Socio-Economic Political Systems and the Sovereignty of Allah: An Analysis of Iqbal's Poem “Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura”

Authors

  • Fakhra Ghani Research Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Hafsah Ayaz Qureshi Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Syeda Ujala Zahid M.Phil Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Ayesha Hassan M.Phil scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54183/jssr.v3i2.281

Keywords:

Socio-Economic System, Political Systems, Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura, Allama Iqbal, Sovereignty of Allah

Abstract

“Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura ” is a thought-provoking poem by Allama Iqbal that delves into the intersection between socio-economic-political systems and the sovereignty of Allah. Through an analysis of the poem, this paper explores Iqbal's perspective on the role of governance in promoting social justice and the importance of acknowledging the supremacy of Allah in shaping political systems. The poem presents a hypothetical scenario in which the devil, Iblees, convenes a council of advisors to discuss the best way to govern humanity. Iqbal uses this metaphor to critique the prevailing political systems of his time and argue for a system based on Islamic principles that prioritize justice and equality for all. Iqbal's poem highlights the need for leaders to be guided by a moral compass that reflects the values of Allah. He suggests that the pursuit of power and wealth at the expense of the poor and marginalized is antithetical to the sovereignty of Allah and will ultimately lead to societal collapse. Overall, this paper concludes that Iqbal's poem offers a compelling critique of contemporary socioeconomic political systems and provides a blueprint for a more just and equitable society based on the principles of Islamic governance.

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2023-06-30

How to Cite

Ghani, F., Qureshi, H. A., Zahid, S. U., & Hassan, A. (2023). Socio-Economic Political Systems and the Sovereignty of Allah: An Analysis of Iqbal’s Poem “Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura” . Journal of Social Sciences Review, 3(2), 460–471. https://doi.org/10.54183/jssr.v3i2.281