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Allama Muhammad Iqbal

(9 November 1877 - 21 April 1938 / Sialkot / British India)

I Desire


I want to have the extremes of your Love,
See, how silly am I, wishing for unachievable.

I don't care if you maltreat me or promise to unveil your beauty,
I just want something unbearable to test my fortitude

Let the God fearing people be dwelling in the paradise,
For, instead I want to be face to face with you.
(I don't want to go to paradise but want to observe the Divine Beauty)

O fellows, I am here for a few moments, as a gust,
Like morning star I will fade and vanish in a few moments.

I disclosed the secret in public,
I need to be punished for being so rude.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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  • Rookie Mazhar Butt (6/10/2009 6:06:00 PM)

    It would be nice if English translation of Iqbal's poems is also provided.
    Non-Urdu-Persian readers obviusly cannot benefit from his thoughts.
    I hope the managers of the website will do something in this regard.
    thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ganesh Dhamodkar (8/4/2007 2:40:00 AM)

    bharii bazm me.n raaz kii baat kah dii
    ba.Daa be-adab huu.N, sazaa chaahataa huu.N
    what a nice couplet! (Report) Reply

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