Faqr And Monkery
Teri Nigah Mein Hai Aik, Faqr-o-Ruhbani
Perhaps your faith is so much quaint and queer,
For faqr and monkery same to you appear.
Faqeeh Ka Hai Safina Humasha Toofani
Faqr has a loathing great for monkish ease;
Its boat is ever tossed by stormy seas.
Ke Hai Nihayat-e-Momin Khudi Ki Uryani
He yearns to put to test his frame and soul,
Display of self is his main aim and goal.
Usse Khabar Hai, Ye Baq Hai Aur Woh Fani
Its life like touchstone acts for Cosmos vast:
It knows what will perish and what will last.
Jahan Hai Ya Ke Faqt Rang-o-Boo Ki Tughyani
Ask it if things on which your eyes are bent,
Are real or merely riot of hue and scent!
Rahi Na Doulat-e-Salmani-o-Sulemani
Since Muslim true of faqr has been bereft,
No Salmanʹs Faith or Solomonʹs awe are left.