Sunday, 12 June 2011

Khurram Ali Shafique, a man on Mission


We have a rich tradition of periodical meetings by scholars/intellectuals in Pakistan, be it big cities or smaller towns this excellent tradition has never faltered. There was a time when people like Mulana Maudodi, G.A.Perwaiz, Hasan Askari, Sufi Tabassum, Salim Ahmed, Dr Israr Ahmed, Ustad Daman, Ashfaq Ahmed were enchanting and mesmerizing their audience. These days many more intellectual, scholars and luminaries are enthralling their audience and one of them is Khurram Ali Shafique.

Khurram Ali Shafique, is a historian and Iqbal scholar, and is writing a unique biography of Iqbal in six volumes, two of which are already published, this biography is written and presented in such a manner that it provides a kaleidoscopic view of Iqbal's life and times.

Khurram Ali Shafique's weekly meetings presently held at Ahsan Memorial on every Sunday are related to Iqbal studies and Pakistan. No one as I know has undertaken to study Iqbal as a phenomenon that Khurram Ali Shafique has undertaken. He has a mission to understand and let others understand Iqbal in the light of his real message that has been lying under fog and mist of deliberate concealment on the part of intelligentsia and academics. He discusses Iqbal's works with a coherent and holistic view in which Iqbal has never been discussed before.

He is a man blessed with talent, vision, dedication and humility a rare combination in scholars, academicians and men of letters. He is a man with mission and we are fortunate to have his company.

18 comments:

  1. Great Teacher of Iqbal and we are blessed to have him here with us. We love you all and Keep it going Khurram sb!!!

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  2. What a perfect portrait in a "nutshell".
    Only you, Dar Sahib, could offer such a picture with such simplicity and give it the profound flavor needed without superficial flattery.

    I have also been seeing Allama Iqbal via Khurram Ali Shafique Sahib's particularly sensitive ears as a duet for the renewal of Pakistan and for the expansion of the soul of the world as well. (Or maybe a trio if we include Rumi as well?)

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  3. hmm...there are people who say....I will believe it when I will see it...and there are people who say...I have to believe it if I want to see it...

    So..the difference is....people who wait for time to show them truth and people who find out the truth....

    I believed that there are people....like ME...who lived in three dimesional world...we have our weaknesses and needs...

    And I believed that there are people who are living in four or may be even more than four dimensios who although have their needs somehow manage to proceed or move with such speed that its impossible to follow them...hmmm....

    I am honored to know Shafique Sahib....a very nice post Dar Sahib...as usuall...

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  4. yes,you are blessed to have his company..

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  5. Thanks Revolutionist, Connie, Thinking and Huma for sharing your feelings about Khurram Sahib

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  6. thevoiceofasoul thanks for commenting and agreeing

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  7. I feel blessed to be taught by such a man! Jazakallah for such an intro of our teacher. :) I wanted to ask you where is Ahsan Manzil? In which city do these meetings are held?

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  8. Yes Noor I share your sentiments about Khurram Sahib. Ahsan Memorial where currently periodically the meeting are held is in PECHS, Karachi.

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  9. Dear Akhtar Wasim Sahib,

    Thanks for such a nice (and valid!) portrayal of Khurram. God bless you!

    Regards

    Bushra Ahmed Khurram

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  10. Thanks Bushra Sahiba, Khurram Sahib is a gift from God and we are fortunate to have known him and extremely lucky to have his friendship.

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  11. BISMILLAH.yes...SIR KHURRAM is not only AN excellent TECHER,but also a VERY VERY VERY nice and HUMBLE person as well!MASHALLAH.
    LOTS of DUA'AAS for our teacher!

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  12. Yes uqaabirooh Khurram Sahib is an excellent teacher and an excellent person as well.

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  13. Thanks for letting us catch a glimpse of Khurram Sb's personality. He is indeed an admirable person, especially for us as our respectable teacher.

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  14. Thanks Fatima for sharing your admiration for Khurram Sahib.

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  15. Thanks Akhtar Sahib and others for your kind thought!

    Regards

    Bushra Ahmed Khurram

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  16. Greetings,

    I feel very (very) blessed that this life has me now at a crossroads at which I am growing in a new way, for a new purpose, thanks to Khurram Ali Shafique, you, and others.

    Thank you so much.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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    1. robert your feed backs nd comments are helping us to look at things more insightfully.

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