maqaamaat-anand narain mulla

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مقامات ۔ آنند نرائن مُلّا

۱

مُلّا سے جسے شوقِ مُلاقات ہو سُن لے

کس وقت کہاں اور کس عُنواں میں ملے گا

۲

ہر صبح کو دفتر میں وہ قانون کا مزدور

مِثلوں میں دبا حالِ پریشاں میں ملے گا

۳

دِن کو رگِ باطل کا وہ نشتر زنِ کامِل

ہنگامہ فگن عدل کے ایواں میں ملے گا

۴

اور شام کو فردوس کے باغی کا وہ دِلبند

پیمانہ بہ کف محفلِ یاراں میں ملے گا

۵

اور رات کو وہ خسروِ اِقلیمِ معانی

گل ریز و گہربار شبِستاں میں ملے گا

۶

اور پچھلے پہر وہ، کوئی سُنتا تو نہیں ہے

خلوت گہ آغوشِ حسیناں میں ملے گا

۷

جس روز نظر آئے نہ وہ اپنی جگہ پر

اُس روز تجھے شہرِ خموشاں میں ملے گا

۸

تاریخ کے صفحات میں زاں بعد اُسے ڈھونڈو

وہ تذکرۂ خاصۂ خاصاں میں ملے گا

۹

اور بعدِ قیامت جو گزر تیرا وہاں ہو

حوروں کو لیے روضۂ رِضواں میں ملے گا

 

मक़ामात – पँडित आनँद नरायन मुल्ला

मुल्ला से जिसे शौक़-ए मुलाक़ात हो सुन ले

किस वक़्त कहां और किस उन्वां में मिले गा

हर सुबह को दफ़्तर में वो क़ानून का मज़्दूर

मिस्लौं में दबा हाल-ए परेशां में मिले गा

दिन को रग-ए बातिल का वो नश्तर-ज़न-ए कामिल

हंगामा-फ़िगन अद्ल के ऐवां में मिले गा

और शाम को फ़िर्दौस के बाग़ी का वो दिलबंद

पैमाना बा-कफ़ महफ़िल-ए यारां में मिले गा

और रात को वो ख़ुस्रव-ए इक़्लीम-ए मु’आनी

गुल-रेज़ ओ गोहर-बार शबिस्तां में मिले गा

और पिछ्ले पहर वो, कोई सुनता तो नहीं है

ख़ल्वत गह-ए आग़ोश-ए हसीनाँ में मिले गा

जिस रोज़ नज़र आए ना वो अपनी जगह पर

उस रोज़ तुझे शहर-ए ख़मोशाँ में मिले गा

तारीख़ के सफ़्हात में ज़ाँ-बाद उसे ढूँडो

वो तज़्करा-ए ख़ासा-ए ख़ासाँ में मिले गा

और बाद-ए क़यामत जो गुज़र तेरा वहाँ हो

हूरोँ को लिए रौज़ा-ए रिज़्वाँ में मिले गा

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. panDit anand narain mulla (1901-1997), a kashmiri panDit from lukhnow, a high court judge, member of lok sabha and then of the rajya sabha was a liberal thinker reaching across communal lines with a strong love of urdu. This is an unusual composition. In a footnote, mulla notes that it was written at the special request of asGhar gonDvi, modelled after josh malihabadi’s “program”, also posted on this site.
1
mulla se jise shauq-e-mulaaqaat1 ho sun le
kis vaqt kahaaN aur kis unvaaN2 meN mile ga
1.desire to meet 2.subject, title, description
Whoever has a desire to find/meet mulla, listen to this – when, where and in which condition you can find him.

2
har subah ko daftar meN vo qaanoon ka mazdoor
mislauN1 meN daba haal-e pareshaaN meN mile ga   
1.files
Every morning, in the office, that slave of Justice, can be found, distraught, buried under files.

3
din ko rug-e-baatil1 ka vo nashtar-zan2-e kaamil3
haNgaama-figan4 adl5 ke aivaaN6 meN mile ga   
1.(jugular) vein of Evil 2.knife wielder 3.complete, embodiment 4.creating havoc 5.justice 6.halls, palace
During the day, that embodiment of a knife wielding champion of justice, aiming for the jugular of Evil, can be found in the halls of Justice.

4
aur shaam ko firdaus1 ke baaGhi2 ka vo dilband3
paimaana4 ba-kaf5 mahfil-e-yaaraaN6 meN mile ga   
1.paradise 2.rebel 3.beloved 4.cup, goblet (of wine) 5.in hand 6.gathering of friends
‘firdaus ka baaGi’ – rebel of paradise, is Adam who disobeyed and was banished. Thus, “dilband – dil ka TukRa”, the beloved of Adam, is the chosen among all his children. Thus does, mulla characterize himself. And in the evening, that chosen among humanity can be found, goblet in hand, in the company of friends.

5
aur raat ko vo Khusrav1-e iqleem2-e mu’aani3
gul-rez4 o gohar-baar5 shabistaaN6 meN mile ga    
1.Khusro – used to mean king/emperor 2.domain 3.meaning, knowledge 4.flower scattering 5.pearl raining 6.sanctuary for the night, bedroom? or retreat?
And at night that king of the domain of wisdom can be found in his retreat, scattering flowers and raining pearls (writing poetic verse).

6
aur pichhle-pahar1 vo, koi sunta to nahiN hai
Khalvat-gah2-e aaGhosh3-e haseenaaN4 meN mile ga   
1.late at night 2.seclusion, privacy 3.embrace 4.beauties, beloved
And late at night (shush, is anybody listening), he can be found in privacy, in the embrace of the beloved.

7
jis roz nazar aaye na vo apni jagah par
us roz tujhe shahr-e-KhamoshaaN1 meN mile ga   
1.city of the silent, graveyard
If you do not find him in his usual place, he would be dead.

8
tareeKh1 ke saf-haat2 meN zaaN-baad3 use DhuunDo
vo tazkara4-e Khaasa-e-KhaasaaN5 meN mile ga   
1.history 2.pages 3.after that 4.mention 5.chosen of the chosen
After that, look for him in the pages of history. You will find him described among the chosen of the chosen.

9
aur baad-e qayaamat1 jo guzar2 tera vahaaN ho
hooroN ko liye rauza-e-rizvaaN3 meN mile ga
1.day of judgement 2.pass through 3.room in paradise
And after the day of judgement, if you happen to pass that way, you will find him in his abode in heaven, in company of hoor/angels.

panDit anand narain mulla (1901-1997), a kashmiri panDit from lukhnow, a high court judge, member of lok sabha and then of the rajya sabha was a liberal thinker reaching across communal lines with a strong love of urdu.  This is an unusual composition.  In a footnote, mulla notes that it was written at the special request of asGhar gonDvi, modelled after josh malihabadi’s “program”, also posted on this site.
1
mulla se jise shauq-e-mulaaqaat1 ho sun le
kis vaqt kahaaN aur kis unvaaN2 meN mile ga

1.desire to meet 2.subject, title, description

Whoever has a desire to find/meet mulla, listen to this – when, where and in which condition you can find him.
2
har subah ko daftar meN vo qaanoon ka mazdoor
mislauN1 meN daba haal-e pareshaaN meN mile ga

1.files

Every morning, in the office, that slave of Justice, can be found, distraught, buried under files.
3
din ko rug-e-baatil1 ka vo nashtar-zan2-e kaamil3
haNgaama-figan4 adl5 ke aivaaN6 meN mile ga

1.(jugular) vein of Evil 2.knife wielder 3.complete, embodiment 4.creating havoc 5.justice 6.halls, palace

During the day, that embodiment of a knife wielding champion of justice, aiming for the jugular of Evil, can be found in the halls of Justice.
4
aur shaam ko firdaus1 ke baaGhi2 ka vo dilband3
paimaana4 ba-kaf5 mahfil-e-yaaraaN6 meN mile ga

1.paradise 2.rebel 3.beloved 4.cup, goblet (of wine) 5.in hand 6.gathering of friends

‘firdaus ka baaGi’ – rebel of paradise, is Adam who disobeyed and was banished.  Thus, “dilband – dil ka TukRa”, the beloved of Adam, is the chosen among all his children.  Thus does, mulla characterize himself.  And in the evening, that chosen among humanity can be found, goblet in hand, in the company of friends.
5
aur raat ko vo Khusrav1-e iqleem2-e mu’aani3
gul-rez4 o gohar-baar5 shabistaaN6 meN mile ga

1.Khusro – used to mean king/emperor 2.domain 3.meaning, knowledge 4.flower scattering 5.pearl raining 6.sanctuary for the night, bedroom? or retreat?

And at night that king of the domain of wisdom can be found in his retreat, scattering flowers and raining pearls (writing poetic verse).
6
aur pichhle-pahar1 vo, koi sunta to nahiN hai
Khalvat-gah2-e aaGhosh3-e haseenaaN4 meN mile ga

1.late at night 2.seclusion, privacy 3.embrace 4.beauties, beloved

And late at night (shush, is anybody listening), he can be found in privacy, in the embrace of the beloved.
7
jis roz nazar aaye na vo apni jagah par
us roz tujhe shahr-e-KhamoshaaN1 meN mile ga

1.city of the silent, graveyard

If you do not find him in his usual place, he would be dead.
8
tareeKh1 ke saf-haat2 meN zaaN-baad3 use DhuunDo
vo tazkara4-e Khaasa-e-KhaasaaN5 meN mile ga

1.history 2.pages 3.after that 4.mention 5.chosen of the chosen

After that, look for him in the pages of history.  You will find him described among the chosen of the chosen.
9
aur baad-e qayaamat1 jo guzar2 tera vahaaN ho
hooroN ko liye rauza-e-rizvaaN3 meN mile ga

1.day of judgement 2.pass through 3.room in paradise

And after the day of judgement, if you happen to pass that way, you will find him in his abode in heaven, in company of hoor/angels.

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