Gabriel's Wing

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AuthorMuhammad Iqbal
CountryBritish India
GenrePhilosophical poetry

Baal-e-Jibril (Urdu: بال جبریل; or Gabriel's Wing; published in Urdu, 1935) is a philosophical poetry book by Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Poet of East
Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal


Iqbal's first book of poetry in Urdu, Bang-i-Dara (1924), was followed by Bal-i-Jibril in 1935 and Zarb-i-Kalim in 1936. Bal-i-Jibril is regarded as the peak of Iqbal's Urdu poetry. It consists of ghazals, poems, quatrains, epigrams and advises the nurturing of the vision and intellect necessary to foster sincerity and firm belief in the heart of the ummah and turn its members into true believers.[1]

Some of the verses had been written when Iqbal visited Britain, Italy, Palestine, France, Spain and Afghanistan, including one of Iqbal's best known poems The Mosque of Cordoba.[citation needed]

The work contains 15 ghazals addressed to God and 61 ghazals and 22 quatrains dealing with ego, faith, love, knowledge, the intellect and freedom. Iqbal recalls the past glory of Muslims as he deals with contemporary political problems.


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  1. ^ "Iqbal's works". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2006.
  2. ^ "Bal-i-Jibril, translated by Naeem Siddiqui". Iqbal Academy Pakistan.

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