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Author : Allama Iqbal

V4EBook_EditionNumber : 001

Publisher : Etiqad Publishing House, New Delhi

Year of Publication : 1979

Language : Urdu

Categories : Poetry

Sub Categories : Exegesis

Pages : 674

Translator : Yusuf Salim Chishti

Contributor : Ghalib Institute, New Delhi

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یہ مجموعہ علامہ اقبال نے معروف شاعر گوئٹے کے "مغربی دیوان" کے جواب میں لکھا ہے۔ دیوان گوئٹے اس کی بہتریں کاوشوں میں شمار کی جاتی ہے۔ جرمن میں ایک وقت ایسا آیا کہ لوگ فارسی شاعری کے مضامین و اخلاقا ت کی طرف متوجہ ہو گئے جس کے نتیجے میں گوئٹے بھی سعدی کی پیروی کرتے ہوئے اپنے مضامین کو حیات بخشنے لگا ۔ مشرقی تحریک نے پورے یورپ میں ایک تحریک کی صورت اختیار کر لی جس کا نتیجہ دیوان مشرق ہے ۔علامہ نے مشرق کو ایک پیام دیا اور "پیام مشرق" کے عنوان سے گوئٹے کا جواب بھی دیا۔ علامہ کی یہ کاوش داد و تحسین کے قابل ہے اور اس میں انہوں نے بہترین شاعری کی ہے ۔جس کا نتیجہ یہ ہوا کہ اس مجموعہ کی اشاعت کے فورا بعد ہی جرمن کے ایک ادیب نے اس کا ترجمہ کرنے کی اجازت لیکر شایع کر دیا۔ اس میں علامہ نے اپنی بہترین صلاحت کا مظاہرہ کیا ہے اور اہل مشرق کو بیداری کا پیغام دیا ہے۔ زیر نظر "پیام مشرق" کا اردو ترجمہ اور تشریح ہے جس کویوسف سلیم چشتی نے انجام دیا ہے۔

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About The Author

Mohammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a descendant of a Kashmiri Brahmin family that had embraced Islam in the seventeenth century, was born and settled in Sialkot. After a traditional education in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, he was exposed to a liberal education that defined the contours of his thought and his poetry during the entire period of his life. Beginning his educational career at the Scottish Mission School, he went on to acquire his M. A. in Philosophy, before joining Trinity College, and later earning the degree of Bar-at-Law. He furthered his education by getting the degree of doctorate from Germany on The Development of Metaphysics in Persia. He worked in different capacities at different points of time; he taught philosophy, practised law, got involved in politics, and also attended the second Round Table Conference. Even while he favoured the idea of the creation of Pakistan and is venerated there as the national poet, he wrote the famous patriotic song that celebrates the greatness of India.  King George V decorated him with knighthood and he was called Sir Mohammad Iqbal thereafter.

Iqbal wrote both in Persian and Urdu, and is often regarded as the poet-philosopher of the East who addressed the Muslim ummah, believed in the philosophy of wahdatul wujood, and propounded the philosohy of khudi, or selfhood, which called for self-realisation and the discovery of the hidden talent with love and perseverance. Beyond that lay the stages of complete submission and forgetfulness which, he thought, was the ultimate stage of khudi. Iqbal dreamt of the ‘complete man’ and also entered into a metaphoric dialogue with the divine. His poetry emerged as a remarkable site where message and art coalesced, as he re-configured major poetic devices like metaphor, myth, and symbol to re-visit history, philosophy and the Islamic faith to develop his individual vision. He has left behind his collections of poems, Asraar-e Khudi, Rumooz-e Bekhudi, Baang-e Daraa, Baal-e Jibreel, Payaam-e Mashriq, Zaboor-e ‘Ajm, Javed Naama, Zarb-e Kaleem, and Armaghaan-e Hijaz, apart from his lectures collected in English as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, and other works on the Eastern worldview.

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