Iqbal Poetry: khudi ka sirr-e-nihan... - Ideology

Iqbal Poetry: khudi ka sirr-e-nihan...

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khudikasirr-e nihan la ilahaillAllah

khudihaitegh, fishan la ilahaillAllah


Khudiis the power and manifestation of the self; the secret of this power lies in the realization that power, in its wholeness, lies within one, supreme Ruler. Khudiseems like self-appraisal from the outside, but from the inside it is the total downing of the self to the higher, most exotic Self. Therefore, only the possessor of khudi can own extensive powers owing to its connection with theIlah, none other than Allah. In fact, khudiis the sword of its Master, and its rage manifests the absolute one world (one universe) order of its supreme Lord.






yeh dour apnayBarahieemkitalaashmeinhai

sanam-kadahaijahan, la ilahaillAllah


Abraham encountered idols in the temple, but today, Material and Glamour have become so compulsive that they dominate on every thought system and every heart. Every heart is indulged in love affairs with all possible ‘others’, in fact, there are idols all around us and not a single Baraheem to smash them and to bring humanity to the la ilahailla.






kiahaitou ne mata-e ghuroorkasouda

faraibsoud-o zayan, la ilahaillAllah


The material world is imagery and the scientist of matter has been abducted by the quality and the quantity. His tries to measure his heart’s secret desires with the same scales of measurement. He thinks that the gains and losses of matter are those of his self, but the self is connected to a seemingly abstract reality – a reality hidden behind the imagery; the losses and gains of the self relate to this invisible yet Absolute Love.






yehmaal-o daulat-e dunya, yehrishta-o pewand

butaan-ewaham-o gumaan, la ilahaillAllah


The la ilahamysteriously cuts off the ‘self’ from all relations to the ‘others’ and binds it with Itself, then returns the self into relations with the others on Its own grounds. The ideas harboured by the self in its own interpretation wrap it in their own cloak of illusion, but the ideas that are made relative to the Absolute Idea are real and enhanced.






khiradhuihaizaman-o makankizannari

nahaizamannamakan, la ilahaillAllah


(Zannaris a thread worn by Hindu Brahmins on their bellies to get the protection of the spirits). Intellect has become a thread bound in the idea of space and time, in the bigger reality there is no time or space. The thought feels secure in this limited system and does not attempt to think beyond; once the thought strips itself out of this web of space/time, it finds itself face to face with the la ilahaillAllah.






Ye naghmafasl-e gul-o lalakanaheinpaband

bahar ho kaykhizan, la ilahaillAllah


The spirit drenched in the intoxication of its Beloved, vibrates at the hidden tunes of nature and dances with the rhythms of the ultimate Truth; all experience is worthwhile for it, as each event takes it closer to reality; joy and grief are not dependent on loss or gain, pleasure or pain but on the remoteness of the lover from its Beloved.








agarchay but heinjamaatkiaasteenonmein

mujhayhaihukm-e azan la ilahaillAllah


TheIlahis the supreme holder of all the threads of happenings, those who strangle with these threads, strangle themselves evermore, at odds with the Command. The self that is deputized by the ultimate Commander has only to spread the word of the command, it is in the security of the command and armies have been readied for his backing. Behold! all gods hidden in the hearts and the minds will be ultimately smashed by the la ilahaillAllah.