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(Bang-e-Dra-015) Aqal-o-Dil

Reason And Heart

Aqal Ne Aik Din Ye Dil Se Kaha
Bhoole Bhatke Ki Rahnuma Hun Main

One day reason said to the heart:
‘I am a guide for those who are lost.

Hun Zameen Par, Guzr Falak Pe Mera
Dekh To Kis Qadar Rasa Hun Main

I live on earth, but I roam the skies—
just see the vastness of my reach.

Kaam Dunya Mein Rahbari Hai Mera
Misl-e-Khizr-e-Khajasta Pa Hun Main

My task in the world is to guide and lead,
I am like Khizr of blessed steps.

Hun Mufassir-e-Kitab-e-Hasti Ki
Mazhar-e-Shan-e-Kibriya Hun Main

I interpret the book of life,
And through me Divine Glory shines forth.

Boond Ek Khoon Ki Hai Tu Lekin
Ghairat-e-Laal-e-Be Baha Hun Main

You are no more than a drop of blood,
While I am the envy of the priceless pearl!

Dil Ne Sun Kar Kaha Ye Sub Sach Hai
Par Mujhe Bhi To Dekh, Kya Hun Main

The heart listened, and then said: ‘This is all true,
But now look at me, And see what I am.

Raaz-e-Hasti Ko Ti Samajhti Hai
Aur Ankhon Se Dekhta Hun Main!

You penetrate the secret of existence,
But 1 see it with my eyes.

Hai Tujhe Wasta Mazahir Se
Aur Batin Se Ashna Hun Main

You deal With the outward aspect of things,
I know what lies within.

Ilm Tujh Se To Maarifat Mujh Se
Tu Khuda Joo, Khuda Numa Hun Main

Knowledge comes from you, gnosis from me;
You seek God, I reveal Him.

Ilm Ki Intiha Hai Betaabi
Iss Marz Ki Magar Dawa Hun Main

Attaining the ultimate in knowledge only makes one restless—
I am the cure for that malady.

Shama Tu Mehfil-e-Sadaqat Ki
Husn Ki Bazm Ka Diya Hun Main

You are the candle of the Assembly of Truth;
1 am the lamp of the Assembly of Beauty.

Tu Zaman-o-Makan Se Rishta Bapa
Taeer-e-Sidra Se Ashna Hun Main

You are hobbled by space and time,
While I am the bird in the Lotus Tree.

Kis Bulandi Pe Hai Maqam Mera
Arsh Rab-e-Jaleel Ka Hun Main!

My status is so high—
I am the throne of the God of Majesty!


  1. Intellect is the heart of confusion. Heart is the home of salvation.

  2. Misl-e-Khizr-e-Khajasta Pa Hun Main

    what is the meaning of Misl-e-khizr in this; especially who is Khizr ? can anyone explain me.

    1. SiR some say Khizar was a prophet,and ALLAH almighty never give him death,Khizar is the king of wisdom,As ALLAh almighty narrated in Holy Quran about Mussa and Khizar,ALLAH almighty said to Mussa there is a our person khizar know more wisdom then u,and then Mussa met khizar what happend next u can read holly Quran para#15 & 16 Sorah Kahaf(cave).........

  3. no words to praise for this divine informations,,,ALLAMA IQBAL clearly distinguish Mullaism (Intelectual philosphers) and sufism(purify heart)........Marday Qalandar,,,So Oh Offspring of Adam move on to your heart by loving humaity igonoring your ego,anger,arrogance,materialistic desires.....Bring your ego under your foot and u will fly to seven heavens,,,,,As Rumi(Spirtual Teacher of Allama Iqbal) said "u were borns with wings then why prefer to crawl through life"

  4. Tere seene mein dum hai Dil nahin hai, ke tera dum garmi e mehfil nahin hai, nikal ja akal se aage ke yeh noor chirag e raah hai, manzil nahin hai..... Allama Iqbal