raushni nahiN hoti – shahid siddiqui

روشنی نہیں ہوتی ۔ شاہد صدیقی

 

جب حقیقتِ غم سے آگہی نہیں ہوتی
ضبط بھی نہیں ہوتا ، آہ بھی نہیں ہوتی

 

ہیں فراق کی راتیں اک طلسمِ محرومی
چاند جگمگاتا ہے ، چاندنی نہیں ہوتی

 

رہنما سمجھتی ہے ، راہ كے اندھیروں کو
جس نظر میں منزل کی روشنی نہیں ہوتی

 

آپ سے جدا ہو کر میرا تجربہ یہ ہے
زندگی کی ہر ساعت زندگی نہیں ہوتی

 

ظلمتِ شبِ غم میں دِل کا خون کرنا ہے
صرف آہ کرنے سے  روشنی نہیں ہوتی

रौशनी नहीं होती – शाहिद सिद्दीक़ी

 

जब हक़ीक़त-ए ग़म से आगही नहीं होती

ज़ब्त भी नहीं होता, आह भी नहीं होती

 

हैं फ़िराक़ की रातें एक तिलस्म-ए महरूमी

चांद जगमगाता है, चांदनी नहीं होती

 

रहनुमा समझती है, राह के अन्धेरौं को

जिस नज़र में मंज़िल की रौशनी नहीं होती

 

आप से जुदा हो कर मेरा तजरुबा ये है

ज़िंदगी की हर सा’अत ज़िंदगी नहीं होती

 

ज़ुल्मत-ए शब-ए ग़म में दिल का ख़ून करना है

सिर्फ़ आह करने से रौशनी नहीं होती

raushni nahiN hoti – shahid siddiqui

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jab haqeeqat1-e Gham se aagahi2 nahiN hoti
zabt3 bhi nahiN hota, aah4 bhi nahiN hoti
1.truth, reality 2.awareness, knowledge 3.forbearance, control 4.sigh
If you are not even aware that you have been cheated (are in sorrow/pain), then it is meaningless to say that you can bear it or bemoan it. The poet/revolutionary calls for an examination of the reasons for pain/deprivation.

haiN firaaq1 ki raateN ek tilasm2-e mahroomi3
chaand jagmagaata hai, chaandni nahiN hoti
1.separation (from the beloved) 2.magic spell 3.deprivation
Nights of separation are like a spell. Even if there is full moon out, it does not seem to the sorrowful lover that there is any moonlight. Capitalist world order keeping the deprived public under an illusion.

rahnuma1 samajhti hai, raah ke andherauN ko
jis nazar2 meN manzil3 ki raushni nahiN hoti
1.guide 2.sight 3.goal
If sight is not focused on the light of the goal, then it gets lost in the darkness/deception/distractions of the pathway, mistaking it for its guide.

aap se juda1 ho kar mera tajruba2 ye hai
zindagi ki har saa’at3 zindagi nahiN hoti
1.separate, being away 2.experience 3.moment
When the lover is with the beloved then every moment of life is lived to the full. Being away from her, his experience is that life is meaningless.

zulmat1-e shab-e Gham2 meN dil ka Khoon karna hai
sirf aah3 karne se raushni nahiN hoti
1.darkness 2.night/evening of sorrow 3.sigh
The darkness of the night of sorrow (zulmat-e shab-e Gham) is the unjust order. Brightness is the new dawn of socialism. You have to spill the blood of your heart during the darkness of night of sorrow/injustice. Only then will the brightness of the new dawn arrive not by mere sighing. Said faiz ahmed faiz
chashm-e nam, jaan-e shoreeda kaafi nahiN
tohmat-e ishq-e posheeda kaafi nahiN
aaj bazaar meN paa ba jaulaaN chalo
A moist eye, a perturbed soul is not enough
A claim of hidden love is not enough
Come out in the open with fetters on your feet

raushni nahiN hoti – shahid siddiqui

jab haqeeqat1-e Gham se aagahi2 nahiN hoti
zabt3 bhi nahiN hota, aah4 bhi nahiN hoti

1.truth, reality 2.awareness, knowledge 3.forbearance, control 4.sigh

If you are not even aware that you have been cheated (are in sorrow/pain), then it is meaningless to say that you can bear it or bemoan it.  The poet/revolutionary calls for an examination of the reasons for pain/deprivation.

haiN firaaq1 ki raateN ek tilasm2-e mahroomi3
chaand jagmagaata hai, chaandni nahiN hoti

1.separation (from the beloved) 2.magic spell 3.deprivation

Nights of separation are like a spell.  Even if there is full moon out, it does not seem to the sorrowful lover that there is any moonlight.  Capitalist world order keeping the deprived public under an illusion.

rahnuma1 samajhti hai, raah ke andherauN ko
jis nazar2 meN manzil3 ki raushni nahiN hoti

1.guide 2.sight 3.goal

If sight is not focused on the light of the goal, then it gets lost in the darkness/deception/distractions of the pathway, mistaking it for its guide.

aap se juda1 ho kar mera tajruba2 ye hai
zindagi ki har saa’at3 zindagi nahiN hoti

1.separate, being away 2.experience 3.moment

When the lover is with the beloved then every moment of life is lived to the full.  Being away from her, his experience is that life is meaningless.

zulmat1-e shab-e Gham2 meN dil ka Khoon karna hai
sirf aah3 karne se raushni nahiN hoti

1.darkness 2.night/evening of sorrow 3.sigh

The darkness of the night of sorrow (zulmat-e shab-e Gham) is the unjust order.  Brightness is the new dawn of socialism.  You have to spill the blood of your heart during the darkness of night of sorrow/injustice.  Only then will the brightness of the new dawn arrive not by mere sighing.  Said faiz ahmed faiz

chashm-e nam, jaan-e shoreeda kaafi nahiN
tohmat-e ishq-e posheeda kaafi nahiN
aaj bazaar meN paa ba jaulaaN chalo

A moist eye, a perturbed soul is not enough
A claim of hidden love is not enough
Come out in the open with fetters on your feet

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