Bahana Be-Amali Ka Bani Sharab-e-Alasst
The mystics of the present age are devoid of warriorʹs rage:
The claim that they are rapt with wine of ’Last and turn from Code Divine!
Ke Maarke Hain Shariat Ke Jang-e-Dast-Badast
The jurist has such bent of mind that makes to monkish mode inclined,
In Holy Wars take rock‐like stand, They are just combats hand to hand.
Agar Shikast Nahin Hai To Aur Kya Hai Shikast!
Manʹs flight from conflicts of life, or escape from its heat and strife:
If these not be abject defeat, What else is then a mean retreat?