Search Words, Couplet, Verse, Shair In Iqbal Poetry

(Bal-e-Jibril-030) Dil Soz Se Khali Hai, Nigah Pak Nahin Hai

Dil Souz Se Khali Hai, Nigah Paak Nahin Hai
Phir Iss Mein Ajab Kya Ke Tu Be-Baak Nahin Hai

Of passion’s glow your heart is blank, your glances are not chaste and frank:
To wonder at then there is naught that bold and dauntless you are not.

Hai Zauq-E-Tajali Bhi Issi Khaak Mein Pinhan
Ghafil! Tu Nira Sahib-E-Adraak Nahin Hai

A longing strong for God’s display, is also hid in self‐same clay:
O heedless man, let this be known, brains alone you do not own.

Who Ankh Ke Hai Surma’ay Afrang Se Roshan
Purkaar-O-Sukhan Saaz Hai, Nam Naak Nahin Hai

The eye whose light and luster rest on collyrium brought from West:
Is full of art, conceit and show, it gets not wet at others’ woe.

Kya Sufi-O-Mullah Ko Khabar Mere Junoon Ki
Un Ka Sar-E-Daman Bhi Abhi Chaak Nahin Hai

How can the priest and monk assess the height of craze that I possess?
still sound the hems of robes they wear, which have no rifts and know no tear.

Kab Tak Rahe Mehkoomi-E-Anjum Mein Meri Khaak
Ya Main Nahin, Ya Gardish-E-Aflaak Nahin Hai

How long the stars shall hold their sway on fate of man, sprung from clay?
Either bereft of life I drop, or the Wheel of Fate must stop.

Bijli Hun, Nazar Koh-O-Bayanbaan Pe Hai Meri
Mere Liye Shayan-E-Khas-O-Khashaak Nahin Hai

Lightning I am and keep my eye on waste and hill that reach the sky:
Heaps of straw and mounds of dust, too low they are, avoid I must.

Alam Hai Faqat Momin-E-Jaan Baaz Ki Miras
Momin Nahin Jo Sahib-E-Loulaak Nahin Hai !

That godly man gets world’s bequest, who risks his life in ceaseless quest:
That man no Faith can claim at all who lives not up to Prophet’s call.


  1. بسیار خوب۔ این مرا پسندیدہ تر است۔

  2. Replies
    1. lolaak hi the highest place in sky.

    2. lolak indicates to nabi sallallaho alehe wasallam.its arabian word

  3. Lolaak mean follower. follower of Prophet Muhammad Instructions.

  4. Ap Sallallaho Alehe wassalm is called Sahib e Lolak. Lo lalak is a hadeeth' text, in which it is said by Allah that there would have been no kaynat had been no Muhammad (Sallallaho alehe wasallam). May Allah forgive me for incorrect quote, but as far as I remember now, I once read that this hadeeth has some week reference and can not be taken as 100% authentic one.

  5. Where can i get the full translation of every verse in the link

  6. Where can I find the translation of all the verses which are present in ??

  7. اگر تیری یعنی نبی اکرم ص وسلم کی ذات گرامی نہ ہوتی تو الله آسمانوں کو پیدا نہ کرتا ۔ لولاک کا مطلب ہے ۔لولاک لما خلقت الافلاک۔

  8. Not a good translation
    Example- Bayaban translated as waste

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  10. I don't get the exact idea behind the use of "daaman" in Iqbal's poetry. He has used it in many poems but I am not clear with this concept.
    "Kya Sufi o Mullah Ko khabar mere junoo'n kee,
    In ka sar-e-daaman bhi abhi chaak nahi hai."


  11. Allama was a great thinker who expressed himself thru poetry. His focus was reforming the Ummah. If we read this in the light of modern sociological and anthropological thought I find it a lack of understanding of how cultures work and evolve. He dreams of an ideal Muslim(momen) and Islamic society and is saddened by lack of many things among Muslims of his times (lack of soz ,effects of foreign cultures viz. farang, i.e. British's effects and modification of behavior of Muslims etc). In his jawabe shikwa he mentions of caste system without realizing that it was inevitable due to culture contact with India.

  12. V nice i like too much Allama Iqbal