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Two events that would sadden Allama Iqbal
By:abdalaziz ariff /indiana
Date: Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:23 pm
In Response To: Kashmiri Diaspora Organizations (Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Kashmir/WDC)

Situationer: Two events that would sadden Iqbal


Iqbal is admired in mythical ways in Kashmir, the land of his ancestors. The lines from the book Armaghan-e-Hijaz or The Gift of Hijaz by the poet and philosopher perhaps best narrate the story of Kashmir even today.
The verse and its translation published by Haris Zargar goes thus: Aaj woh Kashmir hai mehkoom-o-majboor-o-faqeer/Kal jise ahl-e-nazar kehte thay Iran-e-Sagheer (Today that land of Kashmir, under the heels of the enemy has become weak, helpless and poor, once known among the wise as Little Iran).”

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Kashmiri Diaspora Organizations
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Kashmir/WDC -- Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:01 pm
Two events that would sadden Allama Iqbal
abdalaziz ariff /indiana -- Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:23 pm