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(Bal-e-Jibril-147) Jibreel-o-Iblees

Jibreel-o-Iblees
GABRIEL AND IBLIS

Jibreel
GABRIEL

Humdam Dairina! Kaisa Hai Jahan-e-Rang-o-Boo?

Old friend, how goes the world of colour and smell?

Iblees
IBLIS

Souz-o-Saaz-o-Dard-o-Dagh-o-Justujooye-o-Arzoo

Burning and suffering, scars and pain, seeking and longing!

Jibreel
GABRIEL

Har Ghari Aflak Par Rehti Hai Teri Guftugu
Kya Nahin Mumkin Ke Tera Chaak-e-Daman Ho Rafoo

They are all talking about you in the celestial spheres.
Could your ripped garment still be mended?

Iblees
IBLIS

Aah Ae Jibreel! Tu Waqif Nahin Iss Raaz Se
Kar Gya Sarmast Mujh Ko Toot Kar Mera Saboo

Ah, Gabriel, you do not know this secret:
When my wine-jug broke it turned my head.

Ab Yahan Meri Guzar Mumkin Nahin, Mumkin Nahin
Kis Qadar Khamosh Hai Ye Alam-e-Be-Kaakh-o-Koo!

I can never walk this place again!
How quiet this region is! There are no houses, no streets!

Jis Ki Naumeedi Se Ho Souz-e-Daroon-e-Kainat
Uss Ke Haq Mein ‘Taqnatu’ Acha Hai Ya ‘La-Taqnatu’ ?

One whose despair (hopelessness) warms the heart of the universe
What suits him best, ‘Give up hope’ or Don’t give up hope!

Jibreel
GABRIEL

Kho Diye Inkaar Se Tu Ne Maqamat-e-Buland
Chashm-e-Yazdaan Mein Farishton Ki Rahi Kya Abroo!

You gave up exalted positions when you said “No.”
The angels lost face with God—what a disgrace that was!

Iblees
IBLIS

Hai Meri Jurraat Se Musht-e-Khak Mein Zauq-e-Namoo
Mere Fitne Jama-e-Aqal-o-Khirad Ka Taar-o-Poo

With my boldness I make this handful of dust rise up.
My mischief weaves the garment that reason wears.”

Dekhta Hai Tu Faqat Sahil Se Razm-e-Khair-o-Shar
Kon Toofan Ke Tamanche Kha Raha Hai, Main Ke Tu?

From the shore you watch the clash of good and evil.
Which of us suffers the buffets of the storms—you or I?

Khizar Bhi Bedast-o-Pa, Ilyas Bhi Bedast-o-Pa
Mere Toofan Tam-Ba-Yam, Darya-Ba-Darya, Joo-Ba-Joo

Both Khizr and Ilyas feel helpless:
The storms I have stirred up rage in oceans, rivers, and streams.

Gar Khalwat Mayassir Ho To Puch Allah Se
Qissa-e-Adam Ko Rangeen Kar Gya Kis Ka Lahoo!

If you are ever alone with God, ask Him:
Whose blood coloured the story of Adam?

Main Khatakta Hun Dil-e-Yazdan Mein Kante Ki Tarah
Tu Faqat Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo !

I rankle in God’s heart like a thorn. But what about you?
All you do is chant ‘He is God’ over and over!

48 comments:

  1. Surely ‘saaz’ (Iblis saying ‘soz–o–saaz’) means ‘singing’ or ‘tunes’, in the sense of ‘creativity’?

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    1. The english translation of "Saaz o soze" is somehow differnet than what i found in the urdu dictionary "Farhang e Aasfia".

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  2. only Iqbal could dare to write such poem. i am surorised no Molvi did not rewarded him with fatwa of kufr?

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  3. Can anyone explain what is the meaning of this line:
    میں کھٹکتا ہوں دل یزداں میں کانٹے کی طرح

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    1. dil-e-yazdan means dunya aagy mtlb khud samaj aa jataa hai


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    2. yazdan in Persian mean "god of Good" in ancient Persian theology there were two gods "Yazdan" for good and "eharman" the god of evil

      so Dil-e-Yazdan means the good god meaning simply the God.

      in my opinion the Satan (and satanic system, as some modern systems claims that church got nothing to do in affairs of state) is proud that he isn't obedient to anyone in fact he is proud that he is of that high level that he is in war with the true lord.

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    3. yazdan means God

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    4. Yazdan referrs to God. Iqbal has expressed a taunt of Iblees to Jibraeel that he (Iblees) causes a pinch in God's heart while Jibraeel is only sitting and reciting God's name (tasbeeh). Throughout this poem is indicating a dialogue and an attempt to establish individual supremacy between Iblees and Jibraeel.

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  4. yazdaan say murad ALLAH KAREEM ki zaat e pak hy
    kehnay ka matlab ye hay ke min Allah Kareem k dil min kantay ki tarh khatkta hun yani uss ki nazar muj pe rehti hy
    min uss ki tawaju ka markz hun
    aur tu faqat Allah ho Allah ho

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    1. bilkul sahi mtlb hai

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    2. wah umar draz...bahot achcha matlab bataya.

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    3. Wonderful explanation

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    4. True meangs.

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    5. True meanings.

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    6. yahaan shaitan ka almia bhi mazkoor hey.Satan is creation.Yazdaan(a persian istiara for Allah)is creator of both Jibreel and Satan.Satan is in self deceit.Satan thinks he caused concern for Allah.Allah is bey-niaaz.Satan is in a complex of being better, superior to the rest of creations as he demonstrated on the day one of Adam creation by refusing to prostate infront of Adam.Satan knowingly thinks he is the one who challenged Allah and caused concern and he is something special, where as he is on borrowed time that too he begged Allah for time till the day of judgement to mislead mankind from the path of Allah.He taunts Jibreel of being a submissive and an obedient creature and humbles Jibreel to the point of nothingness in order to make an argument for his wrong which he was destined to be so.Satan almia yeh hey keh us ki taqdeer mein he 'malaoon' hona likha tha.This is also one of his tricks to justify his situation.His hopelessness is eternal.He is on borrowed time.He can say any thing.

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  5. very Nice bhut piyari shairi hy

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  6. syed mohammad jalaluddin qadri, gulbara, karnataka, india such poetries help in the transformtion of the brute animal in man into a magnificient human personality

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  7. fantastic... my alwas fevert...

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  8. main khatakta hun dil-e-yazdaan mein kaante ki tarah..
    tu faqat Allah hu Allah hu....
    sari khubsurti in lines me posheedah hai.....

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  9. his poetry is superb.i love his poetry

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  10. great supperb mind blowing

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  11. Mukarram Alam: From my point of view the translation of above couplets should be as follows:

    Gabriel
    - O’ Old Friend; how is the world, its smell and colors?

    Satan
    - Burning-o-Suffering-o-Scars-o-Pain-o-Quest-o-Desire!

    Gabriel
    - For all the time; you exchange dialogue about extraterrestrial;
    isn’t possible; that your ragged-apron be rigged-up!

    Satan
    - O’ Gabriel; you’re not aware of this secrete;
    had made me wild-out; my broken flask of wine!

    - Now, herein; my ingress is not possible, not possible;
    how quiet this world is - without dwelling!

    - Whose hopelessness bewailed the heart of Universe;
    what suits him – Give-up hope is best or doesn’t give-up hope!

    Gabriel
    - You’ve lost glorious position by just saying “No”;
    what was angles’ position been before God’s eyes!

    Satan
    - Due to my disobedience, this handful dust risen-up;
    my confrontational costume of talent-o-wisdom stitched-with!

    - You just watch only from the shoreline; the clash of good and evil;
    who’s having spanks of storm – me or you!

    - Khizar is helpless too, Ilyas is helpless too;
    the storms, I’ve faced – oceans to oceans, rivers to rivers, winds to winds!

    - If you ever have a chance to be alone with God, ask Him;
    whose blood would’ve been given colors - the story of Adam?

    - I rankle in God’s heart like a thorn;
    you just chant – God is great, God is great, God is great!

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    1. Amazing translation. Very pleased

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    2. Amazing translation. Very pleased

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    3. That was pretty painful to read, until "spanks of storm" made me laugh out loud.

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    4. Masha Allah. .Allah aap ko din doni rat chugni tarqi dey. .ameen sum ameen

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  12. A great logic in the poetry of Allama Iqbal. a realy very very talented person in the world, but his kith and kinare ravish, debauchers etc. I pay my great tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, ra.

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  13. LOL, pure humor and height of imagination. Translation is just perfect.

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  14. poety can not be translated. even if some one tries to translate, it does not mean that the complete depth of the stanza or peom are measured. main khatakta hun dile yazdan main kantay ki tarah ... if u will read this line again and again a new world of energy, depth and meaning will be tasted by u. what a lovely way allama adopted to address iblis by gabriel...hamdarde daireena..(mean OLD FRIEND) it means that gabriel have love and affection for gabriel.. gabriel did not address him as o satan...or evil...hamdarde daireena also deptict the passion of gabriel about satan,,,

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    1. Sir not hamdard....it is hamdam...please

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    2. Hoshruba line hay ...main khatakta hn dil e jazdan main kantay ki tarah.....ahahaha kia kehnay ...Hazrat e Allam Rehmatulla Aleh kay

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    3. I can not agree more.You are absolutely right.In particular Iqbal's poetry's appears to be Ilhaam,Ilqa and kashaf.It appears to carry boundless meanings.I have been praying to Allah for wisdom and and I pray to Allah to eternally keep me on this blessed path of praying wisdom and khair and nijaat and fazal and karam and all the good in this world and in the hereafter.You are right in saying that read even one line again and again and a every time a new dimension , a new meaning surfaces.

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  15. yes you are right i always think that if iblees do sajda then is there a such world no never
    this wolrd is created on NO of iblees

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  16. Main Khatakta Hun Dil-e-Yazdan Mein Kante Ki Tarah
    Tu Faqat Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo !

    sheetan nay agar hashr k din galti maan li or usko mafi mil gayi to kia banay ga.
    wo kr to allah pak ki duty hi raha hai dunya mai. k writer nay jo role usko dia wo usko hi nibha raha hai.
    per allah pak kabhi apna parda nahi kholtay..chahay karbala ka meedan ho ya taif main pathar huzoor alyslatoslam per phainkay jain...

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    1. Satan ne ALLAH ko inkaar kia hata ke ALLAH sab se bhtr jannei wala h or use hukm kia mgr us ne nhi mana oper se kha ke ma insaan ko ghumra kia.
      Satan nhi maafi mangei ga mere khyal se.

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  17. frnds kisi ko faqar k meaning pta hain ????

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  18. Let me clear somethings here.

    Satan has done zulm on him itself.he became proud and refused ALLAH and ALLAH knows best that who is more superior but iblees said no and also said i ll take them away from you.
    If he would have asked forgiveness,ALLAH would have forgave him.the thing is ibless was proudy.
    And he even did proud and said ALLAH no and then saying i ll take them away.
    ALLAH ne insaan ko sab makhlooqo pr afzal bnaya.ALLAH sab se brh kr jannei wala h or jo aqal ilm or jo kuch kisi ya iblees ke paas bhi h ALLAH ki trf se h.ALLAH hi bhtr janta h kon afzal or brha h.iblees apny gharoor me inkaar kr gya or maafi bhi nhi mangi or gharoor kia.us ne apny ap pr khud zulm kia.

    Or dile yazdaan me khatkna kantei ki trha ki baat h to agr ALLAH chahe to iblees ka wajood bhi na rahei mgr us ko mohlat di gai h.or qayamat ke baad wo bhi i guess dhozakh me ho ga kyu ke wo gharoor or maghroor.jb ALLAH ek ho ba hoo ho kar baat kh rahei h phir b inkaar krna or oper se maafi na mangna or khna ke inhei ghumraa kro ga or oper se maafi bhi nhi kyu ke ALLAH se bhtr to koi nhi janta.maafi mangni chahiye bndei ko kyu ke hmei bht km ilm h.


    ALLAH knowa best.
    Agy ALLAH bhtr janta.

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  19. Iqbal was a very good MUSLIM philosopher.the thing is if iblees/satan would have asked for forgiveness,ALLAH would have forgiven him but he is proudy and is in pride and said no to ALLAH.and ALLAH has knowledge of everything and more than anyone but still satan/iblees said no to ALLAH and even said that i ll take the humans away from you.Satan is humans true enemy.

    He should have asked forgiveness and said that he was wrong and he was wrong while he became ignorant.he was proudy.

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  20. Satan/iblees was proudy and if he had asked for forgiveness and said sorry,ALLAH would have forgiven him but he was proudy.said no to ALLAH,ALLAH has knowledge of everything and better than anyone and also of that who is superior but Iblees said no despite ALLAH commanded.
    Read or listen QURAN and SAHIH HADEES for better understanding.

    Satan would try to make you ignorant but you just have to control your nafs towards bad things and avoid satan attacking you,he will try to take you towards bad things and would try to take you to hell.
    Be sure to say to ALLAH to show u righteous path.He is your open enemy.

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  21. Satan/iblees was proudy and if he had asked for forgiveness and said sorry,ALLAH would have forgiven him but he was proudy.said no to ALLAH,ALLAH has knowledge of everything and better than anyone and also of that who is superior but Iblees said no despite ALLAH commanded.
    Read or listen QURAN and SAHIH HADEES for better understanding.

    Satan would try to make you ignorant but you just have to control your nafs towards bad things and avoid satan attacking you,he will try to take you towards bad things and would try to take you to hell.
    Be sure to say to ALLAH to show u righteous path.Satan is your open enemy in this world.

    INSHAALLAH,ALLAH will show us all the straight path and grant us beneficial knowledge and wisdom.

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