To Sir Akbar Hyderi
The Chief Minister Of Hyderabad Deccan
On receiving a cheque of one thousand rupees as ‘entertainment’ from the privy purse of the Nizam, which is in the charge of the Chief Minister
Do Qalander Ko K Hain Iss Mein Mulukana Sifaat
It was God’s command that the pomp of Parviz
Be given to the qalandar, for he has angelic attributes.
Husn-E-Tadbeer Se De Ani-O-Fani Ko Sibat
I was told: Take it and be an emperor;
Confer permanence on the ephemeral with your talent.
Kaam-E-Darvesh Mein Har Talakh Hai Manind-E-Nabat
I would have much honoured this trust—
All bitterness tastes sweet to the mouth of a dervish.
Jab Kaha Uss Ne Ye Hai Meri Khudai Ki Zakaat !
However, the self‐respect of faqr could not accept it
When He said: this is the charity of my Godhead.