Future had been shown to Allama Iqbal and he had been given the duty to prepare the nation and pave the way for a special goal. Allama Iqbal himself said,
“I have never considered myself a poet… I have no interest in poetic artistry. But, yes, I have a special goal in mind for whose expression I use the medium of poetry considering the condition and the customs of this country”
(Allama Iqbal’s letter to Suleman Nadwi, 4 August 1913, read here)
Allama Iqbal’s whole poetry is predictive (Ilhami), like Hazrat Naimat Ullah Shah Wali RA, he also used the famous ‘Mee beenam’ Radeef . Lets see some fine predictions here.
Life is creating for itself a world completely new.
In this our ancient dust I find the pure gold of the soul:
Each atom of it is a star’s eye with the power to see.
I see the promise of a many‐branched fruit laden tree.
I fnd the mountain as light as a tiny blade of grass,
And heavy as a mountain seems a blade of grass to me.
I am seeing, I know not how: I see it just about to be.
O happy he who sees the horseman, not the dust alone,
Who in the throbbing of the strings sees music’s essence drawn.
This old wine’s youthful effervescence will always be new.
What has been but should not have been will not be any more:
What should have been but has not been will be— it must be so.
And Beauty, fond of self‐display, must always be on view:
Deep in the earth that I have watered with my blood‐stained tears
My teardrops will remain embedded, gems of a rich hue.
My candle has been put out, but to greet the rising sun.”
From whom will be born the caravan’s guide.
On the lap of, ‘that’ fortunate dame,
The ‘Hoors of paradise’ would feel a shame