This quatrain sums up Iqbal’s supreme significance for Muslims, for then and for centuries beyond. After all, men like Iqbal are born but in centuries. To quote Amir Shakib Arsalan, the world of Islam had not thrown up a thinker of his calibre during the last few centuries.
Iqbal had ample opportunities to assimilate eastern and western thought. His education included study of Arabic, English literature and philosophy, besides social sciences. His quest for knowledge took him to Europe where he also became familiar with the groundwork of western civilisation and contemporary western thought. Continue reading >> http://goo.gl/Um5Ub