Nahin Zamana-e-Hazir Ko Iss Mein Dushwari
It is not hard to find in present age
The place which needs cultureʹs angelic sage.
Jahan Haraam Batate Hain Shughal-e-Mai Khwari
Where dice and drink are both by law forbid,
And women keep their bodies fully hid.
Tareeqa-e-Ab-o-Jad Se Nahin Hai Bezari
Although my body has a deep restless heart,
Yet forbearsʹ wont no disgust can impart.
Jusoor-o-Zeerak-o-Purdam Hai Bacha-e-Badwi
Nahin Hai Fiaz-e-Makatib Ka Chashma Jari
Although deprived of schoolʹs beneficial fount,
On Bedouin’s wit and courage we can count.
Woh Sarzameen Mein Madniyat Se Hai Abhi Aari!
The wise ʹmong Franks this verdict declare,
Of culture Arab lands are fully bare.