Iranian delegation visits Iqbal Manzil

Sialkot: An Iranian delegation on Wednesday visited the 148 years old Iqbal Manzil the birthplace of Allama Iqbal the Poet of the East in Sialkot here.

On this occasion the Head of the delegation Dr. Taqi Sadiq Cultural Consulate of Iran in Pakistan said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal are like a beacon of light to maintain tolerance, peace and stability in the society.

He said that youth of the nation should transform themselves into Iqbal’s ‘Mard-e-Momin’ and strive for self reliance within own resources and emphasized austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal.

He further said that Allama Muhammad Iqbal was one of the great men of Islam and Pakistan, who dreamt for Pakistan, where brotherhood, social and economic justice would prevail.

“We must create a society according to the vision of great poet, who gave the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent where they can practice their Islamic values and culture,” he urged.

Dr. Taqi Sadiq Cultural Consulate of Iran in Pakistan said that the nation owed freedom and independence to the vision of the great visionary Allama Muhammad Iqbal and the best way to pay tributes to Iqbal was to understand his message and imbibe his teachings.

The need for understanding Iqbal’s concept of the message of Islam and the need for forward movement in human thought was never as great as it is today, he said. He said “Allama Iqbal believed that nothing remained static and stationary.

He believed in and advocated forward movement in human thought”, he said and added, “We need to encourage forward movement in philosophical thought instead of abandoning the interpretation of Islamic teachings to any individual or group”.

He said forward movement in human thought and interpretation is most relevant in the present day as extremists and militants selectively quoted scriptures and verses to advance their own political agenda behind the cloak of religion.

One of the most important intellectual challenges faced by us was to move forward according to the changing requirements of the time while retaining the fundamentals of our great religion, he said.