‘Khuda Tuje Kisi Toofan Se’ – Allama Iqbal (1877-1938)

May god acquaint you with a tempest fierce and wild
For the waves of your ocean are too placid and mild
khuda tuje kisi toofan se ashina karde
(god you some storm with acquaint make)
ki teri behar ke mojun me izteraab nahi
(that your ocean’s waves in turmoil aren’t)
A life without passion and tragedy is a life underdeveloped. This blessing disguised as a curse reveals a lot about Iqbal’s view on life – that it should be turbulent instead of still; active and energetic instead of passive. It is this forceful idealism that endears him to his admirers.


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