ASRAR-I KHUDI (). Introduction Considered by many to be Iqbal’s best book of poetry, Asrar-i Khudi is concerned with the philosophy of religion. In a letter. Asrar E Khudi By Allama Muhammad Iqbal Urdu Translation Asrar Khudi by Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Lahori (Siyalkoti)Persian Text and English translation by Reynold A. Nicholsonاسرار خودي از دکتور محمد.

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This book deals mainly with the individualwhile khud second book Rumuz-i-Bekhudi discusses the interaction between the individual and society. Considered by many to be Iqbal’s best khudu of poetry, it is concerned with the philosophy of religion.

In a letter to the poet Ghulam Qadir Girami d. Nicholsonwho translated the Asrar as The Secrets of the Selfsays it caught the attention of young Muslims as soon as it was printed.

Iqbal wrote this in Persian because he felt the language was well-suited for the expression of these ideas.

Inhe published his first collection of poetry, the Asrar-e-Khudi Secrets of the Self in Persian. The poems emphasise the spirit and self from a religious, spiritual perspective.

Many critics have called this Iqbal’s finest poetic work [4]. However, one has to make a great journey of transformation to realize that issrar spark which Iqbal calls “Khudi”.

A similitude of this journey could be understood by the relationship of fragrance and seed. Every seed has the potential for fragrance within it.


But to reach its fragrance the seed must go through all the different changes and stages. First breaking out of its shell.

Then breaking the ground to come into the light developing roots at the same time. Then fighting against the khudii to develop leaves and flowers. Finally reaching its pinnacle by attaining the fragrance that was hidden within it. In the same way, to reach one’s khudi or rooh one needs to go through multiple stages which Iqbal himself went through, spiritual path which he encourages others to travel.

He notes that not all seeds reach the level of fragrance.

The Secrets of the Self – Wikipedia

Many die along the way, incomplete. In the same way, only few people could climb this Mount Everest of spirituality, most get consumed along the khdi by materialism. Iqbal proves by various means that the whole universe obeys the will of the “Self. For him, the aim of life is self-realization and self-knowledge.

He charts the stages through which the “Self” has to pass before finally arriving at its point of perfection, enabling the knower of the “Self” to become the vicegerent of God. Irar Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Introduction Prologue Showing that the system of the universe originates in the Selfand that the continuation of the life of all individuals dependents on strengthening the Self Showing that the life of the Self comes from forming desires and bringing them to birth Showing that the Self is strengthened by Love Showing that the Self is weakened by asking Showing that when the Self is strengthened by Love its gains dominion over the outward and inward forces of the universe A tale of which the moral is that negation of the Self is a doctrine invented by the subject races of mankind in order that by this means they may sap and weaken the character of their roles To the effect that Platowhose thought has deeply influenced the mysticism and literature of Islamfollowed the sheep’s doctrine, and that we must be on our guard against his theories Concerning the true nature of poetry and the reform of Islamic literature Showing that the education of the self has three stages: Who is generally known as Baba Sahr’ai Time is a sword An invocation [6].


Iqbal’s letter to The Times of London writersblocktgh. Dictionary of Indo-Persian Literature.

Asrar Khudi Poem By Dr Muhammad Persian Text And English Translation By Reynold A Nicholson

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