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

The Story Of Man

Someone should hear the tale of my emigration
I ignored the story of the primeval covenant

I did not feel attachment to the garden of Paradise
When I drank the fiery cup of Intellection

I remained in pursuit of the Truth of the universe
I exhibited the excellence of elegant thoughts

I got such a change-loving temperament
That I did not settle anywhere under the sky

Sometimes I removed the stone idols from the Ka'bah
Sometimes I established the idols in the Haram

Sometimes I arrived at ├▒ur in my desire to speak
And I concealed the Eternal Light up my sleeve

Sometimes I was nailed to the cross by my own clan
I rose to the Celestial world leaving the earth

Sometimes I remained hidden in Cave of Hira for year
Sometimes I gave the world the last cup of Divine wine

Coming to India I played the Divine Orchestra
Sometimes I chose the land of Greece

When the people of India paid no heed to my call
I populated the countries of China and Japan

Sometimes I created the universe by combining elements
I did this against the meanings of priests' preaching

I stained hundreds of lands with blood
When I started the war between Intellect and religion

When I could not understand the reality of stars
I passed sleepless nights in this contemplation

The swords of the Church could not frighten me
When I taught the theory of earth's revolution

I demonstrated the gravity's secret to the world
Using the far-sighted Intellect's mirror

I arrested radiations and the restless electricity
I made the earth the source of envy to Paradise

Ah! But I could not reach the Existence' secrets
Though I made the world beautiful with my Intellect

In the end as my materialistic eye opened
I found Him lodged in my own heart

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