vietnam – ahmad faraz

ویت نام  ۔  احمد  فراز

 

مجھے یقین ہے

کہ جب بھی تاریخ کی عدالت میں

وقت لاۓ گا

آج کے بے ضمیر و  دیدہ  دلیر   قاتل کو

جس کا دامان  و   آستیں

خون بے گناہاں سے  تر  بتر    ہے

تو  نسل  آدم

وفور  نفرت  سے روۓ  قاتل پہ  تھوک دے گی

 

مگر  مجھے  اس  کا  بھی  یقیں ہے

کہ  کل  کی  تاریخ

نسل  آدم  سے  یہ  بھی  پوچھے  گی

اے مہذب  جہاں کی مخلوق

کل  تیرے  رو  برو  یہی  بے  ضمیر  قاتل

تیرے   قبیلے  کے  بے  گناہوں  کو

جب  تہہ تیغ  کر  رہا تھا

 

تو تو  تماشایوں  کی  صورت

خموش  و   بے  حس

درندگی  کے  مظاہرے  میں  شریک

کیوں  دیکھتی رہی  ہے

تری  یہ  سب  نفرتیں  کہاں  تھیں

بتا کہ اس ظلم کیش  قاتل  کی تیغ  براں میں

اور  تیری  مصلحت  کے  تیروں میں

فرق  کیا ہے

تو  سوچتا  ہوں

کہ  ہم  سبھی  کیا   جواب  دینگے

विएतनाम – अहमद फ़राज़

 

मुझे यक़ीं है

के जब भी तारीख़ की अदालत में

वक़्त लाएगा

आज के बे ज़मीर ओ दीदा दिलेर क़ातिल को

जिस का दामान ओ आस्तीं

ख़ून-ए-बेगुनाहौं से तर-ब-तर है

तो नस्ल-ए-आदम

वफ़ूर-ए-निफ़रत से रू-ए-क़ातिल पे थूक देगी

 

मगर मुझे इस का भी यक़ीं है

के कल की तारीख़

नस्ल-ए-आदम से ये भी पूछेगी

अए मोहज़्ज़िब जहाँ की मख़लूक़

कल तेरे रू ब रू यही बे ज़मीर क़ातिल

तेरे क़बीले के बेगुनाहौं को

जब तह-ए-तेग़ कर रहा था

 

तो तू तमाशाइयौं की सूरत

ख़मोश ओ बे-हिस्स

दरिंदगी के मुज़ाहेरे में शरीक

क्यूं देखती रही है

तेरी ये सुब निफ़्रतें कहाँ थीं

बता के इस ज़ुल्म केश क़ातिल की तेग़-ए-बुर्राँ में

और तेरी मस्लेहत के तीरौं में

फ़र्क़ क्या है?

तो सोचता हूँ

के हम सभी क्या जवाब देंगे

vietnam – ahmad faraaz

Click on any passage for meanings and discussion.

mujhe yaqeen hai
ke jab bhi tareeKh1 ki adaalat2 meN
vaqt laaega
aaj ke be-zameer3 o deeda-diler4 qaatil ko
jis ka daamaan-o-aastiN5
Khoon-e-begunaahauN6 se tar-ba-tar7 hai
to nasl-e-aadam8
vafoor-e-nifrat9 se roo-e-qaatil10 pe thook degi
1.history 2.hall of justice 3.without consience, not regretful 4.openly defiant 5.apron and sleeve 6.blood of innocents 7.soaked 8.progeny of Adam 9.excess of (hatred) disgust 10.face of the killer
I am sure that when in the hall of justice, Time will bring today’s unrepentant and defiant killer, whose apron and sleeve are soaked in the blood of innocents, then the progeny of Adam, overwhelmed by disgust, will spit on the killer.

magar mujhe is ka bhi yaqeeN hai
ke kal ki tareeKh
nasl-e-aadam se ye bhi poochhegi
aye mohazzib1 jahaaN ki maKhlooq2
kal tere roo-ba-roo3 yahi be-zameer4 qaatil
tere qabeele5 ke begunaahauN ko
jab tah-e-teGh6 kar raha tha
1.civilized 2.creature 3.face to face, in front of 4.unrepentant 5.tribe 6.under the knife/sword
But I am also sure that tomorrow also History will ask the progeny of Adam, O creature of this civilized world, yesterday right in front of you when this unrepentant killer put the innocents of your tribe to the sword …

to tu tamaashaaiyauN1 ki soorat2
Khamosh3 o be-hiss4
darindagi5 ke muzahere6 meN shareek7
kyuN dekhti rahi hai
teri ye sub nifrateN8 kahaaN theeN
bata ke is zulm-kesh9 qaatil ki teGh-e-burraaN10 meN
aur teri maslehat11 ke teerauN12 meN
farq13 kya hai?
to sochta huN
ke hum sabhi kya javaab deNge
1.spectators 2.like, similar to 3.silent 4.unfeeling 5.bestiality 6.demonstration 7.participating 8.hatred, anger, anguish 9.vicious 10.sharp knife 11.expedience, convenience 12.arrows 13.difference
… then why, like spectators, silent and unfeeling, as if participating in the demonstration of bestiality, were you silently watching. Where was your anguish then. Tell me, between the sharp knife of the viscious killer and the arrows of your indifference, what is the difference. That makes me think, how will we answer this question!

vietnam – ahmad faraaz

mujhe yaqeen hai
ke jab bhi tareeKh1 ki adaalat2 meN
vaqt laaega
aaj ke be-zameer3 o deeda-diler4 qaatil ko
jis ka daamaan-o-aastiN5
Khoon-e-begunaahauN6 se tar-ba-tar7 hai
to nasl-e-aadam8
vafoor-e-nifrat9 se roo-e-qaatil10 pe thook degi

1.history 2.hall of justice 3.without consience, not regretful 4.openly defiant 5.apron and sleeve 6.blood of innocents 7.soaked 8.progeny of Adam 9.excess of (hatred) disgust 10.face of the killer

I am sure that when in the hall of justice, Time will bring today’s unrepentant and defiant killer, whose apron and sleeve are soaked in the blood of innocents, then the progeny of Adam, overwhelmed by disgust, will spit on the killer.

magar mujhe is ka bhi yaqeeN hai
ke kal ki tareeKh
nasl-e-aadam se ye bhi poochhegi
aye mohazzib1 jahaaN ki maKhlooq2
kal tere roo-ba-roo3 yahi be-zameer4 qaatil
tere qabeele5 ke begunaahauN ko
jab tah-e-teGh6 kar raha tha

1.civilized 2.creature 3.face to face, in front of 4.unrepentant 5.tribe 6.under the knife/sword

But I am also sure that tomorrow also History will ask the progeny of Adam, O creature of this civilized world, yesterday right in front of you when this unrepentant killer put the innocents of your tribe
to the sword …

to tu tamaashaaiyauN1 ki soorat2
Khamosh3 o be-hiss4
darindagi5 ke muzahere6 meN shareek7
kyuN dekhti rahi hai
teri ye sub nifrateN8 kahaaN theeN
bata ke is zulm-kesh9 qaatil ki teGh-e-burraaN10 meN
aur teri maslehat11 ke teerauN12 meN
farq13 kya hai?
to sochta huN
ke hum sabhi kya javaab deNge

1.spectators 2.like, similar to 3.silent 4.unfeeling 5.bestiality
6.demonstration 7.participating 8.hatred, anger, anguish 9.vicious 10.sharp knife 11.expedience, convenience 12.arrows 13.difference

… then why, like spectators, silent and unfeeling, as if participating in the demonstration of bestiality, were you silently watching.  Where was your anguish then.  Tell me, between the sharp knife of the viscious killer and the arrows of your indifference, what is the difference.  That makes me think, how will we answer this question!

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