The Muhammad Iqbal Research Centre was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Milad Karimi on 13 February 2017. The Muhammad Iqbal Research Centre wants to establish a fundamental framework for the re-vitalisation of Iqbal Studies and the systematic research of Iqbal's works in Europe. It aims to support scholars and young researchers and sees itself as as a research network and think tank. The Muhammad Iqbal Research Centre is not only dedicated to Iqbal's work but strives to provide innovative impulses for Islamic thought.
Around 200 experts, young reseachers and students were invited to the first Muhammad Iqbal Symposium titled "Limits and Transcending Limits. The Antagonism of Philosophy and Religion" on 20 and 21 November 2015. The participants had the opportunity to exchange views and discuss theological and religious philosophical questions closely linked to the work of Muhammad Iqbal. The kick-off event for a series of events and research activities marks a successful start for a revitalisation of Iqbal Studies in Europe and worldwide.
First Muhammad Iqbal Symposium announced: Limits and Transcending Limits. The Antagonism of Philosophy and Religion
The event will be dedicated to the thoughts of the Islamic poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938). Experts, students as well as interested guests will have the opportunity to engage in intensive dialogue about the rich heritage of the Islamic 'allround scholar' in whose honour the German sculptor Karl Oppenrieder created a memorial on Habsburgerplatz in Munich in 1968. As Muhammad Iqbal's works represent an explicit focus in the research activities of the Chair for Kalām, Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism, the Centre for Islamic Theology Münster (ZIT) will hold an annual Muhammad Iqbal Event beginning with 2015. This expert meeting will not only allow discussions and in-depth deliberations but it will also include accounts of the individual research activities surrounding the work of Muhammad Iqbal.