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Muhammad Iqbal
November 9, 1877 - April 21, 1938
Nationality: Pakistani
Category: Poet

I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.


Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou hast another time and space as well.


Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight.


Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.


The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.


Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.


The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.


Why hast thou made me born in this country, The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave?


It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.


Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.


Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.


I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.


Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.


I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay.


I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.


Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.


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