|Iqbal Spirituality and Sufism
and philosopher rather than a spiritual mentor
who inspires intellectual evolution in individual
and society through moral transformation. The
principle ethics of this proposed transformation
is divine laws quoted in Qu'ran and preached
by Islam. By doing so Iqbal has generated a
place among Muslim sages like Ibn-SIna, Imam
Ghazali, and of course Abdul Karim Al-Jilli. He
is the most inspired by Al-Jilli's explanation of
Ibn-Arabi's vision in making of "Insa'n-i-Ka'mil"
and Rumi's psychology of reconstruction of a
morally corrupted and lost society. He learnt his
lessons in Sociology from Ibn-e-Khaldun. His
thorough and complete discussion of their
ideas in his lectures in English revived a new
spirit of investigation in Muslim Thought,
philosophy and culture in the west and Muslims
renewed their connection with their heritage
and collective wisdom.
|It is heartening to know that Iqbal is
still alive in the conscience of Muslim
mind. Let's try to revive its spirit in
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