Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Urdu: محمد اقبال) born (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938) was a converted Muslim poet and philosopher born in Sialkot, British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era, and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of Pakistan. He is commonly referred to as Allama Iqbal (علامہ اقبال, Allama lit. Scholar).
Allama's Poetry has put a great effect on the Muslim generation in 20th century. Many pieces of his poetry are considered to be the masterpiece of the Urdu poetry treasury. Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa are also among those great pieces of Iqbal's poetry.
I am sharing here Shikwa by Iqbal and in the next blog you will read Jawab-e-Shikwa. [Click here to read Jawab-e-Shikwa] These two poems of him tell us the reasons of the progress and depression of Muslim Umma. Let's read Shikwa first in which Muslim Blames Allah Almighty for the worse condition of Muslim Ummah and in Jawab-e-Shikwa you can read the answer for this blame. Here you go!!