Gabriel's Wing

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Bal-i-Jibril (Urdu: بال جبریل‎; or Gabriel's Wing; published in Urdu, 1935) was a philosophical poetry book of Allama Iqbal, the great South Asian poet-philosopher, and the national poet of Pakistan.

Introduction

Iqbal's first book of poetry in Urdu, Bang-i-Dara (1924), was followed by Bal-i-Jibril in 1935 and Zarb-i-Kalim in 1936. Bal-i-Jibril is the peak of Iqbal's Urdu poetry. It consists of ghazals, poems, quatrains, epigrams and displays the vision and intellect necessary to foster sincerity and firm belief in the heart of the ummah and turn its members into true believers. [1]

Some of the verses had been written when Iqbal visited Britain, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, France, Spain and Afghanistan, including one of Iqbal's best known poems The Mosque of Cordoba.

The work contains 15 ghazals addressed to God and 61 ghazals and 22 quatrains dealing the ego, faith, love, knowledge, the intellect and freedom. The poet recalls the past glory of Muslims as he deals with contemporary political problems.

Topics

Notes

  1. ^ "Iqbal's works". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 
  2. ^ "Bal-i-Jibril, translated by Naeem Siddiqui". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 

See also

External links

Read online
  • "Bal-i-Jibril". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 
  • "Bal-i-Jibril". Iqbal Cyber Library. 
  • "Gabriel's Wing, English translation of Bal-i-Jibril by Naeem Siddiqui". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 
Iqbal Academy, Pakistan
  • "Homepage". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 
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