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"Straying imagination, righteous intuition": the English romantic movement and philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938)

Mohd Ramli, Aimillia (2011) "Straying imagination, righteous intuition": the English romantic movement and philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938). In: INCOH 2011 (International Conference on Humanities 2011), 13-16 June 2011, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Although the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal is highly original, it reflects a strong and pervading presence of Romanticism. Correspondingly, literary critics have drawn similarities between the English Romantics and Iqbal on a number of thematic concerns, in particular, their appreciation for nature. There is, however, a notable absence of discussions on the role that imagination in the two philosophies. This paper aims to discuss the ways in which Iqbal extends the primary position given by the English Romantics to imagination in order to assert the importance of intuition. In doing so, the Romantic ideal of the heroic person as one who has unattainable wants brought about by his imagination, is transformed in Iqbal’s poetry into an individual’s struggle to fulfill his almost impossible desire to have an intuitive closeness to and knowledge of Allah (s.w.t) and the resulting intensity of love that the narrator has for his Creator.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2219/681
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muhammad Iqbal, Romantic poems
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP88 Individual authors, A-Z
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Aimillia Mohd Ramli
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 16:21
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 16:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/681

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