April 19, 2010 Leave a comment
The lecture “Islam as a Moral and Political Ideal” was delivered at the annual session of Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam in 1909 and published in The Observer, Lahore, and The Hindustan Review, Deccan, in April and December that year respectively.
“The eternal proposition regulating the structure of Islam is that there is fear in nature and the human being must be liberated from fear and thus become conscious of himself or herself as a source of power; there is no mediator, since God is the “birthright” of every human being.
A strong will in a strong body” is the ethical ideal of Islam, completely missing in the Indian Muslim; a great personality is indeed for ethical revival of a people. An educational system reflecting its national ideals is the next best option.
Democracy is the most important political value in Islam while two fundamental principles regulating its political structure are that (1) the law of God is supreme, since the authority of a human being except as an interpreter of law is “inimical to the unfoldment of human individuality;” and (2) all humans are equal.
Religious and social sectarianism must be condemned if the Muslim Community is to fulfill its mission of freeing the humanity of superstition.”
جرات ہو نمو کی تو فضا تنگ نہیں ہے
اے مرد خدا ملک خدا تنگ نہیں ہے
ALLAMA IQBAL, The originator of the idea of Pakistan