deen-e aadmiyat(4)-josh malihabadi

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دینِ آدمیت ( ۴ )  – جوش ملیحہ آبادی
۱
اُٹھ کھڑے ہوں، آؤ تکمیلِ عبادت كے لئے
اک نیا نقشہ بنائیں آدمیت كے لئے
آؤ محفل میں جلائیں بھی بصد شانِ فراغ
نوعِ اِنسانی کی مجموعی اُخوّت کا چراغ

۲
اور کچھ حاجت نہیں ہے دوستی كے واسطے

آدمی ہوتا ہے کافی آدمی کے واسطے
آؤ وہ صورت نکالیں جس كے اندر جان ہو
آدمیت دین ہو ، انسانیت ایمان ہو

۳
میں شرابِ وہمِ آبائی کا متوالا نہیں
آدمیت سے کوئی شے دہر میں بالا نہیں

दीन-ए आदमीयत (४) – जोश मलीहाबादी

उठ खड़े हों आओ तकमील-ए इबादत के लिए

एक नया नक़्शा बनायें आदमीयत के लिए

आओ महफ़िल में जलाएं भी बा-सद शान-ए फ़राग़

नौ-ए इंसानी की मजमुई उख़व्वत का चिराग़

और कुछ हाजेत नहीं है दोस्ती के वास्ते

आदमी होना है काफ़ी, आदमी के वास्ते

आओ वो सूरत निकालें जिस के अंदर जान हो

आदमीयत दीन हो, इंसानियत ईमान हो

मैं शराब-ए वहम-ए आबाई का मतवाला नहीं

आदमीयत से कोई शै दहर में बाला नहीं

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. josh malihabadi (1898-1982) a fiery poet writing courageously about anti-colonialism and about communal harmony. He also rebels agains orthodox religiosity and manages to use the backdrop of karbala to construct a secular message about resistance to injustice and oppression. deen-e aadmiyat is a long nazm posted in four parts. In the first section josh raves and rants against orthodoxy and its attempt at dividing humanity into sects/religions. In section 2 he heaps contempt on “old men” with closed minds. In section 3 he distinguishes between a demanding selfish god (man masquerading as god) and the “real” god with a larger universal/humanist outlook. In a short concluding section josh calls for action – to create a “new way” of humanism.
1
uTh khaRe hoN aao takmeel1-e ibaadat2 ke liye
ek naya naqsha3 banaayeN aadmiyat5 ke liye
aao mahfil meN jalaaeN bhi ba-sad6 shaan7-e faraaGh8
nau-e insaani9 ki majmui10 uKhawwat11 ka chiraaGh
1.completion of 2.worship (of the “real” god) 3.map 4.human-ness 6.with a hundred 7.pomp 8.happiness 9.human species 10.totality 11.brotherhood
Let us stand together and complete our worship of the real god by making a new map/fashioning a new way for human-ness. In this gathering let us light up the lamp of human brotherhood for all with great pomp and happiness

2
aur kuchh haajit1 nahiN hai dosti ke vaaste
aadmi hona2 hai kaafi3, aadmi ke vaaste
aao vo surat4 nikaaleN jis ke andar jaan ho
aadmiyat5 deen6 ho, insaaniyat7 eemaan8 ho
1.need 2.has to become 3.enough 4.way, method 5.human-ness 6.religion 7.universal humanism 8.faith
There is no other thing that is needed for friendship. We have to make (love of) man enough for other men. Let us create a way that is strong. Let human-ness by our religion, universal humanism be out faith.

3
maiN sharaab1-e vahm2-e aabaaii3 ka matvaala4 nahiN
aadmiyat5 se koi shaiy6 dahr7 meN baala8 nahiN  
1.wine of 2.superstition of 3.ancestors 4.drunk 5.humanism 6.thing 7.world 8.higher
I am not drunk with the wine of superstitions of ancestors. There is nothing in this world superior to humanism.

josh malihabadi (1898-1982) a fiery poet writing courageously about anti-colonialism and about communal harmony.  He also rebels agains orthodox religiosity and manages to use the backdrop of karbala to construct a secular message about resistance to injustice and oppression.  deen-e aadmiyat is a long nazm posted in four parts.  In the first section josh raves and rants against orthodoxy and its attempt at dividing humanity into sects/religions.  In section 2 he heaps contempt on “old men” with closed minds.  In section 3 he distinguishes between a demanding selfish god (man masquerading as god) and the “real” god with a larger universal/humanist outlook.  In a short concluding section josh calls for action – to create a “new way” of humanism.
1
uTh khaRe hoN aao takmeel1-e ibaadat2 ke liye
ek naya naqsha3 banaayeN aadmiyat5 ke liye
aao mahfil meN jalaaeN bhi ba-sad6 shaan7-e faraaGh8
nau-e insaani9 ki majmui10 uKhawwat11 ka chiraaGh

1.completion of 2.worship (of the “real” god) 3.map 4.human-ness 6.with a hundred 7.pomp 8.happiness 9.human species 10.totality 11.brotherhood

Let us stand together and complete our worship of the real god by making a new map/fashioning a new way for human-ness.  In this gathering let us light up the lamp of human brotherhood for all with great pomp and happiness
2
aur kuchh haajit1 nahiN hai dosti ke vaaste
aadmi hona2 hai kaafi3, aadmi ke vaaste
aao vo surat4 nikaaleN jis ke andar jaan ho
aadmiyat5 deen6 ho, insaaniyat7 eemaan8 ho

1.need 2.has to become 3.enough 4.way, method 5.human-ness 6.religion 7.universal humanism 8.faith

There is no other thing that is needed for friendship.  We have to make (love of) man enough for other men.  Let us create a way that is strong.  Let human-ness by our religion, universal humanism be out faith.
3
maiN sharaab1-e vahm2-e aabaaii3 ka matvaala4 nahiN
aadmiyat5 se koi shaiy6 dahr7 meN baala8 nahiN

1.wine of 2.superstition of 3.ancestors 4.drunk 5.humanism 6.thing 7.world 8.higher

I am not drunk with the wine of superstitions of ancestors.  There is nothing in this world superior to humanism.

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