Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal is the national poet of Pakistan. He was born on 9th November, 1877. This blog is about the life and poetry of Allama Iqbal. This Blog has the poerty of Iqbal in Urdu, Roman Urdu and English translation.

Saturday 24 November 2012


When the sparkling of the night's forehead's decoration disappeared
The zephyr of life with the news of the happy morning appeared

It awakened the nightingale of flowery song in its nest
It shook the shoulder of the farmer on the field's edge

It broke the spell of darkness of night’s talisman with Surah al-Nur
It robbed the golden crown of bed-chamber's candle in the dark

It chanted the magic of awakening on those sleeping in the temple
It gave the Brahman the tidings of the bright sun

Arriving at the mosque's roof it said to the Mu’adhdhin
"Do you not fear appearance of the resplendent sun ?"

Climbing the garden's wall it cried this to the rose-bud
"Burst! You are the Mu'adhdhin of the morning O rose-bud"

It gave the command in the wilderness "Move O Caravan"!
"Every dust speck will shine like fire-fly in the wilderness"

When it reached the cemetery from the living's habitation
Witnessing the spectacle of the cemetery it spoke thus

"Remain lying in comfort still, come again shall I
Make the whole world sleep, wake you up shall I

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