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The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

Muhammad Iqbal

in Liberal Islam

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780195116212
Published online November 2007 |
  The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

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Muhammad Iqbal (India, 18771938)poet, philosopher, lawyeris widely considered the spiritual father of Pakistan. His presidential address to the Muslim League in 1930 helped to launch the movement toward the partition of British South Asia into two nations, the predominantly Muslim Pakistan and the predominantly Hindu India. 1 As important as his political legacy is Iqbal's position as a driving force for Islamic modernism in South Asia. 2 Iqbal leveled sharp criticism against the rigidity of traditional religious exegesis and called for a renewed emphasis on movement in the interpretation of Islam.

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Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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