365 Writing Prompts:From A to Z
Create a short story piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
A devout Muslim was he.
Born in Punjab in 1877.
Came to this world with a purpose in mind.
Determined he was to leave a mark in this world.
Early in life he wowed the people around him.
Father was a devout Muslim.
Graduated with English literature Philosophy and Arabic.
He wrote poems that made him famous.
In Italy he met Mussolini.
Joined the staff of Cambridge to teach Arabic.
Kashmiri Brahmin was his ancestors.
Laughter was his favorite word.
Munich was the university where he got his doctorate degree.
Never hesitated to achieve his goal.
Oh how he toiled and labored.
Poetry was his favorite pastime.
Questions he seldom asked.
Revived he the glory of the Arabs in Spain in his mind.
Said prayers in the mosque of Cordoba.
Told he a Mumin is he who has a smile on his lips when death comes.
Unity was his motto for all the Muslims.
Victory is what we must strive for was his belief.
Who says we are not capable was his question?
Xenophobe he wasn’t.
You can read his writings if you don’t know.
Zenith of fame I have reached it’s time to bid goodbye!
Allama Iqbal recited these touching few lines a few minutes before his death:
The departed melody may return or not!
The Zephyr from Hijaz may blow again or not!
The days of this Faqir has come to an end.
Another seer may come or not !
He breathed his last in the early hours of April 21st, 1938, in the arms of his old and devoted servant, leaving a host of mourners all over the Islamic world.There was a faint smile playing on his lips, which reminded one of the last criterions , he laid down for a truthful Muslim.” I tell you the sign of a Mumin when death comes there is a smile on his lips.”
This is a very lovely post. A very loving post. Thank you so much for it.
All good wishes,
I was sure you and Shafique will like it, thank you for your wonderful comment Robert.
This is a wonderful post and what really impressed me was your vast range of reading about Iqbal, because I could see the diverse sources from where the snippets were coming. Very much impressed indeed 🙂
Thank you Brother for your comment, your comment and Robert’s comment made it worthwhile to write this.
I’m really pleased.
Your post did full justice! I know how difficult it is to in this format, but you created it with so much craft, like a tapestry. Well done!!
I’m so glad you liked it, Sonya thank you.