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Published on 17 Feb 2007 | over 11 years ago

Shikwah (The Complaint) by Allama Iqbal علامہ اقبال[Part 2].

This famous Urdu poem is written in 1911 at Lahore. Here Iqbal is complaining to Allah about the condition of Muslims. He was then a Professor of Philosophy at Government College, Lahore. A year later he wrote Jawab-e-Shikwah (Response to the Complaint). Shikwa (شکوہ) is from Bang-i-Dara [1924], Iqbal's first philosophical poetry book in Urdu.

I dedicate this work to Iqbal, the great poet-philosopher of Islam.

Edited by: Praizor,
Audio Compilation: Iqbal Academy Pakistan,
Voice: Muhammad Ali (Pakistani Movie Star),
English translation: Dr. M.A.K. Khalil,
Pictures: Flickr & Others

For more information on this poem see its English translation on Iqbal Academy's site:
(1) www.allamaiqbal.com
(2) www.allamaiqbal.com/works/poetry/urdu/bang/translation/part07/13.htm
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