Iqbal was a philosopher who focused both on the individual and the collective/nation. But the qualities Iqbal ascribed to that ideal man were also transferrable and recommended on a collective and national level.
Historical figures have always been questioned and made controversial in parallel to the uncontested fame they hold. Such is the case with the charismatic and visionary poet-philosopher of the South Asian Region - Iqbal. Are his ideas relevant today? How do we objectively establish the relevance of his ideas?