Daru Hai Zaeefon Ka ‘La Ghaliba-Illah Hu’
Secularism and Latin script! What a meaningless controversy!
The panacea for the weak is: Naught is powerful except God.
Dilkash Hai Faza, Lekin Be-Nafah Tamam Aahu
Those interested in spirit are despaired of Europe;
The atmosphere there is pleasant but its deer is without musk.
Ye Lala-e-Paikani Khaushtar Hai Kinar-e-Ju
Khudi hardly becomes strong without morning tears:
This arrow‐shaped tulip can well grow by the riverside.
Ye Dair-e-Kuhan Yani Butkhana-e-Rang-o-Bu
This old tavern, the world of smell and colour,
Is the hunter of the unbeliever but the prey of the believer.
Hai Un Ki Namazon Se Mehraab Tursh Aabru
O Shaykh, get these rich people out of the mosque!
The niche is sour‐faced at their prayers!