Karte Hain Khitab Akhir, Uthte Hain Hijab Akhir
From the heavens comes an answer to our long cries at last:
The heavens break their silence, the curtains rise at last!
Souz-o-Tab-o-Taab Awwal, Souz-o-Tab-o-Taab Akhir
Little of change love’s fortunes inherit: born in anguish
And fire, in fire and anguish its end it buys at last.
Shamsheer-o-Sanaa Awwal, Taoos-o-Rabab Akhir
The destiny of nations I chart for you:
At first the sword and spear; the zither’s, the lute’s soft sighs at last.
Late Hain Suroor Awwal, Dete Hain Sharab Akhir
Outlandish are the customs that Europe’s tavern knows!
It steeps men first in pleasure, the wine supplies at last.
Hi Jate Hain Sub Daftar Gharq Mai-e-Naab Akhir
Be it the awe of Nadir, be it the glory of a Tamerlane:
At last all exploits are drowned in a barrel of wine.
Chutne Ko Hai Bijle Se Agosh-e-Sahaab Akhir
The cloistered hour is over, the arena’s hour begins;
The lightning comes to asunder those cloudy skies at last!
Keh Dale Qalandar Ne Asrar-e-Kitab Akhir
It was too hard to withhold the flood of these truths,
At last the Qalandar revealed the secrets of the Book.