November 04, 2011

Allama Iqbal Is Basically A Sufi And Darvaish (Iqbal Shanas Dr. M. Rafi-ud-Din)

علامہ اقبال بنیادی طور پر ایک صوفی اور درویش ہیں، شاعر یا فلسفی نہیں

 Dr. Muhammad Rafi-ud-Din

Dr. Muhammad Rafi-ud-Din was a great thinker, philosopher, writer and above all an expert ‘Iqbal Shanas’ of 20th Century. He was one of those blessed ones who were friends of Allama Iqbal and really knew the essence of Iqbal’s poetry. Another name comes in our mind, Prof. Yousuf Saleem Chishti as ‘Iqbal Shanas’.

Dr. Muhammad Rafi-ud-Din’s first book ‘Ideology of the Future’ was a revolutionary book on Human Ideological Evolution & Islamic Philosophy published in 1942. A detailed biography, snaps & book links of Dr. Rafi-ud-Din are added at the end this post but let’s first read an extract from his last book ‘Hikmat-e-Iqbal’ (published in 1969, few months before his death). Hikmat-e-Iqbal is an extremely important book on Allama Iqbal. Highly recommended by blog writer. (See details below)

According to Dr. Rafi-ud-Din
“Allama Iqbal was neither a poet nor a philosopher, He was basically a Sufi and Darvaish (Mystic)”.
This is exactly our point of view that Allama Iqbal was a Qalandar, Faqeer & in fact a WalliAllah (Please wait for another post for further details). Allama Iqbal repeatedly mentioned words Qalandar, Faqeer, Darvaish for himself in his poetry.

Book: Hikmat-e-Iqbal: Pages 48-49-50. Allama Iqbal's Letter to Moulana Suleman Nadvi & Khawaja Hassan Nizami.

Book: Hikmat-e-Iqbal Title Page

Dedication (Its Amazing......Isn't it a prediction?)

Biography of Dr. Muhammad Rafiuddin by Dr. Shafique Ajmi

(Safar-e-Ilmi Ki Rudad) - A very Informative & Historical Article

From Book: Allama Iqbal Aur Hum By Late Dr. Israr Ahmad, Page 53

From Book: Sabiqa Aur Maujooda Musalman Ummatoun Ka Maazi Haal Mustaqbil 
By Late Dr. Israr Ahmad, Page 80

Dr. Israr Ahmad mentioning the Book: Ideology of the Future by Dr. Rafiuddin

Some Extracts From Dr. Rafiuddin's Book Quran Aur Ilm-e-Jadeed


Download: All Books (From one page)


Book on Dr. Rafiuddin’s Life

Life of Rafiuddin (Link 1 | Link 2)



Admin's Note: More Posts from Dr. Rafi-ud-Din' work will be published here with the passage of time.


  1. Asskaamu Alaikum, Thanks for sharing...

    Kufer (Atheism) ka neya Labaas Darwinism hai.

    Communism, Capitalism, Modernism, Postmodernism and Fascism are all based on Darwinism.,_THE_OFFICIAL_IDEOLOGY_OF_MANY_COUNTRIES

  2. Wa Alikum Assalam Brother Faisal !

    I have added his book 'Ideology of the Future's online link in above post. Thanks for reading.

  3. Here is the link to his works, a good food for thought


  4. Thank you very much for bringing up such an important thinker like Dr. Rafiuddin.

    In my humble opinion he was among the very best thinkers produced by Pakistan and the East.

  5. please share the link of quran aur ilm-e-jadid

  6. Find the huge collection of urdu english poetry shayari and quotes of dr. iqbal sahab.
    beautiful quotes by dr. iqbal sahab