Islamabad: Danish (Denmark) Parliament hosted the publication launch of Khurram Ellahi, a scholar from Pakistan, who translated Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal’s poetry into Danish.
Dr. Huma Khan, a researcher of Pakistani descent who lives and works in Copenhagen, translated the book “Mankind Encountering Angels in Poetry of Iqbal” by Khurram Ellahi. The event was jointly organized by the Danish government and the Pakistani embassy in Denmark, and diplomats from Iran and Germany specifically discussed the work of Dr. Allama Iqbal.
Khurram Ellahi addressed the gathering and remarked, “Iqbal gives remedies for the challenges of the modern man. A sizable audience made up of people from many different diasporas was welcomed by Sikandar Siddique, MP, political leader of Independent Green, and member of the Danish Parliament.
The Iranian Embassy in Denmark’s Jamshid Fatahline Jad and Reza Sohbati, the Cultural Counselor, showed how devoted Iran is to Iqbal and how dearly their people hold him in their hearts.
Iqbal and Germans have an unbreakable bond, according to Lasse Rodewald, Cultural Counsellor of the German Embassy in Denmark. Iqbal spent years conducting studies in Germany and praised the brilliant writings of Goethe and Nietzsche, which is also evident in his poetry, the author continued.
In his keynote address on “Poetry and Spirituality,” Syddansk University’s Prof. Niels Christian Hvidt emphasized Iqbal’s message about why the spiritual interpretation of the universe is so important for people in the 21st century and how medical science has become increasingly interested in it.
Dr. Huma Khan talked about her experience translating Mennesket I IQBAL’s Poesi. She explained why, despite being a skilled doctor, she immersed herself in philosophy and Iqbal in order to present the powerful Iqbal to the Danish public.
Author Khurram Ellahi shed light on how Iqbal put the thesis of man in front of the world in contrast with angels and how Man being the vicegerent of God is made to produce wonders and miracles. His translated work is titled “Mankind Encountering Angels in Poetry of Iqbal.”
In his letter of appreciation, Ahmad Farooq, the Pakistani ambassador to Denmark, thanked the visitors and recommended cooperation since it would help close the divide between the east and the west.