Ilm Ne Mujh Se Kaha Ishq Hai Diwana-Pan
Ishq Ne Mujh Se Kaha Ilm Hai Takhmeen-o-Zan
Band-e-Takhmeen-o-Zan! Kirm-e-Kitabi Na Ban
Ishq Sarapa Huzoor, Ilm Sarapa Hijab ~ Allama Iqbal
(Knowledge said to me, Love is madness;
Love said to me, Knowledge is calculation
O slave of calculation, do not be a bookworm!
Love is Presence entire, Knowledge nothing but a Veil)
Intellect and love are made of different materials.
Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything.
Intellect is always cautious and advices, ‘Beware too much ecstasy’,
whereas love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’
Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble.
But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.
(The Forty Rules of Love)