Ya Banda-e-Sehrai Ya Mard-e-Kuhistani
The man of the desert of the mountains
Alone can further the purposes of Nature.
Hai Iss Ki Faqeeri Mein Sarmaya-e-Sultani
He is the critic of the culture that casts spell all around,
His faqr is the first step to kingship.
Bulbul Chamanistani, Shahbaz Byabani !
Why this beauty and charm, why that power and majesty?
The nightingale of the garden and the hawk of the desert!
Banti Hai Byaban Mein Farooqi-o-Salmani
O Shaykh! The atmosphere in the school is so pleasant,
But only in deserts are people like Faruq and Salman born.
Talwar Hai Taizi Mein Sehbaye Musalmani!
The rapturous wine of a Muslim is as keen as a sword,
Its rival is hardly born after centuries.