'Open your eyes and see the earth,
The sky, the space and the rising sun.'
MUHAMAD IQBAL (d.1938), thinker and philosopher – poet of Indo-Pakistan sub-continent was one of the key architects of contemporary Islam. Through the medium of his thoughtful writing and soul-transforming poetry, both Urdu and Persian, he infused a new spirit in the Muslims, not only of India and Pakistan but also Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East. He challenged the western concept of nationalism and expounded the concept of Islamic nations, on which the idea of Pakistan is based. A Treasury of Iqbal is a glimpse of his thought and contribution.
Abdur Rashid Siddiqui (d. 2019) worked as an information Librarian at the University of Leicester from 1966 until his retirement in 1997. His publications include, Lift up your Hearts!, Man and Destiny: Some Reflections on Iqbal’s Concept of Khudi and the Perfect Man, Living in Allah’s Presence: Aspects of Islamic Spirituality and Treasures of the Qur’an: Surah al-Fatihah to Surah al-Ma’idah. He also edited a collection of essays entitled Tazkiyah: Path to Self-Development. This Treasury book is the last project he worked on before his return to his Creator.
'Endow the Young with Fervent Souls;
Grant them my Vision, my Passionate Love'
A Treasury of Iqbal
Kube Publishing - 9781847741653 - HB