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(Bal-e-Jibril-035) Khudi Ki Shaukhi-o-Tundi Mein Kibar-o-Naz Nahin

Khudi Ki Shokhi-O-Tundi Mein Kubr-O-Naaz Nahin
Jo Naaz Ho Bhi To Be-Lazzat-E-Niaz Nahin

In the coquetry and fierceness of the self there is no pride, there are no airs.
Even if there are airs, then they are not without the pleasure of submission.

Nigah-E-Ishq Dil-E-Zindah Ki Talash Mein Hai
Shikar-E-Murda Sazawar-E-Shahbaz Nahin

The eye of love is in search of the living heart;
hunting for carrion does not befit up to the royal hawk.

Meri Nawa Main Nahin Hai Ada’ay Mehboobi
K Bang-E-Soor-E-Sarafeel Dil Nawaz Nahin

In my song there is no charming and romantic grace,
for the blast of the trumpet of Israfil is not meant to please the heart.

Sawal-E-Mai Na Karoon Saqi-E-Farang Se Main
Ke Ye Tareeqa-E-Rindan-E-Pakbaz Nahin

I will not ask for wine from the Frank, saki,
for this is not the way of the pure‐hearted profligates.

Huwi Na Aam Jahan Mein Kabhi Hukumat-E-Ishq
Sabab Ye Hai K Mohabbat Zamana Saaz Nahin

The rule of love has never been widespread in the world.
The reason is this—that love is no time‐server.

Ek Iztarab-E-Musalsal, Ghayaab Ho Ke Huzoor
Main Khud Kahoon To Meri Dastan Daraz Nahin

One continual anxiety—whether absent or present!
If I tell it myself, my story is not long.

Agar Ho Zauq To Khalwat Mein Perh Zuboor-E-Ajam
Faghan-E-Neem Shabi Be-Nawa’ay Raaz Nahin

If you desire then read the 'Persian Psalms'* in seclusion;
The midnight lament is not bereft of secrets.

*Allama Iqbal's another poetry book 'Zaboor-e-Ajam'


  1. I belive khudi do terha ki hai aik positive jo khuda ka raaz hai chuppa insan mai. or aik negative jo ego hai....any one please put some light on this topic.

  2. Ego is actually gharor..its not related to khudi at all..and Iqbal has explained this in his poetry....

    1. khudi is selfness and ghoorur is pride. iqbal khudi means know about yourself your reality and your purpose of life.