Javed SeTo Javid
Hai Uss Ki Nihad Kafirana
The present age destroys the faith and creed,
Like pagans has a bent of mind indeed.
Mardan-e-Khuda Ka Astana
The threshold of a saint is higher far
Than court of worldly king or mighty Czar.
Andaz Hain Sub Ke Jadooana
It is a period full of magic art,
With spell so strong all play their part.
Baqi Hai Kahan Mai-e-Shabana
The fount and source of life is parched and dry,
No more the wine of gnosis can supply.
Thi Jis Ki Nigah Taziyana
The shrines are empty of such saintly folk,
Whose glance good manners taught with single stroke.
Hai Uss Ka Mazaq Arifana
The house, your presence illumes like a lamp,
Has mystic trend in veins and bears its stamp.
Taleem Ho Go Farangiyana
If essence of Godʹs Oneness be in heart,
The lore of Franks can cause no harm or smart.
Kar Apni Khudi Mein Ashiyana!
On rose twigs chirp, for long there do not rest,
In selfhood you must seek your home and nest.
Har Qatra Hai Behar-e-Baikarana
A man is ocean that is vast and free,
Its every drop is like the boundless sea.
Har Dana Hai Sad Hazar Dana
If peasant is not charmed with life of ease,
A seed can yield a thousand‐fold increase.
Waqt-e-Hunar Ast-o-Kaar Saazi Sat”
I donʹt sit like sluggards and indulge in play,
It is time for your craft and skillʹs display.
Reh Jati Hai Zindagi Mein Khami
If heart with love of God is not replete,
The life of man remains quite incomplete.
Ati Nahin Kaam Kuhna Dami
If quarry is wise acute and bold,
It can not be trapped by hunters old.
Shart Iss Ke Liye Hai Tashna Kami
The Fount of Life in wordly life is found,
Provided you have a thirst quite true and sound.
Ghairat Se Hai Faqr Ki Tamami
Your envy for Faith is mystic course indeed,
For growth of faqr a lot of zeal you need.
Shaheen Se Tadaro Ki Ghulami
My darling son, I see no chance at all
That hawk will like to turn a pheasantʹs thrall.
Sad Anwari-o-Hazar Jami
There is no dearth of goods, called verse or rhyme,
There are hundreds of poets much sublime.
Bus Aik Faghan-e-Ziar Bami
My reach and might in world is this alone
That ʹneath the roof I cry, complain and groan.
Main Chashm-e-Jahan Mein Hun Garami
In speaking truth I am much bold and frank,
In eyes of men I hold a lofty rank.
Miras Nahin Buland Nami
A son can not acquire his sireʹs renown,
Unless His grace by Mighty Lord is shown.
Apne Noor-Enazar Se Kya Khoob
Farmate Hain Hazrat-e-Nizami
Nizami, the poet great of Persian tongue,
Gave counsel wise to son who still was young:
Farzandi Man Nadaradat Sood”
“On occasions where your greatness must prevail
Your lineage there wonʹt be of much avail.
Deen-o-Doulat, Qimar Bazi !
The days and nights a Muslimʹs toils enhance:
Both creed and rule are like a game of chance.
Baqi Hai Faqt Nafas Darazi
Men drunk with zeal for deeds nowhere are found,
The rest are fond of talk with idle sound.
Jis Faqr Ki Asal Hai Hijazi
If you have courage great and ample force,
Seek such faqr which in Hijaz has its source.
Allah Ki Shan-e-Be-Niazi
This brand of faqr such virtues great can grant
That make man, like God, free from every want.
Hai Uss Ka Maqam Shahbazi
His hawk‐like status can spread general death
Of sparrows, pigeons all in single breath.
The glance of mind by its means burns and blazes
Without collyrium begged from Avicenna and Rhazes.
Fitrat Mein Agar Na Ho Ayazi
If temper of Ayaz is free from every slavish trend,
Like Mahmud can win grandeur which hasnʹt end.
Rakhta Nahin Zauq-e-Ne Nawazi
Your worldʹs Sarafil has neither taste nor zeal,
He canʹt blow trumpet nor can skill reveal.
Dar Parda Tamam Kar Sazi
Its glance a world‐wide tumult can inspire,
In obscure mode sets right the things entire.
Ye Faqr-e-Ghayoor Jis Ne Paya
Be-Taeg-o-Sana Hai Mard-e-Ghazi
A warrior who can this Jealous Faqr attain,
Without sword and lance great conquests he can gain.
Allah Se Mang Ye Faqeeri
It sets the faithful free from need and want,
Beg God that such faqr to you He may grant.