Allama Iqbal was a philosopher, poet, and politician in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is known for his poetry in Urdu, which is characterized by its philosophical and spiritual themes. Some of his famous poems in Urdu include:
Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua Ban Ke Tamanna Meri (A prayer rises to my lips): This poem is a prayer for the welfare and prosperity of the Muslim community.
Bang-i-Dra (The Call of the Marching Bell): This poem is a call to Muslims to awaken from their slumber and reclaim their lost glory.
Asrar-i-Khudi (Secrets of the Self): This is a long poem that explores the concept of the self and the role of the individual in society.
Zarb-i Kalim (The Reed Finder’s Attack): This is a poem that critiques the shallow materialism and decadence of modern society.
Rumuz-i-Bekhudi (Secrets of Selflessness): This is a poem that explores the concept of selflessness and the importance of surrendering the ego in the pursuit of spiritual growth.
Iqbal’s poetry is known for its depth and beauty, and it continues to be widely read and admired in Pakistan and around the world.