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To start with - in the process of making another page to add to my main website. Have this typed out so far.

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“Less is More” – Our Economic System is Unsustainable


“Rethink [growth] Progress”


We need hope (and fear).


[Insert] We need a transformation of our systems, which are not serving us (death) towards that which serve life.


We need an economics that values our resources (the sky, the rainforest, our water, our soil, our fossil fuels, the trees, the plants, the animals, the planet). That should work to conserve resources, not consume them as fast possible. That values people - and their hard work (labor), an economic (and political system that (treats all people equally and fairly. [End insert}


Many of the main tenets capitalism puts it’s stakes in have proven to be false. (Needs re-worded). Any system that relies on the materials of the earth and the energy from the sun (all is extraction, all is borrowed for a time) and IS built upon and it’s proponents argue for ever continual linear growth, else we/the system, experience economic depressions, recessions etc. (hard times, thus causing austerity measures, but austerity measures can also be the cause of recessions because the built system/economy relies upon continual stimulus created from spending via bank loans, government spending, etc…(loose policy/times)


There is no such thing as the “free market” – it is but still an idea (companies, corporations plan and distort markets, capitalism creates a monopolizing system in which money equals power). The same with socialism and communism (“Marxism” – a response and critique of capitalism and a prediction of how capitalism will eventually evolve into a better system (put simply)).


We live on a planet with finite resources.


Renewables can only go so far as we don’t have enough of the materials (upon the earth) needed for a green revolution; Moreover, this “green” transition relies on the continual exploitation (slavery – basically) of the developing world and results in huge environmental destruction, especially as we consume and deplete the resources of the earth…


What we need is not more stuff and more consumption, what we need (in first-world countries) is less. What we need is healthy people (physically and mentally), strong community, love, kindness, democracy, freedom, justice, empathy, sovereignty, down to earth science and knowledge (know-how). Our needs are actually few – water, food, shelter, and clothing. What we need to do is to take care of these basic things and then everything else is supplementary. The most important supplementary need is education/knowledge. Beyond that - security, which one can equate highly with sanity and stability. Smart thinking, planning, especially long-term planning - the ability to follow through to the end and complete one’s goals/plans – just look at the success of China as an example – the strength of their political system that is over and beyond the norm (exceptional), has been their ability, their stability to implement a plan and stick with it (priorities) – it is not as if they have not “branched out” so to speak and taken actions to shape and form (develop) their country and society as success, new problems and development come and came about.




Note: We need to do away with the TPP deal and other global trade deals and start clean. (Note: The TPP is a serious problem for governments and environmental regulation – need to look up more).


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This is when I was writing actually...the above. Helps. Writing helps. Period.


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If one doesn’t find enough specifics on a certain (peculiar) issue within a madhab, I would imagine it’s permissible to follow and make for one (choose) and follow one’s “secondary” madhab? I don’t know but that makes sense to me and what I am thinking and doing…


I am also thinking, if one must cut his beard (obligatory situation only) for his job (such as to wear a respirator) that it is okay, but then to grow the beard afterwards. And Allah Subhannah Wallah Talla knows (that’s why they make these fatwa’s - situations, things come up over time, things change, technology progresses. A lot is just common sense but not all).






Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Urdu: محمد اقبال; 9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938) was a South Asian Muslim writer,[1][2] philosopher,[3] scholar and politician,[4] whose poetry in the Urdu language is considered among the greatest of the twentieth century,[5][6][7][8] and whose vision of a cultural and political ideal for the Muslims of British Raj[9] was to animate the impulse for Pakistan.[1][10] He is commonly referred to by the honorific Allama[11] (from Persian: علامہ, romanized: ʿallāma, lit. 'very knowing, most learned').[12]


…Iqbal regarded Rumi as his Guide and Ashraf Ali Thanwi as the greatest living authority on the matter of Rumi's teachings.[14][15] He was a strong proponent of the political and spiritual revival of Islamic civilisation across the world, but in particular in South Asia; a series of lectures he delivered to this effect were published as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. Iqbal was elected to the Punjab Legislative Council in 1927 and held a number of positions in the All India Muslim League. In his 1930 presidential address at the League's annual meeting in Allahabad, he formulated a political framework for Muslims in British-ruled India.[9] Iqbal died in 1938. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, he was named the national poet there. He is also known as the "Hakeem-ul-Ummat" ("The Sage of the Ummah") and the "Mufakkir-e-Pakistan" ("The Thinker of Pakistan"). The anniversary of his birth (Yom-e Welādat-e Muḥammad Iqbāl), 9 November, used to be a public holiday in Pakistan until 2018.[16] Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi wrote Glory of Iqbal to introduce him to the Arab world.[17][18]

Literary work

Persian

Iqbal's poetic works are written primarily in Persian rather than Urdu. Among his 12,000 verses of poetry, about 7,000 verses are in Persian.[53] In 1915, he published his first collection of poetry, the Asrar-i-Khudi اسرارِ خودی (Secrets of the Self) in Persian. The poems emphasize the spirit and self from a religious perspective. Many critics have called this Iqbal's finest poetic work.[81] In Asrar-i-Khudi, Iqbal explains his philosophy of "Khudi", or "Self".[53][29] Iqbal's use of the term "Khudi" is synonymous with the word "Rooh" used in the Quran for a divine spark which is present in every human being, and was said by Iqbal to be present in Adam, for which God ordered all of the angels to prostrate in front of Adam.[53] Iqbal condemns self-destruction. For him, the aim of life is self-realization and self-knowledge. He charts the stages through which the "Self" has to pass before finally arriving at its point of perfection, enabling the knower of the "Self" to become a vice-regent of God.[53]

In his Rumuz-i-Bekhudi رموزِ بیخودی (Hints of Selflessness), Iqbal seeks to prove the Islamic way of life is the best code of conduct for a nation's viability. A person must keep his characteristics intact, he asserts, but once this is achieved, he should sacrifice his ambitions for the needs of the nation. Man cannot realise the "Self" outside of society. Published in 1917, this group of poems has as its main themes the ideal community,[53] Islamic ethical and social principles, and the relationship between the individual and society. Although he supports Islam, Iqbal also recognizes the positive aspects of other religions. Rumuz-i-Bekhudi complements the emphasis on the self in Asrar-e-Khudi and the two collections are often put in the same volume under the title Asrar-i-Rumuz (Hinting Secrets). It is addressed to the world's Muslims.[53]

Iqbal's 1924 publication, the Payam-e-Mashriq پیامِ مشرق (The Message of the East), is closely connected to the West-östlicher Diwan by the German poet Goethe. Goethe bemoans the West having become too materialistic in outlook, and expects the East will provide a message of hope to resuscitate spiritual values. Iqbal styles his work as a reminder to the West of the importance of morality, religion, and civilisation by underlining the need for cultivating feeling, ardor, and dynamism. He asserts that an individual can never aspire to higher dimensions unless he learns of the nature of spirituality.[53] In his first visit to Afghanistan, he presented Payam-e Mashreq to King Amanullah Khan. In it, he admired the uprising of Afghanistan against the British Empire. In 1933, he was officially invited to Afghanistan to join the meetings regarding the establishment of Kabul University.[50]

The Zabur-e-Ajam زبورِ عجم (Persian Psalms), published in 1927, includes the poems "Gulshan-e-Raz-e-Jadeed" ("Garden of New Secrets") and "Bandagi Nama" ("Book of Slavery"). In "Gulshan-e-Raz-e-Jadeed", Iqbal first poses questions, then answers them with the help of ancient and modern insight. "Bandagi Nama" denounces slavery and attempts to explain the spirit behind the fine arts of enslaved societies. Here, as in other books, Iqbal insists on remembering the past, doing well in the present and preparing for the future, while emphasizing love, enthusiasm and energy to fulfill the ideal life.[53]

Iqbal's 1932 work, the Javed Nama جاوید نامہ (Book of Javed), is named after and in a manner addressed to his son, who is featured in the poems. It follows the examples of the works of Ibn Arabi and Dante's The Divine Comedy, through mystical and exaggerated depictions across time. Iqbal depicts himself as Zinda Rud ("A stream full of life") guided by Rumi, "the master", through various heavens and spheres and has the honour of approaching divinity and coming in contact with divine illuminations. In a passage reliving a historical period, Iqbal condemns the Muslims who were instrumental in the defeat and death of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula of Bengal and Tipu Sultan of Mysore by betraying them for the benefit of the British colonists, and thus delivering their country to the shackles of slavery. In the end, by addressing his son Javed, he speaks to the young people at large, and guides the "new generation".[82]

Pas Chih Bayed Kard Ay Aqwam-e-Sharq پس چہ باید کرد اے اقوامِ شرق includes the poem "Musafir" مسافر ("The Traveller"). Again, Iqbal depicts Rumi as a character and gives an exposition of the mysteries of Islamic laws and Sufi perceptions. Iqbal laments the dissension and disunity among the Indian Muslims as well as Muslim nations. "Musafir" is an account of one of Iqbal's journeys to Afghanistan, in which the Pashtun people are counselled to learn the "secret of Islam" and to "build up the self" within themselves.[53]

His love of the Persian language is evident in his works and poetry. He says in one of his poems:[83]

گرچہ ہندی در عذوبت شکر است[84]

garchi Hindi dar uzūbat shakkar ast

طرز گفتار دري شيرين تر است

tarz-i guftar-i Dari shirin tar ast

Translation: Even though in sweetness Hindi* [archaic name for Urdu, lit. "language of India"] is sugar(but) speech method in Dari [the variety of Persian in Afghanistan ] is sweeter *

Throughout his life, Iqbal would prefer writing in Persian as he believed it allowed him to fully express philosophical concepts, and it gave him a wider audience.[85]


---Revival of Islamic policy


Iqbal with Choudhary Rahmat Ali and other Muslim leaders

Iqbal's six English lectures were published in Lahore in 1930, and then by the Oxford University Press in 1934 in the book The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. The lectures had been delivered at Madras, Hyderabad and Aligarh.[53] These lectures dwell on the role of Islam as a religion and as a political and legal philosophy in the modern age.[53] In these lectures Iqbal firmly rejects the political attitudes and conduct of Muslim politicians, whom he saw as morally misguided, attached to power and without any standing with the Muslim masses.[citation needed]


Iqbal expressed fears that not only would secularism weaken the spiritual foundations of Islam and Muslim society but that India's Hindu-majority population would crowd out Muslim heritage, culture, and political influence. In his travels to Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, he promoted ideas of greater Islamic political co-operation and unity, calling for the shedding of nationalist differences.[29] He also speculated on different political arrangements to guarantee Muslim political power; in a dialogue with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Iqbal expressed his desire to see Indian provinces as autonomous units under the direct control of the British government and with no central Indian government. He envisaged autonomous Muslim regions in India. Under a single Indian union, he feared for Muslims, who would suffer in many respects, especially concerning their existentially separate entity as Muslims.[53]

Iqbal was elected president of the Muslim League in 1930 at its session in Allahabad in the United Provinces, as well as for the session in Lahore in 1932. In his presidential address on 29 December 1930 he outlined a vision of an independent state for Muslim-majority provinces in north-western India:[53][75]


I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single state. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated Northwest Indian Muslim state appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of Northwest India.[53][75]


In his speech, Iqbal emphasised that, unlike Christianity, Islam came with "legal concepts" with "civic significance", with its "religious ideals" considered as inseparable from social order: "Therefore, if it means a displacement of the Islamic principle of solidarity, the construction of a policy on national lines, is simply unthinkable to a Muslim."[76] Iqbal thus stressed not only the need for the political unity of Muslim communities but the undesirability of blending the Muslim population into a wider society not based on Islamic principles.[citation needed]


The latter part of Iqbal's life was concentrated on political activity. He travelled across Europe and West Asia to garner political and financial support for the League. He reiterated the ideas of his 1932 address, and, during the third Round Table Conference, he opposed the Congress and proposals for transfer of power without considerable autonomy or independence for Muslim provinces.[citation needed]


He would serve as president of the Punjab Muslim League, and would deliver speeches and publish articles in an attempt to rally Muslims across India as a single political entity. Iqbal consistently criticised feudal classes in Punjab as well as Muslim politicians opposed to the League. Many accounts of Iqbal's frustration toward Congress leadership were also pivotal in providing a vision for the two-nation theory.[77][78]


Urdu


Sir Muhammad Iqbal in 1935, by Lady Ottoline Morrell

Muhammad Iqbal's The Call of the Marching Bell (بانگِ درا, bang-e-dara), his first collection of Urdu poetry, was published in 1924. It was written in three distinct phases of his life.[53] The poems he wrote up to 1905—the year he left for England—reflect patriotism and the imagery of nature, including the Urdu language patriotic "Saare Jahan se Accha".[50] The second set of poems date from 1905 to 1908, when Iqbal studied in Europe, and dwell upon the nature of European society, which he emphasised had lost spiritual and religious values. This inspired Iqbal to write poems on the historical and cultural heritage of Islam and the Muslim community, with a global perspective. Iqbal urges the entire Muslim community, addressed as the Ummah, to define personal, social and political existence by the values and teachings of Islam.[86]


Iqbal's works were in Persian for most of his career, but after 1930 his works were mainly in Urdu. His works in this period were often specifically directed at the Muslim masses of India, with an even stronger emphasis on Islam and Muslim spiritual and political reawakening. Published in 1935, Bal-e-Jibril بالِ جبریل (Wings of Gabriel) is considered by many critics as his finest Urdu poetry and was inspired by his visit to Spain, where he visited the monuments and legacy of the kingdom of the Moors. It consists of ghazals, poems, quatrains and epigrams and carries a strong sense of religious passion.[87]


Zarb-i-Kalim ضربِ کلیم (or The Rod of Moses) is another philosophical poetry book of Allama Iqbal in Urdu, it was published in 1936, two years before his death. In which he described as his political manifesto. It was published with the subtitle "A Declaration of War Against the Present Times. Muhammad Iqbal argues that modern problems are due to the godlessness, materialism, and injustice of modern civilisation, which feeds on the subjugation and exploitation of weak nations, especially the Indian Muslims.[88]


Iqbal's final work was Armughan-e-Hijaz ارمغانِ حجاز (The Gift of Hijaz), published posthumously in 1938. The first part contains quatrains in Persian, and the second part contains some poems and epigrams in Urdu. The Persian quatrains convey the impression that the poet is travelling through the Hijaz in his imagination. The profundity of ideas and intensity of passion are the salient features of these short poems.[89]


Iqbal's vision of mystical experience is clear in one of his Urdu ghazals, which was written in London during his student days. Some verses of that ghazal are:[53]


At last, the silent tongue of Hijaz has

announced to the ardent ear the tiding That the covenant which had been given to the desert-[dwellers] is going to be renewed vigorously: The lion who had emerged from the desert and had toppled the Roman Empire is As I am told by the angels, about to get up again (from his slumbers.) You the [dwellers] of the West, should know that the world of God is not a shop (of yours). Your imagined pure gold is about to lose its standard value (as fixed by you). Your civilization will commit suicide with its own daggers.

For a house built on a fragile bark of wood is not longlasting[53]



English


Iqbal wrote two books, The Development of Metaphysics in Persia (1908) and The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930), and many letters in the English language. He also wrote a book on Economics that is now rare. In these, he revealed his thoughts regarding Persian ideology and Islamic Sufism – in particular, his beliefs that Islamic Sufism activates the searching soul to a superior perception of life. He also discussed philosophy, God and the meaning of prayer, human spirit and Muslim culture, as well as other political, social and religious problems.[53]


Iqbal was invited to Cambridge to participate in a conference in 1931, where he expressed his views, including those on the separation of church and state, to students and other participants:[53]


I would like to offer a few pieces of advice to the young men who are at present studying at Cambridge. ... I advise you to guard against atheism and materialism. The biggest blunder made by Europe was the separation of Church and State. This deprived their culture of moral soul and diverted it to atheistic materialism. I had twenty-five years ago seen through the drawbacks of this civilization and, therefore, had made some prophecies. They had been delivered by my tongue, although I did not quite understand them. This happened in 1907. ... After six or seven years, my prophecies came true, word by word. The European war of 1914 was an outcome of the mistakes mentioned above made by the European nations in the separation of the Church and the State.[53]




Modern reputation - "Poet of the East"


Allama Iqbal after the conferment of a Doctorate of Literature by the University of the Punjab in 1933

Iqbal has been referred to as the "Poet of the East" by academics, institutions and the media.[55][92][93][94][95][96][97]


The Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, stated in a seminar addressing a distinguished gathering of educators and intellectuals that Iqbal is not only a poet of the East but is a universal poet. Moreover, Iqbal is not restricted to any specific segment of the world community, but he is for all humanity.[98]


Yet it should also be born in mind that while dedicating his Eastern Divan to Goethe, the cultural icon par excellence, Iqbal's Payam-i-Mashriq constituted both a reply as well as a corrective to the Western Divan of Goethe. For by stylizing himself as the representative of the East, Iqbal endeavored to talk on equal terms to Goethe as the representative of West.[99]

Iqbal's revolutionary works through his poetry affected the Muslims of the subcontinent. Iqbal thought that Muslims had long been suppressed by the colonial enlargement and growth of the West. For this concept, Iqbal is recognised as the "Poet of the East".[93][100][101]


So to conclude, let me cite Annemarie Schimmel in Gabriel's Wing who lauds Iqbal's "unique way of weaving a grand tapestry of thought from eastern and western yarns" (p. xv), a creative activity which, to cite my own volume Revisioning Iqbal, endows Muhammad Iqbal with the stature of a "universalist poet" and thinker whose principal aim was to explore mitigating alternative discourses to construct a bridge between the "East" and the "West."[99]

The Urdu world is very familiar with Iqbal as the "Poet of the East".[101] Iqbal is also called Muffakir-e-Pakistan ("The Thinker of Pakistan") and Hakeem-ul-Ummat ("The Sage of the Ummah"). The Pakistan government officially named him Pakistan's "national poet".[54]


Iran


In Iran, Iqbal is known as Iqbāl-e Lāhorī (Persian: اقبال لاهوری) (Iqbal of Lahore). Iqbal's Asrare-i-Khudi and Bal-i-Jibreel are particularly popular in Iran. At the same time, many scholars in Iran have recognised the importance of Iqbal's poetry in inspiring and sustaining the Iranian Revolution of 1979.[102][103] During the early phases of the revolutionary movement, it was common to see people gathering in a park or corner to listen to someone reciting Iqbal's Persian poetry, which is why people of all ages in Iran today are familiar with at least some of his poetry, notably Zabur-i-Ajam.[104][103]


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stated, "We have a large number of non-Persian-speaking poets in the history of our literature, but I cannot point out any of them whose poetry possesses the qualities of Iqbal's Persian poetry. Iqbal was not acquainted with Persian idiom, as he spoke Urdu at home and talked to his friends in Urdu or English. He did not know the rules of Persian prose writing. [...] In spite of not having tasted the Persian way of life, never living in the cradle of Persian culture, and never having any direct association with it, he cast with great mastery the most delicate, the most subtle and radically new philosophical themes into the mould of Persian poetry, some of which are unsurpassable yet."[105]


By the early 1950s, Iqbal became known among the intelligentsia of Iran. Iranian poet laureate Muhammad Taqi Bahar universalised Iqbal in Iran. He highly praised the work of Iqbal in Persian.[106]


In 1952, Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq, a national hero because of his oil nationalisation policy, broadcast a special radio message on Iqbal Day and praised his role in the struggle of the Indian Muslims against British imperialism. At the end of the 1950s, Iranians published the complete Persian works. In the 1960s, Iqbal's thesis on Persian philosophy was translated from English to Persian. Ali Shariati, a Sorbonne-educated sociologist, supported Iqbal as his role model as Iqbal had Rumi. An example of the admiration and appreciation of Iran for Iqbal is that he received the place of honour in the pantheon of the Persian elegy writers.[citation needed]


Iqbal became even more popular in Iran in the 1970s. His verses appeared on banners, and his poetry was recited at meetings of intellectuals. Iqbal inspired many intellectuals, including Ali Shariati, Mehdi Bazargan and Abdulkarim Soroush. His book The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam was translated by Mohammad Masud Noruzi.[103]


Key Iranian thinkers and leaders who were influenced by Iqbal's poetry during the rise of the Iranian revolution include Khamenei, Shariati and Soroush, although much of the revolutionary guard was familiar with Iqbal's poetry.[107] At the inauguration of the First Iqbal Summit in Tehran (1986), Khamenei stated that in its "conviction that the Quran and Islam are to be made the basis of all revolutions and movements", Iran was "exactly following the path that was shown to us by Iqbal".[107] Shariati, who has been described as a core ideologue for the Iranian Revolution, described Iqbal as a figure who brought a message of "rejuvenation", "awakening" and "power" to the Muslim world.[108]



The West


Sign for the street Iqbal-Ufer in Heidelberg, Germany, honouring Iqbal[109]

Iqbal's views on the Western world have been applauded by Westerners, including United States Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who said that Iqbal's beliefs had "universal appeal".[110] Soviet biographer N. P. Anikoy wrote:


[Iqbal is] great for his passionate condemnation of weak will and passiveness, his angry protest against inequality, discrimination and oppression in all forms, i.e., economic, social, political, national, racial, religious, etc., his preaching of optimism, an active attitude towards life and man's high purpose in the world, in a word, he is great for his assertion of the noble ideals and principles of humanism, democracy, peace and friendship among peoples.[110]



Others, including Wilfred Cantwell Smith, stated that with Iqbal's anti-capitalist holdings, he was "anti-intellect", because "capitalism fosters intellect".[110] Freeland Abbott objected to Iqbal's views of the West, saying that they were based on the role of imperialism and that Iqbal was not immersed enough in Western culture to learn about the various benefits of the modern democracies, economic practices and science.[110] Critics of Abbot's viewpoint note that Iqbal was raised and educated in the European way of life, and spent enough time there to grasp the general concepts of Western civilisation.[110]


Legacy


"ؒ صد سالہ تقریب پیدائش علامہ محمد اقبال" (P, sad, one hundred) (P. sāla/sālha, years) (A taqrīb, anniversary) (P. paidāʼish, birth) of Allamah Muhammad Iqbal (R.A) on the obverse and "حکومتِ پاکستان 1 روپیہ" "Government of Pakistan, 1 Rūpiyah" on the reverse, among commemorative coins issued by the State Bank of Pakistan in 1977


Iqbal is widely commemorated in Pakistan, where he is regarded as the ideological founder of the state. Iqbal is the namesake of many public institutions, including the Allama Iqbal Campus Punjab University in Lahore, the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan, Iqbal Memorial Institute in Srinagar, Allama Iqbal Library in the University of Kashmir, the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Iqbal Hostel in Government College University, Lahore, the Allama Iqbal Hall at Nishtar Medical College in Multan, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi, Allama Iqbal Town in Lahore, Allama Iqbal Hall at Aligarh Muslim University, Allama Iqbal Hostel at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and Iqbal Hall at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.[111] Iqbal Academy Lahore has published magazines on Iqbal in Persian, English and Urdu.


Obverse of the Rs. 75 commemorative banknote issued by the State Bank of Pakistan in 2022 depicting Syed Ahmed Khan, Fatima Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Muhammad Iqbal (left to right)


In India, his song "Tarana-e-Hind" is frequently played as a patriotic song speaking of communal harmony.[112] Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, an Indian documentary film directed by K.A. Abbas and written by Ali Sardar Jafri was released in 1978. It was produced by Government of India's Films Division.[113][114]


The Government of Madhya Pradesh in India awards the Iqbal Samman, named in honor of the poet, every year at the Bharat Bhavan to Indian writers for their contributions to Urdu literature and poetry.[115]


The Pakistani government and public organisations have sponsored the establishment of educational institutions, colleges, and schools dedicated to Iqbal and have established the Iqbal Academy Pakistan to research, teach and preserve his works, literature and philosophy. The Allama Iqbal Stamps Society was established for the promotion of Iqbal in philately and in other hobbies. His son Javed Iqbal served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Javaid Manzil was Iqbal's last residence.[116]



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Long article…good to read at least a good bit of it. Very good sections in my opinion would be: Words of Caution and Prohibitive dislikedness vs non-Prohibitive dislikedness. Make’s sense to me. The impermissibility of commanding the right and forbidding the wrong in matters of disagreement – right.









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Top U.S. & World Headlines — June 22, 2023 Democracy Now! 134K views Transcript: democracynow.org Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on over 1,500 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream at democracynow.org...

Watched some, is crazy...had to stop. -Oh yeah, let's put some so-called expert on the show saying all this and he has a book or two and from a University's sociology department (of course he's an expert in history, China, China's government, Geopolitics, etc. as well then, right?) and then we'll cut to the co-host saying "oh, but what about U.S. China diplomatic relations..." blah blah blah, like it's all a game, is all "politics" - it's not actually real, it's not actual people we're dealing with and the world we're dealing with, with all of its problems that governments, any government has to, must face and deal with etc. and it's, you know, acceptable to insult other countries whole you know, recent history/past and political (economic) system - "autocratic" "dictatorships" "our democracy is so good".


Then we have House Rep. AOC, who "can't be bothered" to listen to the president of the country which has 1.2 billion people or whatever (India) who's on a special visit and will be making a special speech to Congress because "she's too good for that". Just use the words "human rights" and throw it in the trash. No duty, no responsibility. A person who, that I seen just a few years ago was getting such praise on LinkedIn with men telling her to stay the course and she could be the future President of the United States of America...it doesn't even matter about your personal likes and dislikes of a particular person or their politics, it's about being a grown adult and fulfilling your responsibilities that the position you hold entails along with some other moral knowledge and things of knowledge which I've learned (Fear of Allah S.W.T.) - if you have a chance to do good and speak to people etc. offer advice, listen to people, etc. you do it. You don't say or think "I'm too good for that". At the same time, like in the below video, you treat liars, traitors and killers etc. with a very strong reproachment and strong distrust. : Biden Calls Xi Jinping a “Dictator”: China-U.S. Relations and a Growing Multipolar World

Democracy Now! 50K views Officials in Beijing have denounced U.S. President Joe Biden for describing Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator,” calling it a breach of diplomatic protocol. Biden’s remark at...


Thank you The Duran for providing accurate actually TRUTHFUL decent news and good analysis unlike the above which is dangerous on topics that are geopolitical in nature...:Biden blows up China rapprochement, calls Xi Jinping a dictator

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-- This is very maddening. What a waste of time for people and a horrible outcome. Our government is utter trash - garbage and a threat to the human species and the world.



-- Notes: A decent idea as President would be to hold polls asking the American people's opinion on topics and questions that can or could be easily questioned, like taking a particular course of action...(The polls George Galloway holds during his show made me think of this - can easily hold polls through social media and social videos sites and official government websites but they don't - there is no innovation in our government and they do not care about democracy or about trying to do anything good for anybody except the elites and their puppet masters (corporations)) and trying to rule and run the world for benefit of self interests. That's their ideology. That's their religion. It doesn't matter - reality - people dying, the planet's health, nothing matters! What the hell is the point then!?!?)




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6.23.22 morning - Notes - just thinking...: Hilary Clinton. - Thinking of computers and how resource intensive Windows and a lot of programs are (now (it's really crazy)). The 90's. How things were so much better then (life). How things were more complicated and people it seems, had to be smarter, were smarter, wiser. Seems. I remember parents, we did stop getting food stamps and so, could no longer afford certain things we use to get like juice. Thinking about Hilary, to me, it seems now like she might've been the President (___ ____ (thinking of complex words but I can't think of the right ones to go here)) more so than Bill Clinton (he's disappeared now). Hilary = neoconservative neoliberal Democrat, War criminal + more. Thinking - how much money did she receive and spend (especially, spent in the South) (so much support) to defeat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries? Feels like, just, a huge amount. So many millions. - And her campaign's effect on America and the psychology of Americans with regards to LGBTQ+ "stuff" - How huge was that? But you can see that it's just a rouse for votes. These big dog Democrats don't really care about black people, Latin Americans, Asians, and/or helping people, nor white people, nor "LGBTQ+ people", it's all a show.


= "People aren't as smart now" - Maybe it's because we've gotten away from reading and especially writing more now (handwriting), and since (then/those, older days). It is more about (or seems) more about presentation (looks, voice, entertainment, feelings. "We live in an age of feeling" - that is some, most of what all that means. Nobody wants to upset anyone or make anyone uncomfortable. Actually, people are more scary now, or maybe it's just me (!), like any argument could turn into a brawl very easily nowadays (except if you are still a middle scholler or high schooler - kids get passes) or even could develop into something more than that where life, death extreme is now taking place. - It is not good. Not good at all.


- 2016 Hilary Campaign + the ~16 months prior to (the) 2016 General Election was the 2015 summer Supreme Court decision on homosexual marriages. The impact of that on the psychology (of the people) - on the country - on the world (!)...



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----From a fed days ago, I was just looking at this channel as I had a Chrome (browser) tab open and it started to play one and was surprised by the view counts this guy is getting...


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1,299,523 views Jun 10, 2023 #ukraine #russia #whitehouse In this insightful interview, Scott Ritter sits down with Stephen Gardner to delve into the latest developments in the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. Scott Ritter also talks about how Iran and Saudi Arabia are gearing up military capabilities to keep the US and Israel from attacking them. Scott Ritter also talks about an attack on China and how China is poised to easily defend itself against US. Should the US military be used at the US southern border? Scott Ritter says the border must be fixed but not with trained killers. Lastly, Stephen Gardner and Scott Ritter discuss the new UFO story and whistleblower that is big in the news right now.



The FBI admits Joe Biden took bribes while serving as Obama’s vice president. Covid is all but proven to have come from a lab funded by Dr. Fauci. Trump asserts a very strong defense for having classified documents. Plus the Federal Reserve pauses raising interest rates this quarter.






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Just ordered used (quite cheap) :


The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future Paperback – January 14, 2020 by Jeff Booth (Author)



Just saw:


The Plot to Seize Russia: The Untold History Hardcover – June 2, 2023 by Martin Armstrong (Author)



Just saw:


The Real Special Relationship: The True Story of How MI6 and the CIA Work Together Hardcover – July 18, 2023 by Michael Smith (Author), Sir John Scarlett (Introduction), Michael Hayden (Foreword)



From Max Borders:


Underthrow: How Jefferson's Dangerous Idea Will Spark a New Revolution Kindle Edition

by Max Borders (Author) --- "Max Borders: Max Bo‍‍‍rders is the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution—a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating humanity through innovation. Max is also co-founder of the Future Frontiers conference and festival. His books include Underthrow, The Decentralist, The Social Singularity, and After Collapse."



Now this is controversial:


Pull Out: Men, Modern Life, and Mutiny Kindle Edition

by Arvin Vohra (Author), Chelsey M. Snyder (Editor)


"During the last decades, male culture has been beaten down and virtually erased. Policy, education, and culture have turned against the interests of men, violating their natural rights everywhere from family courts, to tax law, to the social justice culture that has overwhelmed many college campuses. Personal and family life have similarly suffered for men, as many have become silenced even in their own homes, or forced to act against their most basic interests. In Pull Out, Arvin Vohra presents a brutal vision of modern masculinism that rejects both the failed culture of the past and the broken culture of the present. Unflinching, unapologetic, and uncompromising, Pull Out presents a roadmap for the American man’s psychological, political, and personal mutiny."


He doesn't sound like a bad guy and the book is cheap on kindle, I'll give it a try. Of course I have my reservations being a Muslim and what I've already learned and know but, I am not that/very "masculine", especially in the "extraverted" way. Definitely though have my reservations...Prophet Muhammad SALLALLAHOU ALAYHEWASALLAM is my role model. :


Arvin Vohra is the founder of Arvin Vohra Education, the author of Lies, Damned Lies, and College Admissions, and the author of The Equation for Excellence: How to Make Your Child Excel at Math, which has been published in both the United States and China, and featured on Channel 9 News (CBS). He also developed the highly popular Vocabulary Synapse software, and the Mandarin Chinese Synapse apps for iPhone and Android.

Arvin's passion for educational innovation began while he was studying at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. Frustrated by the limitations he perceived in standard education, he began to test the limits of a different type of approach. He learned algebra in a few weeks to advance a level in math, and even attended college courses as early as eighth grade. In high school, he received a score of 5 on 10 AP exams to become an AP National Scholar. For 6 of those exams, he did not take the corresponding AP class, and instead relied on intensive outside study. He was also a National Merit Finalist, with the highest SAT and PSAT scores in his graduating class. On the SAT, he received a score of 790 on both the math and verbal sections. He also received a perfect score of 800 on both the Math IIc and Chemistry SAT II tests. For his efforts he was awarded the Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science in his junior year. During this time, Arvin worked actively as a tutor for younger students, most notably at the North Chevy Chase Elementary School.

Arvin attended Brown University, where his passion for educational innovation continued to grow. He worked as a tutor and teacher as part of the Wheeler School's Aerie Program. At Wheeler, he designed accelerated and nontraditional curricula for students ranging from second to eighth grade. Later, he worked as a consultant for the Hamilton Institute for Learning Differences. After graduating from Brown University with a B.Sc. in mathematics and a B.A. in economics, he received perfect scores on both the GRE and the GMAT, finishing each test with well over an hour to spare. He also passed two actuarial exams in a single testing period while working as an actuary at GEICO."



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