A Message For the East: Documentary of Iqbal's Thoughts Related with the Ideals of Islam vis a vis t

Bret Hawk

Senator (1k+ posts)
I would like to thank to the efforts of IIS (International Iqbal Society) to make this valuable documentary freely available for the awareness and education of contemporary enthusiasts of Islam and Dr. Iqbal through video sharing platforms.

I was looking for its availability for the last seven plus years and now could be able to go through its content with utmost verve and interest freely on selected web portals. Your valuable comments and insights are also highly recommended in order to make the discussion of the generic themes of this documentary available for concerned members of this forum.


Director: Jeremiah Hammerling
Year of Release: 2009
Production: Endless Eye Productions (US)






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chandaa

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Re: A Message from the East: Documentary of Iqbal's Thoughts Related with the Ideals of Islam vis a vis the Visions of Modern Age

The ruling elite of this country kept Pakistanis away from philosophy of Dr Allama Iqbal.
 

Rehan Shah

Citizen
Re: A Message from the East: Documentary of Iqbal's Thoughts Related with the Ideals of Islam vis a vis the Visions of Modern Age

Iqbal k pegham ka essence agar is qaum ko mil jata tau rehtay hum Malkan (Sheran) De ****** ban ke?
Phir bantay Bhagat Singh, Tipu Sultan. But aaj kal bas sher te mohar la ke he sakoon kari da ayy
 

Bret Hawk

Senator (1k+ posts)
It is ironic for me to revive the comments of some observers that how Dr. Iqbal was once considered for a Nobel Prize in Literature but denied due to the alleged belligerent nature of his poetry and also by siding with the Palestinian cause of retaining their homelands after the declaration of Balfour in 1917.

Almost a century later some freelance filmmakers of Los Angeles, California have reached to this conclusion that in essence Iqbal’s poetry is pretty much against the colonial designs of major world powers and to till the seeds of love and harmony among disparate races of the world.

The allegory of ‘Time’ has also been beautifully expressed in this documentary that has illustrated the nature of its functioning with the will of Man irrespective of Man’s destructive or constructive nature. For me Time has this amazing ability to dish out the sort of forces that could balance the power struggle of the proponents of good and bad in this world.

For Iqbal abstract ideals of a culture and religion are not just to be visualized and cherished but to take the cues from them and then to apply their powerful elements in the respective lives of individuals so that our earth can become a tolerable and somewhat peaceful place to live. This vital concept of Iqbal is truly astounding and soul shaking for me to say the least.

Magnificent effort from the production team of this documentary and a must see for every one who’s concerned about the miserable state of affairs of his surroundings in this dystopian age.