(Written in London)
Misr-o-Hijaz Se Guzr, Paras-o-Shaam Se Guzr
You are yet region‐bound, Transcend the limits of space;
Transcend the narrow climes of the East and the West.
Hoor-o-Khiyaam Se Guzr, Badah-o-Jaam Se Guzr
For selfless deeds of men rewards are less mundane;
Transcend the houris’ glances, the pure, celestial wine.
Taeerik-e-Buland Baal, Dana-o-Daam Se Guzr
Ravishing in its power is beauty in the West;
You bird of paradise, resist this earthly trap.
Taigh-e-Hilal Ki Tarah Aesh-e-Niyam Se Guzr
With a mountain‐cleaving assault, bridging the East and West,
Despise all defences, and become a sheathless sword.
Aesi Namaz Se Guzr, Aese Imam Se Guzr
Your imam is unabsorbed, Your prayer is uninspired,
Forsake an imam like him, forsake a prayer like this