Iqbal Poetry of Khudi

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Underlying theme of Iqbal Poetry of Khudi

Iqbal Poetry of Khudi, self respect and high moral standards, carries deep and significant meanings in it. The theme of Khudi has been elaborated by Allama Muhammad Iqbal in many of his verses. Khudi, self respect, is presented as the attainment of highest moral standards. Allama Iqbal advises Muslims to raise their level of morality and virtue so that God Almighty may judge them as true Muslims. Iqbal goes a step forward and asks the Muslim brothers to please God with their actions. Iqbal has intents to play upon the theme that Muslims should not submit themselves to fate and circumstances; they are above fate, if they are true to their faith and belief.

Advise of Iqbal Poetry of Khudi:

Allama Iqbal, a politico-religious poet, has directly referred to the flight of Muslim thought and conviction. For Iqbal poetry of Khudi, Muslims should devour whatever the holy Quran demands from the Muslims. When he sees a hypocrite Indian Muslim society, it hurts the feelings of the poet. He does not expect Muslims to go astray. In many of his verses, Iqbal taunts Muslims for they have forgotten the right path. For instance, in Shikwa and Jawab e Shikwa Iqbal shows the lost state of Muslims.

Taqleed ky rawish say to behtar hy khud kushi, rasta bhi dhoond khizr ka soda bhi chor day(Iqbal Poetry)

Taqleed ky rawish say to behtar hy khud kushi,
rasta bhi dhoond khizr ka soda bhi chor day(Iqbal Poetry)

 

Samj main aye na haqeeqat jab sitaron ky, isy khayal main raten guzar dy main ny
Muj rokay ga ay nakhuda kya gharq hony say, k jinko doobna ho doob jatay hain safeenon main

Muj rokay ga ay nakhuda kya gharq hony say,
k jinko doobna ho doob jatay hain safeenon main

Nahi ye shan e khud dari chaman say tor kar tuj ko, koi dastar main rakh lay koi zeb e gulu kr lay