Famous Quotes By Muhammad Iqbal


  1. Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.
  2. Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
  3. But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
  4. Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
  5. God is not a dead equation!
  6. I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
  7. If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
  8. If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
  9. Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.
  10. Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
  11. It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
  12. It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
  13. People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
  14. The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.
  15. The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
  16. The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
  17. The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
  18. The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
  19. The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.
  20. The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
  21. The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
  22. Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
  23. When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
  24. Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
  25. Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.



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