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


O you whose life is confined in the material world
O you whose soul is imprisoned in the cage

Look at the freedom of this garden's warblers
Look at the prosperity of those once desolate

This is the congregation with which I was concerned
This is the reward of patience and perseverance

My tomb-stone is ardently desirous of speech, look !
At this tomb-stone's inscription with insight look !

If your aim in the world is din's education
Never teach your nation world's abdication

Do not use your tongue for sectarianism
Resurrection Day's tumult for booty is stalking

Your writings should pave the way for unity
Beware! No heart should be hurt by your speech

In the new congregation do not start old tales
Do not start again what are now unacceptable tales

Listen to my advice if you are any statesman
Courage is your support if you are a leader of men

Hesitation in expressing your purpose does not behoove you
If your intentions are good you should not fear anything

The Mu’min's heart is clear of fear and hypocrisy
The Mu’min's heart is fearless against the ruler's power

If your hands do hold the miraculous pen
If your heart's cup is clear like the cup of Jam

You are a Divine pupil! Keep your tongue immaculate!
Beware, Lest your prayer's call remains unanswered!

With the miracle of your verse awaken those sleeping
Burn down falsehood's produce with the flame of your call

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