Allama Muhammad Iqbal

(9 November 1877 - 21 April 1938 / Sialkot / British India)

Ahead of the Stars


sitaaro.n se aage jahaa.N aur bhii hai.n
abhii ishq ke imtihaa.N aur bhii hai.n


taahii zindagii se nahii.n ye fazaaye.n
yahaa.N saika.Do.n kaaravaa.N aur bhii hai.n


kanaa'at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
chaman aur bhii, aashiyaa.N aur bhii hai.n


agar kho gayaa ek nasheman to kyaa Gam
maqaamaat-e-aah-o-fugaa.N aur bhii hai.n


tuu shahii.n hai parwaaz hai kaam teraa
tere saamane aasmaa.N aur bhii hai.n


isii roz-o-shab me.n ulajh kar na rah jaa
ke tere zamiin-o-makaa.N aur bhii hai.n


gae din kii tanhaa thaa mai.n a.njuman me.n
yahaa.N ab mere raazadaa.N aur bhii hai.n

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Do you like this poem?
9 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: star

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ahead of the Stars by Allama Muhammad Iqbal )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dawn Fuzan (5/14/2014 5:02:00 PM)

    Allama This is an interesting piece of poetry keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 922 Points Saadat Tahir (7/12/2010 9:58:00 AM)

    yes anil...indeed superb and soothing

    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A . (8/21/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    abhii ishq ke imtihaa.N aur bhii hai.n


    wah wah kya baat han... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anil Sarin (10/7/2005 9:47:00 PM)

    I found this poem deeply inspiring, timeless and soothing. Timeless, since the message is relevant across time. Soothing because it is written in Urdu.

    There is a warmth in Urdu that other languages don't quite achieve. Would request other readers who have a better command of Urdu to translate this poem for me. Thank you. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Rose that Grew from Concrete, Tupac Shakur
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
[Hata Bildir]