Faiz & Iqbal Have a Message for the ‘Befikre’ or ‘Ghaafil’

Tune in to know what it is that makes us ‘befikre’.

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'Ghaflat' and 'Taghaful' mean 'carelessness' or 'ignorance'. In Urdu poetry, it is the poet's lover who is usually guilty of this and hence is called a 'ghaafil' – someone who is oblivious of the poet's feelings.

However, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Allama Iqbal have a different point of view. For them there are different reasons for the build-up of 'taghaful – one says it is 'laziness', the other feels it is 'arrogance' or 'indifference'.

Tune in to know what it is that makes us 'befikre'.

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