Friday, October 28, 2011

How far Marghdeen?

The faith which you represent recognises the worth of the individual, and disciplines him to give away his all to the service of God and man. Its possibilities are not yet exhausted. It can still create a new world where the social rank of man is not determined by his caste or colour, or the amount of dividend he earns, but by the kind of life he lives; where the poor tax the rich, where human society is founded not on the equality of stomachs but on the equality of spirits, where an Untouchable can marry the daughter of a king, where private ownership is a trust and where capital cannot be allowed to accumulate so as to dominate the real producer of wealth. This superb idealism of your faith, however, needs emancipation from the medieval fancies of theologians and legists. Spiritually we are living in a prison-house of thoughts and emotions which during the course of centuries we have woven round ourselves. (Allama Iqbal, Presidential Address to the All-India Muslim Conference, Lahore, March 21, 1932)


  1. The picture speaks for itself.. A slap on "kind" government of Pakistan

  2. Greetings,

    This are beautiful words which I really, truly believe can become a reality. The fact that it may not be a reality at this moment does not, in any way, undermine its potential for coming about.

    Thank you very much for this.

    All good wishes,


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