THE EVALUATION OF TWO CONFLICTING CIVILIZATIONS: In The Light of Futuristic Vision of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Keywords:Futuristic, Evaluation, Conflicting, Contemporary, Profane.
It is an exploratory study following a qualitative approach to mark out the evaluation of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, which is scattered in his poetic and prose works, regarding two conflicting civilizations of the world, namely Western and Islamic civilizations. The comparison will bring to light the sharp differences between both. Allama Iqbal is known to be very critical of Western civilization. He had few missions in life. One of them was to assess the harms of the contemporary civilization, i.e., the civilization of the West, and to make the entire humanity aware of its toxic effects. He has given great importance to his mission. And he has used all his abilities to highlight the destruction of Western civilization. According to Iqbal, “ The civilization of the West has led man astray, burns all his spiritual and moral values to ashes, and made him subordinate to cheap desires and reason by weakening his faith.” The study thus seeks to examine how Allama Iqbal views modern Western society as unspiritual, profane, and materialistic. It also explores the fundamentals of Islamic civilization and suggests it as the alternative for the survival of mankind.