Allama Muhammad Iqbal

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

I Desire - Poem by Allama Muhammad Iqbal

I want to have the extremes of your Love,
See, how silly am I, wishing for unachievable.

I don't care if you maltreat me or promise to unveil your beauty,
I just want something unbearable to test my fortitude

Let the God fearing people be dwelling in the paradise,
For, instead I want to be face to face with you.
(I don't want to go to paradise but want to observe the Divine Beauty)

O fellows, I am here for a few moments, as a gust,
Like morning star I will fade and vanish in a few moments.

I disclosed the secret in public,
I need to be punished for being so rude.

Comments about I Desire by Allama Muhammad Iqbal

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/22/2016 2:21:00 AM)

    In Urdu
    tere ishq kii intahaa chaahataa huu.N
    merii saadagii dekh kyaa chaahataa huu.N

    sitam ho ki ho vaadaa-e-behijaabii
    ko_ii baat sabr-aazamaa chaahataa huu.N

    ye jannat mubaarak rahe zaahido.n ko
    ki mai.n aap kaa saamanaa chaahataa huu.N

    ko_ii dam kaa mehamaa.N huu.N ai ahal-e-mahafil
    chiraaG-e-sahar huu.N, bujhaa chaahataa huu.N

    bharii bazm me.n raaz kii baat kah dii
    ba.Daa be-adab huu.N, sazaa chaahataa huu.N
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/21/2015 7:32:00 AM)

    Bahut khoob....Kuch batein sare aam nahi ki ja sakti....10 (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2009 3:00:00 PM)

    aur insan kya kay chaahataa han...... :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2009 6:06:00 PM)

    It would be nice if English translation of Iqbal's poems is also provided.
    Non-Urdu-Persian readers obviusly cannot benefit from his thoughts.
    I hope the managers of the website will do something in this regard.
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  • (8/4/2007 2:40:00 AM)

    bharii bazm me.n raaz kii baat kah dii
    ba.Daa be-adab huu.N, sazaa chaahataa huu.N
    what a nice couplet!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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