Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deve Gowda, Allama Iqbal and a photo


Here in this photo an overly reverential party worker does not hesitate to show Janata Dal (Secular) national president H.D. Deve Gowda‘s his diving skills at a meeting of the party in Chikamagalur on Tuesday.

Allama Iqbal said:

Yeh ek sajda jise tu giraan samajtha hai!
hazaar sajde se deta hai aadmi ku najaat
You find it very labourious to submit and surrender before God
It will liberate you from thousands of prostration
Those who do not fear God, fear EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING. Those who fear God alone. fear nothing. They don’t have the need to bow before other humanbeings.


Anonymous said...

It reminds me of a write-up by the first Editor of Radiance, the late A.A. Ravoof sahib in his column "Abracadabra" in this weekly. When Dr.Zakir Hussain fell at the feet of the Sankaracharya after assuming office as the President of India, he simply quoted it and wrote: "Paani paani kar gayee mujhko qalandar ki yah baat, Tu jhuka jab ghair ke aage na man tera na tan".


T Azeez Luthfullah said...

Wah khaleel Sb, Wah. Really beautiful, meaningful and soul stirring couplet.

Especiallly the finishing words "Na man tera na tan" jerks you out of everything. If one loses both head and soul what else remains with him?

Jazakallah, Khaleel Bhai

Thahir Makery said...

Have you ever seen an ant prostrating before another ant?

Have you ever witnessed an elephant prostrating before another elephant?

Have you ever watched a donkey kneeling before another donkey?

Why does man, far more superior creature than an ant and an elephant and a donkey, stoop down to a lower level and acts lesser than such lowly creatures?

Quran says : "Surely we created man in the best mould; then We reverted him to the lowest of the low" (Al Tin 95 : 4, 5)

V K Abdul Malick said...

This reminds me the following verse of Quran:

O people, a parable is set forth: pay heed to it. Those who call upon aught other than Allah shall never be able to create even a fly, even if all of them were to come together to do that. And if the fly were to snatch away anything from them, they would not be able to recover that from it. Powerless is the supplicant; and powerless is he to whom he supplicates. (Quran Al Hajj 22 : 73)

Abdul Jabbar said...

Pathetic! The glee with which 'other spectators' are enjoying the scene is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!


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