Khanqahon Mein Kahin Lazzat-e-Asrar Bhi Hai?
The schools bestow no grace of fancy fine,
Cloisters impart no glow of Love Divine.
Koi Iss Qafle Mein Qafla Salaar Bhi Hai?
The goal that Travellers seek is far and wide,
Alas! There is no chief to lead and guide.
Iss Zamane Mein Koi Haidar-e-Karar Bhi Hai?
No less than Khyber, the war of faith and land,
But warrior like Ali (R.A.) is not at hand.
Lazzat-e-Shauq Bhi Hai, Naimat-e-Didar Bhi Hai
Beyond the bounds of science for faithful thrall
Is bliss of love and sight of God withal.
Sust Bunyad Bhi Hai, Aaeena Diwar Bhi Hai !
The chief of tavern thinks that West has raised
The house on shaking founds, whose walls are glazed.