The other side of Iqbal
There is another side of Iqbal which the majority is not aware of. This is because those who love to use Iqbal for their religio-political or other motives want to hide this. Just the way its convenient to call it ‘Iqbal ka Pakistan‘ and not ‘Jinnah ka Pakistan‘ because of his popular secular and liberal tendencies; similarly, there is a side of Iqbal which does not fit in the picture of Iqbal they have been portraying. Here is one example:
And here are the lyrics (in roman Urdu):
uTho meri duniya kay ghareeboN ko jaga do!
kaakh-e-umara kay dar-o-deewaar hila do!
garmao ghulamoN ka lahu soz-e-yaqeeN say!
Kunjshuk-e-faromaya ko ShaheeN say laRa do!
Sultani-e-Jamhoor ka aata hai zamana!
Jo naqsh-e-koh’n tum ko nazar aye miTa do!
Jiss khet say dehQaaN ko mayassar naheeN rozi
Uss khet kay har khosha-e-gandum ko jala do!
KiouN khaliq-o-makhlooq maiN haail rahaiN parday
Peeraan-e-kaleesa ko kaleesa say uThaa do!
Huq raa basajooday, sanamaaN raabitawafay
Behtar hai charaagh-e-haram-o-de’r bujhaa do!
maiN na khush-O-bezaar hooN mar mar ki siloN say
Meray liye miTi ka haram aur bana do!
Tehzeeb-e-navi kar gahe sheesha giraaN hai!
Adaab-e-junooN shair-e-mashriq ko sikha do!