Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy University of Kashmir organised a two day national seminar entitled "Contemporary World Order and Iqbal" in which various Iqbalian scholars presented their papers relevant to the title.
Prof. Muhammad Aslam Islahi, a reputed Islamic scholar andfaculty member at the Department of Arabic Jawahar Lal Nehru University Delhi,was guest of honour on the occasion.
Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof. Talat Ahmad inhis inaugural lecture said that Iqbal isrelevant for all times and he is the poet-philosopher of future.
He added such seminars are fruitful and bring out the bestin scholars and directed to organize more seminars of this kind.
Coordinator Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy Dr.Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai in his key note address said that he sincerely believes inthe philosophy of Iqbal as it guides every man in almost every aspect of hislife.
He said Iqbal's thought is relevant to contemporary worldorder and will be relevant in times to come. Iqbal derives his thought mainlyfrom Quran and that makes him relevant today and always.
Among the other paper presenters were Dr Abid Gulzar, seniorassistant professor of Persian (CCAS) University of Kashmir who enunciated about the need of Iqbal's concept of Ijtihadin the contemporary world.
Dr. Rukhsana Rahimdepartment of Urdu Central University of Kashmir revealed about thecontemporary world and the relevance of Iqbal's philosophy and need ofdisseminating hisprose and poetry.
Head of department ofArabic Islamic University of Science and Technology Dr. Abdul Majeed Andrabiexpressed his views about the greatness of man and Iqbal.
Other paper presenters include Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Lone fromSociology, Waseem Iqbal Nahvi Ph. D scholar Urdu department, Abdul Manan KhanPh. D scholar Islamic Studies.
Coordinator Iqbal Institute. Dr. Mushtaq Ahamd Gania in hisconcluding remarks thanked vicechancellor and other faculty members andscholars for their support for making this seminar a success.