Allamah Iqbal was a very deep thinker and a prolific writer. With these qualities and life-long dedication to this mission he produced 15 books for conveying his message to all who had the ears to listen and a will to work for this cause. These books are listed below in chronological order:
Ilm al-Iqtiud (The Science of Economics).
In Urdu prose (November 1904)- It is the first book on Economics in Urdu.
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Islam as an Ethical and Political Ideal. In English prose (1908).
The name is self explanatory. (Delivered as a lecture in 1908 and first printed in 1955)
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The Development of Metaphysics in Persia. In English prose (1908).
It is a contribution to the history of Islamic philosophy.
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Asrar-i-Khudi (The Secrets of the Self). In Persian verse (12 september 1915).
As the name shows it discusses the philosophy of Khudi.
Rumuz-i-Bekhudi (The Mysteries of Selflessness) In Persian verse (10 Apri, 1918).
It discusses the philosophy of pooling the individual’s Khudi into the nation’s Khudi.
NOTE: Asrar-i-Khudi (The Secrets of the Self) and Rumuz-i-Bekhudi (The Mysteries of Selflessness) were then published as one book named "Israr o Ramooz" in 1923.
Payam-i-Mashriq (The Message of the East). In Persian verse (5-9 May,1923).
It was written in response to “West-Oestliche Diwan” of Goethe to present the values of the Eastern (Islamic) culture in contrast with the Western culture.
Bang-i-Dara (The Call of the Marching Bell). In Urdu verse with some Persian (3 September, 1924).
It covers many fields and many kinds of poetry as will be seen in the translation.
با نگ درا
Zubur-i-`Ajam (The Psalms of Persia). In Persian verse (June 1927).
Most of it is in ghazals which carry Islamic themes.
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. In English prose (1930).
The learned author has tried to meet the general demand of attempting to reconstruct Muslim religious philosophy with due regard to the philosophical traditions of Islam and the more recent developments in various domains of human knowledge. This was his master plan and can be considered as a seed which germinated, grew and blossomed in his poetical works.
Note: The book was again republished with the addition of 7th lecture in May, 1934.
Javed Namah (The Book of Eternity). In Persian verse (February 1932).
It is an allegory containing the climax of the flight of imagination. It is written on the lines of Mi‘raj Namahs (Books of the Celestial Ascension of the Holy Prophet S.A.W. He soars through the celestial world in the company of Maulana Rumi and meets the heroes and heroines of the past who provide him with opinions on some of the problems of the modern age.
Bal-i-Jibril (The Gabriel’s Wings).
In Urdu verse with some Persian (January 1935)- This is a treasure of Islamic knowledge and wisdom.
با ل جبر یل
Pas Che Bayad Kard Ai Aqwam-i-Sharq (So What Should be Done O Oriental Nations).
In Persian verse (October 1936)- It exhibits the secrets of the destinies of nations.
Musafir (The Wayfarer)- In Persian verse (1936).
It deals with his reflections on his trip to Afghanistan.
Zarb-i-Kalim (The Blow of Moses) In Urdu verse with some Persian (July, 1936).
This is a declaration of war against the modern age.
- اسلام اور مسلمان
- تعليم و تربيت
- ادبيات فنون لطيفہ
- سياسياست مشرق و مغرب
- محراب گل افغان کے افکار
Armaghan-i-Hijaz (The Gift for Hijaz). In verse in separate Persian and Urdu Parts (November, 1938)-\.
Among other things it contains expression of his Love for God, the Holy Prophet S.A.W. and the Muslim Ummah. He wrote it at the time he was preparing for pilgrimage to Makkah-i Mu`azzamah. However, the pilgrimage did not materialize due to fast deterioration of his health and ultimate death in April 1938.
ارمغان حجاز - اردو
Source used for dates: "Tasaneef e Iqbal" by Dr. Rafi ud Din Hashmi. Published by, Iqbal Academy Pakistan.