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Prof Taqi Abidi delivers extension lecture on 'Unexplored Works of Allama Iqbal' at KU

Prof Taqi Abidi delivers extension lecture on 'Unexplored Works of Allama Iqbal' at KU

Srinagar, Mar 30: The Department of Urdu, University of Kashmir, on Thursday organised an extension lecture on the unexplored works of Allama Iqbal (RA).

Prof Taqi Abidi, a renowned scholar of Iqbal Studies, delivered the lecture which was attended by faculty, research scholars and students of the University.

Highlighting the importance and usefulness of unexplored works of Allama Iqbal (RA), Prof Abidi said that 42 percent of Allama’s poetry is still away from the eyes of readers and needs to be brought to the fore so that “new dimensions of Iqbal’s philosophy are brought to light”.

Prof Abidi said he has compiled a book titled ‘Baqayat Iqbal Kamil’ after nine years of hard work, which will be published soon and presented to the readers and fans of Allama Iqbal.

“The book navigates through unexplored poetry of Allama Iqbal with proofs and arguments and it will be helpful for researchers in understanding the evolutionary stages of Iqbal's thought and philosophy,” he said.

Dean Academic Affairs Prof Farooq Ahmad Masoodi, who presided over the lecture session, appreciated the contribution of Prof Abidi towards Urdu language and literature, especially in Iqbal Studies.

“Iqbal (RA) is the poet of the entire humanity who propagated the message of love for the whole humanity,” he said.

Head, Department of Urdu, Prof Aejaz Mohammad Sheikh introduced the guest speaker and reiterated his commitment to organise such academic sessions in future as well.

“Besides other aspects, there is a need for research and critical evaluation of unexplored works of Allama Iqbal from the linguistic and cultural points of view,” he said.

Three books of Prof Abidi were released on the occasion. (Rising Kashmir)

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