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(Bal-e-Jibril-134) Javed Ke Naam

Javed Ke Naam
To Javid

Khudi Ke Saaz Mein Hai Umer-e-Javidan Ka Suragh
Khudi Ke Souz Se Roshan Hain Ummaton Ke Charagh

A nation’s life is illumined by selfhood,
Selfhood is the pathway to everlasting life.

Ye Aik Baat Ke Adam Hai Sahib-e-Maqsood
Hazar Goona Farogh-o-Hazar Goona Faraagh!

This one thing that Adam is not without the Purpose—
A manifold life, a manifold leisure!

Huwi Na Zagh Mein Paida Buland Parwazi
Kharab Kar Gyi Shaheen Bache Ko Sohbat-e-Zagh

Earth‐bound crows cannot aspire to the eagle’s flights,
But they corrupt the eagle’s lofty, noble habits.

Haya Nahin Hai Zamane Ki Ankh Mein Baqi
Khuda Kare Ke Jawani Teri Rahe Be-Dagh

May God make thee a virtuous, blameless youth;
Thou livest in an age deprived of decency.

Thehar Saka Na Kisi Khanqah Mein Iqbal
Ke Hai Zareef-o-Khush Andaisha-o-Shugufta Damagh

Iqbal was not at ease in a monastery,
For he is bright, and sprightly, and full of wit,

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