The heard Prayer

My lips utter a prayer as though it were a wish,

that my life be guided by an illuminating existence O’ Lord

May all the Earth’s gloom be taken away through the life that I lead.

Such that my emanating spark should bright everywhere.

May my country earn elegance by cause of my effort.

Like a flower adorn’s a garden with its magnificence.

May my life take shape like a devoted moth, O’ Lord,

may I grow to marvel in the light of knowledge.

May my task be to look after those in need,

to love and support the afflicted and feeble

O’ My Lord! Protect me from every vice

Guide me only to that path, which is the path of kindness

Muhammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal)- an author of Urdu poetry and literature.