Hassan Abbas says: Dr Iqbal is the Indian poet-philosopher who initially came up with the idea of Pakistan. He emphasises the concept of ijtihad
Ziauddin Sardar says: Most people think that The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is a religious text focused on theological issues. But in my opinion, Muhammad Iqbal, who is renowned in the Indian subcontinent as a poet and philosopher, was the first Muslim futurist. And this powerful and challenging book is packed with deep insights on the future of Islam. Like me, Iqbal is concerned with shaping rather than predicting the future.