakespeare have been imbibed by the masses of Pakistan through intermediaries and might be shaping the society as we know it? Can Shakespeare be relevant to the future of the world as it stands today?

If you do not know anything about Shakespeare, this workshop is the place to begin. If you think you know everything, then this might be a place for discovering something new. Come and find out at Teachers’ Development Centre, Karachi – on Saturday 12 December, 2009 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Participation is only through invitation. Please confirm your participation in advance, and also let us know if you would like to bring a friend along.

Contact Dr. Hena Jawaid henajawaid000@hotmail.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

5th Dec', 2009

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

“I do not mystify anybody when I say that things in India are not what they appear to be. The meaning of this, however, will dawn upon you only when you have achieved a real collective ego to look at them.”

Address delivered by Iqbal in Allahabad on December 30, 1930

As we have explored the significance of "the collective ego". Sir Syed Ahmad personified it as a common soul, who says, “I am the spirit of all human beings.” Aligarh was not merely a foundation which was erected to deliver modern education. But, was a desire to recollect lost treasure of Muslim's society.

The sacrifices of a man for his nation………… Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to reawake the Common Ego.
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 month of April, 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, Karachi. Timings (for all workshops): 3:00 pm to 6:00 pmContact for further information: Dr. Hena Jawaid henajawaid000@hotmail.com