Ahmed Afzaal

Between “Deed” and “Idea” (2)

By saying that the Qur’an emphasizes “deed” rather than “idea,” Iqbal has identified for us what is perhaps the very essence of revelation. Muslims take the Qur’an as containing the revelations that came from God to Prophet Muhammad… Read More

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Between “Deed” and “Idea” (1)

When Iqbal published his lectures on “the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam,” he decided to add a brief preface. The preface begins with the following statement: The Qur’an is a book which emphasizes ‘deed’ rather than ‘idea’…. Read More

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The Secrets of the Self (6)

In the final paragraph of his summary of Asrar-e Khudi, Iqbal addresses one of his favorite themes—the ideal human personality whose manifestation on a large-scale would represent the culmination of millions of years of spiritual evolution. While Iqbal… Read More

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