Islamabad: The launching ceremony of the book titled ‘The Message’ of Iqbal written by eminent poet, columnist and scholar Dr. Maqsood Jafri was held on Thursday, organized by the literary and cultural forum ‘Zavia’, a statement from hurry.
It was chaired by Senator Syed Mushahid Hussain and the President of the Academy of Letters, Dr. Yousaf Khashk, and the National Book Foundation MD, Dr. Mazhar Hamid, were the main guests.
Dr. Hayam Qayyum, Dr. Maqsooda Hussain, Brigadier (r) Tahir Mehmood, Akram Sohail, Rana Bijnori, Prof. Mohammad Ibrahim, Dr. Yousaf Khushk, Dr. Mazhar Hamid and Mehboob Zafar spoke about the book and said that the Dr Maqsood Jafri is a great poet and scholar and has written a very authentic book on the poetry and philosophy of Dr Allama Iqbal which is a great literary and intellectual contribution to the promotion of Dr Iqbal’s message in the English speaking world.
Senator Syed Mushahid Hussain paid great tributes to Dr. Maqsood Jafri for his immense and immaculate literary and intellectual services throughout his life and considered him a great poet, philosopher, patriot and humanist.
He said that Dr Iqbal was the great poet and philosopher who made the bugle call for freedom and he is one of the greatest poets and we must promote his ideology. He praised the author for writing such an authentic book on Dr. Iqbal’s message. The function was well attended by poets, scholars and journalists.