Maqam-e-Bandagi De Kar Na Loon Shan-e-Khudawandi
Slow fire of longing—wealth beyond compare;
I will not change my prayer‐mat for Heaven’s chair!
Yahan Merne Ki Pabandi, Wahan Jeene Ki Pabandi
Ill fits this world of Your freemen, ill the next:
Death’s hard yoke frets them here, life’s hard yoke there.
Meri Aatish Ko Bharkati Hai Teri Dair Paiwandi
Close veils inflame the loiterer in Love’s lane;
Your long reluctance fans my passion’s flare.
Ke Shaheen Ke Liye Zillat Hai Kaar-e-Ashiyan Bandi
The hawk lives out his days in rocks and desert,
Tame nest‐twig‐carrying his proud claws forswear.
Sikhaye Kis Ne Ismaeel (A.S.) Ko Adaab-e-Farzandi
Was it book‐lesson, or father’s glance, that taught
The son of Abraham what son should bear?
Ke Khak-e-Rah Ko Mein Ne Bataya Raaz-e-Alwandi
Bold hearts, firm souls, come pilgrim to my tomb;
I taught poor dust to tower hill‐high in air.
Ke Fitrat Khud Ba Khud Karti Hai Lale Ki Hina Bandi
Truth has no need of me for tiring‐maid;
To stain the tulip red is Nature’s care.