bharat ke musalmaaN – shahed

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بھارت کے مسلماں ۔ سید محمد شاہدؔ

۱

سکندر نے  پورس  سے کی جو لڑائی تو تجھ پر ہوا گماں

شاہوں نے شا ہوں پہ تلوار کھینچی، تو تجھ پر لگا نشاں

جگن ناتھ تو اب دیکھ ہے کس حال میں بھارت کا مسلماں

۲

اِبراہیم تھا لودھی جو دہلی کے تخت پر

بابر تھا شہنشاہ بنا اُس کو ہرا کر

پھر کیسے لگا دوش یہ اب تیرے ہی سر پر

۳

جے چند نے کیا چھل، غدّاری جو جعفر نے کری تھی

غدّار کا مذہب نہیں، تاریخ لکھی تھی

سازش کی مگر تہمت تجھ پر ہی پڑی تھی

۴

حملے پہ شواجی پر جے سنگھ بنے سالار

دکّھن میں بکانیر تھے فوجوں کے علمدار

اُن جنگوں کے ہتھیار بھی اب تیرے جگر پار

۵

خوب لڑی مردانی وہ تھی جھانسی والی رانی

رکاب اُس کی تو غوث و دوست و بشارت نے تھی تھامی

کیوں تجھ پہ اُٹھی پھر ہے یہ اِلزام کی بانی

۶

مر کٹ گیا ٹیپو بھی جو میدان میں لڑتے

مراٹھے تھے وہ انگریز کا جو ساتھ تھے دیتے

کیوں اِس کا بھی وہ تجھ پہ ہیں اِلزام لگاتے

۷

سِکّھوں کو خدا رکّھے یہ بھارت کے ہیں فوجی

ستاون میں بھی کیا وہ بھی تھے اِس دیش کے پریمی

کیوں پھر تجھے کہتے ہیں کہ تو دیش کا دروہی

۸

یوں لیگ اور سماج میں تھی جب ٹھنی ہوئی

بھڑکاتے تھے وہ آگ فرنگی لگی ہوئی

کیوں آج بھی وہ آگ ہے کہ ترے سر جلی ہوئی

۹

سایا بھی اگر گائے کا پڑ جائے جو تجھ پر

فوراً ہی وہ تیّار ہے گردن زدنی پر

بھارت کا مسلمان ہے قربانی کی زد پر

۱۰

منھ کھولا اگر تو نے جو حق اپنا جتانے

فوراً کھڑے آتنک کا اِلزام لگانے

دکھاوے کی جھڑپ مارنے، پھانسی پہ چڑھانے

۱۱

جنم بھومی ہو، رتھ یاترا یا لَو کا ہو جہاد

گَؤ ہتیہ کا آروپ چلے یا چلے آتنک واد

اِکٹّھا کئے ہیں دوش کہ ہو جائے تو برباد

۱۲

تبریز ہو، پہلو ہو کہ اخلاق یہاں آسیہ وہاں

یوں ہے کہ کھلی چھوٹ یہ دیتے ہیں حکمراں

توہینِ رسالت بنا اب گائے کا اپماں

۱۳

تاریخ کا یہ بوجھ ترے سر پہ ہے گراں

بنتا ہے راشٹر ہندو ، اُدھر رِپبلک ہے مسلماں

چکّی میں پِسا آن کے بیچارہ اب اِنساں

۱۴

ہندو جو ہے لشکر تو مسلمان پریوار

ہیں ایک ہی خصلت کے اِدھر ہوں کہ ہوں اُس پار

تنگ آ کے کیوں نہ تیاگیں دیر و حرم کے دوار

भारत के मुसल्मां – सय्यद मोहम्मद शाहेद

सिकंदर ने पोरस से की जो लढाई तो तुझ पर हुआ गुमां

शाहौं ने शाहौं पे तल्वार खैंची, तो तुझ पर लगा निशां

जगन नाथ तु अब देख है किस हाल में भारत का मुसल्मां

इब्राहीम था लोधी जो देहली के तख़्त पर

बाबर था शहंशाह बना उस को हरा कर

फिर कैसे लगा दोश ये अब तेरे हि सर पर

जै चंद ने किया छल, ग़द्दारी जो जाफ़र ने करी थी

ग़द्दार का मज़्हब नहीं तारीख़ लिखी थी

साज़िश का मगर तोहमत तुझ पर हि पढी थी

हमले पे शिवाजी पर, जै सिंघ बने सालार

दक्खन में बिकानेर थे फ़ौजौं के अलम्दार

उन जंगौं के हथियार भी अब तेरे जिगर पार

ख़ूब लढी मर्दानी वो थी झांसी वाली रानी

रकाब उस की तो ग़ौस ओ दोस्त ओ बशारत ने थि थामी

क्यूं तुझ पे उठी फिर है ये इल्ज़ाम की बानी

मर कट गया टीपू भी जो मैदाम में लढते

मराठे थे वो अंग्रेज़ का जो साथ थे देते

क्यूं इस का भी वो तुझ पे हैं इल्ज़ाम लगाते

सिक्खौं को ख़ुदा रक्खे ये भारत के हैं फ़ौजी

सतावन में भी क्या वो भी थे इस देश के प्रेमी

क्यूं फिर तुझे कहते हैं के तू देश का द्रोही

यूं लीग और समाज में थी जब ठनी हुई

भढकाते थे वो आग फ़िरंगी लगी हुई

क्यूं आज भी वो आग है के तेरे सर जली हई

साया भी अगर गाए का पढ जाए जो तुझ पर

फ़ौरन हि वो तय्यार है गर्दन ज़दनी पर

भारह का मुसल्मान है क़ुर्बानी की ज़द पर

१०

मुंह खोलो अगर तू ने जो हक़ अपना जताने

फ़ौरन खढे आतंक का इल्ज़ाज लगाने

दिखावे कि झढप मारने, फांसी पे चढाने

११

जनम भूमी हो, रथ यात्रा या लव का हो जेहाद

गौ हत्या का आरोप चले या चले आतंकवाद

इकट्ठा किये हैं दोश के हो जाए तु बरबाद

१२

तब्रेज़ हो, पहलू हो के अख़्लाक़ यहां आसिया वहां

यूं है के खुली छूट ये देते हैं हुक्मरां

तौहीन-ए रिसालत बना अब गाए का अपमां

१३

तारीख़ का ये बोझ तेरे सर पे हैगिरां

बन्ता है राष्ट्र हिन्दू, उघर रिपब्लिक है मुसल्मां

चक्की में पिसा के आन के बेचारा अब इन्सां

१४

हिन्दू जो है लश्कर तो मुसल्मान परिवार

हैं एक हि ख़स्लत के, इघर हों के हों उस पार

तंग आ के क्यूं न त्यागें दैर ओ हरम के द्वार

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. shahed (1944-living) is a beginner to urdu and novice in versification. An engineer by training with no formal education in urdu. He never-the-less attempts to write. Thoroughly unromantic, rational (he thinks), rebellious, defiant but loving and caring. This, almost free form nazm, bemoans religious extremism.
1
sikandar ne porus se ki jo laRaaii to tujh par hua gumaan1
shaahoN2 ne shaahoN pe talwaar khainchi to tujh par laga nishaan
jagan nath3 tu ab dekh hai kis haal meN bharat ka musalmaan    
1.suspicion, blame 2.emperor 3.jagan nath azad eminent urdu poet, jagan nath also means god
jagan nath azad a refugee from pakistan to India, an eminent urdu poet wrote a loving nazm ‘bharat ke musalmaan’ inviting muslims to find their place in India, their homeland. But today, all ‘foreign’ invasions such as Alexander attacking Porus is blamed on the muslim. When emporor draws a sword agains emperor, muslims are blamed. Come jagan nath (azad or god) and see what is happening to muslims in India.

2
ibrahim tha lodhi jo dehli ke taKht par
baabar tha shanshaah bana us ko haraa kar
phir kaise laga dosh1 ye ab tere hi sar par    
1.blame
ibrahim lodhi was king in dehli when babar attacked and defeated him to establish the moGhal empire. One muslim king defeated another muslim king. Why is the muslim of present day India blamed for that.

3
jaichand ne kiya chhal1, Ghaddaari2 jo jaafer ne kari thi
Ghaddar ka mazhab nahiN, taareeKh3 likhi thi
saazish4 ki magar tohmat5 tujh par hi paRi thi    
1.deception 2.treachery 3.history 4.conspiracy 5.blame
jai chand, a rajput king promised to help prithvi raj but at the last minute stayed away, causing him to be defeated. Similarly mir jaafer kept his forces away from siraj-ud-daula, causing his defeat at the hands of Clive. Thus jai chand (a hindu) deceived prithvi raj (also a hindu) and mir jaafer was treacherous against siraj-ud-daula. History tells us that traitors have no religion. But the muslim of India is blamed for all conspiracies in history.

4
hamle pe shivaji par, jai singh bane salaar1
dakkhan meN bikaaner the faujoN ke alamdaar2
un jaNgoN ke hathiyaar bhi ab tere jigar paar    
1.commander 2.flag holder, commander in chief
When auraNgzeb’s army defeated shivaji in their first war, raja singh was the commander. When auraNgzeb attacked golconDa, the maharaja of bikaner was the commander in chief. But the weapons of those wars too, pierce your heart, O, Indian muslim.

5
Khoob laRi mardaani1 vo thi jhaaNsi vaali raani
rakaab2 us ki Ghaus o dost o bashaarat ne thi thaami
kyuN tujh pe uThi phir hai ye ilzaam3 ki baani4   
1.brave 2.stirrup 3.blame 4.voice, call
jhaaNsi ki rani fought bravely. Holding her stirrup (helping her) were bashaarat ali (commander in chief of her army) and Ghas KhaaN and dost KhaaN (other commanders/leaders). Why then are you (Indian muslim) blamed (as a foreigner).

6
mar kaT gaya Tipu bhi jo maidan meN laRte
maraaThe the vo aNgrez ka jo saath the dete
kyuN is ka bhi vo tujh pe haiN ilzaam1 lagaate   
1.blame
Today in karnaTak, the BJP government is trying to erase the name of Tipu from history. He fought the British and was killed in the battle-field. maraThas (and the nizam of hyderabad) helped the British. Why then, is the Indian muslim blamed.

7
sikkhoN ko Khuda rakkhe ye bharat ke haiN fauji
sataavan1 meN bhi kya vo bhi the is desh ke premi
kyuN phir tujhe kahte haiN ke tu desh ka drohi2        
1.fifty seven, 1857 2.traitor
In 1857, sikh battalions remained loyal to the British and helped put down the rebellion. May god keep the sikhs, they are loyal soldiers of India. But were they lovers of the homeland in 1857? Why then, is the Indian muslim blamed as a traitor to the country.

8
yuN league1 aur samaaj2 meN thi jab Thani3 hui
bhaRkaate the vo aag firaNgi4 lagi hui
kyuN aaj bhi vo aag hai ke tere sar jali hui   
1.muslim league 2.used for arya samaaj, hindu mahasabha, jan sangh 3.tension, conflict 4.British
When there was tension between muslim league and arya samaaj, hindu mahasabha and jan sangh, the British fanned the flames. Why is that fire still burning on your head, O, Indian muslim.

9
saaya bhi agar gaaye ka paR jaaye jo tujh par
fauran1 hi vo tayyaar hai gardan-zadani2 par
bharat ka musalmaan hai qurbaani3 ki zad4 par    
1.immediately 2.slitting throat 3.sacrifice 4.boundary
If he (Indian muslim) comes anywhere near a cow, he (the extremist hindu) is immediately ready to slit his throat. The Indian muslim is within the (allowable) bounds of sacrifice.

10
muNh khola agar tu ne jo haq1 apna jataane2
fauran3 khaRe aataNk4 ka ilzaam5 lagaane
dikhaave ki jhaRap maarne phaaNsi pe chaRhaane    
1.rights 2.assert 3.immediately 4.terrorism 5.blame
If you so much as open you mouth to assert your rights, they rise immediately to blame you of terrorism and arrange a fake police encounter to kill or hang you.

11
janam-bhoomi1 ho, rath-yaatra2 ya love ka ho jihaad3
gau-hatya4 ka aarop5 chale ya chale aataNk-vaad6
ikaTTha kiye haiN dosh7 ke ho jaaye tu barbaad    
1.birth place (of ram) 2.chariot journey, a procession rally to ayodhya to demolish baabari masjid 3.love jihad, a slogan meaning muslim youth enticing hindu women into marriage 4.cow slaughter 5.accusation 6.terrorism 7.blame, accusations
Political slogans like janam-bhoomi, rath-yaatra, love-jihad, cow slaughter, terrorism are all accusaions that have been collected with the explicit purpose of destroying the Indian muslim.

12
tabrez1 ho, pahlu2 ho ke aKhlaaq3 yahaaN, aasia4 vahaaN
yuN hai ke khuli chhooT5 ye dete haiN hukmaraaN6
tauheen-e-risaalat7 bana ab gaaye ka apmaaN8   
1.tabrez ansari, killed by a mob falsely accused of theft 2.killed, falsely accused of transporting cows illegally 3.falsely accused to storing beef in his refrigerator and killed 4.accused of blasphemy, jailed, released after many years 5.permission, freedom 6.rulers 7.insulting the prophet, blasphemy 8.insult
There are “cow protection gangs” that kill people – tabrez ansaari, pahli KhaaN and mohammed aKhlaaq are but a few of the scores of people killed recently. aasia bibi, a poor Christian woman was accused of blashphemy. When the governor of Punjab visited her in jail as a show of support, he was assassinated by his body guard. The body guard was convicted and hanged. His grave is now a mausoleum where people come to make offerings. It is as if on both sides, the rulers have given gangs freedom to kill. Cow slaughter and blasphemy are two sides of the same coin.

13
tareeKh1 ka ye bojh tere sar pe hai giraaN2
banta hai rashTra hindoo, udhar republic hai musalmaaN
chakki meN pisa aan ke bechaara ab insaaN   
1.history 2.heavy
The burden of history sits heavy on your head. This is becoming hindu rashTra and that is an islamic republic. Poor human is being ground up between grinding wheels.

14
hindu jo hai lashkar1 to musalmaan parivaar2
haiN ek hi Khaslat3 ke idhar hoN ke hoN us paar
taNg aa ke kyuN na tyaageN4 dair5 o haram6 ke dvaar7    
1.lashkar-e tayyaba, a muslim terrorist organization in pakistan 2.sangh parivar, a family of militant/terrorist hindu organizations in India 3.nature, character 4.give up, quit 5.temple 6.mosque 7.doors
The lashkar-e tayyaba is hindu. The sangh parivar is muslim. Because regardless of their religious affiliation, they are both of the same nature – extremist, intolerant. Tired of both, why don’t we quit temple and mosque. This misra recalls mohammed iqbal’s “naya shivaala” – ‘taNg aa ke maiN ne aaKhir dair o haram ko chhoRa’.

shahed (1944-living) is a beginner to urdu and novice in versification.  An engineer by training with no formal education in urdu.  He never-the-less attempts to write.  Thoroughly unromantic, rational (he thinks), rebellious, defiant but loving and caring.  This, almost free form nazm, bemoans religious extremism.
1
sikandar ne porus se ki jo laRaaii to tujh par hua gumaan1
shaahoN2 ne shaahoN pe talwaar khainchi to tujh par laga nishaan
jagan nath3 tu ab dekh hai kis haal meN bharat ka musalmaan

1.suspicion, blame 2.emperor 3.jagan nath azad eminent urdu poet, jagan nath also means god

jagan nath azad a refugee from pakistan to India, an eminent urdu poet wrote a loving nazm ‘bharat ke musalmaan’ inviting muslims to find their place in India, their homeland.  But today, all ‘foreign’ invasions such as Alexander attacking Porus is blamed on the muslim.  When emporor draws a sword agains emperor, muslims are blamed.  Come jagan nath (azad or god) and see what is happening to muslims in India.
2
ibrahim tha lodhi jo dehli ke taKht par
baabar tha shanshaah bana us ko haraa kar
phir kaise laga dosh1 ye ab tere hi sar par

1.blame

ibrahim lodhi was king in dehli when babar attacked and defeated him to establish the moGhal empire.  One muslim king defeated another muslim king.  Why is the muslim of present day India blamed for that.
3
jaichand ne kiya chhal1, Ghaddaari2 jo jaafer ne kari thi
Ghaddar ka mazhab nahiN, taareeKh3 likhi thi
saazish4 ki magar tohmat5 tujh par hi paRi thi

1.deception 2.treachery 3.history 4.conspiracy 5.blame

jai chand, a rajput king promised to help prithvi raj but at the last minute stayed away, causing him to be defeated.  Similarly mir jaafer kept his forces away from siraj-ud-daula, causing his defeat at the hands of Clive.  Thus jai chand (a hindu) deceived prithvi raj (also a hindu) and mir jaafer was treacherous against siraj-ud-daula.  History tells us that traitors have no religion.  But the muslim of India is blamed for all conspiracies in history.
4
hamle pe shivaji par, jai singh bane salaar1
dakkhan meN bikaaner the faujoN ke alamdaar2
un jaNgoN ke hathiyaar bhi ab tere jigar paar

1.commander 2.flag holder, commander in chief

When auraNgzeb’s army defeated shivaji in their first war, raja singh was the commander.  When auraNgzeb attacked golconDa, the maharaja of bikaner was the commander in chief.  But the weapons of those wars too, pierce your heart, O, Indian muslim.
5
Khoob laRi mardaani1 vo thi jhaaNsi vaali raani
rakaab2 us ki Ghaus o dost o bashaarat ne thi thaami
kyuN tujh pe uThi phir hai ye ilzaam3 ki baani4

1.brave 2.stirrup 3.blame 4.voice, call

jhaaNsi ki rani fought bravely.  Holding her stirrup (helping her) were bashaarat ali (commander in chief of her army) and Ghas KhaaN and dost KhaaN (other commanders/leaders).  Why then are you (Indian muslim) blamed (as a foreigner).
6
mar kaT gaya Tipu bhi jo maidan meN laRte
maraaThe the vo aNgrez ka jo saath the dete
kyuN is ka bhi vo tujh pe haiN ilzaam1 lagaate

1.blame

Today in karnaTak, the BJP government is trying to erase the name of Tipu from history.  He fought the British and was killed in the battle-field.  maraThas (and the nizam of hyderabad) helped the British.  Why then, is the Indian muslim blamed.
7
sikkhoN ko Khuda rakkhe ye bharat ke haiN fauji
sataavan1 meN bhi kya vo bhi the is desh ke premi
kyuN phir tujhe kahte haiN ke tu desh ka drohi2

1.fifty seven, 1857 2.traitor

In 1857, sikh battalions remained loyal to the British and helped put down the rebellion.  May god keep the sikhs, they are loyal soldiers of India.  But were they lovers of the homeland in 1857?  Why then, is the Indian muslim blamed as a traitor to the country.
8
yuN league1 aur samaaj2 meN thi jab Thani3 hui
bhaRkaate the vo aag firaNgi4 lagi hui
kyuN aaj bhi vo aag hai ke tere sar jali hui

1.muslim league 2.used for arya samaaj, hindu mahasabha, jan sangh 3.tension, conflict 4.British

When there was tension between muslim league and arya samaaj, hindu mahasabha and jan sangh, the British fanned the flames.  Why is that fire still burning on your head, O, Indian muslim.
9
saaya bhi agar gaaye ka paR jaaye jo tujh par
fauran1 hi vo tayyaar hai gardan-zadani2 par
bharat ka musalmaan hai qurbaani3 ki zad4 par

1.immediately 2.slitting throat 3.sacrifice 4.boundary

If he (Indian muslim) comes anywhere near a cow, he (the extremist hindu) is immediately ready to slit his throat.  The Indian muslim is within the (allowable) bounds of sacrifice.
10
muNh khola agar tu ne jo haq1 apna jataane2
fauran3 khaRe aataNk4 ka ilzaam5 lagaane
dikhaave ki jhaRap maarne phaaNsi pe chaRhaane

1.rights 2.assert 3.immediately 4.terrorism 5.blame

If you so much as open you mouth to assert your rights, they rise immediately to blame you of terrorism and arrange a fake police encounter to kill or hang you.
11
janam-bhoomi1 ho, rath-yaatra2 ya love ka ho jihaad3
gau-hatya4 ka aarop5 chale ya chale aataNk-vaad6
ikaTTha kiye haiN dosh7 ke ho jaaye tu barbaad

1.birth place (of ram) 2.chariot journey, a procession rally to ayodhya to demolish baabari masjid 3.love jihad, a slogan meaning muslim youth enticing hindu women into marriage 4.cow slaughter 5.accusation 6.terrorism 7.blame, accusations

Political slogans like janam-bhoomi, rath-yaatra, love-jihad, cow slaughter, terrorism are all accusaions that have been collected with the explicit purpose of destroying the Indian muslim.
12
tabrez1 ho, pahlu2 ho ke aKhlaaq3 yahaaN, aasia4 vahaaN
yuN hai ke khuli chhooT5 ye dete haiN hukmaraaN6
tauheen-e-risaalat7 bana ab gaaye ka apmaaN8

1.tabrez ansari, killed by a mob falsely accused of theft 2.killed, falsely accused of transporting cows illegally 3.falsely accused to storing beef in his refrigerator and killed 4.accused of blasphemy, jailed, released after many years 5.permission, freedom 6.rulers 7.insulting the prophet, blasphemy 8.insult

There are “cow protection gangs” that kill people – tabrez ansaari, pahli KhaaN and mohammed aKhlaaq are but a few of the scores of people killed recently.  aasia bibi, a poor Christian woman was accused of blashphemy.  When the governor of Punjab visited her in jail as a show of support, he was assassinated by his body guard.  The body guard was convicted and hanged.  His grave is now a mausoleum where people come to make offerings.  It is as if on both sides, the rulers have given gangs freedom to kill.  Cow slaughter and blasphemy are two sides of the same coin.
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tareeKh1 ka ye bojh tere sar pe hai giraaN2
banta hai rashTra hindoo, udhar republic hai musalmaaN
chakki meN pisa aan ke bechaara ab insaaN

1.history 2.heavy

The burden of history sits heavy on your head.  This is becoming hindu rashTra and that is an islamic republic.  Poor human is being ground up between grinding wheels.
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hindu jo hai lashkar1 to musalmaan parivaar2
haiN ek hi Khaslat3 ke idhar hoN ke hoN us paar
taNg aa ke kyuN na tyaageN4 dair5 o haram6 ke dvaar7

1.lashkar-e tayyaba, a muslim terrorist organization in pakistan 2.sangh parivar, a family of militant/terrorist hindu organizations in India 3.nature, character 4.give up, quit 5.temple 6.mosque 7.doors

The lashkar-e tayyaba is hindu.  The sangh parivar is muslim.  Because regardless of their religious affiliation, they are both of the same nature – extremist, intolerant.  Tired of both, why don’t we quit temple and mosque.  This misra recalls mohammed iqbal’s “naya shivaala” – ‘taNg aa ke maiN ne aaKhir dair o haram ko chhoRa’.

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