gunaah ka hisaab – raina’s Ghalib

گنُاہ کا حساب – مرزا غالب

١

گر تجھ کو ہے یقینِ اجابت دعا نہ مانگ
یعنی بغیرِ یک دلِ بے مدّعا نہ مانگ

٢

آتا ہے داغِ حسرتِ دل کا شمار یاد
مجھ سے مرے گناہ کا حساب اۓ خدا نہ مانگ

1

गर तुझ को है यक़ीन-ए इजाबत दुआ न मांग
यानी बग़ैर-ए यक दिल-ए बे-मुद्दआ न मांग

2

आता है दाग़-ए हसरत-ए दिल का शुमार याद
मुझ से मिरे गुनह का हिसाब अय ख़ुदा न मांग

gunah ka hisaab – mirza Ghalib

Click on any she’r for meanings and discussion.

1
gar1 tujh ko hai yaqiin2-e ijaabat3 duaa na maaNg
yanii baGhair4-e yak dil-e be-muddaa5 na maaNg
1.if 2.certainty 3.acceptance (of petition or prayer) 4.except for OR without 5.without desire
If you are certain that your prayer will be accepted, then do not ask for anything (what more do you want?). First clean out your heart of all desires. Without doing this do not ask for anything OR do not ask for anything except for a heart that has been cleansed of all desire. Ghalib the Sufi showing through.

2
aataa hai daaGh1-e hasrat2-e dil ka shumaar3 yaad
mujh se mire gunah ka hisaab4 ay Khudaa na maaNg
1.wound, scar 2.desire, longing 3.count 4.reckoning, accounting
The poet/lover has many unfulfilled desires. These have left lots of scars on his heart. O god do not ask me for a reckoning of my sins for if I think of the sins that I committed I am reminded of the ones that I could not and that left a scar on my heart.
There was a time when poets could write such a thing without inviting a fatwa!
There is another beautiful Ghazal that unfortunately Raina did not make a part of his collection. But I produce below a she’r from that Ghazal which is equally provocative and beautiful.
naakarda gunaahauN ki bhi hasrat ki mile` daad
yaarab agar in karda gunaahauN ki saza hai
O god, if you are going to punish for the sins that I committed, you must give me some credit for the sins that I wanted to commit but could not

gunah ka hisaab – mirza Ghalib
1
gar1 tujh ko hai yaqiin2-e ijaabat3 duaa na maaNg
yanii baGhair4-e yak dil-e be-muddaa5 na maaNg

1.if 2.certainty 3.acceptance (of petition or prayer) 4.except for OR without 5.without desire

If you are certain that your prayer will be accepted, then do not ask for anything (what more do you want?). First clean out your heart of all desires. Without doing this do not ask for anything OR do not ask for anything except for a heart that has been cleansed of all desire. Ghalib the Sufi showing through.

2
aataa hai daaGh1-e hasrat2-e dil ka shumaar3 yaad
mujh se mire gunah ka hisaab4 ay Khudaa na maaNg

1.wound, scar 2.desire, longing 3.count 4.reckoning, accounting

The poet/lover has many unfulfilled desires. These have left lots of scars on his heart. O god do not ask me for a reckoning of my sins for if I think of the sins that I committed I am reminded of the ones that I could not and that left a scar on my heart.

There was a time when poets could write such a thing without inviting a fatwa!

There is another beautiful Ghazal that unfortunately Raina did not make a part of his collection. But I produce below a she’r from that Ghazal which is equally provocative and beautiful.

naakarda gunaahauN ki bhi hasrat ki mile` daad
yaarab agar in karda gunaahauN ki saza hai

O god, if you are going to punish for the sins that I committed, you must give me some credit for the sins that I wanted to commit but could not

Scars of unfulfilled desires – Raina’s Ghalib
1
Should you have faith in the efficacy of prayer,
Then, O pray for a heart devoid of desire
2
Arraign me not for all my sins, O god,
Or count as well my wounds, to straighten the record

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *