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

Hazrat BILAL ( رضي الله تعالى عنه )

As the star of your destiny ascended to shine
It lifted and brought you from Abyssinia to Hijaz

This alone made inhabited your desolate house
Better than a thousand freedoms is your slavery

That threshold not even for a moment you could leave
In some one's Love all torments you bore cheerfully

The oppression befalling in Love is not oppression
If there is no torment, there is no pleasure in Love

Full of Intellection like Salman
was your insight
The wine of sight used to increase your thirst

Like Kalim you were in search of the Sight
was tantalized for the power of Sight

Madinah was the light for your eyes so to say
For you this wilderness was the ñur so to say

Your longing for Sight continued even after witnessing the Sight
The cold heart warmed up but its breath did not rest even for a moment

Such a lightning struck your impatient soul
That your darkness was scoffing at the Musa's palm

"They captured warmth from the flame and struck it on your heart
What a lightning of Effulgence they struck on motes of your efforts!"

The charm of your longing for the Sight was the embodiment of supplication
The continuous sighting of someone was your prayer

Since eternity the Adhan was the anthem of your Love
Prayer was the subtle pretext for the Sight

Happy was the age when Yathrib
was his abode!
How happy was the time when common was his Sight

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