Sub Rahru Hain Wa Manda-e-Rah
This wily heaven, the moon and the sun
Are all moving, fatigued and exhausted.
Tujh Ko Khabar Hai Ae Marg-e-Nagah
Like a lightning Alexander struck,
But met a sudden death!
Ek Zarb-e-Shamsheer, Afsana Kotah
Nadir plundered Delhi’s wealth:
Mere sword’s display and that’s all.
Alhukmu Lillah! Almulku Lillah!
Afghans remain and so are the mountains:
Sovereignty and kingdom are only God’s.
Karti Hai Hajat Sheron Ko Rubah
Need (dependency), makes free men into servitors,
Need, changes lions into foxes.
Tu Bhi Shehenshah, Mein Bhi Shehenshah
When faqr gains khudi,
You become a king as well as I.
Jis Ne Na Dhoondi Sultan Ki Dargah
The destiny of nations depends on a dervish
Who does not covet (wish) the favor of kings.