Dua

Here’s a familiar Dua we all remember……..amended to suit the Karachi of today!!

Elections are round the corner……….stay safe!

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21 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    i like its original version. Allam Iqbal was the only poet , in my opinion. No one is near him by any means


  2. Balma (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    Funny parody.

    I recently finished reading Dr. Iqbal’s son’s autobiography: Apnaa Gareebaa’n Chaak.
    A very interesting book. I plan to read couple of its chapters again. the book provides interesting information about pre-partition Lahore, post 47 Cambridge, and politics in the 70s and 80s. For example, I was not aware that he stood against Z A Bhutto in 1971 elections from a constituency in Lahore.
    Plus, his views on Pakistani politics and cultural issues, recent islaamification of Pakistan by the Allah-hafiz type crowd. I will suggest this book to everyone (idiotic burgers, you guys are incapable of reading good Urdu in addition to good English, so stay away).


  3. Reality_check (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 1:47 am

    After the above revelation "Allama Iqbal is the only poet" by the most respected literally figure in the universe. Students, teachers, writers, publishers and librarians around the world have started burning books of all the other claimants of this title. From Homer to Lord Byron and from Ghalib to Faiz every so called writer who some how managed to convince the humanity that he/she is a poet, is now being ex-communicated by the literary world. The direct beneficiaries of this historical revelation are the students of literature around the world, who will now have to grapple with only one poet during the course of their studies.

    Thank you IUNKNOWN, Thank you!

    After the above revelation "Allama Iqbal is the only poet" by the most respected literally figure in the universe. Students, teachers, writers, publishers and librarians around the world have started burning books of all the other claimants of this title. From Homer to Lord Byron and from Ghalib to Faiz every so called writer who some how managed to convince the humanity that he/she is a poet, is now being ex-communicated by the literary world. The direct beneficiaries of this historical revelation are the students of literature around the world, who will now have to grapple with only one poet during the course of their studies.

    Thank you IUNKNOWN, Thank you!

    Parody is good but has Taqraar-e-lafzee Qabeeh, i.e. repetition of one word, in this case bum.


  4. Talha (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:52 am

    Nice effort by Mr. Lakhnavi. Its really sad & ironic that we have to live the time of such distress & uncertainity that this kind of parody seems true dipiction of our society. May Allah Subhano Tala have mercy on us because we humans doesn’t seem to have any for each others……..Amin!


  5. Talha (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:54 am

    Nice effort by Mr. Lakhnavi. Its really sad & ironic that we have to live the time of such distress & uncertainity that this kind of parody seems true dipiction of our society. May Allah Subhano Tala have mercy on us because we humans doesn’t seem to have any for each others……..Amin!


  6. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 11:54 am

    @reality_check: u r totally dumb. thats all i can say. I wonder if u have ever read iqbal?

    Regarding ghalib and faiz, they might be good but they dont have such mentality as iqbal. He had high aims. He was more importantly recalling muslim golden age and tried to persuade man to get theri glory back. I always like that.
    I wonder if ghalib and faiz have been translated into as many languages as Iqbal’s work?
    http://www.allamaiqbal.com

    Ghalib ki shayri sharabi hay sari but he has said some really good verses.Faiz, i bought his book. but after reading a little bit, i have put it in shelf. I thought he would be like iqbal but he wasnt. There are a very of his poems though, which are good.I dont know abt angraiz poets. Thy, thou,theee he hota rehta hay un ki books main

    @balma: if will try to get this book. how many pages it has?

    At last, it my personal opinion, which @reality_chck took totally in dumb way. where do u work @RC? im sure they would be a company going into total loss


  7. SomeBody (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    It was a great dua and just reading the first verse takes me to my childhoood when we used to sing it every monring before classes….hhh…. no time will not come back.

    I agree with IUnknown, Iqbal was a great poet and he yearned for glory of Muslims. I have read other south asian poets and non impressed me so much (except Akbar Ilahabadee). Ahmad Faraz is good but he is more towards the same topics as Ghalib.

    IUnknown:
    Pewasta rah Shajar sai Ummeed-e-Bahar Rakh

    What an irony, muslims bought the brainwashing that came along the desire to earn a good material status.
    Angrez chaley gaey, kaley angrez chorrr gaey


  8. Balma (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    Dr. Javed Iqbal’s book probably has 250 pages???
    Lots of good pictures too.

    One comment he makes after attending a dinner hosted by Iskander Mirza (then Gov General of Paksitan) really got me thinking. According to Dr. J. Iqbal everyone in that dinner was talking in English or Farshi and he wondered why, when most their knew Urdu.
    Iskander Mirza was from Murshadabad, West Bengal area….and granted that his wife was persian origin, why this fascination with farsi….
    No wonder everyone kicks Pakistanis around.


  9. Balma (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    Before Jamatis take over this discussion, from what little I know of Iqbal, Dr. Iqbal was totally against mullahs. Dr. Javed Iqbal, his son, confirms this in his autobiography.

    Jamatis: please read Dr. J Iqbal’s book.
    Burgers: You guys are idiots. Please don’t read anything, because you can’t read Urdu or English.


  10. Haider (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 12:01 am

    BALMA,

    Why should one read Jawed Iqbal to understand the poetry of Allama Iqbal?

    Why shouldn’t one just read Iqbal’s poetry to understand his poetry??

    Please Stop stereotyping people.


  11. Balma (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    Haider,

    Where did I say that one has to read Dr. Javed Iqbal to undersstand his father.
    I was only commenting on jamatis who have started quoting Iqbal, and obviously will have problem with Dr. JAved Iqbal’s views.

    Do you have problems with Dr. Javed Iqbal’s views?


  12. Talha (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 5:12 am

    I don’t know what’s wrong with you guys, Farukh has just posted a Dua which was a funny parody of Allama’s great nazm & here we go, a rumble of stupid debate begun, like typical desi egocentrics, every body started to show off who knows more about Iqbal n contemporary Urdu Poetry (which I seriously doubt that any one knows here). Dudes give your self a break. I am sure this was not the intent of this posting. Some times its good to let things loose for a change.


  13. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 6:24 am

    IUNKNOWN I have never doubted the poetic credentials of Allama Iqbal, there was a time, when I was in School, that I knew Shikwa/ Jawab-e-Shiqwa by heart and frequently, refered to Bang-eDara and Zarb-e-Kaleem in my fathers collection.
    I was just commenting on your definitive statement that, "Allam Iqbal is the only poet" and thats all.


  14. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 11:22 am

    Bhaio
    zindoon ko tu jeenay nahein detay murdon ko tu baksh do.


  15. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

    @balma: he was against those natinolist mullahs who were against the creation of pakistan. He has criticized them heavily. Even i like some of the verses.

    @RC: that was just MY opinion. Iqbal ki poems ka koi javab nahi. There were times i used to read aloud, his poems and my family was sick of me :)

    @somebody: u r rite. things are getting better now. What i think is that this is that start of muslim renaissance. Akbar illah abadai and Jigar Murad abadi were good poets as well but since i havent read them much, at least no more than iqbal, thats why i forgot to mention them.

    Wat abt Nazeer akbar abadi’s poem, "kia kia machi hain yarro, barsaat ki baharain". :)


  16. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    fire in basement of ceaser tower @ sh faisal.


  17. Muzahir Khan (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

    Iqbal’s poetry was heavily influenced by rumi’s


  18. ali (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    allama iqbaal ko bhi MQM walon nay mara tha


  19. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    maulana roomi u mean? that i dont know but he has written some poems like that.


  20. balma (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 3:42 am

    * he was against those natinolist mullahs who were against the creation of pakistan. He has criticized them heavily. Even i like some of the verses.

    ****
    I don’t think this is necessarily true. For example, he was a supporter of Maududi who was against the creation of Pakistan.

    I think Iqbal was against jahil Mullahs, and people whose modern version I call Allah-hafiz types. The jahil Mullahs, and their associates who have put allah-vali chowrangis all over karachi, e.g. Tariq Road / Sharah-e-Quaideen intersection, have Islamicized 3-talwars in Clifton with Qurani aayaats, have installed allah’s names over every street light pole, and think anything other than allah-hafiz is prohibited. I think Iqbal was against such assholes.


  21. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    @blama: there is no use if discussing that wid u as u always have very narrow vision.
    Dbiya kholo apni dimagh ki



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