When was the last time you were completely stumped by a question, a request, or a situation you found yourself in? How did you handle it?
Last week we were given a paragraph in our online course which we had to read and quote one brief passage from Iqbal’s prose or poetry which may be connected with this thought— and explain briefly why we think so. And also make an effort to be brief, keeping in mind that my comment needs to be read by others. I am writing it here so that my readers know what the passage is.
Every Muslim believes in the Unseen, and understands the term to include all the invisible realities mentioned elsewhere in the Quran,e.g. angels, heaven, hell, and so on Iqbal wants us to expand that the signs of God in our soul which are mentioned by the Quran itself are to be included in the Unseen in which we believe.
We were expected to quote one brief passage from Iqbal’s prose or poetry which may be connected with this thought–and explain briefly why you think so.
This is where I was stumped I could find the poetry and prose without any problem,but they didn’t seem to be brief. Eventually I found two, which were very brief, here it is: The actual words with translation, ” Hai tujhe wasta bazahir se,
Aur Batin Se Ashna Hun Main.”
Translation : You deal with the outward aspects of things
I know what lies within.
I took the word briefly seriously and wrote my answer accordingly, then found out I didn’t have to be so brief.
So as they say in the phrase,”You live and learn.”
I certainly learned something very valuable.