FINDING THE NORTH STAR: ALLAMA IQBAL’S MESSAGE FOR PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN

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ALLAMA IQBAL ADDRESSES THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN:

Even though this was written many years ago and the author is long dust, but his message stands like the Himalayas apparent and obvious but immovable and irreplaceable.

Excerpted from:

ADDRESS TO PEOPLE OF THE FRONTIER

From: http://www.allamaiqbal.com/works/poetry/persian/pas/translation/index.html

A live person is free from fealty to others than God,

There is a lamp lighted in him by the ego (Self).

His foot is firm in the strife between good and bad;

His remembrance of God is the scimitar and his contemplation the shield.

His morning is by a call, which arises from the depth of his soul, not by the light of the orient sun.

His nature is sans directions in the midst of dimensions;

His is the sanctuary round which the world revolves;

A particle from his path is the sun;

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