Muhammad Iqbal and the perfect man: The restoration of Muslim dignity through the integration of philosophy, poetry, politics and conservative Islam

Dayne E Nix, Salve Regina University

Abstract

Muhammad Iqbal lived at multiple human crossroads: of history as British Colonial power waned in India, of the human relationship with technology during the crisis of Modernism, and of the awakening of political Islam to its mortal conflict with the West. Iqbal perceived an attack on human dignity due to the “Mega-Technique” of Colonialism. In this dissertation, I present an inter-disciplinary humanities study of Iqbal's prescription for the restoration of Muslim dignity: the Perfect Man. I will demonstrate how his philosophy, poetic art, political idealism, and conservative Muslim faith are integrated in this concept and how it contributed to the establishment of the state of Pakistan and the contemporary Muslim identity. ^

Subject Area

Literature, Middle Eastern|Religion, General|Philosophy

Recommended Citation

Nix, Dayne E, "Muhammad Iqbal and the perfect man: The restoration of Muslim dignity through the integration of philosophy, poetry, politics and conservative Islam" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations (Off Campus access). AAI3279848.
http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI3279848

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