10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2009
I want to recommend this book to every Muslim and non-Muslim who wants to look beyond the tired stereotypes of our faith which dominate both sides of our modern culture wars.
It's not an easy read - It's one that you'll return to more than once to discover every nuance, but if you give it your patience and attention, you will find the perfect harmony between the eternal and the contemporary, the spiritual and the wordly and the legal and mystical traditions of Islam.
If Iqbal's thought had gained the currency it deserves, we would not only have found the means of overcoming the impasse which our faith has reached but would have seen the people of the West looking to it as way way out of our spiritual impasse.
He deserves to be brought into the centre of the debate about the future of Islam.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2011
Wow, I had to concentrate hard to read this. If you love philosophy or theology this is an illuminating and complex work that will leave your brain hurting (in a good way!). Beautifully written and erudite, Iqbal attempts to reconstruct the very notion of religious thought through his refreshingly different viewpoint. It is easy to see why he is pakistan's most celebrated thinker.
on 28 December 2014
Excellent book based on the study of the Quran - anyone interested in the human self development, this book is invaluable. Human self is based on the use of our mind to create our own personalty. The Quran gives us the permanent values and if we live our life within these values, then our thinking develops in line with the signs given in the Quran. Our outlook becomes global and we see the mankind as one community - then we can see the human issues on a global basis. The Quran is not a religious book as generally believed - it is a book which deals with the human thought process and helps us to create our own self which can go on developing......