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Zia Reads Iqbal

1- The Himalayas
2- The Colourful Rose
3- The Age of Infancy
4- Mirza Ghalib
5- The Cloud on the Mountain
6- A Spider and a Fly
7- A Mountain and a Squirrel
8- A Cow and a Goat
9- The Child’s Invocation
10- Sympathy
11- A Mother’s Dream
12- The Bird’s Complaint
13- The Interrogation of the Dead
14- Moth and Candle
15- Reason And Heart
16- The Painful Wail
17- The Sun (Translated from Gautier)
18- The Candle
19- A Longing
20- The Morning Sun
21- Pathos of Love
22- A Withered Rose
23- The Tombstone of Sayyid
24- The New Moon
25- Man and Nature
26- The Message of Dawn
27- Love and Death
28- Virtue and Vice
29- The Poet
30- The Heart
31- The Wave of River
32- Farewell O World's Congregation!
33- Young Baby
34- The Portrait of Anguish
35- Lament of Separation
36- The Moon
37- Bilal
38- The Story Of Adam
39- The Indian Anthem
40- Firefly
41- Morning Star
42- The National Anthem For the Indian Children
43- A New Altar
44- Dagh
45- Cloud
46- Firefly and Bird
47- The Child and the Candle
48- On the Bank of the Ravi
49- The Traveller’s Request
50- Do not look at the garden of existence like a stranger
51- If you had not come I would have had no occasion for contention
52- O Lord! Strange is the piety of the preacher
53- I should procure such straws for my nest from somewhere
54- What can I say how I got separated from my garden
55- Unusual in state, distinct from the whole world they are
56- One should not see the Spectacle with the material eye
57- What should I say how much Longing for dejection I have
58- The one I was searching for on the earth and in heaven
59- Completion of your Love is what I desire
60- When that Beniaz opens His Graceful Hand
61- I bear hardships on myself, I am unconcerned with others
62- Majnun abandoned habitation, you should abandon wilderness also
63- Love
64- Beauty’s Essence
65- The Message
66- Swami Ram Tirath
67- Addressed To the Students of Aligarh College
68- The Morning Star
69- The Beauty and the Love
70- On Seeing a Cat in the Lap of Someone
71- The Bud
72- Moon and Stars
73- The Union
74- Sulaima
75- The Unfaithful Lover
76- The Unsuccessful Effort
77- The Song of Grief
78- The Short-Lived Joy
79- Man
80- The Manifestation of Beauty
81- One Evening
82- Solitude
83- The Message of Love
84- Separation
85- To Abd Al-Qadir
86- Sicily
87- The life of Man is no more than a breath!
88- O God! Teach a little Love to my happy Intellect.
89- The world will know when the flood of conversation will emerge from my heart
90- Thy splendor is manifest in thunder, in fire, in spark
91- O worldly congregation! Though your gatherings were attractive
92- We circumambulate the wine‑cup like the wine’s ref lection
93- Time has come for openness, Beloved’s Sight will be common
94- The Islamic Cities
95- The Star
96- Two Planets
97- The Royal Cemetery
98- Morning’s Appearance
99- Tadmin on a Verse of Anisi Shamlu
100- The Philosophy of Grief
101- On a Flower-offering
102- The Anthem of the Islamic Community
103- Patriotism
104- A Pilgrim on His Way To Madinah
105- Qat`ah
106- The Complaint
107- The Moon
108- The Night And The Poet
109- The Assembly of Stars
110- Strolling in the Celestial World
111- Advice
112- Rama
113- The Motor Car
114- The Human Race
115- Address to the Muslim Youth
116- The Eid Crescent
117- The Candle and the Poet
118- Muslim
119- Before the Prophet’s Throne
120- The Hospital of Hijaz
121- The Answer to the Complaint
122- The Cup-Bearer
123- Education and Its Consequences
124- Closeness to Kings
125- The Poet
126- The Good News of the Dawn
127- Prayer
128- In Response To the Request For Writing a Poem on 'Eid
129- Fatima Bint ‘Abdullah
130- The Dew And The Stars
131- The Siege of Adrianople
132- Ghulam Qadir Ruhilah
133- A Dialogue
134- I and You
135- The Poem Based on a Verse of Abu Talib Kalim
136- Shibli and Hali
137- Evolution
138- Abu Bakr The Truthful
139- The Present Civilization
140- In Memory of My Late Mother
141- The Sun’s Ray
142- ‘Urfi
143- In Response To a Letter
144- Nanak
145- Infidelity and Islam
146- Bilal
147- The Muslims and Modern Education
148- The Princess of Flowers
149- Based on a Verse of Sa’ib
150- A Conversation in Paradise
151- Religion
152- An Incident of the Battle of Yarmuk
153- Religion
154- Remain Attached To the Tree Keep Spring’s Expectation
155- The Night of the Celestial Ascension of the Prophet
156- The Flower
157- Shakespeare
158- I and You
159- Imprisonment
160- Begging For the Caliphate
161- Late Shah Din Humayun
162- Khizr the Guide
163- The Rise of Islam
164- O zephyr! Convey my message to the one wrapped in blanket
165- These songs of turtle doves and nightingales are merely ear’s illusion
166- O dejected nightingale your lament is immature still
167- Lift the veil from thy Face and be manifest in the assembly
168- The spring breeze is flowing again start singing, O Iqbal
169- For once, O awaited Reality, reveal Thyself in a form material,
170- No wonder if the garden birds remained fond of poetry even under the net
171- Though you are bound by cause and effect
172- In the East principles are changed to religion
173- The girls are learning English
174- The Sheikh also is not a supporter of women’s seclusion
175- O wise man! This is a matter of a few days only
176- Western education is very encouraging
177- It does not matter if the preacher is poor
178- The patient of civilization will not be cured by the goli
179- Will there be an end to this, how long should we buy
180- We poor Easterners have been entangled in the West
181- “The search, the witness and the thing witnessed are the same”
182- We have lost all material resources
183- As I tried to commit suicide the Miss exclaimed
184- So naive were they not to appreciate the Arabs’ worth
185- In India councils are a part of the government
186- Membership of the Imperial council is not at all difficult
187- What will be a better proof of affection and fidelity
188- The Sheikh was giving a sermon on the mode of operation
189- Let us see how long this business of the East lasts
190- The cow one day started saying to the camel
191- Last night the mosquito related to me
192- This new ‘verse’ was revealed to me from the jail
193- Life may be lost but truth should not be lost
194- Capital and labor are in confrontation with each other
195- That eternal rind has departed from the border of Sham
196- One day a dispute arose between the farmer and the owner
197- Throw them out in the alley
198- The owner of the factory is a useless man
199- I have heard this was the talk in the factory yesterday
200- Though the mosque was built overnight by the believers
201- Arise in order that we may make the order of the sun’s journey fresh
202- The heart of a diamond can be cut by the leaf of a flower;
203- My epiphany of passion causes commotion in the precinct of the Divine Essence,
204- All potent wine is emptied of Thy cask;
205- If the stars have strayed—To whom do the heavens belong, You or Me?
206- Bright are Your tresses: brighten them even more:
207- Make our hearts the seats of mercy and love,
208- Whether or not it moves you, at least listen to my complaint—
209- Give to the youth my sighs of dawn;
210- What avails love when life is so ephemeral?
211- My scattered dust charged with Love The shape of heart may take at last:
212- Thy world the fish’s and the winged thing’s bower;
213- Contrary runs our planet, the stars whirl fast, oh Saki!
214- Due to Thy benevolence, I am not without merit,
215- Set out once more that cup, that wine, oh Saki—
216- He is the essence of the Space as well as the Placeless Realm—
217- My Saki made me drink the wine of There is no god but He:
218- At times, Love is a wanderer who has no home,
219- Slow fire of longing—wealth beyond compare;
220- Love, sometimes, is the solitude of Nature;
221- Have You forgotten then my heart of old,
222- Grant me the absorption of the souls of the past,
223- By dint of Spring the poppy-cup, with vintage red is over-flown:
224- I learnt from Abul Hasan:
225- Mine ill luck the same and same, O Lord, the coldness on Your part:
226- This reason of mine knows not good from evil;
227- Methought my racing field lay under the skies,
228- To be God is to have charge of land and sea;
229- Reason is either luminous, or it seeks proofs;
230- This Adam—is he the sovereign of land and sea?
231- Lovely, oh Lord, this fleeting world; but why
232- All Nature’s vastness cannot contain you, oh
233- Who is this composer of ghazals, who is burningly passionate and cheerful?
234- The breath of Gabriel if God on me bestow,
235- Fabric of earth and wind and wave! Who is the secret, you or I,
236- Thou art yet region-bound, transcend the limits of space;
237- The free by dint of faqr Life’s secrets can disclose:
238- Hill and vale once more under the poppy’s lamps are bright,
239- Muslims are born with a gift to charm, to persuade;
240- Through Love the song of Life Begets its rhythmic flow:
241- Of passion’s glow your heart is blank, Your glances are not chaste and frank:
242- A host of peril though you face, Yet your tongue with heart ally:
243- Rely on the witness of the phenomenal world
244- These Western nymphs A challenge to the eye and the heart,
245- A heart awake to man imparts Umar’s brains and Hyder’s manly parts:
246- In the coquetry and fierceness of the self there is no pride, there are no airs.
247- A recreant captain, a battle-line thrown back,
248- At London, winter wind, like sword, was biting though,
249- The ancient fane in which we live Has heaps of thorns at every turn;
250- The way to renounce is To conquer the earth and heaven;
251- Though reason to the portal guide,
252- The self of man is ocean vast, And knows no depth or bound:
253- The morning breeze has whispered to me a secret,
254- Thy vision and thy hands are chained, earth-bound,
255- The mind can give you naught, But what with doubt is fraught:
256- The splendour of a monarch great Is worthless for the free and bold:
257- You are neither for the earth nor for the heaven:
258- O Prisoner of Space! You are not far from the Placeless Realm—
259- My mind on me bestowed a thinker’s gaze,
260- From the heavens comes an answer to our long cries at last:
261- All life is voyaging, all life in motion,
262- Every atom pants for glory: greed
263- This wonder by some glance is wrought, or Fortune’s wheel has come full round:
264- What should I ask the sages about my origin:
265- When through the Love man conscious grows of respect self-awareness needs,
266- Once more I feel the urge to wail and weep at dead of night:
267- Devoid of passion’s roar I can exist no more:
268- Nature before your mind present,
269- Alas! The mullah and the priest, conduct their sermons so
270- The magic old to life is brought by means of present science and thought:
271- Other worlds exist beyond the stars—
272- The West seeks to make life a perpetual feast;
273- If self with knowledge strong becomes, Gabriel it can envious make:
274- The schools bestow no grace of fancy fine,
275- Events as yet folded in the scroll of Time
276- To Lover’s glowing fire and flame the mystic order has no claim:
277- Intuition in the West was clever in its power,
278- O manly heart, the goal you seek is hard to gain like gem unique:
279- A monarch’s pomp and mighty arms can never give such glee,
280- On me no subtle brain though Nature spent,
281- By men whose eyes see far and wide new cities shall be founded:
282- To God the angels did complain 'Gainst Iqbal and did say
283- Over the tussle of heart and head
284- Arise! The bugle calls! It is time to leave!
285- The Gnostic and the common throng new life have gained through my song:
286- Through many a stage the crescent goes and then at last full moon it grows:
287- In the maze of eve and morn, o man awake, do not be lost:
288- The cloisters, once the rearing place of daring men and royal breed,
289- From Salman, singer sweet, this subtle point I know:
290- The crown, the throne, and mighty arms by faqr are wrought these wonders all:
291- In my craze that knows no bound, of the Mosque I made the round:
292- Knowledge and reason work in manner strange,
293- The rituals of the Sanctuary unsanctified!
294- O wave! Plunge headlong into the dark seas,
295- Am I bound by space, or beyond space?
296- Confused is the nature of my love for Thee,
297- I was in the solitude of selfhood lost,
298- Faith, like Abraham, sits down in the fire;
299- Arabian fervour has within it the Persian melodies,
300- A restless heart throbs in every atom;
301- I wish someone saw how I play the flute—
302- Thy vision is not lofty, ethereal,
303- Neither the Muslim nor his power survives;
304- Distracted are thy eyes in myriad ways;
305- Selfhood in the world of men is prophethood;
306- The beauty of mystic love is shaped in song;
307- Where is the moving spirit of my life?
308- Thy bosom has breath; it does not have a heart;
309- I am not a pursuer, nor a traveller,
310- Pure in nature thou art, thy nature is light;
311- They no longer have that passionate love—
312- Not translated yet
313- Dew-drops glisten on flowers that bloom in the spring;
314- Conquer the world with the power of selfhood,
315- A Prayer
316- The mystic's soul is like the morning breeze:
317- The Mosque of Cordoba
318- Mu‘tamid’s Lament In Prison
319- First Date Tree Seeded By Abdul Rahman the First
320- That blood of pristine vigour is no more;
321- Spain
322- The veiled secrets are becoming manifest—
323- Tariq’s Prayer
324- This revolution of time is eternal;
325- Lenin
326- Song of the Angles
327- God’s Command
328- Theorizing is the infidelity of the self:
329- Ecstasy
330- The Moth and the Firefly
331- To Javid
332- Mendicancy
333- Heaven and the Priest
334- Church and State
335- The Earth is God's
336- To a Young Man
337- Counsel
338- Poppy of the Wilderness
339- Iqbal recited once in a garden in Spring
340- Sakinama
341- Time
342- The Angels Bid Farewell to Adam
343- Adam Is Received By the Spirit of the Earth
344- My nature is like the fresh breeze of morn:
345- The Mentor and The Disciple
346- Thy body knows not the secrets of thy heart,
347- Gabriel And Iblis
348- The mentor exhorted his disciples once:
349- The Prayer-call
350- Though I have little of rhetorician’s art,
351- Love
352- The Star’s Message
353- To Javid
354- Philosophy and Religion
355- A Letter from Europe
356- At Napoleon’s Tomb
357- Mussolini
358- A Question
359- To the Punjab Peasant
360- Nadir Shah of Afghanistan
361- The Last Testament of Khush-hal Khan Khattak
362- The Tartar's Dream
363- Worlds Apart
364- Abu al ‘Ala al-Ma‘arri
365- Cinema
366- To the Punjab Pirs
367- Politics
368- Faqr
369- The Self
370- Separation
371- Monastery
372- Satan’s Petition
373- Blood
374- Flight
375- To the Headmaster
376- The Philosopher
377- The Eagle
378- Disciples in Revolt
379- The Last Will of Harun Rashid
380- To the Psychologist
381- Europe
382- Freedom of Thought
383- The Lion and the Mule
384- The Ant and the Eagle
385- A Declaration of War against the Present Age
386- Like the wind of morn imbibe the wish to blow,
388- To Readers
389- The Prologue
390- Islam And Mussulman
391- Dawn
392- No God But He
393- Submission to Fate
394- Ascension
395- Admonition to a Philosophy Stricken Sayyid
396- The Earth and the Sky
397- The Decline of The Muslims
398- Knowledge and Love
399- Ijtehad
400- Thanks Cum Complaint
401- Dhikr and Fikr
402- Mullah of the Mosque
403- Destiny
404- Oneness of God
405- Knowledge and Religion
406- Indian Muslim
407- Written on the Occasion of The British Government's Permission to Keep Sword
408- Jihad
409- Authority and Faith
410- Faqr and Monarchy
411- Islam
412- Eternal Life
413- Kingship
414- The Mystic
415- Dazzled by Europe
416- Mysticism
417- Islam In India
418- Ghazal
419- The World
420- Prayer
421- Revelation
422- Defeatism
423- Heart and Intellect
424- Fervour For Action
425- The Grave
426- The Recognition of a Qalandar
427- Philosophy
428- God's Men
429- The Infidel and Believer
430- The True Guide
431- Believer
432- Muhammad Ali Bab
433- Fate
434- Invocation to the Soul of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
435- The Way of Islam
436- Guidance
437- Faqr and Monkery
438- Ghazal
439- Resignation
440- Unity of God
441- Revelation and Freedom
442- Soul and Body
443- Lahore and Karachi
444- Prophethood
445- Adam
446- Makkah and Geneva
447- To Elder of the Shrine
448- The Guide
449- A Muslim
450- Punjabi Muslim
451- Freedom
452- Preaching of Islam in the West
453- Negation and Affirmation
454- To the Amirs of Arabia
455- Decrees of God
456- Death
457- By Grace of God, Rise!
458- Education And Upbringing
459- Goal
460- Modern Man
461- Eastern Nations
462- Awareness
463- Reformers of the East
464- Western Culture
465- Open Secrets
466- The Testament of Tipu Sultan
467- Ghazal
468- Awakening
469- Upbringing of Selfhood
470- Freedom of Thought
471- The Life of Selfhood
472- Government
473- Indian School
474- Upbringing
475- Foul and Fair
476- Death of the Ego
477- Honoured Guest
478- Modern Age
479- A Student
480- Examination
481- The Schools
482- Nietzsche
483- Teachers
484- Ghazal
485- Religion and Education
486- To Javid
487- Woman
488- The Frankish Man
489- A Question
490- Veil
491- Solitude
492- Woman
493- Emancipation of Women
494- Protection of the Weaker Vessel
495- Education and Women
496- Woman
497- Literature and Fine Arts
498- Religion and Crafts
499- Creation
500- Madness
501- To My Poem
502- Paris Mosque
503- Literature
504- Vision
505- Might of Islam Mosque
506- Theatre
507- Ray of Hope
508- Hope
509- Eager Glance
510- To the Artists
511- Ghazal
512- Being
513- Melody
514- Breeze and Dew
515- The Pyramids of Egypt
516- Creations of Art
517- Iqbal
518- Fine Arts
519- Dawn in the Garden
520- Khaqani
521- Rumi
522- Newness
523- Mirza Bedil
524- Grandeur and Grace
525- The Painter
526- Lawful Music
527- Unlawful Music
528- Fountain
529- The Poet
530- Persian Poetry
531- India’s Artists
532- The Great Man
533- New World
534- Invention of New Meanings
535- Music
536- Zest for Sight
537- Verse
538- Dance and Music
539- Discipline
540- Dancing
541- Politics Of The East and The West
542- Communism
543- The Voice of Karl Marx
544- Revolution
545- Flattery
546- Government Jobs
547- Europe and The Jews
548- The Psychology Of Slaves
549- Bolshevik Russia
550- To-day and To-morrow
551- The East
552- Statesmanship of the Franks
553- Mastership
554- Advice to Slaves
555- To the Egyptians
556- Abyssinia
557- Satan to his Political Offspring
558- An Eastern League of Nations
559- Everlasting Monarchy
560- Democracy
561- Europe and Syria
562- Mussolini
563- Complaint
564- Tutelage
565- Secular Politics
566- Civilization’s Clutches
567- Advice
568- A Pirate and Alexander
569- League of Nations
570- Syria and Palestine
571- Political Leaders
572- Psychology Of Bondage
573- Slaves’ Prayer
574- To the Palestinian Arabs
575- The East and The West
576- Psychology of Power
577- Reflections Of Mihrab Gul Afghan
578- My hills and dales! Where can I go, leaving everything behind?
579- Tribes have been ever fighting among themselves,
580- Your destiny can’t be changed though prayers;
581- This wily heaven, the moon and the sun
582- These schools and games, this continuing uproar,
583- He who creates in this world of Becoming,
584- People of Rome and Syria have changed and so have those of India;
585- The crow cavils that your wings are ill-looking,
586- Love is not by nature ignoble like lust;
587- That young man is the light of the eye of the tribe,
588- The lamp that once lighted your nights
589- Secularism and Latin script! What a meaningless controversy!
590- To me this world appears topsy-turvy;
591- Without the boldness of an outspoken man, Love is deceit and fraud;
592- The story of man is a witness to the truth:
593- It is death for the nations to be cut off from the Centre;
594- One man of certitude among millions
595- Sher Shah Suri has so well said:
596- True sight is not that distinguishes between red and purple,
597- The man of the desert of the mountains
598- The Devil’s Conference
599- The Advice Of An Old Baluch To His Son
600- Painting and the Painter
601- The State Of Barzakh
602- A Deposed Monarch
603- Litany of the Damned
604- The Late Masud
605- A Voice from Beyond
606- Quatrains
607- What fruit will the bough of my hope bear–
608- Set him free of this world’s affairs
609- Upset this world of morn and eve,
610- My poor estate makes proud men covetous,
611- Rescue me please from wisdom’s narrowness
612- Iqbal said to the Shaykh of the Ka‘bah:
613- The old flame of desires has grown cold
614- The talk of Muslim is interesting,
615- The clairvoyance of the zephyr
616- Of love and losing what words need be said?
617- Why is there no storm in your sea?
618- If with the heart’s eye the intellect would see aright
619- Sometimes by rising from the ocean like a wave
620- The Poetic Notebook of Mullazade Zaigham of Laulab
621- Your springs and lakes with water pulsating and quivering like quicksilver
622- Harder than death is what thou call’st slavery,
623- Downtrodden and penniless is Kashmir now;
624- When the enslaved people’s rage boils and they rise in revolt against the master,
625- The partridge flies with the majesty of the falcons;
626- The dissolute know the Sufi’s accomplishments
627- Come out of the monastery and play the role of Shabbir
628- Thou think’st it a mere drop of blood; well
629- When flowers’ bookshop opened in the garden
630- The freeman’s veins are firm as veins of granite
631- All of the self dwell ignorant, whether by Light touched or purblind
632- Nations in whom life marches to action
633- It is the sign of living nations
634- How heretically do you play the game of life?
635- The ways of the West are calculating, the ways of the East are monkish;
636- O land of charming and sweet flowers what need is there to explain:
637- Self-awareness has made the mujahid forget his body,
638- Nourish that lofty will and burning heart,
639- I walk lonely the earth; hear my lament,
640- To Sir Akbar Hyderi the Chief Minister Of Hyderabad Deccan
641- Husain Ahmad
642- The Human Being
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