ishteraakiyat-iqbal

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اِشتراکیت
۱
قوموں کی روِش سے مجھے ہوتا ہے یہ معلوم
بے سود نہیں روس کی یہ گرمیٔ رفتار
۲
اندیشہ ہوا شوخیٔ افکار پہ مجبور
فرسودہ طریقوں سے زمانہ ہوا بیزار
۳
اِنساں کی ہوس نے جسے رکھا تھا چھپا کر
کھلتے نظر آتے ہیں بتدریج وہ اسرار
۴
قرآن میں ہو غوطہ زن اے مردِ مسلمان
اللہ کرے تجھ کو عطا جِدّتِ کردار
۵
جو حرفِ قُلِ العَفو میں پوشیدہ ہے اب تک
اِس دور میں شاید وہ حقیقت ہو نمودار

इश्तेराकियत


क़ौमौं कि रविश से मुझे होता है ये मालूम
बे-सूद नहीं रूस कि ये गरमी-ए रफ़्तार

अंदेशा हुआ शूख़ी-ए अफ़्कार पे मज्बूर
फ़रसूदा तरीक़ौं से ज़माना हुआ बेज़ार

इन्सां कि हवस ने जिसे रक्खा था छुपा कर
खुल्ते नज़र आते हैं बतद्रीज वो अस्रार

क़ुर’आन में हो ग़ौता-ज़न अए मर्द-ए मुसलमान
अल्लाह करे तुझ को अता जिद्दत-ए किरदार

जो हर्फ़-ए क़ुल-इल-अफ़ू में पोशीदा है अब तक
इस दौर में शाएद वो हक़ीक़त हो नमूदार

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. iqbal has a socialist streak in several of his compositions including nazm about labour and capital, lenin’s appearance before god, praising karl marx by name and several others.

1
qaumauN1 ki ravish2 se mujhe hota hai ye maaloom
be-sood3 nahiN roos4 ki ye garmi5-e raftaar6 
1.nations, communities 2.ways, actions 3.without benefit 4.Russia 5.enthusiasm, eagerness 6.speed (of action)
iqbal observes that other countries are following the way of the Russian Revolution. So it has not been without benefit.

2
andesha1 hua shooKhi2-e afkaar3 pe majboor4
farsooda5 tareeqauN6 se zamaana7 hua bezaar8 
1.fear 2.mischief 3.thought, philosophy 4.forced to 5.obsolete 6.ways, methods 7.world 8.tired, disgusted
The world is disgusted with old/obsolete ways. Their fears have forced them to think mischievous thoughts.

3
insaaN ki havas1 ne jise rakkha tha chhupa kar
khulte nazar aate haiN batadreej2 vo asraar3 
1.greed 2.gradually 3.secrets
The secrets which human greed has so far kept hidden are gradually being revealed.

4
qur’aan meN ho Ghauta-zan1 aye mard-e musalmaan
allah kare tujh ko ata2 jiddat3-e kirdaar4 
1.dive into 2.grant 3.innovative, new 4.character
Dive into the qur’aan O, muslim. May god grant you a new character (the implication is that the existing character does not call for a study of the qur’aan).

5
jo harf1-e qul-il-afoo2 meN posheeda3 hai ab tak
is daur4 meN shaa’ed5 vo haqeeqat6 ho namoodaar7 
1.word 2.literally ‘say, that which you can spare’. It has reference to a quraanic verse 2:219 – They ask you about what they should give for the cause of god. Tell them, Let it be what you can spare. 3.hidden 4.times, period 5.perhaps 6.truth 7.appear, apparent
(If you dive into the qur’aan) Perhaps in these times the truth that is hidden in the words ‘qul-il-afoo’ will become apparent to you. iqbal implies that the principes of socialism are wrapped into this verse of the qur’aan.

ishteraakiyat

iqbal has a socialist streak in several of his compositions including nazm about labour and capital, lenin’s appearance before god, praising karl marx by name and several others.

1
qaumauN1 ki ravish2 se mujhe hota hai ye maaloom
be-sood3 nahiN roos4 ki ye garmi5-e raftaar6

1.nations, communities 2.ways, actions 3.without benefit 4.Russia 5.enthusiasm, eagerness 6.speed (of action)

iqbal observes that other countries are following the way of the Russian Revolution.  So it has not been without benefit.

2
andesha1 hua shooKhi2-e afkaar3 pe majboor4
farsooda5 tareeqauN6 se zamaana7 hua bezaar8

1.fear 2.mischief 3.thought, philosophy 4.forced to 5.obsolete 6.ways, methods 7.world 8.tired, disgusted

The world is disgusted with old/obsolete ways.  Their fears have forced them to think mischievous thoughts.

3
insaaN ki havas1 ne jise rakkha tha chhupa kar
khulte nazar aate haiN batadreej2 vo asraar3

1.greed 2.gradually 3.secrets

The secrets which human greed has so far kept hidden are gradually being revealed.

4
qur’aan meN ho Ghauta-zan1 aye mard-e musalmaan
allah kare tujh ko ata2 jiddat3-e kirdaar4

1.dive into 2.grant 3.innovative, new 4.character

Dive into the qur’aan O, muslim.  May god grant you a new character (the implication is that the existing character does not call for a study of the qur’aan).
5
jo harf1-e qul-il-afoo2 meN posheeda3 hai ab tak
is daur4 meN shaa’ed5 vo haqeeqat6 ho namoodaar7

1.word 2.literally “say, that which you can spare”.  It has reference to a quraanic verse 2:219 – They ask you about what they should give for the cause of god. Tell them, “Let it be what you can spare.” 3.hidden 4.times, period 5.perhaps 6.truth 7.appear, apparent

(If you dive into the qur’aan) Perhaps in these times the truth that is hidden in the words ‘qul-il-afoo’ will become apparent to you.  iqbal implies that the principes of socialism are wrapped into this verse of the qur’aan.

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