Glorious Allama Iqbal is the figure who has given Muslim Ummah how to think above than any ordinary
human. His literature and philosophies which are based on Islam are the gifts for Muslims around the
world. Unfortunately, in our era, his messages are not being conveyed to the children using modern
ways, and there is a big room which can be improved by thinking creatively.
In addition to philosophy, lack of children books in the Urdu language is also unavoidable. Our
generation is inclined towards foreign culture and languages, due to lack of storytelling and imagination
appreciation in our society.
About the Book:
“Irteqa-e-Shaheen” is the only book in Urdu Adab which is built with the concept to leverage creative
ideas for children using Iqbal Philosophy. These ideas include fascinating imaginary sceneries, character
development, character designs, and stories telling which are made by converting Allama Iqbal’s poems.
Following five different poems are converted into children stories “Aik Marka aur Makhi,” “Pahar aur
Gulheri,” ” Aql o Dil,” “Tarana-e-milli” and “Sitaro say agay jahan aur bhi hain.”
These Urdu stories are made so that a poem can be understandable for the children without losing the
spirit of Iqabliat.
Audience (Age recommendation) :
The recommended age for this book is from 4 to 11 years old. Children, less than 6 years, might need
reading support from parents.
Reason to Buy:
Teaching children about Allama Iqbal Philosophy with better approach. Each poem has a story, moral
context and images which will force a child mind to think broadly.
Farhan Hameed Khan is a technologist, architect, writer, innovator, and social entrepreneur. He has
more than 15 years of experience in software and I.T. industry and produced numerous products in the
commercial and private market globally. He is currently involved with technologies like Artificial
Intelligence, Blockchain, and cybersecurity. He loves philosophy, especially Iqabliat and story writing is
his passion since childhood. He is enthusiastic in creating a fusion between arts and science by using
Muqaam is one of his idea where he has converted philosophy into a story and then published them in
digital interactive applications for the children. Irteqa-e-Shaheen is his first book on a similar context for the children