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RUMI AND MUHAMMAD IQBAL
Prof. Natalia Ilyiniçna Prigarina
Related in-depth study materials on Iqbal:
- Allam Iqbal Cyber Library (all works by Iqbal in English, Farsi & Urdu)
- Allama Iqbal Site
- International Iqbal Society
The great poet of the East Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) mentions Rumi in his poetic works in different ways. Rumi is the character of some poems, or even of the chapters in his masnavis, he is the guide for the celestial spheres in Javid-nama. Iqbal quotes Rumi's lines and periphrases them, he refers to his sayings, or presents his whole ghazal, etc. He makes use of Rumi's style in the titles of chapters of his masnavis. In contrast to Hafez, who is never mentioned by name in Iqbal's Persian poetry (though he is quoted 55 times in the different way), and 4 times only in his Urdu poems, Rumi's name appears in the Iqbal's Persian poems around 70 times - in the second place after the Prophet Muhammad, and 23 times in the Urdu collection. The Indian scholar Vazir al- Hasan Abidi mentioned in his article that from 119 Qur'anic quotations used in Iqbal's poetry 98 coincided with those used in Masnavi-ye Maanavi.
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If you've ever wondered how Rumi's original poems would sound in his native language, then please watch and enjoy the following extraordinary recitations by Mr.Bahman Sharif(Moride-e Molanaبهمن شریف- مـُـرید مولانا ) [pictured left]. His emotional and soul-wrenching recitations are a must-listen, even if you don't speak Rumi's lengua materna, Farsi/Persian. It's simply mesmerizing to actually hear and feel Rumi's longings for Shams Tabrizi and the spontaneous poetic outpourings in his own original words. There is a sadness in Mr. Sharif's voice that's simply devastating...he truly and masterfully captures Rumi's poetic longing for Shams of Tabriz.
The following clips are from Persian sufi musician Bahram-Ji and the famous Dutch Keyboard player Maneesh de Moor's extraordinary ambient music album, Call of the Mystic. The lyrics are based on Rumi's mystical poetry and the music carries an urban vibe rooted in meditation and powerful mystical connections. "Imagin Rumi's beautiful poetry translated into music tunes streaming along deep mystical chants!"