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Suheyl Umar

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Muhammad Suheyl Umar
محمد سہیل عمر
11th Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan
In office
13 June 1997 – 17 September 2014
Preceded byWaheed Qureshi
Personal details
Born18 September 1954
NationalityPakistani
OccupationScholar, Literary critic
Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan

Muhammad Suheyl Umar (born September 18, 1954) (or Sohail Umar) is a scholar of Philosophy and an authority on Allama Iqbal from Pakistan. He was the Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan from 13 June 1997 to 17 September 2014.[1][2]

He had also been Administrator, Aiwan-e-Iqbal from 2002 to 2010, when Nadeem Iqbal Abbasi then Joint Secretary, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Culture, took over as Administrator from him.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Suheyl Umar received his basic school education at Central Model School and Forman Christian College, Lahore. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Government College, Lahore. In addition, he acquired skills in Arabic, Persian and traditional Islamic Sciences.[5]

Further studies included M. Phil. (Iqbal Studies) from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad and then a Ph.D. degree from the Punjab University Lahore.[5]

Works[edit]

English Books

  • And Here the Twain Did Meet: Bibliography of the Works of the Scholar Hermit Prof. Dr. Annemarie Schimmel (2004)[1]
  • Description of Libraries and Private Collections of Manuscripts. (1989)
  • From the Niche of Prophecy: Nasr's Position on Islamic Philosophy Within the Islamic Tradition. (2000)
  • Hammer-Purgstall and Muslim India. Muhammad Ikram Chaghatai(Comp.) (1998)
  • How to Read Iqbal?: Essays on Iqbal, Urdu Poetry and Literary Theory. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi. Muhammad Suheyl Umar(Comp.) (2009)
  • In the Wake of 11 September: Perspectives on Setteled Convictions Changes and Challenges. (2005)
  • Iqbal and his Universal Vision. (2002)[5]
  • Iqbal and Modern Era: (2006)
  • Iqbal's Contribution to Literature and Politics. Mirza Muhammad Munawwar. Ed.2nd. Muhammad Suheyl Umar(Ed.). (2002)
  • March of Times: Iqbal's Idea of the Mahdi, the End of the History and the Settled Convictions. (2005)
  • Muhammad Iqbal a Contemporary: (2010)
  • Repair and Redeem: Iqbal's Re-statement of Sufi Thought. (2010)
  • That I May See and Tell Significance of Iqbal's Wisdom Poetry. (2002)
  • The Religious Other: Towards a Muslim Theology of other Religions in a Post-Prophetic Age. (2009)

See also[edit]

  • Muhammad Iqbal
  • Iqbal Academy Pakistan
  • Muhammad Munawwar Mirza
  • Waheed Qureshi
  • Iqbal Review
  • Iqbaliat

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 HYDERABAD: Tribute paid to Dr Annemarie Schimmel by Suheyl Umar - director, Iqbal Academy Dawn (newspaper), Published 30 January 2003, Retrieved 7 January 2018
  2. KARACHI: Iqbal's birth anniversary celebrated Dawn (newspaper), Published 10 November 2005, Retrieved 7 January 2018
  3. Aiwan-i-Iqbal will be set up in Sialkot Dawn (newspaper), Published 8 August 2008, Retrieved 7 January 2018
  4. Iqbal Academy director transferred (Suheyl Umar) Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 18 February 2012, Retrieved 7 January 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Profile of Suheyl Umar on Iqbal Academy website Retrieved 7 January 2018

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Waheed Qureshi
Director Iqbal Academy
1997-2014
Succeeded by
Nadeem Iqbal Abbasi

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