KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE
Ishq Ne Mujh Se Kaha Ilm Hai Takhmeen-o-Zan
Knowledge said to me, Love is madness;
Love said to me, Knowledge is calculation—
Ishq Sarapa Huzoor, Ilm Sarapa Hijab!
O slave of calculation, do not be a bookworm!
Love is Presence entire, Knowledge nothing but a Veil.
Ilm Maqam-e-Sifat, Ishq Tamasha-e-Zaat
The universe is moved by the warmth of Love;
Knowledge deals with the Attributes, Love is a vision of the Essence;
Ilm Hai Paida Sawal, Ishq Hai Pinhan Jawab!
Love is peace and permanence, Love is Life and Death:
Knowledge is the rising question, Love is the hidden answer.
Ishq Ke Adna Ghulam Sahib-e-Taj-o-Nageen
Kingdom, faith and faqr are all miracles of Love;
The crowned kings and lords are base slaves of Love;
Ishq Sarapa Yaqeen, Aur Yaqeen Fatah-e-Bab!
Love is the Space and the Creation, Love is Time and Earth!
Love is conviction entire, and conviction is the key!
Shorish-e-Toofan Halal, Lazzat-e-Sahil Haraam
The luxury of destination is forbidden in the religion of Love;
Fighting the storms is permitted, but the comfort of the shore is forbidden;
Ilm Hai Ibn-Ul-Kitab, Ishq Umm-Ul-Kitab!
Lightning is permitted to Love, Harvest is forbidden.
Knowledge is the child of the Book, Love is the mother of the Book.