Maal-e-Husn Ki Kya Mil Gyi Khabar Tujh Ko?
Are you afraid of the moon or the dawn?
Are you conscious of the end of beauty?
Hai Kya Haras-e-Fana Soorat-e-Sharar Tujh Ko?
Are you afraid of being robbed of light’s wealth?
Are you afraid of annihilation like the spark?
Misal-e-Mah Urhayi Qabaye Zar Tujh Ko
The sky has settled you far from the earth
It has wrapped you in gold’s mantle like the moon
Tamam Raat Teri Kanpte Guzerti Hai
It is outrageous that your feeble life is still in fear
Your whole night passes in trembling with fear
Jo Auj Aik Ka Hai, Dosre Ki Pasti Hai
O shining traveler! This habitation is strange
The rise of one leads to the fall of the other
Fana Ki Neend Mai-e-Zindagi Ki Masti Hai
The birth of one sun is the death of a myriad stars
Annihilation’s sleep is the ecstasy of life’s wine
Adam, Adam Hai Ke Aaeena Daar-e-Hasti Hai!
Flower bud’s departure is the secret of flower’s birth
Is annihilation life’s end, or is the equivalent of life!
Sabat Aik Taghiyur Ko Hai Zamane Mein
Quiescence is difficult in the universe
Only change is permanent in the universe