Arab Larki Jo Tarablas Ki Jang Mein Ghaziyon Ko Pani Pilati Huwi Shaheed Huwi
Zarra Zarra Teri Musht-e-Khak Ka Masoom Hai
Fatima, you are the pride of the Community ‐God bless it!
Your dust is holy, every particle of it.
Ghaziyan-e-Deen Ki Saqqayi Teri Qismat Mein Thi
You, houri of the desert,were fated to win such merit!
To give the soldiers of Islam water to drink was to be your good fortune.
Hai Jasarat Afreen Shauq-e-Shahadat Kis Qaddar
A jihad in the way of God, waged without sword or shield!
What courage the love of martyrdom gives!
Aesi Chingari Bhi Ya Rab, Apni Khakstar Mein Thi
O that in our autumn‐stricken garden there were flower‐buds like this!
O that a spark like this, dear Lord, could be found in our ashes!
Bijliyan Barse Huway Badal Mein Bhi Khawabida Hain!
In our desert many deer still hide! and in the spent clouds
Many flashes of lightning still lie dormant!
Naghma-e-Ishrat Bhi Apne Nala-e-Matam Mein Hai
Fatima, though our grieving eyes weep tears like dew over you,
Our dirge is also a celebration song.
Zarra Zarra Zindagi Ke Souz Se Labraiz Hai
How thrilling is the dance of your dust,
Every atom of which is charged with life.
Pal Rahi Hai Aik Qoum-e-Taza Iss Aghosh Mein
There is stirring in your quiet grave:
Within it a new nation is being reared.
Afreenash Dekhta Hun Un Ki Iss Marqad Se Mein
Though I know nothing of the range of its ambition,
I see them spring to life from this tomb.
Didah’ay Insan Se Na-Mehram Hai Jin Ki Mouj-e-Noor
New stars are appearing in the sky above,
Stars whose rolling waves of light have not been seen by the eyes of man;
Jin Ki Zou Na Ashna Hai Qaid-e-Subah-o-Sham Se
Stars just risen out of the dark dungeon of time,
Stars whose light is not hostage to day and night;
Aur Tere Koukab-e-Taqdeer Ka Parto Bhi Hai
Stars whose radiance is both old and new,
And partakes of the splendor of the star of your destiny too.