2011-02-20 Conclusion “Asrar-o-Rumuz"

posted Mar 25, 2011, 3:40 AM by Irfan Hyder   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 3:51 AM ]

Series of Workshops based on Iqbal’s book “Asrar-o-Rumuz ended on 20th February 2011

Asrar-e-Khudi and Rumuz-e-Bekhudi are the first two works of Allama Mohammad Iqbal that were published first separately and later on collectively with the title Asrar-o-Rumuz.

Iqbal had kept the foundations for a new “Ilm-ul-Kalam” and presented the Idealistic History of Islam in Asrar-o-Rumuz. Guiding principles are History, Literature, Politics, Religion and Education.

In Asrar-e-Khudi, Iqbal explains different principles and values that help an individual to develop his ego or self, here he describes about desire, Love and power and reveals the stages through which an individual develops the self. He says, “Time is a cutting sword” and then while praying to God ends Asrar-e-Khudi.

In Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, the connection between an individual and his nation is described and then it is depicted that Nation and Individual are necessary for each other. Nation can provide the discipline, roots and Love to an individual and so an individual can’t achieve valuable goals without being connected to his Nation. The building of Muslim Nation is based on five basic principles; Tauheed, Risalat, Unity, Equality and Freedom. Quran is the only constitution for Muslim Nation. Muslim Nation is one and Surah-e-Ikhlaas explains Its Oneness.

In this series of Workshops, during last few weeks, the speaker and the participants discussed both of the portions Asrar-e-Khudi and Rumuz-e-Bekhudi first separately and then in comparison where in Asrar-e-Khudi an individual and then in Rumuz-e-Bekhudi the association of an individual with his Nation was the focal point.

Self or Ego can be described in three different ways: First is God and which is Absolute Ego, Second is the Nation and which is Collective Ego, Third is the person and which is individual Ego.

Note: The coming Sessions of Society of Iqbal Studies will be based on Iqbal’s second book “Pyam-e-Mashrique” or “A message from the east.”
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