EDUCATION: IQBAL’S THOUGHTS REVISITED


Islamabad: The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), with the start of New Year, explored thoughts of Allama Iqbal in a three-day workshop organized by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IIIRD) of the university which concluded with a resolve that message and thoughts of Iqbal can be a solution to solve core problems of the time including terrorism and stability in the country.

The workshop was a part of a series on exploring the message of Iqbal; it was organized for the teachers of colleges from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The concluding ceremony of the workshop was attended by President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Director General (AF&P) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Executive Director IIIRD Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed, Director IIIRD Talib Hussain Sial and participants of the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Al-Draiweesh said “Allama Iqbal’s thoughts were for revival of the prestige of Muslims, we have to act upon his message which reflects the teachings of Islam”. He added that such constructive dialogue provides a base to solve the problems by utilizing the knowledge granted by our leaders in the light of Quran and Sunnah. He stressed that our children must be nurtured in an environment of moderation which would help us to get rid of the menace of terrorism.

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