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(Bal-e-Jibril-160) Khushal Khan Ki Wasiyat

Khushhal Khan Ki Wasiyat
The Last Testament Of Khush‐Hal Khan Khattak

Qabail Hon Millat Ki Wahdat Mein Gum
Ke Ho Naam Afghaniyon Ka Buland

Let the tribes be lost in the unity of the nation,
So that the Afghans gain prestige!

Mohhabbat Mujhe Un Jawanon Se Hai
Sitaron Pe Jo Dalte Hain Kumand

The youth to whom the stars are not out of bounds
Are the ones I love indeed—

Mughal Se Kisi Tarah Kamtar Nahin
Kehistan Ka Ye Bacha-e-Arjumand

In no way is this child of the mountains
Inferior to the Mughal.

Kahun Tujh Se Ae Hum Nasheen Dil Ki Baat
Who Madfan Hai Khushhal Khan Ko Pasand

May I tell you my secret, O Comrade:
Khush‐hal Khan would much like that his burial place

Ura Kar Na Laye Jahan Bad-e-Koh
Mughal Shahsawaron Ki Gard-e-Samand!

Be far from the reaches of the dust blown by the Mughal cavalry,
Carried by the mountain wind.

*Khush‐hal Khan Khattak was a well‐known patriotic poet of Pushto who forged a union of Afghan tribes of the Frontier to liberate Afghanistan from the Mughals. Only the Afridis among the tribes remained on his side till the last. About a hundred of his poems were published in translation from London in 1862.


  1. please explain with detail.. that how and why Allama Iqbal was Impressed by Khashal Baba??

  2. watch the documentary made by Mohammad Toqeer. you will get the answer of your question.

  3. Khushal khan Khattak lived in 15th century. He is perhaps the only great poet in the world who was an equally great warrior. Normally poets are people who only think and talk. Khushal was a General and a Khan who stood up against Mughal emperor Aurangzeb when he tried to clip Khushal’s wings. In his 76yrs life he wrote more than 40,000 couplets. His only prose work “Dastarnama” is the Bible for a great leader. Allama Iqbal took the concept of “baaz” (shaheen) from Khushal baba. Iqbal’s extreme reverence for Khusbal is proof of his greatness. If you ever feel like reading some of his work, read D.N. Mackenzie’s “Divan of Khushal Khan Khattak.” He translated some of his work into English.