The Secrets of the Self
Philosophical poetry rooted as much in metaphysical thought as it is in Islamic theology, The Secrets of the Self is a book-length piece. According to the poet, the “Self” is the soul and inner power of each person, and how the universe has shaped them. Using Love and willpower, one can improve the Self, subsequently controlling the forces of the universe. Islamic ideals are promoted through stories that illustrate the poem’s points.
A British Indian poet, prophet, and politician, Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) were known for his eloquence and political prowess. Iqbal converted to Islam as a child in Sialkot, Punjab. After studying literature and law at Cambridge, Munich, and Heidelberg, he founded a law practice and specialized in scholarly writing, which he primarily wrote in Persian. As a well-known leader of the All India Muslim League, Iqbal promoted Islamic revival, especially in South Asia. His birthday is celebrated as a national holiday, and he is recognized as the official poet of Pakistan.
Print length:188 pages
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Publication date : December 1, 2010