Woh Faqr Jis Mein Hai Be-Parda Rooh-e-Qurani
The lofty states of faqr are known to few,
The faqr that brings the soul of Quran to view.
Yehi Maqam Hai Kehte Hain Jis Ko Sultani
When selfhood sees its sway and upper hand,
This exalted state the folk as kingship brand.
Issi Maqam Se Adam Hai Zil-e-Subhani
This rank gives verdict of a Muslimʹs worth,
And makes him vicegerent of God on earth.
Ke Jabr-o-Qehr Se Mumkin Nahin Jahan Baani
It is not imposed by force or wrath, It is love and enthusiasm intense
As due to wrath only, It is not possible to flourish this universe
Ke Tujh Se Ho Saki Faqr Ki Nighebani
You have got bondage as a fit reward,
For you have failed to keep on faqr a guard.
Khareed Li Hai Farangi Ne Woh Musalmani
Prostration made like moon his forehead shine,
Alas! the Franks have snatched that essence fine.
Rahi Na Tere Sitaron Mein Woh Durkhashani
Your stars have lost their pristine glow and sheen
That made them rivals of Sun and Moon so keen.