Quotes by Muhammad Iqbal

Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.
– Muhammad Iqbal
Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
– Muhammad Iqbal
When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
– Muhammad Iqbal
Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
– Muhammad Iqbal
The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.
– Muhammad Iqbal
People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
– Muhammad Iqbal
It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
– Muhammad Iqbal
It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
– Muhammad Iqbal
Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
– Muhammad Iqbal
Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.
– Muhammad Iqbal
If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
– Muhammad Iqbal
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
– Muhammad Iqbal
I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
– Muhammad Iqbal