Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Iqbal Institute of Culture & Philosophy (IICP) on Thursday organised a day-long seminar on ‘Iqbal’s Concept of Quranic Wisdom and Contemporary World’.
KU Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir presided over the inaugural session of the seminar, organised to commemorate Allama Iqbal’s 84th death anniversary.
In his presidential address, Dr Mir cited many examples of how Allama Iqbal (RA) awakened the Muslim world with his true understanding of the teachings of Holy Quran and how he promoted humanity in his philosophical thought based on the interpretation of the Holy Quran.
In his welcome address, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai, Coordinator IICP, stressed upon the need to read Iqbal’s poetry in the context of Quranic wisdom.
Renowned scholar Moulana Ahmad Shah Al Qasmi (Lolabi) delivered the keynote address.
“The Holy Quran was a source of inspiration and foundation of Allama Iqbal’s philosophy and thought,” he said, congratulating the Iqbal Institute for organising seminars and webinars regularly on the teaching and philosophy of Allama Iqbal.
Dr Shahnawaz Shah, Assistant Professor Department of Persian, in his paper said that Iqbal (RA) derived his inspiration from the Holy Quran and always impressed that Muslim Ummah can regain its past glory only by sticking to the teachings of the Holy Quran.
Dr Tariq Masoodi also presented a research paper, highlighting therein that Iqbal’s concept of knowledge is derived from the Holy Quran.
“It is important for everyone today to go through the educational philosophy of Iqbal vis-a-vis Holy Quran and realise the true meaning and purpose of life,” he said.
In his special address, Dr Hameed Naseem Rafiabadi, Director International Centre for Spiriual Studies, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora said that Iqbal devoted all his life to impress upon Muslims to pursue knowledge in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran.
Dr Rukhsana Rahim delivered a vote of thanks while Dr Fayaz Ahmad Wani moderated the seminar.
On the occasion, a book titled “Revelation of the Qur’an: A Research Review” by Majid Majeed and yearly journal ‘Iqbaliyat’ of IICP were also released.