"The weak lose themselves in God; the strong discover Him in themselves." ~ Allama Iqbal

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dare and Live: Pakistan Remembered


May Pakistan be remembered, on this Independence Day, in the light of the words of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, and the historian, screenwriter, educationist, and Iqbal scholar, Khurram Ali Shafique.

Go here to read the words of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the occasion of the celebration of Iqbal Day in 1943.

View this excellent video created by MarghdeenTV.  It includes beautiful art, photographs of Iqbal, and some of Iqbal's most lovely passages from Javid Nama.



Go here to read about the release, on this auspicious date, of Khurram Ali Shafique's new book entitled, 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen.  As he describes:
 
"Marghdeen is the name of the ideal society conceived by Iqbal, the foremost Muslim thinker of modern times, in 1932. It is a world where life is inside-out, people know their destinies and there is no poverty, neediness, crime or injustice. In 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen, the author shows how such a society can be achieved in a short space of time, as long as we are prepared to change our perception of history and other domains of knowledge. 

This book presents the basic principles for achieving Marghdeen. They are illustrated with examples from modern history. There is a special emphasis on Pakistan and the Muslim world, but the principles can be applied anywhere in the world."
“One of the finest achievements of the human mind is to see, to understand, and to put the things seen and understood into a greater perspective. With Khurram Ali Shafique, some kind of thinking of the heart has returned into the arena: a greater perspective, so to speak.” Dr. Thomas Stemmer
I am personally very excited about the release of this new book, 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen.  My hope and prayer is that it will, God willing, spread by tongue, thought, heart, and soul, and contribute to nothing less than a new world born.

8 comments:

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    1. Greetings Sir,

      Thank *you* very much :)

      All good wishes,

      robert

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  2. This post is so beautifully, respectfully conceived. And beyond that, there is a special love and natural understanding which flows from your pen, Robert. I love your last sentence. This is my Prayer and Hope as well. So glad to be a companion among all the students under Allama Iqbal's (and Shafique Sahib's)teachings -- and your companion on this exciting journey as well. :)

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    1. Greetings,

      Thank you for visiting here.

      Yes...companions. What a nice word. Its etymology includes definitions such as those who share bread together or those who are traveling buddies. We are indeed travelers together...aren't we. We are here for one another.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      All good wishes,

      robert

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  3. Thanks Robert for this beautiful presentation :)

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    1. Greetings Sir,

      Thank you very much for visiting here and for your kind words.

      All good wishes,

      robert

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    1. Greetings,

      Thank you!

      All good wishes,

      robert

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