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