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World Literature According to Iqbal


The Art of Joseph

World Literature According to Iqbal

Choose your dreams carefully,
because they will come true.

The Art of Joseph: World Literature according to Iqbal presents insight into some of the key contributors to world literature according to Iqbal.

Can literature be utilized as a resource for translating Marghdeen into a physical reality? We hope that this course will offer opportunities for exploring this question.
The course has been designed and will be conducted by Khurram Ali Shafique, who has received the Presidential Iqbal Award for his book Iqbal: an Illustrated Biography (2006). The course is based on a very popular workshop conducted by him for educational institutions in Pakistan.


Registration Open!


July 2012 Session



Registration is open (closes on June 23, 2012)

Course starts on Monday, July 2, 2012.


Course Material
The course material comprises mainly of three components:
  • the course manual;
  • videos; and
  • blog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will the course material be posted at home?
A. You can receive all the course material through the Internet. It will be emailed to you.

Q. If it's online, then why the specific dates?
A. Specific dates for the beginning and end of the course have been assigned mainly to ensure that most participants take part in the online discussion around the same time, and to assign a date when the professional obligation of the course facilitator comes to an end: if there is no end-date, then we would be obliged to remain engaged for an unlimited time, which might not be feasible.

Designed and Conducted by
Khurram Ali Shafique,
author of Iqbal: an Illustrated Biography

  • Minimum age limit is 13+ (minors may be asked to take permission from their guardians). Minimum qualification is lower secondary (Grade 8).
  • Presently the course is being offered in English only. However, it is designed with special consideration for the difficulties faced by many non-native speakers – we do not want language to become a handicap.




It is a 10-week course offered four times a year.

  • Foreign applicants: US$ 24 (Twenty-four US dollars) plus postage and handling of the certificate (optional)
  • Subsidised fee for Pakistani applicants: PKR 1000 (Rupees One Thousand)



How to get enrolled
  • Foreign participants can register and pay through Paypal by clicking HERE.


  • Pakistani students can send a crossed cheque in the name of "TOPLINE PUBLISHERS" to Topline Publishers, Office #03, Bright Corner, Opposite Askari Park, Off University Road, Gulshan – e – Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan. Ph: (021)34937440
  • OR Send the money through Online Banking in the following account: Standard Chartered Bank, Account Title: Muhammad Ubaid, Account No.: 01-1839392-01
  • After making payment through any of these methods, just drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure speedy processing of your registration.
  • For details and queries, please write toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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