The poetry of Allama Iqbal was a breath of fresh air throughout Pakistan Movement......This is the historical and extremely memorable pic of Muslim League session in Sindh held in 1938 that adopted the resolution in favor of devising a scheme in favor of full independence of Muslims of subcontinent and is widely regarded as the forerunner of renowned Lahore resolution of 1940 in which All India Muslim League adopted the resolution in favor of independence of Muslim majority units in subcontinent.......In this extraordinary pic we can see the poetry of Allama Iqbal written on the posters hung above the wall on top....Following verses of Allama Iqbal from his awe-inspiring poetry are inscribed on them:
تری خاک ميں ہے اگر شرر تو خيال فقر و غنا نہ کر
کہ جہاں ميں نان شعير پر ہے مدار قوت حيدری
Teri Khak Mein Hai Agar Sharar To Khiyal-e-Faqr-o-Ghana Na Kar
Ke Jahan Mein Naan-e-Shaeer Par Hai Madar-e-Quwwat-e-Haidari
And have no thought, if one spark burns in your dust, of wealth or penury;
for here on earth black peasant bread breeds Hyder’s strength.
کوئی ایسی طرزِ طواف تُو مجھے اے چراغِ حرم بتا
کہ ترے پتنگ کو پھر عطا ہو وہی سرشتِ سمندری
Koi Aesi Tarz-e-Tawaaf Tu Mujhe Ae Charagh-e-Haram Bata!
Ke Tere Patang Ko Phir Atta Ho Wohi Sarisht-e-Samundari
Oh lamp Of the shrine! teach me, your circling moth, a way
Of worship to renew in me that nature which like the salamander feeds on flame.
𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲: (𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗴-𝗲-𝗗𝗿𝗮-𝟭𝟱𝟳) 𝗠𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝘂
I had seen pics of Allama Iqbal's poetry inscribed on posters during Lahore resolution in 1940 and during League's Delhi session in 1943 but this is the first time that I pointed out Allama Iqbal's poetry inscribed on the posters during famous Sindh Muslim League Session of 1938 which can be called as the first brick for creation of Pakistan.....Allama Iqbal had died in 1938 in April and this resolution was adopted just few months later in October 1938 in the same year that he died.....Although physical body of Allama Iqbal had died but his poetry was still living and inspiring Muslims for their future in subcontinent....That's why I consider Allama Iqbal as the greatest and most influential poet in the entire South Asian Muslim History of subcontinent......The same role that Hayim Nahman Bialik played for the reawakening of Jewish nation, the same role that Ferdowsi played for the reawakening of Persian nation, the same role that Nietzsche played for the reawakening of German nation, the same role that Sándor Petőfi played for reawakening of the Hungarian nation.....The same role was played by Allama Iqbal for the reawakening of Muslims of Indian subcontinent. I will like to end this post with the following quotation of Allama Iqbal from his diary Stray Reflections written in 1910:
"Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians."
The 1938 session of the Muslim League
L to R: Mohammed Ayub Khuhro, Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi, Allahbaksh Gabole, Mohammad Hashim Gazdar (standing). Haji Abdoola Haroon. M. A. Jinnah (reading newspaper). Mir Ayub (profile), G. H. Hidayetullah, Mir Bandee Ali Talpur.
Credits: M. Hasnain Aziz
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