shaheed-e aazam-baalmukund arsh malsiani

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شہیدِ اعظم ۔ بالمکند عرش ملسیانی

۱

زمینِ ہند تھرّائی مچا کہرام عالم میں

کہا جس دم جواہر لال نے ‘باپو نہیں ہم میں’

۲

فلک کاںپا ستاروں کی ضیا میں بھی کمی آئی

زمانہ رو اُٹھا دُنیا کی آنکھوں میں نمی آئی

۳

کمر ٹوٹی وطن والوں کی اہلِ دل کے دل ٹوٹے

ہوئے افسردہ باغِ نیکی و خوبی کے گُل بوٹے

۴

ہمیں کیا ہو گیا تھا ہائے یہ کیا ٹھان لی ہم نے

خلوص و آشتی کے دیوتا کی جان لی ہم نے

۵

جو دولت لُٹ چکی افسوس اب واپس نہ آئے گی

ہزاروں سال رو کر بھی اُسے دُنیا نہ پائے گی

۶

یہ اچھی قوم ہے جو قوم کے سردار کو مارے

یہ اچھا دھرم ہے جو دھرم کے اوتار کو مارے

۷

نگاہِ اہلِ عالم میں ملامت کا ہدف ہم ہیں

ہمیں نے قتل باپو کو کیا ہے نا خلف ہم ہیں

۸

ہمیں ہیں مسلکِ مُحسن شناسی چھوڑنے والے

کنارے پر پہنچتے ہی سفینہ توڑنے والے

۹

اُمیدِ قوم کی بنیاد تھی جس ایک بندے پر

غضب ہے گولیاں برسائیں ہم اُس نیک بندے پر

۱۰

اکیلی جان اُس کی بوجھ دنیا بھر کا سہتی تھی

مگر جو بات کہتا تھا وہ آخر ہو کے رہتی تھی

۱۱

ہزاروں رحمتیں راہِ خدا میں مرنے والے پر

حسین ابنِ علی کی یاد تازہ کرنے والے پر

शहीद-ए आज़म – बालमुकुन्द अर्श मल्सियानी

ज़मीन-ए हिन्द थर्राई मचा कोहराम आलम में

कहा जिस दम जवाहर लाल ने “बापू नहीं हम में”

फ़लक कांपा सितारौं की ज़िया में भी कमी आई

ज़माना रो उठा दुनिया कि आंखौं में नमी आई

कमर टूटी वतन वोलौं कि अहल-ए दिल के दिल टूटे

हुए अफ़्सुर्दा बाग़-ए नेकि ओ ख़ूबी के गुल-बूटे

हमें क्या हो गया था हाए ये क्या ठान ली हम ने

ख़ुलूस ओ आश्ति के देवता की जान ली हम ने

जो दौलत लुट गई अफ़्सोस अब वापस न आऐगी

हज़ारौं साल रो कर भी उसे दुनिया न पाऐगी

ये अच्छी क़ौम है जो क़ौम के सरदार को मारे

ये अच्छा धर्म है जो धर्म के अवतार को मारे

निगाह-ए अहल-ए आलम में मलामत का हदफ़ हम हैं

हमीं ने क़त्ल बापू को किया है ना-ख़लफ़ हम हैं

हमीं हैं मस्लक-ए मोहसिन-शिनासी छोड़ने वाले

किनारे पर पहुंच्ते ही सफ़ीना तोड़ने वाले

उमीद-ए क़ौम कि बुनियाद थी जिस एक बन्दे पर

ग़ज़ब है गोलियां बरसाएं हम उस नेक बन्दे पर

१०

अकेली जान उस की बोझ दुनिया भर का सहति थी

मगर जो बात कहता था वो आख़ेर हो के रहती थी

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हज़ारौं रहमतें राह-ए ख़ुदा में मरने वाले पर

हुसैन इब्न-ए अली की याद ताज़ा करने वाले पर

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. baalmukund arsh malsiani (1908-1979) an illustrious son of an illustrious father labhuram josh malsiani (1884-1976) from malsian (now in Pakistan) moved to dehli and continued writing. He succeeded josh malihabadi as Editor of ‘aajkal’. Among his works is a thin booklet “aahaNg-e hijaaz” dedicated entirely to n’aat-e mohammadi. He writes with much feeling reaching across communal lines. This nazm is about gandhi’s assasination.
1
zamin-e hind tharraaii macha kohraam1 aalam meN
kaha jis dam2 jawaahar laal ne, “baapu nahiN hum meN”    
1.calamity, mourning 2.moment, time
The land of hindostan trembled, intense mourning broke out, when jawaharlal announced that baapu was no more.

2
falak1 kaaNpa sitaarauN ki ziya2 meN bhi kami aaii
zamaana ro uTha duniya ki aaNkhauN meN nami3 aaii    
1.skies, heavens 2.light 3.moisture
The skies trembled, stars dimmed the world broke down crying, all eyes filled with tears.

3
kamar TooTi vatan vaalauN ki ahl-e-dil1 ke dil TooTe
hue afsurda2 baaGh-e neki-o-Khoobi3 ke gul-booTe4     
1.people of heart, loving people 2.wilted 3.good and bad 4.leaves and flowers
‘baaGh-e neki-o-Khoobi’ – the garden of good and evil, is the world. The flowers and young shoots of this garden wilted i.e. everyone was sad. Thus … the back of my countrymen was broken and the hearts of all loving people were ripped asunder. Sadness spread all over.

4
hameN kya ho gaya tha haaye ye kya Thaan li hum ne
Khuloos1 o aashti2 ke devta ki jaan li hum ne    
1.sincerity, love 2.peace, harmony, accord
How low have we become, what have we done. We have killed the god of peace and harmony.

5
jo daulat luT chuki afsos1 ab vaapas na aayegi
hazaarauN saal ro kar bhi use duniya na paayegi    
1.alas
Alas, the treasure that we have lost we will never get back. Weeping for a thousand years will not return him to this world.

6
ye achchhi qaum1 hai jo qaum ke sardar ko maare
ye achchha dharm2 hai jo dharm ke avtaar3 ko maare    
1.community, nation 2.faith 3.incarnation, personification
What kind of a nation is it that kills its leader. What kind of a faith is it, that kills the very embodiment of faith.

7
nigaah1-e ahl-e-aalam2 meN malaamat3 ka hadaf4 hum haiN
hamiN ne qatl baapu ko kiya hai na-Khalaf5 hum haiN    
1.eyes 2.people of the world 3.accusation 4.target 5.undeserving of the legacy of a father
We are the target of accusation in the eyes of the world. We have killed our “father”, we are undeserving of his legacy.

8
hamiN haiN maslak1-e mohsin2 shinaasi3 chhoRne vaale
kinaare par pahuNchte hi safiina4 toRne vaale    
1.way, rules of conduct 2.benefactor 3.knowing 4.boat
We are the ones who have changed the ways of knowing who our benefactor is. We are the ones who have destroyed the boat as soon as we reached the shore (independence).

9
umeed1-e qaum2 ki buniyaad3 thi jis ek bande4 par
Ghazab5 hai goliyaaN barsaa’eN hum us nek bande par    
1.hope 2.community, nation 3.foundation, basis 4.person 5.curse
It is a curse that we should shoot bullets at the one noble person on whom depended the hope of the nation.

10
akeli jaan us ki bojh duniya bhar ka sahti1 thi
magar jo baat kahta tha vo aaKhir ho ke rahti thi    
1.bear
All alone, he bore the burden of the whole world and yet what he determined to do, he succeeded in doing it.

11
hazaarauN rahmateN1 raah-e Khuda meN marne vaale par
husain ibn-e ali ki yaad taaza karne vaale par   
1.blessings
A thousand blessings on the one who gave his life one the path of righteousness, the one who reminds us of husain ibn-e ali who also gave his life in karbala insisting on righteousness.

baalmukund arsh malsiani (1908-1979) an illustrious son of an illustrious father labhuram josh malsiani (1884-1976) from malsian (now in Pakistan) moved to dehli and continued writing.  He succeeded josh malihabadi as Editor of ‘aajkal’.  Among his works is a thin booklet “aahaNg-e hijaaz” dedicated entirely to n’aat-e mohammadi.  He writes with much feeling reaching across communal lines.  This nazm is about gandhi’s assasination.
1
zamin-e hind tharraaii macha kohraam1 aalam meN
kaha jis dam2 jawaahar laal ne, “baapu nahiN hum meN”

1.calamity, mourning 2.moment, time

The land of hindostan trembled, intense mourning broke out, when jawaharlal announced that baapu was no more.
2
falak1 kaaNpa sitaarauN ki ziya2 meN bhi kami aaii
zamaana ro uTha duniya ki aaNkhauN meN nami3 aaii

1.skies, heavens 2.light 3.moisture

The skies trembled, stars dimmed the world broke down crying, all eyes filled with tears.
3
kamar TooTi vatan vaalauN ki ahl-e-dil1 ke dil TooTe
hue afsurda2 baaGh-e neki-o-Khoobi3 ke gul-booTe4

1.people of heart, loving people 2.wilted 3.good and bad 4.leaves and flowers

‘baaGh-e neki-o-Khoobi’ – the garden of good and evil, is the world.  The flowers and young shoots of this garden wilted i.e. everyone was sad.  Thus … the back of my countrymen was broken and the hearts of all loving people were ripped asunder.  Sadness spread all over.
4
hameN kya ho gaya tha haaye ye kya Thaan li hum ne
Khuloos1 o aashti2 ke devta ki jaan li hum ne

1.sincerity, love 2.peace, harmony, accord

How low have we become, what have we done.  We have killed the god of peace and harmony.
5
jo daulat luT chuki afsos1 ab vaapas na aayegi
hazaarauN saal ro kar bhi use duniya na paayegi

1.alas

Alas, the treasure that we have lost we will never get back.  Weeping for a thousand years will not return him to this world.
6
ye achchhi qaum1 hai jo qaum ke sardar ko maare
ye achchha dharm2 hai jo dharm ke avtaar3 ko maare

1.community, nation 2.faith 3.incarnation, personification

What kind of a nation is it that kills its leader.  What kind of a faith is it, that kills the very embodiment of faith.
7
nigaah1-e ahl-e-aalam2 meN malaamat3 ka hadaf4 hum haiN
hamiN ne qatl baapu ko kiya hai na-Khalaf5 hum haiN

1.eyes 2.people of the world 3.accusation 4.target 5.undeserving of the legacy of a father

We are the target of accusation in the eyes of the world.  We have killed our “father”, we are undeserving of his legacy.
8
hamiN haiN maslak1-e mohsin2 shinaasi3 chhoRne vaale
kinaare par pahuNchte hi safiina4 toRne vaale

1.way, rules of conduct 2.benefactor 3.knowing 4.boat

We are the ones who have changed the ways of knowing who our benefactor is.  We are the ones who have destroyed the boat as soon as we reached the shore (independence).
9
umeed1-e qaum2 ki buniyaad3 thi jis ek bande4 par
Ghazab5 hai goliyaaN barsaa’eN hum us nek bande par

1.hope 2.community, nation 3.foundation, basis 4.person 5.curse

It is a curse that we should shoot bullets at the one noble person on whom depended the hope of the nation.
10
akeli jaan us ki bojh duniya bhar ka sahti1 thi
magar jo baat kahta tha vo aaKhir ho ke rahti thi

1.bear

All alone, he bore the burden of the whole world and yet what he determined to do, he succeeded in doing it.
11
hazaarauN rahmateN1 raah-e Khuda meN marne vaale par
husain ibn-e ali ki yaad taaza karne vaale par

1.blessings

A thousand blessings on the one who gave his life one the path of righteousness, the one who reminds us of husain ibn-e ali who also gave his life in karbala insisting on righteousness.

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