International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Iqbal’s Epistemology
Dr. Shagufta Begum

Abstract
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (1877- 1938) is a philosopher and poet of the East. He is also known as a politician and reformer in the history of sub-continent. At his times Muslims were facing some serious social problems and the understanding of knowledge seemed to be against the letter and spirit of Islamic teachings. Such degenerated understanding of the knowledge leads towards the ossification of human mind and spirit. Iqbal holds that once this sort of understanding prevails in the society the doors for justification of injustice and corruption will be opened in the name of ‘religion’ and ‘science’. Therefore, he took the charge to reconstruct the religious thought. His building of reconstruction stands on three main pillars; metaphysics, epistemology and law. The purpose of this paper is to focus on epistemology.

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