Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Paak hai gard-i-watan say sar-e-daamaan tera
Tu woh Yusuf hai ke har Misr hai Kaanaan tera
Qafila ho na sakega kabhi viraan tera
Ghayr ek bang-e-dara kuch nahin saamaan tera
Nakhl-i shamasti-o dar shola dawad resha-e-tu
Aaqibat soz bawad saya-i andesha-e-tu.

Your skirt is undefiled by the dust of a homeland
You are the Yusuf for whom every Egypt is Canaan
It will never be possible to destroy your caravan
Nothing except the Clarions’s Call is your chattel
You are a candle like tree, its flame’s smoke your roots are 
Your thoughts free from the care of the end are.

'Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Jawab-i-Shikwa.
'Alaykum salam.

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