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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-033) Namaz

Namaz
Prayer

Badal Ke Bhais Phir Ate Hain Har Zamane Mein
Agarche Peer Hai Adam, Jawan Hai Laat-e-Manaat

In different garbs and various masks the idols reappear in every age:
They e’er retain their youth and gloss though man has grown old on this stage.

Ye Aik Sajda Jise Tu Garan Samajhta Hai
Hazar Sajde Se Deta Hai Admi Ko Nijat!

Prostration ’fore God you presume as irksome, tedious, burden great;
But mind, this homage sets you free from bonds of men, of might who prate!

2 comments:

  1. this is the secret of life that otherwise one would obey any power stronger than her personality.

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  2. Rafat Malik Jamal4 August 2016 at 04:00

    Laat Uzza and Manat were three idols in Kaaba Makkah. Iqbal is saying that they were not dismantled as they keep appearing in various garbs. Man has become weak but these idols are still young and flourishing.

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