February 19, 2008

Khudi ko kar buland itna… By Allama Iqbal

Filed under: life, thoughts, wisdom — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 3:54 pm

I love this poem by Allama Iqbal because of its concept of Khudi and specially the part:

Sitaron se age jahan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Abhi ishq ke Imtehan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai

“Khudi ko kar buland itna”

By Allama Iqbbal

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Sitaron se age jahan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Abhi ishq ke Imtehan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Sitaron se age jahan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Abhi ishq ke Imtehan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai
Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai Parvaz hai kam tera kam tera
Tere samne Aasman aur bhi hai
Tu shaheen he Basera kar Paharon ki chatano per
Tu shaheen hai tu Shaheen hai tu shaheen hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai
bata teri raza kia hai
bata teri raza kia hai

(from Junoon Group’s vebsite)



  1. kab se hain dil mein mere aramaan kuch ankahe
    kaise kahen tumhe jo niganhe na kahe
    lagta hai darr humen
    agar na mile tum humen
    na marenge na jiyenge
    bas hum to jitee ji mar jayenge

    Comment by pradeep — January 11, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    • excellent heart touching lines to achieve our goals in our future

      Comment by dhansukh — January 18, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    • Heart bracking..

      Comment by prakash Gabel — November 19, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

  2. good poetry. If I can turn back time, I can be a part of that revolutionary time. Illama Iqbal deserves more than the appreciation he has received so far. His remarkable poems have been said in Indian movies, but they say it’s what their Nehru said. and I was thinking what>? it was Illama Iqbal.. I think I need to blog about this some more. Keep it up, good blog

    Comment by mehreen — February 26, 2009 @ 3:47 am

  3. @pradeep

    wah ji wah 🙂


    the time is no different Iqbal’s visionary approach is still valid for today as well infact more.

    Comment by faisal — February 26, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  4. These are lyrics from the Junoon song, but I think it is a combination of two separate poems by Iqbal Ilama. The actual “Sitaron is aage” is as follows:

    sitaron se age jahan aur bhi hain
    abhi ishq ke imtihan aur bhi hain

    tahi zindagi se nahin ye fazayen
    yahan saikaron karawan aur bhi hain

    kanat na kar alam-e-rang-o-bu par
    chaman aur bhi, ashiyan aur bhi hain

    agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya gam
    maqamat-e-ah-o-fugan aur bhi hain

    tu shahin hai parwaz hai kam tera
    tere samne asman aur bhi hain

    isi roz-o-shab mein ulajh kar na rah ja
    k tere zamin-o-makan aur bhi hain

    gae din ke tanha tha main anjuman mein
    yahan ab mere razadan aur bhi hain

    Comment by Amit — May 16, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

  5. Lyrics seem to be a lot wrong

    Khuda bande se khud poche bata teri raza kia hai

    Comment by khudieditor — May 16, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

  6. @amit

    yes agree wid u but i like da way it was sung by junoon and thanks for sharing the full version actually i m more interested in the message it gives 🙂


    thanks for your input

    Comment by faisal — May 17, 2009 @ 2:15 am

  7. Pakistani singers are very talented. Only that singing and dancing is not seen as a good profession. Many bands in Pakistan sing at weddings and parties, but one or two make it to the top.

    Comment by mehreen — May 20, 2009 @ 2:28 am

  8. hi faisal,

    indeed the meanings in these words is amazing…Iqbal Ilama rocks..

    Comment by Amit — May 25, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

  9. i em n love wid iqbal..:(

    Comment by l3ena — June 9, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    • Actually it’s like this

      Mitta de apni hasti ko aghar kuch martaba chahiey
      Ke dana khaak mien mill ke gull o gullzaar hota hai

      Comment by Ahmad — April 23, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  10. Allama wote this sher but a lot of ppl dont know it.

    Mitaa de apni hasti ko agar tu kuch martaba chahe,
    Khuda bande se khud pooche bataa teri raza kya hai!

    Comment by Aamer — August 17, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

  11. iqbal iqbal iqbal ap to jaan ho hamari,realy love u

    Comment by rja_eman — September 3, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

  12. This seems to be a great inspirational poem, unfortunately I only
    understand it partially (not knowing urdu so well). Can someone
    please give an english translation of this.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 11, 2009 @ 7:39 pm


    سارے جہاں سے اچھا ہندوستاں ہمارا
    ہم بلبليں ہيں اس کي، يہ گلستاں ہمارا

    غربت ميں ہوں اگر ہم، رہتا ہے دل وطن ميں
    سمجھو وہيں ہميں بھي، دل ہو جہاں ہمارا

    پربت وہ سب سے اونچا، ہمسايہ آسماں کا
    وہ سنتري ہمارا، وہ پاسباں ہمارا

    گودي ميں کھيلتي ہيں اس کي ہزاروں ندياں
    گلشن ہے جن کے دم سے رشک جناں ہمارا

    اے آب رود گنگا، وہ دن ہيں ياد تجھ کو؟
    اترا ترے کنارے جب کارواں ہمارا

    مذہب نہيں سکھاتا آپس ميں بير رکھنا
    ہندي ہيں ہم وطن ہے ہندوستاں ہمارا

    يونان و مصر و روما سب مٹ گئے جہاں سے
    اب تک مگر ہے باقي نام و نشاں ہمارا

    کچھ بات ہے کہ ہستي مٹتي نہيں ہماري
    صديوں رہا ہے دشمن دور زماں ہمارا

    اقبال! کوئي محرم اپنا نہيں جہاں ميں
    معلوم کيا کسي کو درد نہاں ہمارا

    Comment by ABC — September 25, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  14. wah iqbal g kia share

    Comment by haji jan — September 29, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  15. reallyt it inspire to do something nice

    Comment by santosh kumar patel — December 31, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  16. allama iqbal ki kya bat ha,aysa insan sadyon main bhe pyda nahe hota,is jyse insan ko pyda karne k lye may be allah ko bhe sochna parta ho ga,after all allama iqbal is great

    Comment by malik toqueer haider — April 25, 2010 @ 11:14 am

  17. i am really touched by khudi ko kar buland itna. Iam weeping , i am so touched but still all this inspirational poetry not helping me in my practical life.i could not find the way for success , for iself independence, i dont want to ask or to spread my hands infront any body else for any thing, but i am forced to do it, i could not find the way to study further,it seems i am dead,the poetry looks good to read only or to weep on oneself and it is only due to block roads created by other fellow beings,not finding ways for, khudi ko kar buland itna.the only way is to pray regularly or to offer sajdas at home.this poetry inspired me to say prayers.

    Comment by lubna yaqub — May 8, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    • whoever you are i don’t know, just try to concentrate on your goal, and consist on the path, don’t change and be frighten…

      Comment by jashoa — January 19, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

  18. God helps only those who help themselves, Did you hear the story of a Scientist who was a prostitute in her other life and chose this proffession to finance her intrests, life is full of opportunities, be an optimist, Allama Iqbals poetry is food for soul brain and life.

    Comment by Junaid — May 16, 2010 @ 11:17 am

  19. Ki Muhammad se wafa tony to hum tery ha ye jahan kia cheez ha hum luho kalm tery ha .

    Comment by Adnan — August 4, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

  20. Hello everybody,
    This is just to let you all guys know that I love Sir Allama Iqbal immensely. The reasons behind this are many. As a matter of fact, what I am today is obviously because of RAB’s (God, The Universal King) meherbaani hai ji ooye. Secondly, I would thank Dr. Allama Iqbal ji for his noble work. Indeed, I am so impressed by his works as it changed my way towards the success. I lost my guardian (father) when I was 14 and since then I had tough time in life. I gave up my studies as the circumstances were quite bad. My family did not have few bugs (Rs. 150) to pay my college fees. I have seen both the sides (pain and pleasure) of life and meanwhile Sir Allama Iqbal’s poetry started impacting on me gradually. Honestly, if I were never attracted by his poetry, still I would have been a labor by profession or very far behind in life.
    I just want to share one of his powerful, influential, strongest, commanding, dominating, pursuasive, overwhelming, & pungent poetic works. If you understand it and practice it in life, trust me guys.. you would see greatest changes in life which would help you to be blessed by the RAB (The Universal King) here and in the Afterlife either. And it is as follows:
    “Agar teri qud-hi me ho inquilaab paida,
    Agar teri qud-hi me ho inquilaab paida,
    Ajab nahi ke tere chaaro suh badal jaaye.

    Heads off??
    I know, certainly it would bounce. Let me put it in plain words. Firstly, let us be aware of the words: qud-hi (selfhood; The state of having a distinct identity; individuality. The fully developed self; an achieved personality.), Inquilaab (against), and suh (directions).

    It means, if you have a control on your selfhood, (or) if you can dominate the one (Satan/devil) who is dominating you, then apparently your entire life would change. For instance, I am in my office and I see many girls/woman in western clothing. Then obviously, Satan/devil would direct me to see them and get attracted. However, if I dominate him (Satan) by changing my vision/eyesight from those cloth-less women/girls or ignoring them, then I would be rewarded by my RAB for this sacrifice (Jihad). This is the authentic concept of Jihad though unfortunately people utilize it in a different way.
    Since we are humans, we are dominated by both, the good (angel) and the bad (Satan). Unluckily, almost everyone is being dominated greatly by the bad (Satan). Once you gain the power to battle with Satan, you would definitely become the Warrior on this unclean and temporary home (planet, Earth). Thatafter, you would certainly deserve for what you have sacrificed.
    When we pray the Almighty king, and we ask him many things but still most of them are not accepted. He would fulfill our very few desires. Do you know why? Its merely because our souls are impure. Therefore, I suggest everyone who’s reading my comment to dominate the dishonest Satan and pure our souls.
    Last of all, I hope that I made this message clear. In case of any error/fault is found, I apologize. Since I want to be corrected, I love feedbacks. Kindly, feel free to communicate with me.

    Thanks and regards,
    Paramjeet Singh.

    Comment by Paramjeet Singh — September 26, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    • thanks a lot for such beautiful message with a lot of inspiration …….. awesome explanation ,i really appreciate ur nice struggle , May ALLAH ALMIGHTY Bless u ….

      Muhammad Maqbool
      Islamabad , Pakistan

      Comment by Maqbool — September 28, 2011 @ 1:11 am

    • Realy beautiful poem,luv da song2 bt unknown of wat it meant…2day knew da xact meaning of it…wel xplained:) 🙂

      Comment by Priya — January 21, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    • Mashallah! Nice thoughts “Sir Paramjeet”… i think you know and follow true Islam (submitting your will to Almighty Allah)..

      Comment by Sumaiya Nabi — October 19, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

  21. assal-a-mualaikum,
    i went through the whole poetry . it is inspiring n really i feel great abt the iqbal,s poetry.
    i m a person who was not confident about my success.
    but now i m happy.

    Comment by UZMA — October 5, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  22. Iqbal Poetry Inspires me
    kho gya ik nashaman to kya gum aah faga aur bi Ahian aur bi hai Karwa aur bi hai.

    Too saahin hai parwaz hai kam tere .tere samne asman aur bi hai

    Comment by suhail Rather — January 19, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

  23. excellent

    Comment by azim mustafa — February 4, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

  24. This is amazing…my favourite Iqbal poem!

    Comment by Siddhartha Joshi — February 8, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

  25. a lot of people praised about the song and poetry. Can anybody please translate the meaning of the song ‘Khudi” by Junoon or the poetry by Allama Iqbal?

    Comment by Rizel — March 12, 2011 @ 4:13 am

  26. I meant, translation in English.

    Comment by Rizel — March 12, 2011 @ 4:14 am

  27. shocked after reading thats Allama Iqbals poetry rocks. Further that it can b danced& sung with a BAND. have we really under stood Iqbal.. I appreciate paramjeet he has understood more then any of us.

    Comment by Aslam — April 7, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

  28. hi

    Comment by siraj khan buneari — June 11, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

  29. Paramjeet Singh. you are muslim ?????????

    Comment by siraj khan buneari — June 11, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  30. Not only did Allama Iqbal belonged to India but even Pakistan belonged to India.

    Comment by Andalib — July 5, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

  31. Not only did Allama Iqbal belong to India but even Pakistan belonged to India.

    Comment by Andalib — July 5, 2011 @ 7:30 pm


      Comment by SALMAN — April 22, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

      • Guys just give up this ridiculous discussion…and enjoy Iqbal!

        Comment by siddharthajoshi — April 22, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

  32. @paramjeet singh ….THNX great feeling and excellent question are u muslim???? I got confused by ur name

    you works hepls me in my exam while preparing poetry and philosophy…thnx

    Comment by Tayyeba — July 11, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    • Yes I am a Muslim, named M A Khan

      Comment by M A Khan — January 26, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

  33. Paramjeet Singh: As salam alaikum,
    Some people (Siraj Khan, tayyaba and perhaps others) asked me a question, Are you muslim?
    Well… its a valid question infact since people would certainly get confused about my religion.. that whether I am a muslim or a non-muslim. To be honest with everyone here, I shared my friend Paramjeet’s ID to message you all about Sir Allama Iqbal’s poetry.
    Indeed, I am a muslim and PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM.
    Similarly, I am an Indian either.

    Comment by Muhammad Mustafa Ali Khan — July 16, 2011 @ 6:42 am

  34. very excellent translation y paramjeet singh . it is really very effective for everyone.

    Comment by piya — July 29, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  35. thanx

    Comment by piya — July 29, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

  36. Allma Iqbal is one of the most impressive personality for me. he gave us such a great message by poetry and that was ”we must have disburse our role for humanity and every one indvidualiy have to think about his role that what he have and what he can and for what he is here”.

    Comment by malik nauman — October 8, 2011 @ 6:15 am

  37. very inspire. kudi ko kar buland

    Comment by nirav mistry — December 7, 2011 @ 2:00 am

  38. dear syed faisal my friend Mushfiq serching this poem from a very long time…. lastly we’ll found it on your post…. thanks man…. thanks a lot to move our search to another topic…..
    Dheeraj K. Soni- faizabad-uttar pradesh

    Comment by Dr. Dheeraj K. Soni — January 4, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

  39. Salam……this is waqar Tagar i really proud to be a studiend of literature.
    My beloved Allama also belong to it i luv u Allama sahab u are a shinning light u are still deep rooted amoung our heartz miss u alot .

    Comment by WAQAR HUSSAIN TAGAR — January 5, 2012 @ 11:24 am

  40. khud hi ko kar barbaad itna k har rishtedar bolay
    is ki shadi kra do 😛

    Comment by fgkj — March 13, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

  41. i like so much this poem.

    Comment by kunal pandey — April 23, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  42. their pottery is classic
    i am fan of allama iqbal

    Comment by hassan.farzeen — June 14, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

  43. Nice work dude
    and these poetries r also very excellent.?????fantastic??????fabulassss??????jhakkkkkkaaaasssss?????raaaaapchhhhikkkkkkk

    Comment by Salman azmi — June 24, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

  44. Love is fathi
    fathi is for ever

    Comment by Adil kamgar — August 8, 2012 @ 11:26 am

  45. wow, its really good poem by Iqbal ever forever

    Comment by Bilal Ahmed Qazi "Armaan" — August 22, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  46. aLwWw p0eTrY….. ❤ ❤
    l0vE iT

    Comment by shareen anwar — September 5, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  47. very very nice poetry ….

    Comment by sardar afaq — September 16, 2012 @ 6:08 am

  48. awesome i love this 🙂 allama iqbal was and is the best poet in the world 🙂

    Comment by mahnoor — October 3, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

  49. dayare ishq me apna akam paida kar,
    naya zamana naye subh sham paida kar,
    khuda agar dil-e-fitrat shanas de tujhako,
    sukun se laalav hukum se kalam paida kar,
    mera tarik amiri nahi fakiri he,
    khudi na bech garibi me naam paida kar….

    Comment by DEvil's king Shayar — October 28, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  50. Hazaroon saal nargis apni baynoori pay roti hy…….Bari mushkil say hota ha chaman ma deedawer paida .<3 ❤ I inspire the poetry of Allama Iqball…………My soul said Iqbal the great…..<3 ❤ ❤

    Comment by saeed — November 5, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

  51. Reblogged this on swp.Tech™ Blog and commented:
    The Most Awesome Lines ever about Self-Respect!!

    Comment by Swapnil Bhatnagar — December 7, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

  52. ‘;..;’.’;.;’;’.’;.;’;’;’;”;’;’;sari baton ke bich ek baat reh gayii…ki akhir asli poem kya hai……n actual lines kisne likhi hai…;..;;.;..;.;.;’.;’.;’;’.;’;’..’.’;.;’

    Comment by nEERAJ — January 8, 2013 @ 8:10 am

  53. this is an amaging poem
    i just love it

    Comment by riya dahiya — July 16, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

  54. Khudi ko kar buland itna ke chadha ho jaise taise..
    Khuda bande se ye poche k saale ab uttrega kaise

    Comment by kusum — September 17, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    • dont make fun of allama iqbal sahab’s poetry

      Comment by muwahid khan — January 20, 2015 @ 12:20 am

  55. we know that allama iqbal was a good poet in the world and this is very beautiful poem

    Comment by zoaib — October 26, 2013 @ 11:37 am

  56. Great Collection Of Urdu And English Shayaris And Quotes. Latest Shayari And Poetry
    Collection Of Dr. Iqbal Sahab. beautiful quotes by dr. iqbal sahab

    Comment by beautiful quotes by dr. iqbal sahab — January 17, 2014 @ 6:04 am

  57. this sucks i’m outta here

    Comment by Sara — July 8, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

  58. allam iqbal was in love with a whore and he killed a guy because of that bitch and you guys respect him ? what an amazing world we live in !!!

    Comment by Nadia — July 8, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    • shut ur bloody mouth up
      n get outta here !!!

      Comment by muwahid khan — January 20, 2015 @ 12:22 am

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  60. his poetry are amazing i lov it

    Comment by 1234569 — September 21, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

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