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(Bal-e-Jibril-045) Nigah-e-Faqar Mein Shan-e-Sikandari Kya Hai

Nigah-e-Faqr Mein Shan-e-Sikandari Kya Hai
Kharaj Ki Jo Gada Ho, Woh Qaisri Kya Hai!

The splendour of a monarch great is worthless for the free and bold:
Where lies the grandeur of a king, whose riches rest on borrowed gold?

Buton Se Tujh Ko Umeedain, Khuda Se Naumeedi
Mujhe Bata To Sahi Aur Kafiri Kya Hai!

You pin your faith on idols vain and turn your back on Mighty God:
If this is not unbelief and sin, what else is unbelief and fraud?

Falak Ne Un Ko Atta Ki Hai Khawajgi Ke Jinhain
Khabar Nahin Rawish-e-Banda Parwari Kya Hai

Luck favours the fool and the mean, and exalts and lifts to the skies
Only those who are base and low and know not how to patronize.

Faqt Nigah Se Hota Hai Faisla Dil Ka
Na Ho Nigah Mein Shaukhi To Dilbari Kya Hai

One look from the eyes of the Fair can make a conquest of the heart:
There is no charm in the fair sweet, If it lacks this alluring art.

Issi Khata Se Itaab-e-Mulook Hai Mujh Par
Ke Janta Hun Maal-e-Sikandari Kya Hai

I am a target for the hate of the mighty rich and the great,
As I know the end of Caesars great and know the freaks of luck or fate.

Kise Nahin Hai Tamana-e-Sarwari, Lekin
Khudi Ki Mout Ho Jis Mein Woh Sarwari Kya Hai!

To be a person great and strong is the end and aim of all;
But that rank is not real and true that is attained by the ego’s fall.

Khush Aa Gyi Hai Jahan Ko Qalandari Meri
Wagarna Shair Mera Kya Hai, Shayari Kya Hai!

My bold and simple mode of life has captured each and every heart;
Though my numbers are lame and dull And lay no claim to poet’s art.


  1. very inspiring

  2. superb , awesome

  3. I found Kalam e Iqbal in Audio + Video form at

  4. I love Allama Iqbal and his poetry....

  5. Iqbal Sahab Ka Jawab Nahi Koi Bahot Achi Poetry He Yaar

  6. i love to sing it .... awesome ....


  8. my damn fav poetry...(Y)

  9. faqar apnay kamil makam per jab hota hai to sirf wo ALLAH ki zaat hoti hai banday se zahir hoti hai. or kamil faqar hazart Imam e Hussain se zahir howa. k har chez per tasurf hotay howay bhi ..insan honay ka raaz rakhaaa....agar oliallah itnay baday baday karamat kr sktay hian to Imam e Pak k liyay kia baid tha. layken yehi to haqeeqi baat hai k...raaz ko chupaya jana hi haqeeqi faqar hai..jis se aj ka peer wa sufi bohat dor hai. wo apnay kissay suna kr logon ko khush kr kay apnay nafas ko taskeen daytay hian.

  10. These verses should be forwarded to all those who are at the helm of affairs especially President, chairman and members board of directors of National Bank of Pakistan who are mostly retired bureaucrats and got the top positions in their career by dint of seniority, but now playing with the fate of regular employees of NBP by approving the promotion policy of discretional appraisals and socalled interviews while they got promotions in their career by completion of courses with no adverse report but in order of seniority. Are they not accountable to Allah Almighty as they have blocked way of eligible regular employees. Safarish is a sine qua non for promotion. Once again are management and member board of directors not accountable to Allah almighty.

  11. Who has done this terrible translation in English?

  12. People should read his poems to strengthen their believes.

  13. Allama Iqbal a poet n philospher of no match in whole universe.

  14. very inspirational, I strongly feel that Iqbal should be read and understood thoroughly. It is sad that his message is being forgotton.

  15. Explanation in urdu/english

  16. Khush agai jahan ko qalandri meri
    Wagarna shair mera kia hai shayari kia hai...

  17. Philosophical Lines from Dr. Iqbal r.a...😘😍💟💞💝💕💝💝💟💞💞💝💝💞💞💜💚💜💚💜💚💟💚💝💚💕💚💝💚💚💝💚

  18. Unfortunately, We are blindly following Western Civilization.