SECRETS OF THE SELF INTRODUCTORY NOTE about the universe, for the universe has not yet become ‘whole.’ The process of creation is still BY IQBAL. Asrar Khudi by Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Lahori (Siyalkoti)Persian Text and English translation by Reynold A. Nicholsonاسرار خودي از دکتور محمد. Asrar E Khudi By Allama Muhammad Iqbal Urdu Translation

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However, one has to make a great journey of transformation to realize that divine spark which Iqbal calls “Khudi”. Iqbal’s letter to The Times of London writersblocktgh. For him, the aim of life is self-realization and self-knowledge. In the same way, only few people could climb this Mount Everest of spirituality, most get consumed along the way by materialism.

First breaking out of its shell. Nicholsonwho translated the Asrar as The Secrets of the Selfsays it caught the attention of young Muslims as soon as it was printed. Who is generally ii as Baba Sahr’ai Time is a sword An invocation [6]. Iqbal proves by various means that the whole universe obeys the will of the “Self. Many die along the way, incomplete.

Views Read Edit View history. Considered by many to be Iqbal’s best book of poetry, it is concerned with the philosophy of religion. Many critics have called this Iqbal’s finest poetic work [4].

Nicholson Javid Iqbal Muhammad Munawwar more. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Introduction Prologue Showing that the system of the universe originates in the Selfand that the continuation of the life of all individuals dependents on strengthening the Self Showing that the life of the Self comes from forming desires and bringing them to birth Showing that the Self is strengthened by Love Showing that the Self is weakened by asking Showing that when the Self is strengthened by Love its gains dominion over the outward and inward forces mhudi the universe A tale of which the moral is that negation of the Self is a doctrine invented by the subject races of mankind in order that by this means they may sap and weaken the character of their roles To the effect that Plato ihudi, whose thought has deeply influenced the mysticism and literature of Islamfollowed the sheep’s doctrine, and that we must be jhudi our guard against his theories Concerning the true asrr of poetry and the reform of Islamic literature Showing that the asear of the self has three stages: He charts the stages through which the “Self” has to pass before finally arriving at its point of perfection, enabling the knower of the “Self” to become the vicegerent of God.


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Asrar E Khudi By Allama Muhammad Iqbal Urdu Translation

Then breaking the ground to come into the light developing roots at the same time. A similitude of this journey could be understood by the relationship of fragrance and seed. But to reach its fragrance the seed must go through all the different changes and stages. In a letter to the poet Ghulam Qadir Girami d.

Finally reaching its pinnacle by attaining the fragrance that was hidden within it. In the same way, to reach one’s khudi or rooh one needs to go through multiple stages which Asrwr himself went through, spiritual path which he encourages others to travel.

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Iqbal wrote this in Persian because he felt the language was well-suited for the expression of these ideas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Annemarie Schimmel Arthur J. Then fighting against the elements to develop leaves and flowers.


The poems emphasise the spirit and self from a religious, spiritual perspective. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Every seed has the potential for fragrance within it. He notes that not all seeds reach the level of fragrance. Dictionary of Indo-Persian Literature.

This book deals mainly with the individualwhile his second book Rumuz-i-Bekhudi discusses the interaction between the individual and society. Iihe published his first collection of poetry, the Asrar-e-Khudi Secrets of the Self in Persian.