lenin-farishtauN ka geet-iqbal

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فرشتوں کا گیت ۔ محمّد اِقبال

 

عقل ہے بے زمام ابھی، عشق ہے بے مقام ابھی
نقش گرِ ازل ترا، نقش ہے نا تمام ابھی

 

خلقِ خدا کی گھات میں، رند و فقیہہ و میر و پیر
تیرے جہاں میں ہے ابھی گردشِ صبح و شام ابھی

 

تیرے امیر مال مست، تیرے فقیر حال مست
بندہ ہے کوچہ گرد ابھی، خواجہ بلند بام ابھی

 

دانش و دین و علم و فن، بندگیٔ ہوس تمام
عشقِ گرہ کُشائی کا، فیض نہیں ہے عام ابھی

 

جوہرِ زندگی ہے عشق، جوہرِ عشق ہے خودی
آہ کہ ہے یہ تیغِ تیز، پردگیٔ نیام ابھی

फ़रिश्तों का गीत – मोहम्मद इक़्बाल

 

अक़्ल है बे-ज़माम अभी, इश्क़ है बे-मक़ाम अभी
नक़्शगर-ए अज़ल तेरा, नक़्श है ना-तमाम अभी

 

ख़ल्क़-ए ख़ुदा की घात में, रिन्द ओ फ़क़ीह ओ मीर ओ पीर
तेरे जहां में है अभी, गर्दिश-ए सुबह ओ शाम अभी

 

तेरे अमीर माल मस्त, तेरे फ़क़ीर हाल मस्त
बन्दा है कूचा-गर्द अभी, ख़्वाजा बलन्द बाम अभी

 

दानिश ओ दीन ओ इल्म ओ फ़न, बन्दगी-ए हवस तमाम
इश्क़-ए गिरह कुशाई का, फ़ैज़ नहीं है आम अभी

 

जौहर-ए ज़िन्दगी है इश्क़, जौहर-ए इश्क़ है ख़ुदी
आह के है ये तेग़-ए तेज़, पर्दगी-ए नियाम अभी

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. This is a three part nazm. In the first section Lenin is presented before god and complains to him about the injustice of the condition of the worker on earth (in god’s domain). In the second part, angels confirm that conditions on earth are bad. In the third part, god issues an edict to his angels which sounds like he wants socialism established.

aql hai be-zamaam1 abhi, ishq2 hai be-maqaam3 abhi
naqshgar4-e azal5 tera, naqsh6 hai na-tamaam7 abhi 
1.without reins, unbridled, directionless 2.love, devotion to the divine 3.without place meaning not achieved its goal 4.artist who makes sketches 5.eternity 6.sketch 7.incomplete
Human thinking is still directionless. Love of divine has not attained its goal yet. O (maker of sketches of eternity) creator, your sketch (creation-human character) is still incomplete.

Khalq1-e Khuda ki ghaat2 meN, rind3 o faqeeh4 o mir5 o piir6
tere jahaaN meN hai abhi, gardish7-e subah o shaam abhi
1.creation 2.ambush 3.patrons of the tavern – used here to mean the haves/the rich 4.religious jurist 5.leaders 6.seniors 7.going round and round, daily grind
The rich and privileged, the priest and the mullah, the leaders and elders are all lying wait to attack your creatures (ordinary folk). the same old grind of your world still goes on.

tere amir1 maal-mast2, tere faqir3 haal-mast4
banda5 hai koocha-gard6 abhi, Khwaaja7 baland-baam8 abhi 
1.wealthy 2.intoxicated with wealth 3.dervish, mendicant 4.intoxicated in their trance 5.servant, creature, ordinary man 6.dust of the streets, wandering 7.rich 8.high roof, mansion
The wealthy of your world are intoxicated with their wealth, the dervish is lost in a trance, the rich are shut in their mansions, while the ordinary folk pound the streets.

daanish1 o deen2 o ilm3 o fun4, bandagi5-e havas6 tamaam
ishq7-e girah-kushaaii8 ka, faiz9 nahiN hai ‘aam10 abhi
1.wisdom 2.faith 3.knowledge 4.skill 5.in the service of 6.greed 7.(divine) love 8.unravelling the knot, solving problems 9.benevolence, gift 10.common
Wisdom, knowledge, skill and faith are all in the service of greed. The gift of love of the divine that can solve these problems is not yet common.

jauhar1-e zindagi hai ishq2, jauhar-e ishq hai Khudi3
aah ke hai ye teGh-e tez4, pardagii5-e niyaam6 abhi
1.jewel used here to mean apex 2.love 3.iqbal’s concept of Khudi is a combination of self-reliance, self-respect, dignity akin to being “superman” 4.sharp sword 5.hidden in a veil 6.scabbard
Love is the apex of life and Khudi is the apex of love. (Unfortunately) this sharp sword is still in its scabbard. Man has not pulled it out to solve his problems.

farishtauN ka geet – mohammed iqbal

This is a three part nazm.  In the first section Lenin is presented before god and complains to him about the injustice of the condition of the worker on earth (in god’s domain).  In the second part, angels confirm that conditions on earth are bad.  In the third part, god issues an edict to his angels which sounds like he wants socialism established.

aql hai be-zamaam1 abhi, ishq2 hai be-maqaam3 abhi
naqshgar4-e azal5 tera, naqsh6 hai na-tamaam7 abhi

1.without reins, unbridled, directionless 2.love, devotion to the divine 3.without place meaning not achieved its goal 4.artist who makes sketches 5.eternity 6.sketch 7.incomplete

Human thinking is still directionless.  Love of divine has not attained its goal yet.  O (maker of sketches of eternity) creator, your sketch (creation-human character) is still incomplete.

Khalq1-e Khuda ki ghaat2 meN, rind3 o faqeeh4 o mir5 o piir6
tere jahaaN meN hai abhi, gardish7-e subah o shaam abhi

1.creation 2.ambush 3.patrons of the tavern – used here to mean the haves/the rich 4.religious jurist 5.leaders 6.seniors 7.going round and round, daily grind

The rich and privileged, the priest and the mullah, the leaders and elders are all lying wait to attack your creatures (ordinary folk).  the same old grind of your world still goes on.

tere amir1 maal-mast2, tere faqir3 haal-mast4
banda5 hai koocha-gard6 abhi, Khwaaja7 baland-baam8 abhi

1.wealthy 2.intoxicated with wealth 3.dervish, mendicant 4.intoxicated in their trance 5.servant, creature, ordinary man 6.dust of the streets, wandering 7.rich 8.high roof, mansion

The wealthy of your world are intoxicated with their wealth, the dervish is lost in a trance, the rich are shut in their mansions, while the ordinary folk pound the streets.

daanish1 o deen2 o ilm3 o fun4, bandagi5-e havas6 tamaam
ishq7-e girah-kushaaii8 ka, faiz9 nahiN hai ‘aam10 abhi

1.wisdom 2.faith 3.knowledge 4.skill 5.in the service of 6.greed 7.(divine) love 8.unravelling the knot, solving problems 9.benevolence, gift 10.common

Wisdom, knowledge, skill and faith are all in the service of greed.  The gift of love of the divine that can solve these problems is not yet common.

jauhar1-e zindagi hai ishq2, jauhar-e ishq hai Khudi3
aah ke hai ye teGh-e tez4, pardagii5-e niyaam6 abhi

1.jewel used here to mean apex 2.love 3.iqbal’s concept of Khudi is a combination of self-reliance, self-respect, dignity akin to being “superman” 4.sharp sword 5.hidden in a veil 6.scabbard

Love is the apex of life and Khudi is the apex of love.  (Unfortunately) this sharp sword is still in its scabbard.  Man has not pulled it out to solve his problems.

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