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Allama Iqbal's Legacy: Modern Islamic Philosopher and Mystic Poet

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:30pm

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Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a pivotal and renowned Islamic Philosopher-poet of the subcontinent. Widely known for his extensive poetry in both Urdu and Persian, Iqbal attempted to reimagine an assertive yet authentic Islam, deftly navigating the poles of Western modernism and Islamic traditionalism. His philosophy and poetry are richly steeped in Sufi mysticism. Here, we will explore Iqbal’s legacy in Pakistan, in the wider Muslim world and even in the non-Muslim world. How can Iqbal help us reimagine the world of nation-states? How can Iqbal help us imagine a more just and peaceful world?

Join us in our first lecture from the Pakistan Studies Initiative as we explore these and other questions, situating Allama Iqbal’s life and thought in Pakistan, the Muslim world and the modern world.


Co-sponsored by the FIU Office of Engagement, Western Indian Ocean Studies Initiative, Islamic Center of Greater Miami (ICGM), Muslim Communities Association (MCA), FIU Department of Religious Studies, FIU Department of Politics and International Relations, and Jaffer Institute for Interfaith Dialogue & Education at Miami-Dade  College



Mr. Qasim Qureshi, Scholar and author of Allama Iqbal’s life and thought
MSc, MA, Major-General (retired) Pakistan Army

Dr. T.J. Liguori, Khalid & Diana Mirza Postdoctoral Fellow
Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at FIU

Dr. Mohammad Homayounvash, Director
Jaffer Institute for Interfaith Dialogue & Education at Miami-Dade College

Dr. Iqbal Akhtar, Associate Professor
Florida International University



Dr. Naisy Sarduy, Associate Teaching Professor
Florida International University

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