Note: This is shared from http://murghideen.blogspot.com with the intentions of spreading the knowledge and visions of Iqbal and it just includes my answer to this question given by me on that blog.
The following is an excerpt from the abridged edition of Iqbal’s Javid Nama translated by Hina Tanveer and published by Iqbal Academy Pakistan in 2006(The original Persian text can be read at the official website of Iqbal Academy Pakistan).
Welcome to Murghideen
The city of Murghideen is a magnificent place with tall buildings. Its people are beautiful, selfless and simple; they speak a language that sounds melodious to the ears. They are not after material goods; rather they are the guardians of knowledge and derive wealth from their sound judgment. The sole purpose of knowledge and skill in that world is to help improve the life. Currency is unknown, and temperaments are not to be governed by machines that blacken the sky with their smoke. The farmers are hardworking and contented – there are no landlords to plunder their harvest, and the tillers of the land enjoy the entire fruit of their labor. Learning and wisdom don’t flourish on deceit and hence there is neither army, nor law keepers are needed, because there is no crime in Murghideen. The marketplace is free from the noisy shouts and heartrending cries of the beggars.
“In this world there is no beggar,” said the Martian Astronomer, “Nor anyone is poor; no slave, no master – no ruler and thus none dominated.”
I said, “Being born a beggar or a destitute, to be ruled or suppressed, is all by the decree of God. He alone is the architect of destiny. Destiny cannot be improved by reasoning.”
“If you are suffering at the hands of destiny,” replied the Martian astronomer with a visible anger, “It is not unfair to ask God for a new one. He has no shortage of destinies for you. Failure to understand the mystical significance of destiny has led the inhabitants of the Earth to lose their identities. Here is a hint to the secret of destiny: change yourself and your destiny will change with you. If you are dust, you shall be scattered by the wind. But if you become solid as a rock, you can break the glass. If you are dewdrop, then you are destined to fall but if you are an ocean, then you will remain. To you, faith means conformity to others while your imagination remains confined because you do not conform to yourself. Shame on the faith that serves like an addiction to opium!”
Then he paused, and added, “A gem is a gem as long as you think it is valuable, otherwise it is just a stone. The world will shape itself according to your perception of it. The heavens and the earth too will adjust.”
And now, the question:
“Do you think that there should be a world like Murghideen? Why, or why not?”
Murghideen is always there within us from the point where ALLAH after creating Human awarded human with choice of doing evil or good on earth. So that good selfless choice in human’s soul is always there which can collectively build Murghideen on earth.
Though it looks practically impossible to reach that ideal stage of Murghideen after spending thousands of years on earth but still that hope, that Love and fear of ALLAH, is always there in hearts of human race, which is in lesser amount but that will rise surely before the end of times to create this place an ideal place like that of Murghideen mentioned by Sir Iqbal RA.
It has promised prophetical evidence from QURAN and HADITH, when there will be rise of Hazrat Imam Mehdi AS and Hazrat ISA AS, Islam will cultivate seeds of selfless love and peace within greedy souls of human race. Yes IQBAL has rightly mentioned it, Murghideen is yet to reveal on earth.
Till that time, we need to selflessly strive for it by choosing goodness and spreading this message of spiritual meaning beyond the material borders to keep the souls igniting.
Murghideen is needed because it will deepen the thirst of human to meet with GOD selflessly without any material intentions of heaven and hell. I know heaven and hell are placed by ALLAH and ALLAH Himself gives appeal of heaven and fears humans from hell. But still, this earthly life which is given to us is never to waste it.
This life has been given to us so that we can learn to become selfless, seeking love of ALLAH without any material benefits. And being selfless on earth with an intention of Love of ALLAH, will take you near towards Murghideen on earth, whose inhabitants will desire to meet and see Creator of Universes without any material thirst.
Now what is your answer to this special quest of knowledge and wisdom? Share it !!