May 26, 2013

Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa

I write this for the two masterpieces of Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal, Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa. A month ago, I discovered these two poems by him which, despite my not understanding them completely, have affected me in a positive way.

I belive that everyone should study these two poems as they have the power to change how the Pakistani society (any Urdu-speaking Muslim, really) thinks. I myself am still studying them so that I can understand them in a much better way. I request you to read SHIKWA (1909) and JAWAB-E-SHIKWA (1913). I believe sense can be knocked into all Muslims if only we were all aware of these two masterpieces. Infact, all Muslims can benefit from it as they can simply read the English translation. I present to you:

Shikwa: http://www.allamaiqbalpoetry.com/2011/04/bang-e-dra-105-shikwa.html

Jawab-e-Shikwa: http://www.allamaiqbalpoetry.com/2011/04/bang-e-dra-120-jawab-e-shikwa.html

And a nice article about them: http://www.allamaiqbal.com/ias/shikwaandjawab.html

3 comments:

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Talal said...

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Talal said...

My pleasure, thanks for appreciating!