Sila In Ki Kid-o-Kawish Ka Hai Seenon Ki Benoori
Alas! The mullah and the priest, Conduct their sermons so
That despite their efforts great, The hearts of listeners fail to glow.
Woh Darvaishi Ke Jis Ke Samne Jhukti Hai Fagfoori
O fellow stupid, get firm belief, For faith upon you can bestow
Dervishhood of such lofty brand ’Fore which the mighty monarchs bow.
Badalta Hai Hazaron Rang Mera Dard-e-Mehjoori
Disunion’s ache that I do feel a thousand hues and garbs can don:
To rapture and surprise converts, Anon to sighs of early morn.
Samajh Mein Iss Qadar Aya Ke Dil Ki Mout Hai Doori
Secrets of love and passion strong transcend the ken of earthy breed:
This much alone I learnt that death of heart disunion means indeed.
Meri Ankhon Ki Bainai Mein Hain Asbaab-e-Mastoori
The Fair with His own Beauty drunk is impelled to cast the Veil aside:
The reasons of His remaining hid within my own dim sight abide.
Na The Turkaan-e-Usmani Se Kam Turkaan-e-Taimoori
The rules that govern the Turn of Fate, no one can ever understand,
Else the heirs to Tamerlane were brave like those of Turkish Land.
Maiyasar Mir-e-Sultan Ko Nahin Shaheen-e-Kafoori
How have the beggars of the Shrine brought Iqbal within their fold,
Though monarchs great and princes strong a falcon white can’t get in hold?