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(Bal-e-Jibril-049) Aflak Se Ata Hai Nalon Ka Jawab Akhir

Aflak Se Ata Hai Nalon Ka Jawab Akhir
Karte Hain Khitab Akhir, Uthte Hain Hijab Akhir

From the heavens comes an answer to our long cries at last:
The heavens break their silence, the curtains rise at last!

Ahwal-e-Mohabbat Mein Kuch Farq Nahin Aesa
Souz-o-Tab-o-Taab Awwal, Souz-o-Tab-o-Taab Akhir

Little of change love’s fortunes inherit: born in anguish
And fire, in fire and anguish its end it buys at last.

Main Tujh Ko Batata Hun, Taqdeer-e-Umam Kya Hai
Shamsheer-o-Sanaa Awwal, Taoos-o-Rabab Akhir

The destiny of nations I chart for you:
At first the sword and spear; the zither’s, the lute’s soft sighs at last.

Maikhane-e-Yourap Ke Dastoor Nirale Hain
Late Hain Suroor Awwal, Dete Hain Sharab Akhir

Outlandish are the customs that Europe’s tavern knows!
It steeps men first in pleasure, the wine supplies at last.

Kya Dabdaba-e-Nadir, Kya Shaukat-e-Taimoori
Hi Jate Hain Sub Daftar Gharq Mai-e-Naab Akhir

Be it the awe of Nadir, be it the glory of a Tamerlane:
At last all exploits are drowned in a barrel of wine.

Khalwat Ki Ghari Guzri, Jalwat Ki Ghari Ayi
Chutne Ko Hai Bijle Se Agosh-e-Sahaab Akhir

The cloistered hour is over, the arena’s hour begins;
The lightning comes to asunder those cloudy skies at last!

Tha Zabt Bohat Mushkil Iss Seel-e-Maani Ka
Keh Dale Qalandar Ne Asrar-e-Kitab Akhir

It was too hard to withhold the flood of these truths,
At last the Qalandar revealed the secrets of the Book.


  1. It is really a masterpiece from the pen of a mastermind(Iqbal). Iqbal here opens the doors of the heavens to unfold the secrets of nature!

  2. very nice and the amazing poetry of allma iqbal that he describes with about the nation.

  3. My understanding is, he is not opening the secrets of nature rather introducing the readers towards tariqat

  4. Where can i find the translation of these words in urdu, Coz my URDU is weak,Is their any source on web so that i can get the translation of the difficult words in urdu ?

  5. these are truth about life that men are attracted towards wrong very fast.

  6. Pakistani nation has everything for its guidance ... Quran, Hadees, and ..... kalam-e-Iqbal. But, unfortunately, the nation is not paying attention to any of these.

  7. Great words by great man. May allah bless him!

  8. What is the background of first line? What is he trying to tell

    1. @ Anonymous, he is trying to say that when a man thrives to find the motive of creating this whole universe and why is he created and what role he has to do, then he starts receiving the signals from God, he starts getting the answers of his questions through different ways, but the condition is, only those can receive the answer who are thriving to get solutions, therefore not everyone can find the answers. Hope it answers the query.


  9. ,It was too hard to withhold the flood of these truths
    then the Sufi mystic revealed the secrets of the last Book

  10. Could anyone explain the meaning and the context of the poem?

  11. Shamsheer o sana Awal .....iqbal is telling about Our future...Why today no one want to Understand these words......Musliums are targeted.killed bouthered in all the word......WHEN WILL WE STOOD UP

  12. Can someone explain the meaning of these couplets/provide interpretation