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The “D” Word: English Story by A. Farooqi

  In our household of six girls and one cherished male issue from an upper class family in Karachi, the foremost question that preoccupied my mother’s troubled days and sleepless nights was how to secure marriages for her six girls. I remember once a certain aunty asked my mother how many...

Allama Iqbal letter to Atiya Faizi [Atiya Fyzee-Rahamin]

  Excerpted and translated from: 101 Masterpieces of Allama Iqbal’s Letters. (Allama Iqbal kay 101 Shahkaar Khatoot); Compiled by Abdul Rabb Qurayshi [Beacon Books, Lahore, 2006]. [1] Makhzan was an Urdu periodical. [2] This was a Persian hemistich. Allama letters and diary ‘Stray Reflection‘ are in Public Domain.    17th...

Mevlana Rumi Shrine, Konya [Turkey]

Rumi’s Shrine [Mevlana Museum] in Konya, Turkey.

  Allama Iqbal expressed his gratitude and reverence for Mevlana Rumi, in many places, which includes his Poem ‘Letter from Europe’ about Rumi from Baal-e-Jibreel. يورپ سے ايک خط ہم خوگر محسوس ہيں ساحل کے خريدار اک بحر پر آشوب و پر اسرار ہے رومي تو بھي ہے اسي قافلہء...

Allama Iqbal’s Javed Nama in Arabic

  Allama Iqbal’s Javed Nama is considered the Big 4 of Persian mystic Literature, the other three being Hafiz’s Diwan, Saadi’s Gulistan, and Rumi’s Masnavi Maanvi. Iqbal holds a unique position in this league since his mother native language was not Persian. Javed Nama tells about Iqbal spiritual visitor as...

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Alexander the Great: In Kalam-e-Iqbal

Alexander the Great was born in Macedon in Greece in 356 B.C. On the death of his father Philip he came to the throne of Macedon at a young age. Soon after he embarked on a career of conquest. He marched to Egypt where he razed Thebes to the ground,...

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Ravi Magazine interviews Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

Interview with Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan   Our music industry has many rock-stars and many Ustaads of classical music. But then there is one and only Shafqat Amanat Ali, the Rockstar Ustad, who is hailed as the master of both worlds. Ravi Magazine had the honour to interview a true Ravian, who talks...

Dr. Javed Iqbal and Muneera Iqbal over the years

Academics agree that to comprehend Rumi’s life, it is key to refer to his son Sultan Walad’s writings. In the same vein, to understand Allama Iqbal, it is imperative to look at his life from the eyes of his Son, Dr. Javed Iqbal, whose biography of Allama remains one of the...

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غزل ۔ ندا فاضلی : Ghazal by Nida Fazli

غزل ۔ ندا فاضلی دھوپ میں نکلو گھٹاؤں میں نہا کر دیکھو زندگی کیا ہے کتابوں کو ہٹا کر دیکھو صرف آنکھوں سے ہی دنیا نہیں دیکھی جاتی دل کی دھڑکن کو بھی بینائی بنا کر دیکھو پتھروں میں بھی زباں ہوتی ہے دل ہوتے ہیں اپنے گھر کے در...

Allama Iqbal - Dr. Annemarie Schimmel

Aristotle: In Kalam of Allama Iqbal

    Aristotle was born in Stagira in Greece in 384 B.C. At the age of eighteen he went to Athens to study in Plato’s Academy where he re­mained for twenty years. Then he moved to Macedon where he became tutor to Alexander, who later became Alexander the Great. When...

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Socrates: In Kalam of Allama Iqbal

  Socrates was born in 469 BC and lived through the golden age of Athens. In the early years he saw military service, but then he took to the philosophical and mystical way. He adopted the dialectic way of teaching. In his talks with the people he would ask simple...