What Should then be Done O People of the East

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Pas Chih Bayad Kard ay Aqwam-i-Sharq (or What should then be done O people of the East) was a philosophical poetry book of Allama Iqbal in Persian, a poet-philosopher of the Indian subcontinent. It was published in 1936.

Pas Chih Bayad Kard ay Aqwam-i-Sharq includes the mathnavi Musafir. Iqbal's Rumi, the master, utters this glad tiding "East awakes from its slumbers" "Khwab-i ghaflat". Inspiring detailed commentary on voluntary poverty and free man, followed by an exposition of the mysteries of Islamic laws and sufic perceptions is given. He laments the dissention among the Indian as well as Muslim nations. Mathnavi Musafir, is an account of a journey to Afghanistan. In the Mathnavi the people of the Sob'ha Sarhat region, (Afghans) are counseled to learn the "secret of Islam" and to "build up the self" within themselves because they are a great righteous people. [1]



  1. ^ "Pas Chih Bayad Kard ay Aqwam-i-Sharq, translated by B.A. DAR". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 
  2. ^ "Works". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. 

A translation, commentary and literary appreciation of Masnavi Pas Cheh Bayad kard and Musafir in Urdu by Dr Elahi Bakhsh Akhtar Awan was published by University Book Agency Khyber Bazar Peshawar Pakistan in 1960.

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