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Allama Iqbal

1877 - 1938 | Lahore, Pakistan

One of the greatest Urdu Poets.National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahan se achaa hindustaan hamara', and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'.

One of the greatest Urdu Poets.National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahan se achaa hindustaan hamara', and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'.

ā.īn-e-javāñ-mardāñ haq-goī o be-bākī

allāh ke sheroñ ko aatī nahīñ rūbāhī

aain-e-jawan-mardan haq-goi o be-baki

allah ke sheron ko aati nahin rubahi

aañkh jo kuchh dekhtī hai lab pe aa saktā nahīñ

mahv-e-hairat huuñ ki duniyā kyā se kyā ho jā.egī

aankh jo kuchh dekhti hai lab pe aa sakta nahin

mahw-e-hairat hun ki duniya kya se kya ho jaegi

achchhā hai dil ke saath rahe pāsbān-e-aql

lekin kabhī kabhī ise tanhā bhī chhoḌ de

achchha hai dil ke sath rahe pasban-e-aql

lekin kabhi kabhi ise tanha bhi chhoD de

agar hañgāma-hā-e-shauq se hai lā-makāñ ḳhālī

ḳhatā kis hai rab lā-makāñ terā hai merā

agar hangama-ha-e-shauq se hai la-makan KHali

KHata kis ki hai ya rab la-makan tera hai ya mera

ai tā.ir-e-lāhautī us rizq se maut achchhī

jis rizq se aatī ho parvāz meñ kotāhī

ai tair-e-lahauti us rizq se maut achchhi

jis rizq se aati ho parwaz mein kotahi

amal se zindagī bantī hai jannat bhī jahannam bhī

ye ḳhākī apnī fitrat meñ na nuurī hai na naarī hai

amal se zindagi banti hai jannat bhi jahannam bhi

ye KHaki apni fitrat mein na nuri hai na nari hai

andāz-e-bayāñ garche bahut shoḳh nahīñ hai

shāyad ki utar jaa.e tire dil meñ mirī baat

andaz-e-bayan garche bahut shoKH nahin hai

shayad ki utar jae tere dil mein meri baat

anokhī vaz.a hai saare zamāne se nirāle haiñ

ye āshiq kaun bastī ke yā-rab rahne vaale haiñ

anokhi waza hai sare zamane se nirale hain

ye aashiq kaun si basti ke ya-rab rahne wale hain

apne man meñ Duub kar surāġh-e-zindagī

agar merā nahīñ bantā na ban apnā to ban

apne man mein Dub kar pa ja suragh-e-zindagi

tu agar mera nahin banta na ban apna to ban

aql ko tanqīd se fursat nahīñ

ishq par a.amāl buniyād rakh

aql ko tanqid se fursat nahin

ishq par aamal ki buniyaad rakh

'attār' ho 'rūmī' ho 'rāzī' ho 'ġhazālī' ho

kuchh haath nahīñ aatā be-āh-e-sahar-gāhī

'attar' ho 'rumi' ho 'raazi' ho 'ghazali' ho

kuchh hath nahin aata be-ah-e-sahar-gahi

azāb-e-dānish-e-hāzir se bā-ḳhabar huuñ maiñ

ki maiñ is aag meñ Daalā gayā huuñ misl-e-ḳhalīl

azab-e-danish-e-hazir se ba-KHabar hun main

ki main is aag mein Dala gaya hun misl-e-KHalil

bāġh-e-bahisht se mujhe hukm-e-safar diyā thā kyuuñ

kār-e-jahāñ darāz hai ab mirā intizār kar

Why did you bid me leave from paradise for now

My work is yet unfinished here so you wil have to wait

bagh-e-bahisht se mujhe hukm-e-safar diya tha kyun

kar-e-jahan daraaz hai ab mera intizar kar

Why did you bid me leave from paradise for now

My work is yet unfinished here so you wil have to wait

bātil se dabne vaale ai āsmāñ nahīñ ham

sau baar kar chukā hai imtihāñ hamārā

baatil se dabne wale ai aasman nahin hum

sau bar kar chuka hai tu imtihan hamara

be-ḳhatar kuud paḌā ātish-e-namrūd meñ ishq

aql hai mahv-e-tamāshā-e-lab-e-bām abhī

be-KHatar kud paDa aatish-e-namrud mein ishq

aql hai mahw-e-tamasha-e-lab-e-baam abhi

bharī bazm meñ raaz baat kah

baḌā be-adab huuñ sazā chāhtā huuñ

bhari bazm mein raaz ki baat kah di

baDa be-adab hun saza chahta hun

butoñ se tujh ko umīdeñ ḳhudā se naumīdī

mujhe batā to sahī aur kāfirī kyā hai

buton se tujh ko umiden KHuda se naumidi

mujhe bata to sahi aur kafiri kya hai

DhūñDtā phirtā huuñ maiñ 'iqbāl' apne aap ko

aap goyā musāfir aap manzil huuñ maiñ

DhunDta phirta hun main 'iqbaal' apne aap ko

aap hi goya musafir aap hi manzil hun main

dil se jo baat nikaltī hai asar rakhtī hai

par nahīñ tāqat-e-parvāz magar rakhtī hai

dil se jo baat nikalti hai asar rakhti hai

par nahin taqat-e-parwaz magar rakhti hai

dil soz se ḳhālī hai nigah paak nahīñ hai

phir is meñ ajab kyā ki bebāk nahīñ hai

dil soz se KHali hai nigah pak nahin hai

phir is mein ajab kya ki tu bebak nahin hai

duniyā mahfiloñ se uktā gayā huuñ rab

kyā lutf anjuman jab dil bujh gayā ho

duniya ki mahfilon se ukta gaya hun ya rab

kya lutf anjuman ka jab dil hi bujh gaya ho

ek sarmastī o hairat hai sarāpā tārīk

ek sarmastī o hairat hai tamām āgāhī

ek sarmasti o hairat hai sarapa tarik

ek sarmasti o hairat hai tamam aagahi

faqat nigāh se hotā hai faisla dil

na ho nigāh meñ shoḳhī to dilbarī kyā hai

faqat nigah se hota hai faisla dil ka

na ho nigah mein shoKHi to dilbari kya hai

firqa-bandī hai kahīñ aur kahīñ zāteñ haiñ

kyā zamāne meñ panapne yahī bāteñ haiñ

firqa-bandi hai kahin aur kahin zaten hain

kya zamane mein panapne ki yahi baaten hain

fitrat ko ḳhirad ke rū-ba-rū kar

tasḳhīr-e-maqām-e-rañg-o-bū kar

fitrat ko KHirad ke ru-ba-ru kar

tasKHir-e-maqam-e-rang-o-bu kar

galā to ghoñT diyā ahl-e-madarsa ne tirā

kahāñ se aa.e sadā ilaah il-lallāh

gala to ghonT diya ahl-e-madarsa ne tera

kahan se aae sada la ilah il-lallah

gesū-e-tābdār ko aur bhī tābdār kar

hosh o ḳhirad shikār kar qalb o nazar shikār kar

gesu-e-tabdar ko aur bhi tabdar kar

hosh o KHirad shikar kar qalb o nazar shikar kar

ġhulāmī meñ na kaam aatī haiñ shamshīreñ na tadbīreñ

jo ho zauq-e-yaqīñ paidā to kaT jaatī haiñ zanjīreñ

ghulami mein na kaam aati hain shamshiren na tadbiren

jo ho zauq-e-yaqin paida to kaT jati hain zanjiren

gulzār-e-hast-e-būd na begāna-vār dekh

hai dekhne chiiz ise baar baar dekh

gulzar-e-hast-e-bud na begana-war dekh

hai dekhne ki chiz ise bar bar dekh

guzar aql se aage ki ye nuur

charāġh-e-rāh hai manzil nahīñ hai!

guzar ja aql se aage ki ye nur

charagh-e-rah hai manzil nahin hai!

haañ dikhā de ai tasavvur phir vo sub.h o shaam

dauḌ pīchhe taraf ai gardish-e-ayyām

han dikha de ai tasawwur phir wo subh o sham tu

dauD pichhe ki taraf ai gardish-e-ayyam tu

hai raam ke vajūd pe hindostāñ ko naaz

ahl-e-nazar samajhte haiñ us ko imām-e-hind

hai ram ke wajud pe hindostan ko naz

ahl-e-nazar samajhte hain us ko imam-e-hind

haiñ uqda-kushā ye ḳhār-e-sahrā

kam kar gila-e-barhana-pā.ī

hain uqda-kusha ye KHar-e-sahra

kam kar gila-e-barhana-pai

hakīm o aarif o suufī tamām mast-e-zahūr

kise ḳhabar ki tajallī hai ain-e-mastūrī

hakim o aarif o sufi tamam mast-e-zahur

kise KHabar ki tajalli hai ain-e-masturi

har shai musāfir har chiiz raahī

kyā chāñd taare kyā murġh o maahī

har shai musafir har chiz rahi

kya chand tare kya murgh o mahi

haram-e-pāk bhī allāh bhī qur.ān bhī ek

kuchh baḌī baat thī hote jo musalmān bhī ek

haram-e-pak bhi allah bhi quran bhi ek

kuchh baDi baat thi hote jo musalman bhi ek

havā ho aisī ki hindostāñ se ai 'iqbāl'

uḌā ke mujh ko ġhubār-e-rah-e-hijāz kare

hawa ho aisi ki hindostan se ai 'iqbaal'

uDa ke mujh ko ghubar-e-rah-e-hijaz kare

hayā nahīñ hai zamāne aañkh meñ baaqī

ḳhudā kare ki javānī tirī rahe be-dāġh

haya nahin hai zamane ki aankh mein baqi

KHuda kare ki jawani teri rahe be-dagh

hazāroñ saal nargis apnī be-nūrī pe rotī hai

baḌī mushkil se hotā hai chaman meñ dīda-var paidā

hazaron sal nargis apni be-nuri pe roti hai

baDi mushkil se hota hai chaman mein dida-war paida

hue madfūn-e-dariyā zer-e-dariyā tairne vaale

tamāñche mauj ke khāte the jo ban kar guhar nikle

hue madfun-e-dariya zer-e-dariya tairne wale

tamanche mauj ke khate the jo ban kar guhar nikle

huī na aam jahāñ meñ kabhī hukūmat-e-ishq

sabab ye hai ki mohabbat zamāna-sāz nahīñ

hui na aam jahan mein kabhi hukumat-e-ishq

sabab ye hai ki mohabbat zamana-saz nahin

ilm meñ bhī surūr hai lekin

ye vo jannat hai jis meñ huur nahīñ

ilm mein bhi surur hai lekin

ye wo jannat hai jis mein hur nahin

ishq bhī ho hijāb meñ husn bhī ho hijāb meñ

to ḳhud āshkār ho mujhe āshkār kar

ishq bhi ho hijab mein husn bhi ho hijab mein

ya to KHud aashkar ho ya mujhe aashkar kar

ishq tirī intihā ishq mirī intihā

bhī abhī nā-tamām maiñ bhī abhī nā-tamām

ishq teri intiha ishq meri intiha

tu bhi abhi na-tamam main bhi abhi na-tamam

isī ḳhatā se itāb-e-mulūk hai mujh par

ki jāntā huuñ ma.āl-e-sikandarī kyā hai

isi KHata se itab-e-muluk hai mujh par

ki jaanta hun maal-e-sikandari kya hai

jab ishq sikhātā hai ādāb-e-ḳhud-āgāhī

khulte haiñ ġhulāmoñ par asrār-e-shahanshāhī

jab ishq sikhata hai aadab-e-KHud-agahi

khulte hain ghulamon par asrar-e-shahanshahi

jalāl-e-pādshāhī ho ki jamhūrī tamāshā ho

judā ho diiñ siyāsat se to rah jaatī hai chañgezī

jalal-e-padshahi ho ki jamhuri tamasha ho

juda ho din siyasat se to rah jati hai changezi

jamhūriyat ik tarz-e-hukūmat hai ki jis meñ

bandoñ ko ginā karte haiñ taulā nahīñ karte

jamhuriyat ek tarz-e-hukumat hai ki jis mein

bandon ko gina karte hain taula nahin karte

jinheñ maiñ DhūñDhtā thā āsmānoñ meñ zamīnoñ meñ

vo nikle mere zulmat-ḳhāna-e-dil ke makīnoñ meñ

jinhen main DhunDhta tha aasmanon mein zaminon mein

wo nikle mere zulmat-KHana-e-dil ke makinon mein

jis khet se dahqāñ ko mayassar nahīñ rozī

us khet ke har ḳhosha-e-gandum ko jalā do

jis khet se dahqan ko mayassar nahin rozi

us khet ke har KHosha-e-gandum ko jala do

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