Har Dour Mein Karta Hai Tawaaf Iss Ka Zamana
He who creates in this world of Becoming,
Time revolves around him in all ages.
Kar Iss Ki Hifazat Ke Ye Gohar Hai Yagana
Don’t spoil your khudi through imitation of others,
Protect it, for it is of incomparable worth.
Hai Jis Ke Tasawwar Mein Faqt Bazm-e-Shabana
May the message of modernism be auspicious for the people
Whose mental horizon does not go beyond nightly revelries.
Mashriq Mein Hai Taqleed-e-Farangi Ka Bahana
But I fear this cry for modernism
Becomes a cover for Frankish imitation.