The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
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The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality

Chapter 20

Silent Tunes

By Khurram Ali Shafique

You have reached the end of the first part of the enclave. The last chapter, ‘Invocation,’ is the opposite of the prelude. There, Iqbal spoke to you, but now he is addressing God.

The Poet's Prayer

O Lord, whose face lends light to the moon and the stars! Withdraw Your fire from the soul, take back what You have put in my breast, remove the stabbing radiance from my mirror, or give me one good companion to be the mirror of mine all burning love! In the sea, wave tosses side by side with wave: each has a partner in their emotion. I beg of Your Grace a sympathizing friend, one who is adept in the mysteries of my nature, a friend endowed with madness and wisdom so that I may confide my secret to that soul and see again my face in another heart.


  • Could you be the friend he is looking for?

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The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality (2007) is an interactive summary of the works of the Poet-Philosopher Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), which can be traced back to the message and purpose of Rumi. It is a voice of hopefulness and a call for bringing a positive change.
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