Khudi خودی meaning English Urdu

Khudi خودی meaning English Urdu:

Though the meaning of Khudi may be referred as:

  • Self
  • Oneself
  • Being
  • Self respect

But the concept of khudi doesn’t merely means ‘self’ or ‘oneself’ or even ‘self respect’. Allama Muhammad Iqbal used this word in his poetry and gave it newer heights of meanings. His ‘khudi’ specific poetry reveals a bundle of depths of revelations he made.For instance the verse of Iqbal professes:


خودی کو کر بلند اتنا کہ ھر تقدیر سے پہلے

خدا بندے سے خود پوچھے بتا تیری رضا کیا ھے


It all started with this verse whether the extent of the word ‘khudi’ would remain till self-respect or beyond. I personally feel Iqbal went far beyond self respect in defining the meaning of Khudi خودی.

Allama Iqbal and ‘Khudi’ خودی meaning English Urdu:

In the light of Iqbal’s concept of khudi, it is:

A realization of oneself

An acceptance of weaknesses and sins

A self actualization

A realization of life hereafter


We have a selected range of Iqbal’s poetry on Khudi which may better help you understand this topic.


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