- S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
- Academy of Islamic Research & Publications
- Mohammad Asif Kidwai
Glory Of Iqbal
An extract from the book Glory Of Iqbal:
The Mosque of Cordoba In 1932, Iqbal visited Spain and also went to see the Mosque of Cordoba.
It was not an ordinary sightseeing trip by a tourist interested in ancient monuments but a pilgrimage to an outstanding symbol of faith by a faithful Believer and a warm-hearted poet. It was a pilgrimage of love and loyalty by a celebrated Muslim to pay homage to the spiritual legacy of Abdul Rahman el-Dakhil and his companions.
Iqbal was greatly moved by the magnificence and solemnity of the Mosque and the deep emotional responses its awe-inspiring sight evoked in him found expression in the immortal poem called Masjid-i-Qartaba (The Mosque of Cordoba).