gandhiji ki yaad meN-jigar

گاندھی جی کی یاد میں ۔ جگر مرادآبادی

 

وہی ہے شورِ ہائے ہو، وہی ہجومِ مرد و زن

مگر وہ حسنِ زندگی، مگر وہ جنّتِ وطن

وہی زمیں، وہی زماں، وہی مکیں، وہی مکاں

مگر سرورِ یک دِلی، مگر نشاطِ انجمن

 

وہی ہے شوقِ نو بہ نو، وہی جمالِ رنگ رنک

مگر وہ عصمتِ نظر، طہارتِ لب و دہن

ترقّیوں پہ گرچہ ہیں، تمدّن و معاشرت

مگر وہ حسنِ سادگی، وہ سادگی کا بانکپن

 

شرابِ نو کی مستیاں، کہ الحفیظ و الاماں

مگر وہ اک لطیف سا، سرورِ بادۂ کہن

یہ نغمۂ حیات ہے، کہ ہے اجل ترانہ سنج

یہ دورِ کائنات ہے، کہ رقص میں ہے اہرمن

 

ہزار در ہزار ہیں، اگرچہ رہبرانِ ملک

مگر وہ  پیرِ نوجواں، وہ ایک مردِ صف شکن

وہی مہاتما وہی، شہیدِ امن و آشتی

پریم جس کا زندگی، خلوص جس کا پیرہن

 

وہی ستارے ہیں مگر، کہاں وہ ماہتابِ ہند

وہی ہے انجمن مگر، کہاں وہ صدرِ انجمن

गांधीजी की याद में – जिगर मुरादाबादी

 

वही है शोर-ए हाय-हू, वही हुजूम-ए मर्द ओ ज़न

मगर वो हुस्न-ए ज़िन्दगी, मगर वो जन्नत-ए वतन

वही ज़मीं, वही ज़मां, वही मकीं, वही मकां

मगर सुरूर-ए यक दिली, मगर निशात-ए अंजुमन

 

वही है शौक़-ए नौ ब नौ, वही जमाल-ए रंग रंग

मगर वो इस्मत-ए नज़र, तहारत-ए लब ओ दहन

तरक़्क़ीयों पे गरचे हैं, तमद्दुन ओ मुआशेरत

मगर वो हुस्न-ए सादगी, वो सादगी का बांकपन

 

शराब-ए नौ की मस्तियां, के अल-हफ़ीज़ ओ अल-अमां

मगर वो एक लतीफ़ सा, सुरूर-ए बादा-ए कुहन

ये नग़्मा-ए हयात है, के है अजल तराना संज

ये दौर-ए काएनात है, के रक़्स में है अहरमन

 

हज़ार दर हज़ार हैं, अगरचे रहबरान-इ मुल्क

मगर वो पीर-नौजवां, वो एक मर्द-ए सफ़ शिकन

वही महात्मा वही, शहीद-ए अम्न ओ आश्ती

प्रेम जिस का ज़िन्दगी, ख़ुलूस जिस का पैरहन

 

वही सितारे हैं मगर, कहां वो माहताब-ए हिन्द

वही है अंजुमन मगर, कहां वो सद्र-ए अंजुमन

gandhiji ki yaad meN – jigar muradabadi

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vahi hai shor-e haaye hu1, vahi hujoom2-e mard o zan3
magar vo husn4-e zindagi, magar vo jannat-e vatan
vahi zamiN, vahi zamaaN5, vahi makeeN6, vahi makaaN
magar suroor7-e yak-dili8, magar nishaat9-e anjuman10 
1.hustle bustle, tumult 2.crowd 3.men and women 4.beauty 5.times 6.inhabitants 7.joy 8.one-heart, friendship, harmony 9.pleasure 10.society, togetherness
‘magar’, literally ‘but’ is used here rhetorically to mean ‘except for’. The hustle and bustle is the same, the crowds of men and women are the same, except for him who was the comfort of our lives, the harbinger of heaven in our homeland. It is the same earth, the same times, the same people, the same homeland but that joy of one-ness, the pleasure of togetherness is gone.

vahi hai shauq1-e nau ba nau2, vahi jamaal3-e raNg raNg
magar vo ismat4-e nazar5, tahaarat6-e lab-o-dahan7
taraqqiyauN8 pe garche9 haiN, tamaddun10 o muasherat11
magar vo husn12-e saadagi13, vo saadagi ka baaNkpan14 
1.desire 2.newness, change 3.beauty 4.virtue 5.point of view 6.purity, credibility 7.lips and mouth, words 8.progress 9.even though 10.culture 11.way of living, social order 12.beauty 13.simplicity 14.vigour, youthfulness
The desire for change remains, the beauty of vision is the same, but the virtuous point of view and the credible word is gone. Even though there is progress, there is improvement in culture and social order but that beauty and vigour of simplicity is gone.

sharaab-e nau1 ki mastiyaaN2, ke al-hafiz o al-amaaN3
magar vo ek latif4 sa, suroor5-e baada-e kuhan6
ye naGhma-e hayaat7 hai, ke hai ajal8 taraana-sanj9
ye daur10-e kaaenaat11 hai, ke raqs12 meN hai ahrman13  
1.new wine 2.intoxication 3.may god protect us, may god give us refuge 4.gentle, subtle 5.joy 6.old wine 7.song of life 8.death 9.singing 10.time 11.creation, life 12.dance 13.anti-god, devil
There is such intoxication with new wine (newly acquired power) that only god can save us. The subtle pleasure of old wine is gone. Is this song of life or is Death singing. Is this the time for creation or the dance of the god of destruction.

hazaar dar hazaar haiN agarche1 rahbraaan2-e mulk
magar vo piir3-e naujavaaN4, vo ek mard5-e saf-shikan6
vahi mahaatma vahi, shaheed7-e amn8 o aashti9
prem jis ka zindagi, Khuloos10 jis ka pairahan11  
1.even though 2.leaders 3.old 4.youth 5.man 6.one who can break through the lines/formation of the enemy 7.martyr 8.peace 9.harmony 10.sincerity, truthfulness 11.robe, clothing
Even though there are thousands of leaders today except for the youthful old man, the man who could break through the ranks of the enemy, the one who was mahatma, the martyr in the cause of peace and harmony. His life was the embodiment of love and truth his clothing.

vahi sitaare haiN magar, kahaaN vo maahtaab1-e hind
vahi hai anjuman2 magar, kahaaN vo sadr3-e anjuman
1.full/brilliant moon 2.society 3.head
The same stars in the sky but where is that brilliant moon of India. It is the same people, but where is the leader.

gandhiji ki yaad meN – jigar muradabadi

vahi hai shor-e haaye hu1, vahi hujoom2-e mard o zan3
magar vo husn4-e zindagi, magar vo jannat-e vatan
vahi zamiN, vahi zamaaN5, vahi makeeN6, vahi makaaN
magar suroor7-e yak-dili8, magar nishaat9-e anjuman10

1.hustle bustle, tumult 2.crowd 3.men and women 4.beauty 5.times 6.inhabitants 7.joy 8.one-heart, friendship, harmony 9.pleasure 10.society, togetherness

‘magar’, literally ‘but’ is used here rhetorically to mean ‘except for’. The hustle and bustle is the same, the crowds of men and women are the same, except for him who was the comfort of our lives, the harbinger of heaven in our homeland.  It is the same earth, the same times, the same people, the same homeland but that joy of one-ness, the pleasure of togetherness is gone.

vahi hai shauq1-e nau ba nau2, vahi jamaal3-e raNg raNg
magar vo ismat4-e nazar5, tahaarat6-e lab-o-dahan7
taraqqiyauN8 pe garche9 haiN, tamaddun10 o muasherat11
magar vo husn12-e saadagi13, vo saadagi ka baaNkpan14

1.desire 2.newness, change 3.beauty 4.virtue 5.point of view 6.purity, credibility 7.lips and mouth, words 8.progress 9.even though 10.culture 11.way of living, social order 12.beauty 13.simplicity 14.vigour, youthfulness

The desire for change remains, the beauty of vision is the same, but the virtuous point of view and the credible word is gone.  Even though there is progress, there is improvement in culture and social order but that beauty and vigour of simplicity is gone.

sharaab-e nau1 ki mastiyaaN2, ke al-hafiz o al-amaaN3
magar vo ek latif4 sa, suroor5-e baada-e kuhan6
ye naGhma-e hayaat7 hai, ke hai ajal8 taraana-sanj9
ye daur10-e kaaenaat11 hai, ke raqs12 meN hai ahrman13

1.new wine 2.intoxication 3.may god protect us, may god give us refuge 4.gentle, subtle 5.joy 6.old wine 7.song of life 8.death 9.singing 10.time 11.creation, life 12.dance 13.anti-god, devil

There is such intoxication with new wine (newly acquired power) that only god can save us.  The subtle pleasure of old wine is gone.  Is this song of life or is Death singing.  Is this the time for creation or the dance of the god of destruction.

hazaar dar hazaar haiN agarche1 rahbraaan2-e mulk
magar vo piir3-e naujavaaN4, vo ek mard5-e saf-shikan6
vahi mahaatma vahi, shaheed7-e amn8 o aashti9
prem jis ka zindagi, Khuloos10 jis ka pairahan11

1.even though 2.leaders 3.old 4.youth 5.man 6.one who can break through the lines/formation of the enemy 7.martyr 8.peace 9.harmony 10.sincerity, truthfulness 11.robe, clothing

Even though there are thousands of leaders today except for the youthful old man, the man who could break through the ranks of the enemy, the one who was mahatma, the martyr in the cause of peace and harmony.  His life was the embodiment of love and truth his clothing.

vahi sitaare haiN magar, kahaaN vo maahtaab1-e hind
vahi hai anjuman2 magar, kahaaN vo sadr3-e anjuman

1.full/brilliant moon 2.society 3.head

The same stars in the sky but where is that brilliant moon of India.  It is the same people, but where is the leader.

gandhiji ki yaad meN – jigar muradabadi

vahi hai shor-e haaye hu1, vahi hujoom2-e mard o zan3
magar vo husn4-e zindagi, magar vo jannat-e vatan
vahi zamiN, vahi zamaaN5, vahi makeeN6, vahi makaaN
magar suroor7-e yak-dili8, magar nishaat9-e anjuman10

1.hustle bustle, tumult 2.crowd 3.men and women 4.beauty 5.times 6.inhabitants 7.joy 8.one-heart, friendship, harmony 9.pleasure 10.society, togetherness

‘magar’, literally ‘but’ is used here rhetorically to mean ‘except for’. The hustle and bustle is the same, the crowds of men and women are the same, except for him who was the comfort of our lives, the harbinger of heaven in our homeland.  It is the same earth, the same times, the same people, the same homeland but that joy of one-ness, the pleasure of togetherness is gone.

vahi hai shauq1-e nau ba nau2, vahi jamaal3-e raNg raNg
magar vo ismat4-e nazar5, tahaarat6-e lab-o-dahan7
taraqqiyauN8 pe garche9 haiN, tamaddun10 o muasherat11
magar vo husn12-e saadagi13, vo saadagi ka baaNkpan14

1.desire 2.newness, change 3.beauty 4.virtue 5.point of view 6.purity, credibility 7.lips and mouth, words 8.progress 9.even though 10.culture 11.way of living, social order 12.beauty 13.simplicity 14.vigour, youthfulness

The desire for change remains, the beauty of vision is the same, but the virtuous point of view and the credible word is gone.  Even though there is progress, there is improvement in culture and social order but that beauty and vigour of simplicity is gone.

sharaab-e nau1 ki mastiyaaN2, ke al-hafiz o al-amaaN3
magar vo ek latif4 sa, suroor5-e baada-e kuhan6
ye naGhma-e hayaat7 hai, ke hai ajal8 taraana-sanj9
ye daur10-e kaaenaat11 hai, ke raqs12 meN hai ahrman13

1.new wine 2.intoxication 3.may god protect us, may god give us refuge 4.gentle, subtle 5.joy 6.old wine 7.song of life 8.death 9.singing 10.time 11.creation, life 12.dance 13.anti-god, devil

There is such intoxication with new wine (newly acquired power) that only god can save us.  The subtle pleasure of old wine is gone.  Is this song of life or is Death singing.  Is this the time for creation or the dance of the god of destruction.

hazaar dar hazaar haiN agarche1 rahbraaan2-e mulk
magar vo piir3-e naujavaaN4, vo ek mard5-e saf-shikan6
vahi mahaatma vahi, shaheed7-e amn8 o aashti9
prem jis ka zindagi, Khuloos10 jis ka pairahan11

1.even though 2.leaders 3.old 4.youth 5.man 6.one who can break through the lines/formation of the enemy 7.martyr 8.peace 9.harmony 10.sincerity, truthfulness 11.robe, clothing

Even though there are thousands of leaders today except for the youthful old man, the man who could break through the ranks of the enemy, the one who was mahatma, the martyr in the cause of peace and harmony.  His life was the embodiment of love and truth his clothing.

vahi sitaare haiN magar, kahaaN vo maahtaab1-e hind
vahi hai anjuman2 magar, kahaaN vo sadr3-e anjuman

1.full/brilliant moon 2.society 3.head

The same stars in the sky but where is that brilliant moon of India.  It is the same people, but where is the leader.

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