In November, 1933, His Majesty the Leader of the Faithful the now‐martyred Nadir Shah Ghazi granted the author permission to visit the shrine of The sage Sana‘i of Ghazna. These verses were written in commemoration of the event, in imitation of a famous panegyric by the poet—
‘We are coming after Sina‘i and Attar.’
Galat Tha Ae Junoon Shaid Tera Andaza’ay Sehra
English Translation by AllamIqbal.com
All Nature’s vastness cannot contain you, oh
My madness: vain, those wanderings to and fro In deserts!
English Translation in Simple Words (By this website owner)
All Nature's Vastness cannot contain My Passion (It is more vast than Nature's Vastness)
Perhaps, My fondness had wrongly estimated the dessert's size
Yehi Touheed Thi Jis Ko Na Tu Samjha Na Mein Samjha
By self-hood only are the spells of sense broken,
That power we did not know.
With the Power of Self, the magic of color and smell can be broken
That was the Real Faith which neither you understood nor I
رنگ و بو سے مراد دنیاوی چمک دمک ، طور طریقے، اخلاقی غلامی ہیں
Ke Apni Mouj Se Begana Reh Sakta Nahin Darya
Rub your eyes, sluggard! Light is Nature’s law,
And not unknown to Ocean its waves flow.
Discover your vision O sluggish Man, Manifestation is exactly according to Nature
Because ocean cannot stay without its wave.
Ke Woh Hallaj Ki Sooli Ko Samjha Hai Raqeeb Apna
Where reason and revelation war, faith errs
To think the Mystic on his cross its foe,
Rostrum (Ulemas) has wrongly perceived the rivalry of Knowledge and Wisdom (In actual, there is no rivalry)
Because he thinks the Revelation (Mystic Hallaj on his cross) as his foe
Zirah Koi Agar Mehfooz Rakhti Hai To Istagna
For God’s pure souls, in thralldom or on thrones,
Have one safe shield, his scorn of this world’s show.
For God's pure Men, whether in Power or in slavery
Only safe shield is Independence
Tan Asan Arshiyon Ko Zikr-O-Tasbeeh-O-Taawaf Aola !
But do not, Gabriel, envy my rapture:
Better for Heaven’s dounce folk the prayer and the beads’ neat row!
O Gabrial do not follow my absorption and enthusiasm
For trouble free sky creatures, its better to do prayers, count beads and go round !