Apr 23, 2022
Ikhtilaaf and Ittifaaq - It's In the Conflict That We Can Find Ways to Harmony
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Ikhtilaaf meaning conflicts or disagreements, are unavoidable in a heterogenous environment. One can say that sometimes disagreements might even be healthy and necessary for a synthetized view of the world.

But there are also times when ikhtilaaf can deteriorate harmony. At such moments, a sense of ittifaq which means unity or concurrence, can help overcome the differences between people.

Both ikhtilaaf and ittifaq together perpetuate the social progress of a civilization when people pick the right act at the right moment. But how do we make that choice? The answer lies in identifying the conflict we are faced with.

In this episode of Urdunama we take a look at some of the gems of Urdu poetry that lead us to strive for a perfect ittifaq with others even when there's ikhtilaaf.

Tune in as Fabeha Syed reads works of Nida Fazli, Altaf Hussain Hali, and other Urdu poets.

Host, Writer, and Sound Editor: Fabeha Syed
Music: Big Bang Fuzz
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