Sunday, November 4, 2012

If you haven't...

You NEED to read this. When I read it, I was awestruck. I still am. I cannot believe the accuracy of this man's vision. He had true foresight, and to actually envision what would happen 50-100 years from one's own time, is truly remarkable. Read on:
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(Bang-e-Dra-102) Wataniyat (وطنیت) Patriotism

Wataniat
(Yani Watan Bahesiat Aik Siasi Tasawwur Ke)


PATRIOTISM
(As a Political Concept)

Iss Dour Mein Mai Aur Hai, Jaam Aur Hai Jam Aur
Saqi Ne Bina Ki Rawish-e-Lutf-o-Sitam Aur

In this age the wine, the cup, even Jam is different
The cup‐bearer started different ways of grace and tyranny

Muslim Ne Bhi Tameer Kiya Apna Haram Aur
Tehzeeb Ke Azar Ne Tarshawaye Sanam Aur

The Muslim also constructed a different harem of his own
The Azar of civilization made different idols of his own

In Taza Khudaon Mein Bara Sub Se Watan Hai
Jo Pairhan Iss Ka Hai, Woh Mazhab Ka Kafan Hai

Country, is the biggest among these new gods!
What is its shirt is the shroud of Deen (Religion)

Ye But Ke Tarashida-e-Tehzeeb-e-Nawi Hai
Gharatgar-e-Kashana-e-Deen-e-Nabwi Hai

This idol which is the product of the new civilization
Is the plunderer of the structure of the Holy Prophet’s Deen (Religion)

Bazu Tera Touheed Ki Quwwat Se Qawi Hai
Islam Tera Dais Hai, Tu Mustafavi Hai

Your arm is enforced with the strength of the Divine Unity
You are the followers of Mustafa, your country is Islam

Nazzara-e-Dairina Zamane Ko Dikha De
Ae Mustafavi Khak Mein Iss Butt Ko Mila De!

You should show the old panorama to the world
O Mustafaa’s follower! You should destroy this idol

Ho Qaid-e-Maqami To Nateeja Hai Tabahi
Reh Behar Mein Azad-e-Watan Soorat-e-Mahi

The limitation to country results in destruction
Live like the fish in the ocean free from country

Hai Tark-e-Watan Sunnat-e-Mehboob (S.A.W.)-e-Elahi
De Tu Bhi Nabuwwat Ki Sadaqat Pe Gawahi

Renouncing the country is the way of the God’s Beloved (PBUH)
You should also testify to the Prophethood’s Truth by similar action

Guftar-e-Siasat Mein Watan Aur Hi Kuch Hai
Irshad-e-Nabuwwat Mein Watan Aur Hi Kuch Hai

In political parlance country is something different
In Prophet’s command country is something different

Aqwam-e-Jahan Mein Hai Raqabat To Issi Se
Taskheer Hai Maqsood-e-Tajarat To Issi Se

The antagonism among world’s nations is created by this alone
Subjugation as the goal of commerce is created by this alone

Khali Hai Sadaqat Se Siasat To Issi Se
Kamzor Ka Ghar Hota Hai Gharat To Issi Se

Politics have become bereft of sincerity is by this alone
The destruction of the home of the weak is by this alone

Aqwam Mein Makhlooq-e-Khuda Batti Hai Iss Se
Qoumiat-e-Islam Ki Jar Katti Hai Iss Se

God’s creation is unjustly divided among nations by it
The Islamic concept of nationality is uprooted by it
 
ALLAMA IQBAL

2 comments:

Muhammad Umer Toor said...

Junaid Jamshed ignore the zeer in the Qomiyat in last verse and reads it as:

"Qomiyat, islam ki jarr katki hai iss liye"

Gotta check conclusively the authencity of the link.

Alhamdulilah, secular-fundamentalist elites in academia and corridors of power are doing well to separate Iqbal from Quaid, Quaid's Pakistan and rest of the world, as if he didn't exist, as if he didn't and doesn't matter. A full-fledge study is needed to expose this myth. Saleena Karim struck well at the root of Jst Munir's hoaxes about "dream" of a "modern, secular democractic state" of Pakistan in her book: Secular Jinnah & Pakistan: what the nation doesn't know.

Nonetheless, while they keep progressing in "revolutionizing" young minds who're going to take the baton of leadership tomorrow, and professing the following dictum blantly in garb of reasonableness, scholarship: "Pakistan wasn't created as Islamic state. But at least as a Muslim state. At best a secular state. This is happening in more "open" and "modern" centers of learning as LUMS, FC College Lahore [being run by americans], and other places. Their victims are Pkst Studies 100 courses. Students who don't enough time to take their head out of their specializations are asked to relax and listen, althu with heavy readings, and with clever encouragement of "think at your own feet." Some teachers are just forced to "inform" the pre-ordained "agenda," whether they wish it or not. Certainly in FCC. Don't know about LUMS. This is a serious problem. And it needs to be addressed and i hope is being in scholarly journals, newspapers, certainly at PhD level.

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Read Asad in his autobiography's intro mentions how Iqbal forced him to stay in India and work for a "future Islamic state" [asad's verbatim words] ! How visionary...! Wonder how link b/w the greatest son of Brahamins and Muslims and Indians can be cut off from a dream; from the nation that his poetic mind gave birth day. Such a blantant fundamentalism of worst sort...

And as for those ulema who opposed Pakistan - certainly their arguments were reasonable too. But certainly time to end invokation of dead matters whose janaza should've been paid at that time... time to bury the janaza of recurring, resurgent secular national fundamentalism by the 'sword of Furqan'!

Muhammad Umer Toor said...

Expanded the comment in a post here: http://toorumer.blogspot.com/2012/11/divorcing-iqbal-from-pakistan-secular.html

Do need critical feedback of readers here...