III-III

The beingís secret hids in two words of sage,
On cross the love lies and never on stage.
The Abrams feared not at Nimrodís behest,
To raw aloewood the fire is a test.1


1.         Brahiman or Ahrams=an allusion to friends of the ABE. Nimrods=an allusion to enemies of God. Aloewood (ood); It gives a special antiseptic fragrance when it burns. Here It is an allusion to Moumin. Fire=in which the ABE (Abraham) was thrown, an allusion to trials and tribulations. It is one of the best poems of Iqbal, being full of sparkling similies of wits. The beingís secret; viz the secret of success.