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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-155) Manasib

Manasib
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Huwa Hai Band-e-Momin Fusooni-e-Afrang
Issi Sabab Se Qalandar Ki Ankh Hai Namnaak

One hermit’s eyes grew wet with watching how you fell,
Poor Muslim, under England’s spell.

Tere Buland Munasib Ki Khair Ho, Ya Rab!!
Ke In Ke Waste Tu Ne Kiya Khudi Ko Halak

God give you joy of those high offices, to taste
Whose sweets you laid your own soul waste!

Magar Ye Baat Chupaye Se Chup Nahin Sakti
Samajh Gyi Hai Isse Har Tabiat-e-Chalak

But there’s a thing you cannot, try as you will, disguise
From any knowing pair of eyes:

Shareek-e-Hukm Ghulamon Ko Kar Nahin Sakte
Khareedte Hain Faqt Un Ka Johar-e-Idraak

No slave is given a partnership in England’s reign—
She only wants to buy her brain.

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