Posted by: Dawud Israel | February 5, 2008

Shikwah of Allama Iqbal

It’s amazing how much Muslims are suffering today. But this isn’t anything new. We love express our grief others in fiery khutbahs and emotional speeches.

Yet how many of us are willing to address this to the One who actually matters?

Allama Iqbal composed these poetic narratives to Allah SWT. Iqbal is one of Islam’s greatest poets and Pakistan was his brainchild. It is said he saw Moulana Rumi (rahimullah) in a dream once who showed him how to write his poetry. Iqbal’s Persian/Urdu poetry is studied around the world in many Muslim universities.

Be sure to watch these video with attention! 🙂

The Shikwah (Complaint) of Allama Iqbal:

The Jawab-e-Shikwah (Answer to the Complaint) of Allama Iqbal:

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.


Responses

  1. Whats interesting is that most “involved muslim youth” (Yes, Even Pakistanis) lack the resources *like being able to read urdu* and therefore have no idea who Allama Iqbal is. Those who do know him, know very little. Its rather unfortunate, and this is something I came to realize recently when my father (who has memorized many of Iqbals sayings) gave me a translation of some of his works and when i complained to my father about one of the poems my dad said it was because of the poor translation. In any case, I can understand urdu and so my father translated it for me…and needless to say, I was in awe. Indeed, Iqbal was a great writer of our past, whose thoughts and concerns regarding the ummah have effected many individuals, Alhamdulilah.


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