Iqbal Predictions

Allama Iqbal’s Predictions for 21st century

Note: Please don’t confuse with the word ‘prediction’. English language doesn’t have exact translation for several urdu/farsi/arabic words like ‘Kashf’, ‘Ilhaam’, ‘Bashaarat’, ‘Baseerat’, ‘Khudi’, ‘Taqwah’, ‘Tawakkul‘, ‘Tasuwwuf’, 'Faqar' etc. Other words with same understanding, used in English are Prophecy, Precognition, Influx, Foresee and Prognostication. Most of predictions in this blog are spiritual (i.e. not astrological/numerological) so use whatever word instead of prediction.

Dr. Allama Iqbal wasn’t just a poet; he can be regarded as a great Mystical Visionary who can see way ahead of his time in future through his vast Islamic spiritual knowledge base. Let’s discover what Iqbal has predicted in his Books Bang-e-Dra, Zarb-e-Kaleem, Baal-e-Jibreel and Armaghan-e-Hijaz for the Rise and Renaissance of Muslims.
Read English translation below each verse

The lion who had emerged from the desert and had toppled the Roman Empire, is, as I am told by the angels, about to get up again (from his sleep)

Whatever the eye is seeing cannot be described by the lips, I am lost in amazement as to what the world will become!, The night will eventually disappear by sun’s appearance! This garden will be filled with Light of Tauhid (Oneness of God)

Events(incident) as yet folded(hidden) in the scroll of time, Reflect in the mirror of my perception

Tomorrow is still hidden in intention, but its dawn is flashing before my eyes.

Plans will be reversed, destiny will be changed; this is a fact with truth, not fiction of my thought.

My hearts mirror shows me both world’s secrets; I relate exactly what I witness before my eyes.

The same storm is raging today in the souls of Muslim, A Divine secret it is, Not for the lips to utter, Let us see what surfaces from the depths of the deep. Let us see what color, The blue sky changes into.

However the grief’s night gives the message of Eid’s morning, In the darkness of the night, the ray of hope has appeared.

The storm in the West made Muslims Muslims, Pearls are produced in abundance from the very buffetings (shaking) of the sea; The true believers are once more to receive from the court of God; the glory of the Turkamans, the intellects of the Indians (referring Great Muslim conquerors and Mystics of India ), and the eloquence of the Arabs.

Open your eyes and look at the mirror of my words; see a hazy picture of the age(time) to come.

Look into heart’s mirror for destiny manifestation;  The sky will shine mirror-like with the morning’s light; and the night’s darkness will be speeding away! The spring breeze will be so melody inspiring; The flower bed’s silent fragrance will become so melodious! The garden’s afflicted (suffered) ones will unite with other afflicted (suffered) ones.

By Men whose eyes see far and wide, new cities shall be founded; Not by old Kufa or Bagdad is my thought’s vision bounded (seeing new cities better than old Kufa and Baghdad times).

The gardener should not be upset by seeing the garden’s state; Branches are about to appear from the bunches of buds; The garden will be cleared soon of the waste and trash; The red of the martyrs’ blood will be producing rose buds; Look a little the color of the sky somewhat red is; This the glowing of the horizon by the rising sun is!

No wonder if the Muslims gain, their ancient glory once again; Sanjar’s  Splendor pomp and state(sovereign authority), the piety(piousness) and faqar of mystics great.

From the heavens comes an answer to our long cries at last: the heavens break their silence, the curtains rise at last! The cloistered (shut off from world) hour is over, the arena’s(appear) hour begins;  The lightening comes to asunder(apart)  those cloudy skies at last! It was too hard to withhold (hold back) the flood of these truths, At last the Qalander revealed (told) the secrets of the Book.

O Zealous (passionate) Faqar, Now your time is going to come! This Frankish soul is stained with the greed of wealth and gold! If Muslim faith offends the West! Let West in its own anger burn; This faith is known by another name 'zealous faqar'

I gleaned (learned) from Jalal-ud-deen Rumi’s company, One ‘Bold Heart’ is worth of learned heads the whole tame pack.

The dream which Islam saw of general freedom - Oh Muslim see the interpretation of that dream today.

Your real worth is hidden, other people are yet to see whats true;The Lord of the worlds assembly has yet much need of you.; By your breath lives the world and is kept animate; You are its destined leader, you the star of fate; There is no time to relax, much still remains to be done;You have yet to fully spread the light of God, the only one.

Read again the lesson of truth, of justice and valor! You will be asked to do the work of taking on responsibility for the world.

My grave is like a shrine, for men of thought and courage; I taught poor dust to tower hill-high in air; The beauty of meaning need not be adorned by my craft. Nature does herself incarnadine (care and color) the tulip red(rose)

Though this voice has emerged from Iqbal’s lips, its source is unknown;  The assembly got hope’s message as well as became restless for activism.

Lamentation is necessary but now that is over; Now control your heart a little and see the effect of the lament.

Rise, for a new age dawns; Your era begins in East and West.

Allah has faith in Momin’s might and will; the machines of Europe Satan’s alliance; Who knows the nation’s fates?—but signs abound(enough), if Muslims are wakeful.

Intellect is your shield, Love is your sword; My dervish ! Your vice-regency (Khilafat) is world-conquering; Your Takbir like fire for Godlessness is; If you are Muslim your prudence your destiny is; If you are loyal to Muhammad (PBUH) we are yours; This universe is nothing, the Tablet and the Pen are yours.

Take not my rhymes for poet's art; I know the secrets of nature.

The secrets of life are exposed to my view: I cannot be said to have despaired of waging the struggle of life; How can I be frightened By the transient scene of sorrow? I believe in the destiny of my Ummah (Community)! Of the element of despair my life is free, The heat of the battle gives notice of complete victory; I keep in view that exciting age—In the mirror of the past I see the future.


Also Read [Allama Iqbal foreseen Muslim Renaissance Secret] by Wasif Ali Wasif (R.A.) 

For Allama Iqbal Poetry Website, Visit

(All above couplets/ashaar can be found at Allama Iqbal Poetry Website)

Post Date: 12 February, 2011



  2. Assalamalikumwrb,

    Shukar Alhamdolillah, truly facinating mashaAllah ...
    Barak Allah feek. ameen sal lal laho alihe wasalam.

  3. Allamah Iqbal is a great seer and visionary that was given to Ummate Muslimah. He dedicated his whole life in studying holy Quran and finding directions for the Ummah in the present age. No wonder most of his prophesies are coming true. He will surely lead us to true path till emergence of proper leadership in the Ummah.

    Muhammad Javed Iqbal

    1. You are absolutly right sir. I appreciate your valuable comments. Ummah must follow Iqbal to find the true path towards success.

  4. I Love Iqbal. He's My Passion & Inspiration.

  5. i love janab iqbal sb. kash allha koi iqbal jasa mojza phr pada kr day. amen

  6. یا اللہ، اقبال کے خوابوں کو پورا کر.

  7. He has not made any concrete or verifiable predictions.

    1. Are you blind? These thing which happened and some something are know on the way..... these are all IQBAL prediction....

    2. اقبالؒ نے سو سال پہلے پیشگوئی کی تھی کی جب تک افغانیوں کا جزبہ ایمانی زندہ ھے اسلام کو کوئی نہیں مٹا سکتا۔

      یہود و ہنود کا ایجنڈا ایک ہی تھا بقول اقبالؒ: ا

      افغانیوں کی غیرتِ دینی کا ھے یہ علاج

      کہ ملا کو اس کے کوہ و دمن سے نکال دو

      اور تاریخ شاھد ہے کہ امریکہ آج بھی اسی ایجنڈے پر کاربند ھے اور غیر مند افغانیوں کو ان کے کوہ و دمن سے نکالنے میں ایڑی چوٹی کا زور لگا رہا ہے لیکن ناکام جا رہا ھے ۔

  8. MASHALLAH , Hez the real Hero..

  9. Masha'Allah, Allama Iqbal is not poet of Pakistanis only he is poet of all Muslims.

  10. I feel one can only figure out Dr. Iqbal's predictions by careful thinking and trying to understand each and every word before us.It is not easy to say if these predictions are real.They are not going to reveal itself as a whole.It has and still will be showing in the most unusual way.Therefore before we make any definite conclusions we must weigh every single word in our minds eye and tell ourselves, this, are we being too hasty in saying we have not seen anything like it?

    1. actually these predictions are associated with the predictions described by our beloved Prophet (PBUH) around 1437 years ago. So, to understand Iqbal, his vision should be related with the predictions of the end times by our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Iqbal is actually relating that glorious end times period of Muslims.

  11. I feel pity for the skeptics of Iqbal's visions and advice for the Muslim Ummah. After seeings the world events unfold over the last 50-60 years, is there any further proof needed?

    1. یہ فااقہ کش کہ موت سے ڈرتا نہیں ذرا

      روحِ محمد ﷺ اس کے بدن سے نکال دو

      یہود و ہنود کا یہ ایجنڈا اقبالؒ نے سو سال پہلے فاش کر دیا تھا اور کفر آج بھی اسی ایجنڈے پر کام کر رہا ہے لیکن انشأ ا للہ کام یاب نہیں ہو گا ۔

  12. Great effort! thanks a lot for great post!

  13. mirror is something taking towards magical thoughts of seeing the future

  14. Excellent work done to promote the message of Allama Iqbal on globe.
    I have visited many websites dedicated to Iqbal or related to Iqbal under government aided sectors and in private capacity but this site is undoubtedly extraordinary useful for those who really want to read, learn and understand Iqbal.
    The manager behind this website is qualified to be declared his website as one of the best website on Iqbal so far. My appreciation and compliments for your entire team. God Bless you all. You really made a great contribution for the promotion of Iqbal. l


    2. Excellent comments. I absolutly agree. . God bless them on promoting Iqbal's message in the world. It is the utmost requirement of today to remind and promote Iqbal to the new generation.

  15. Salams

    Can somebody point me to the full english translation for "Dayar-e-Ishq" poem by Allama Iqbal(r.a)? I have some links which do not have the translations for come of the couplets sung by Nusrat Fatheh ali sahab..

    1. Wa Aliekum Assalam!

      Here is the link with complete translation

      Poem name is Javed Ke Naam, Book Bal-e-Jibreel

      Diyar-e-Ishq Mein Apna Maqam Paida Kar
      Naya Zamana, Naye Subah-o-Sham Paida Kar

  16. can any body please tell me how to download the pdf file from the blogspot.. it is not working by click on the pdf / print option .. the page go on darker shade and nothing happen after that .. to continue the has to be close
    but i dont know how i can get pdf file on blogspot properly

    1. Brother, Pdf/Print button is working fine. Just click on it and wait for a minute or so, you will get a complete new page having all the images and text. you can then remove any undesired text.

      It is working fine just takes little longer depending the size of the page.

  17. thank you so much 4 give this great information. i was in search of it by many days..

  18. Excellent effort by admin..............thanks

  19. Iqbal reminds us of the rise of thinking, caring and humble Muslims who follow the guidance of the Quran' and the Sunnah. Please let us focus on the traits of the Muslims that Allama Iqbal is seeking before simplY waiting for glorious times for our Ummah.

  20. Assalamoalaikum, May Allah Taala bless you for this wonderful and quality effort...
    Afraad ke hathon mein hai aqwam ki taqdeer...

    Nahin Naumid Iqbal apni Kashte veeran se
    Zara nam ho to yeh mitti bohot zarkhez hai saaqi...
    Keep it up...
    All must join hands together.

  21. AOA, I fully endorse the comment of Naseem Iqbal.
    If we try develop the qualities required to be a Muslim, individually and collectively, we shall qualify for the promises of nusrat that Allah Taala has made...a pre-requisite...and the glorious times WILL inshaallah come...

    1. I appreciate your good wishes. We must continue to follow Iqbal. Inshallah we will achieve our goles.

  22. Muhammad Gulfam HameedDecember 5, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    HE was a saint,he was a noble man,whatever he said inshaAllah gona happen,there should be no doubt about that,we should make ourself a true muslim,according to The noble Quran and The life of Muhammad(pbuh),the way Iqbal taught us.

  23. Assalaamu Alaikkum! My dear brothers and sisters.
    Please "like" and share this page! Jazak'Allahukhairan

  24. The End Times 2013 - 2022 : As decoded by numerical analysis of the Quran, Hadith, and Arabic Words

  25. Great poet,Great thinker

    Muhammad Afzal
    Narowal Pakistan

  26. pakistan.Iqbal was no doubt a great philosopher.

  27. tnx a lot after reading this now i am clear about future of pakistan