Tarana-e-Milli (Urdu: ترانۂ ملی) or Anthem of the Community is an enthusiastic poem in which Allama Mohammad Iqbal paid tribute to the Muslim Ummah (nation) and said that nationalism in Islam was not recommended. He recognized all Muslims anywhere in the world as part of a single nation,[1][2] whose leader is Muhammad,the prophet of the Muslims.

After a few years of writing Tarana-e-Hind, Iqbal presented the poem Tarana-e-Milli based on national patriotism but this time, he said that Islam is the land and Muslim is the nation.In the “Tarna-e-Hind” to “Tarana-e-Milli”, he also praised and complimented the Muslim community of all over the world.[1][2][3]

Urdu text


Roman Transliteration

Chin vo Arab hamaraa hindostaaN hamaara

Muslim hain hum; watan hai saara jahaaN hamaara

tawheed ki amaanat seenoN meiN hai hamaarey

aasaaN naheeN miTaana naam o nishaaN hamaara

dunyaN ke but-kadoN meiN pahlaa woh ghar KHUDA kaa

hum uskey paasbaaN haiN woh paasbaaN hamaara

tayghon key saaye meiN hum, pal kar jawaaN huwey haiN

khanjar hilaal kaa hai qawmi nishaaN hamaara

maghrib ki waadiyoN meiN guunji azaaN hamaari

thamata na thaa kisee se sayl rawaaN hamaara

baatil se dabney waaley ay aasmaaN nahiN hum

sau baar kar chukaa hai tu imtihaaN hamaara

ay gulsitaan e andalus! woh din haiN yaad tujh ko

thaa teri DaaliyoN par jab aashiyaaN hamaara

ay mawjey dajlah! tu bhi pahchaanti hai hum ko

ab tak hai tera daryaa afsaana khwaaN hamaara

ay arz e paak! teri hurmat pey kaT marey hum

hai khooN teri ragoN meiN ab tak rawaaN hamaara

saalaar e kaarwaaN hai Mir e Hijaz apnaa

is naam se hai baaqi aaraam e jaaN hamaara

Iqbal kaa taraana baang e daraa hai goyaa

hotaa hai jaadah paymaa phir kaarwaaN hamaara[4]

English Translation

China is ours, Arabia is ours, India is ours

We are Muslims and the whole world is our homeland

The treasure of tawhid is in our hearts,

It is not easy to wipe out our name and mark.

The first house we have liberated from idols is the Ka'abah;

We are its custodians, and It is our protector

We have grown up in the shadows of swords,

Our mascot is the crescent shaped dagger

Our prayer calls have reverberated in the valleys of the west,

The force of our flow could not be stopped by anyone

O the skies! we will not be subdued by falsehood,

You have tried (our steadfasteness) a hundred times!

O, the garden of Andalusia! do you remember those days -

When our abode was the nest on your branches?

O, the waves of Tigris! surely, you recognize us -

Your river tells our tales even to this day

O, the pure land! we have bled and died for your honor,

Our blood flows in your veins until now

The leader of our caravan, is the Prince of Hijaz (Muhammad)

It is his name that keeps our heart in comfort and peace.

Iqbal's song is a clarion call

For the caravan to rise and continue the journey once more[4]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Is Allama Iqbal relevant in today’s politics?". Daily 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "AT THE CROSS ROADS When the land becomes motherland". Daily Tribune 2006-09-10. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  3. Iqbal, Nehru and Trinity. The Fountain t r i n i t y c o l l e g e n e w s l e t t e r (2007). Retrieved on 2012-06-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Song of the Religious Community" (1910, after his European stay). Retrieved on 2012-06-07.

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