Silk road. Interesting rock formations in Pakistan on way to Kashgar in China.
Dr Mohammed Iqbal (1877-1938), life and thoughts in 2 parts. Part 1 by by Anna Marie Schimmel, a link. Part 2 by Sohail Hashmi to follow as post 215. Anna Marie Scimmel died in 2003 at the age of 81.
The Silk Road. Traders and travelers on the silk road would have seen vistas like the one blow when they crossed the mountainous area of Pakistan. The silk road brought prosperity to Muslim regions and China in the golden age of Islamic period. I took these picture several years ago during our travels of the region..
The Silk Road route area is a beautiful part of Pakistan. I took this picture of Phunder lake at dusk during our travels to the mountainous rgions of Pakidtan. The silk road brought prosperity to Muslim regions and China in the golden age of Islamic period (8th to 13th century). The silk road route existed long before the Islamic era began.
Here is a link to a lecture by Professor Annemarie Schimmel “The Work of Muhammad Iqbal”. Allama Iqbal was a philosopher, a scholar , a mystic and a renown poet. He was born in 1877 in Sialkot, Pakistan and died in in Lahore in 1938. He
Annemarie Schimmel (1923-2003) was a highly respected German scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism and taught in many universities of the world including Harvard. A link to her talk..
A vista in the Silk Road route region. It goes through a most beautiful part of Pakistan before it crosses over to Kashghar in China. The silk road was there long before the Islamic period began. It brought prosperity to Muslim regions and China during the golden age of Islam (8th to 13th century). This picture was taken at dawn in the Phander Lake area. I took this and the other posted pictures during our travels of the northern areas of Pakistan.