Muhammad Iqbal: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

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Iqbal’s major prose work in English, The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1934), is based on six lectures he gave at the Universities of Hyderabad, Madras, and Aligarh in 1928 and 1929, and one lecture he gave at the Aristotelian society in London in December 1932. An earlier edition based only on the first six lectures was published as Six Lectures on the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930).

The book expresses Iqbal’s key ideas and major preoccupations (Schimmel 1963). It has been described as the “most serious Indian-Pakistani interpretation of Islam in modern philosophic terms” (Fakhry 1997, p. 154). In general, the book seeks to defend the worth and value of religion, …

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Majeed, Javed. "The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 July 2010
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