Ke Main Iss Fikar Mein Rehta Hun, Meri Intiha Kya Hai
What should I ask the sages about my origin:
I am always wanting to know my goal.
Khuda Bande Se Khud Puche, Bata Teri Raza Kya Hai
Develop the self so that before every decree
God will ascertain from you: “What is your wish?”
Yehi Souz-e-Nafas Hai, Aur Meri Keemiya Kya Hai!
It is nothing to talk about if I transform base selves into gold:
The passion of my voice is the only alchemy I know!
Na Puch Ae Hum-Nasheen Mujh Se Woh Chashm-e-Surma Sa Kya Hai
O Comrade, I beheld the secrets of Destiny in them—
What should I tell you of those lustrous eyes!
To Iqbal Uss Ko Samjhata Maqam-e-Kibriya Kya Hai
Only if that majzub1 of the West were living in these times,
Iqbal could have explained to him the ‘I am.’
Khudaya Jis Khata Ki Ye Saza Hai, Woh Khata Kya Hai!
My heart bleeds from the song of the early morning:
O Lord! What is the sin for which this is a punishment?
*Nietzsche, the famous self‐absorbed German philosopher who could not interpret his inner experience correctly and was therefore misled by his philosophical thoughts.