Book launching ceremony of Allama Iqbal’s anthologies Asrar-o-Ramuz (Urdu Translation)

Allama Iqbal’s anthologies Asrar-o-Ramuz (Secrets of the Self and Mysteries of Selflessness) are translated by Mian Muhammad Rashid and published by Col. (R) Muhammad Muhsin in simplified Urdu. Appreciation ceremony jointly organized by the Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Aiwan-e-Iqbal and Fikr-e-Iqbal Forum was held in the Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex. The event was chaired by Air Vice Martial (R) Anwar Mahmood. Mr. Qayyum Nizami, Prof. Dr. Uzma Zareen Nazia, Eng. Dr. Javid Younas Uppal and Eng. Whaeed Khawaja, President Fikr-e-Iqbal Forum, address on the occasion.

In his presidential address, Air Vice Martial Anwar Mahmood enlightened the audience about Allama Iqbal’s concept of self and collective ego of a nation. In the Secrets of the Self, Allama Iqbal told that the selfhood of an individual is one of the most important element in the national life. Similarly, in the Mysteries of Selflessness, he points out that collective ego of a nation is import in the life of an individual.

Col. Muhammad Mohsin, in his address, told that disseminating Allama Iqbal’s message to the new generation in simplified language is very important and this book is a humble attempt to forward the cause. This will help in outreaching Allama Iqbal’s message in the world.

Mr. Qayyum Nizami addressed the youth. He added that the new generation should follow Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam as their role models. Engr. Waheed Khawaja said that Allama Iqbal protects our ideological boundries. Prof. Dr. Uzma Zareen Nazia said that merely teaching Allama Iqbal in academia is insufficient. We must made his teachings a part of our lives.

At the end of ceremony, Engr. Waheed Khawaja appreciated the Iqbal Academy for contributing in promotion and dissemination of Allama Iqbal’s message, particularly after appointment of Mr. Anjum Waheed as Director. He also admired Mr. Faheem Arshad, Assistant Director (Outreach), Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Bashir PRO and Mr. Raja Babar in organizing such a great event.