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تجديد التفكير الديني في الإسلام

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The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is a compilation of lectures delivered by Muhammad Iqbal on Islamic philosophy and published in 1930. These lectures were delivered by Iqbal in Madras, Hyderabad, and Aligarh. The last chapter, "Is Religion Possible?", was added to the book from the 1934 Oxford Edition onwards.In Reconstruction, Iqbal called for a re-examina ...more
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Published 2010 by الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب (first published 1934)
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May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muhammad Iqbal is one of those subcontinental Islamic intellectuals who is celebrated by all, read by few, and understood by even fewer. This book - a collection of speeches that Iqbal gave on reconstructing the metaphysical worldview of Islam in the light of modernity - is a deeply humbling piece of contemporary Islamic scholarship. Iqbal attempts to synthesize the spiritual outlook of Islam with modern rationality, explaining the worldview of the Quran in comparison and contrast with the philo ...more
Muhammad Arqum
Not for the fainthearted, not for the easily bored, not for the shallow beings, not for the easy losers, not for the less ambitious. This work is fascinating, I was blown away the first time I read it, but then I thought did I get it? You don't just "get" this straight away..nope. It requires constant pondering, continuous conscious effort to work through the lines and to really really think things out. Philosophy students might find it less stressful to read. Others, well it will all come down ...more
Barnaby Thieme
Muhammad Iqbal's Reconstruction is an ambitious attempt to articulate what he takes to be the fundamental message and perspective of the revelation of the Prophet in dialog with contemporary European discourse (i.e., early 20th-century) in philosophy and the sciences. I think anyone who engages seriously with a living religious tradition, and who values these forms of discourse, will similarly cobble together an eclectic and idiosyncratic interpretation of their own - I certainly have. But wheth ...more
Omar Ali
In the late 1920s the Indian Islamist and poet Mohammed Iqbal delivered six lectures at Madras (to the Madras Muslim Association), Hyderabad and Aligarh, in which he set out his vision of the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam. Apparently Iqbal himself intended to write a second, larger book to be called “The Reconstruction of Legal Thought in Islam”, to which these lectures formed a sort of philosophical prelude. That second book was never written, but the lectures were combined with ...more
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: o, non-fiction
A very ambitious book that tries to reconcile mysticism and reason, faith and positivism, & outlines the past and future of Islamic metaphysical, ethical & political thoughts in the context of the scientific & philosophical ideas known by early 20th century, e.g. general relativity, evolution, psychoanalysis & analytic philosophy. Overall the author was advocating reforms in Islamic scholarship by revitalizing the spirit of free inquiry & incorporating elements of modern science & liberal democr ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book during class with help of Professor Z was really fascinating. The discussion is very thoughtful and deep, but it is my bad that I cant chew all the discussion in a proper way. Why? Because reading Iqbal is not similar with the other author. You need to have some background with other similar topics before went through Iqbal. Therefore it is hard to me to write a proper review.

In short, Iqbal ask the Muslim to think, to read and to have a deep understanding on Islam. Iqbal ask
Syed Abdurrahman Warsi
Iqbal was not only a masterful poet in farsi and urdu but also a brilliant philosopher who was grounded in the western and eastern traditions with a phenomenal grasp over history and Islamic theology. In reconstruction, he discusses Islamic epistemological roots and proposes a revivification of the foundations of Islamic intellectual thought. Muslims engaging in philosophy should definitely read this.
Ismail Qureshi
RELIGIOUS FAITH has to be blind, and mostly inherited; tampering with intellect leads to disaster. History is an evidence.

European philosophers tried to rationalise Christianity, and, as a result, lost faith in Christian dogma. Kant came to Christianity's rescue by declaring human intellect incapable of reaching God.

Muslim scholars met a similar fate, and took refuge in Sufism, which despises intellect. However, Iqbal, a renowned poet, philosopher, and intellectual, could not accept defeat. He
Kurdo Chali
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though a book of the early 20th century, it is still a must-read for any serious reader of contemporary Muslim thought.
Some parts of the book, especially those dealing with the scientific facts of the days it was written, are outdated, but the basis arguments are still relevent and insightful.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By far one of the most astounding philosophical works that I have ever read by one of our greatest scholars. I can't keep myself from referring back to it.
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, philosophy
Being a naiveté to the world of Philosophy, this book was hard to grasp at the start; but after a few lines, I formed the pace, and it was rather an enlightening, informative, introspective and thoughtful experience to read philosophical lectures by the great Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who delivered these lectures when the world was in a speedy transition. Giving due importance to the Islamic philosophical traditions, Allama Iqbal managed to reconstruct the religious thought in Islam, using mathemat ...more
Faisal Noor
May 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found it to be an unappealing attempt on philosophical justification of religion, obfuscated with loads of rhetorical jargon and word-salads. I didn't find any worthwhile argument or anything logical enough that could appeal to my reasoning.
Regardless, it is quite understandable that in the zeitgeist of late nineteenth and early twentieth century, obfuscation, rhetoric and sounding intelligent was the order of the day. It is also understandable why Iqbal is so overrated among the patriotic cir
Motahareh Nabavi
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
incredibly engaging and stimulating. he concretely and confidently expressed so much that I felt within me; I will need to meditate, reflect, and act upon the teachings of this book for years to come.
Ali Khan
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allama Muhammad Iqbal is the national poet of Pakistan and is credited with being the first to suggest a separate homeland for the Muslims of British India.

His poetry was and is very popular (though most of his poetry is in Persian and not Urdu/Hindi)so much so that his status as a poet has overshadowed his true stature as a Muslim Social (and Religious) Philosopher.
Ibal belongs to the Modernist section of Muslim Thinkers and in this book he has so eloquently presented his solutions for integra
Shees Hassan
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most influential persons "Allama Iqbal" delivered a series of lectures in Madras, Hyderabad, and Aligarh. He enunciated the philosophical basis of religion. He also proposed that Muslims should realize the need of the reconstruction of Islamic principles on the basis of the philosophical standards of todays world. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is a compilation of these lectures-An exceptional writing.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"The teaching of the Qur
Bajwa M
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, religion
A marvelous and rare piece of work.
This book gives you an introduction to Allama Iqbal's philosophy. His arguments about the fundamental aspects of life are amazing.
The reconstruction described is very much compatible even today. We are still facing the the repercussions of religious conservatism. Muslims in modern era are confused. Facing all the blabbering from media against Islam in response to which they have no answer. Facing questions from the non-Muslims and having no logical response to
May 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Considered the major work of Iqbal in English. Although small in size, it summarizes the intellectual expanse of Iqbal. His immense appreciation for the Western thought is evident. But he is also clearly winding his way back to Islamic orthodoxy, imitating in a way Ghazzali who he considers one of his influences. But truly, his claim that he is a disciple of Rumi, which he makes in "Secrets of the Self" seems to contradict the "reconstruction..'.
It is a philosophical discussion of Islamic thoughts and consists of Iqbal's lectures in the South Indian centres. It was to defend Islam after the Christian British missionaries had challenged its different components.
Dec 13, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
extremely impressive work, almost dizzying...if only more Muslim minds could write and think like this.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly prolific read. This confirmed my thoughts on a number of things and provides a lot of lessons that need to be remembered.

Arthur Rosenfeld
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for historical perspective, as I was while writing my novel, YANG, this is a fascinating piece of work.
Mustafa Jawad
This was a hard one. I actually put this in my 'abandoned' section because of how tedious it was, but I decided to give it another shot.

This book argues, through sophisticated philosophy, that religious philosophy can uncover the greater reality, which science cannot. I did not understand a lot of it, but if you are looking to challenge yourself and humble yourself to your ignorance of philosophy, give it a go.

This book also gives Allama Iqbal's thoughts on the separation of church and state, hi
Muneeb Majid
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the most complicated. most intriguing, most repulsive, most cheerful books I have ever read in my life. It needs a second read to grasp at least the essentials of the book, not to say thoroughly understanding it.
I was thrilled to encounter Iqbal's knowledge of delicate concepts of Physics, Biology and Psychology of his time.

The objective that Iqbal has tried to reach from this book, is a revolution in itself. In nutshell, to update our understanding of ourselves, God and the world with th
I honestly tried with this book. I really did. The language and prose were above me, plus, my brain could not comprehend what Iqbal was on about in the book. Not going to rate it because I didn't finish it.
Z U L F i
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Too hard to absorb, too philosophical for my unphilosophical mind.
good book
Animesh Mitra
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. The writer emphasis the combination of western thought and Islamic thought.
AteeQa .!
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember if i have taken that much of time to complete a book , lol .. Although , the book was worth reading ..
Wali Touseef
Portrays great thought and ideology but the examples may become complicated
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Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal also known as Allama Iqbal was born in 1877 in Sialkot, Punjab, in British Ruled India, now Pakistan, and was educated in the local school and college in Sialkot, before going on the university in Lahore. There he studied Arabic and philosophy as an undergraduate, then in 1899 did an M.A. in philosophy (being ranked first in the Punjab, and awarded a Gold Medal). He was a ...more

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