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Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Chad Hillier and Basit Koshul (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There are few moments in human history where the forces of religion, culture and politics converge to produce some of the most significant philosophical ideas in the world. India, in the early 20th ... More


Postcolonial Bergson

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285839
eISBN:
9780823288823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Henri Bergson has been the subject of keen interest within French philosophy ever since being championed by Gilles Deleuze and others. Yet his influence extends well beyond European philosophy, ... More


What Does the Hajj Mean?

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modernist Islamic thinkers see the hajj as a treasure house of fluid symbols carrying infinite meanings everyone is free to interpret and reinterpret as they choose. In their view, “reading” the ... More


The Koran

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter discusses a Muslim view of God as expounded by Mohammed Iqbal, one of the most renowned 20th-century poet-philosophers of Islam. Iqbal set out to construct a Muslim doctrine of God and ... More


Iqbal and Karbala

Syed Akbar Hyder

in Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muhammad Iqbal is the most significant interlocutor of the various ideologies of the Islamic world. Although people from disparate backgrounds lavish praise on him, Iqbal’s role in the constitution ... More


Conclusion

Syed Akbar Hyder

in Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this book, Karbala emerges as a polyphonic symbol that acquires meaning through the social and political apparatuses that engage it. In the context of the majlis, Karbala underscores the virtues ... More


Freedom and Equality: From Iqbal's Philosophy to Sen'S Ethical Concerns

Ayesha Jalal

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For a diehard secularist, Amartya Sen may not appear to have much in common with Muhammad Iqbal, the poet and philosopher of the East who took great pride in his Muslim identity. This chapter argues ... More


The Idea of the East and West Debate with Iqbal

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes Halide’s lectures at Jamia where she talked of the failure of the intelligentsia to study the East and the West in any objective or comparative way. Halide contested the old ... More


Introduction

Riffat Hassan

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter highlights Muhammad Iqbal's paradoxical extraordinary uniqueness as both a poet and philosopher. The ability to communicate both logical and symbolic concepts, even those ... More


The Human Person in Iqbal’s Thought1

Ebrahim Moosa

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the philosophical anthropology of Muhammad Iqbal's theory of khudi (selfhood or personhood). Asserting that this is Iqbal's greatest contribution to philosophy, it shows how ... More


Achieving Humanity: Convergence between Henri Bergson and Muhammad Iqbal

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the ‘convergence’ between the philosophers Muhammad Iqbal and Henri Bergson on key philosophical concepts. At the centre of this encounter is the theory of the self (khudi). ... More


The Contemporary Relevance of Muhammad Iqbal

Basit Bilal Koshul

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyses Muhammad Iqbal's continuing relevance in three parts. The first part examines the ‘One/Many’ problem in the universe through Iqbal's concepts of khudi and the reality of God. It ... More


Pragmatism and Islam in Peirce and Iqbal: The Metaphysics of Emergent Mind

Richard Gilmore

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter identifies parallels between the philosophies of Muhammad Iqbal and Charles Peirce. By emphasising the ‘by their fruits, ye shall know them’ evaluation of human actions, it distinguishes ... More


Between Hegel and Rumi: Iqbal’s Contrapuntal Encounters with the Islamic Philosophical Traditions

Sajjad Rizvi

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Muhamad Iqbal's place in South Asian thought through his interaction with contemporary Muslim and European ideas and thinkers. Iqbal transcends all attempts to limit his ... More


Reconstructing Islam in a Post-metaphysical Age: Muhammad Iqbal’s Interpretation of Immortality

Christopher Scott McClure

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the doctrine of immortality in Muhammad Iqbal's thought, flushing out its religious and social impact. Iqbal presents a thoroughly modern theory of immortality — one rooted in ... More


Iqbal, Bergson and the Reconstruction of the Divine Nexus in Political Thought

H. C. Hillier

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at the reconstruction of the divine nexus in political thought in Muhammad Iqbal and Henri Bergson. Articulated in Mark Lilla's book Stillborn God (2007), the divine nexus — that ... More


Muhammad Iqbal: Restoring Muslim Dignity through Poetry, Philosophy and Religious Political Action1

Dayne E. Nix

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter details how Muhammad Iqbal aimed to re-establish Muslim dignity under the British Raj. Iqbal diagnosed a wound within the modern Muslim soul, caused by two injuries — first, a ... More


Atiya's Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Sunil Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068334
eISBN:
9780199080441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068334.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

More than a century ago, Atiya Fyzee, a Muslim woman of the renowned Tyabji clan, set out from colonial Bombay to study in Edwardian London. As she rode the steamboat, she began writing her daily ... More


Concerning Chairmen at Jamia Lectures

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the Halide Edib talks about eight personalities who presided over her lectures at the Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) in New Delhi. Four of them were Hindus and the ... More


The Elaboration of Institutional Theory

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

in Islam: Between Message and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the seal of Muhammad's prophecy. It focuses on the second fact of Muhammad's message which is noted by Muhammad Iqbal. In this chapter, the focus is on how the term ‘seal of ... More


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