Hayat Kya Hai, Ussi Ka Suroor-o-Souz-o-Sabat
Your beingʹs sanctum gets from self its inner light:
Save zeal and firm resolve naught can make life eʹer bright.
Ussi Ke Noor Se Paida Hain Tere Zaat-o-Sifat
Its rank is higher than the Pleiades and the moon:
Your essence and its gifts are egoʹs greatest boon.
Dobara Zinda Na Kar Karobar-e-Laat-o-Manat
God save that alien self seek shelter in your shrine!
The creed of idols shun, Donʹt desecrate house divine.
Raha Na Tu To Na Souz-e-Khudi , Na Saaz-e-Hayat
Forgetfulness of self imports the height of art,
But with the loss of self both joy and warmth depart.