Islam In India
Wahdat Ho Fana Jis Se Woh Ilhaam Bhi Ilhaad
Only identity of thought keeps the Faith thriving—
Doctrine by whose means schism is brought is impious striving;
Aati Nahin Kuch Kaam Yahan Aqal-e-Khudadad
And only the strong hand is fit to guard the creed:
Let no‐one trust man’s native wit to serve such need.
Ja Baith Kisi Ghaar Mein Allah Ko Kar Yaad
But that strength, preacher, we shall not find in your hand muster;
Go, and recite in some cool grot your paternoster—
Jis Ka Ye Tasawwuf Ho Woh Islam Kar Ijad
And there concoct some new Islam, Whose mystic kernel shall be
a tame submissive calm, despair eternal!
Nadan Ye Samajhta Hai Ke Islam Hai Azad!
In India, if bare leave be deigned his prayer‐prostration,
Our dull priest thinks Islam has gained emancipation.