zamzama-e be-Khudi – SV bhajan taalib

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زمزمۂ بیخودی ۔ ایس وی بھجن طالب شاہ آبادی

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فضاؤں میں بکھرا ہوا ہے ترنّم، مسرّت سی چاروں طرف چھا رہی ہے

نگاہوں میں رونق، لبوں پر تبسم، یہ کس کی سواری چلی آ رہی ہے

۲

ہوا چاند تاروں کا دلکش اُجالا، چلا آ رہا ہے مرا آنے والا

مسرّت کے آنسو پروتے ہیں مالا، نظر فرش بن کر بچھی جا رہی ہے

۳

مسیحا کے جلوے نظر میں سمائے، غموں کے ہٹے دل کی دنیا سے سائے

مجھے کیا بہار آئے اب یا نہ آئے، کلی میرے دل کی کھلی جا رہی ہے

۴

مسیحا ہے چاروں طرف جلوہ ساماں، خیاباں خیاباں گلستاں گلستاں

مرا دل ہے جوشِ مسرّت سے رقصاں، مری روح کوئی غزل گا رہی ہے

۵

یہ مانا کے واعظ کا رتبہ ہے اعلیٰ، یہ مانا کہ زاہد ہے بندہ خدا کا

مگر میں ہوں مستِ جمالِ مسیحا، مئے کیف آنکھوں میں لہرا رہی ہے

۶

زمانہ دکھاتا ہے رنگیں نظارے، کہ مومن سے ایماں کا سودا چکائے

مگر خاکِ پائے مسیحا کے بدلے، طبیعت دو عالم کو ٹھکرا رہی ہے

۷

عداوت سے گو دشمنوں نے تھا چاہا، مرے موت لعنت کی بیٹا خدا کا

مگر کلوری پر صلیبِ مسیحا، تماشا محبت کا دکھلا رہی ہے

۸

میسر ہے طالبؔ کو آج ایسا عِرفاں، کہ جیسے ہوا غمکدے میں چراغاں

مچلنے لگے دل کے پہلو میں ارماں، زباں شعر کے پھول برسا رہی ہے

ज़म्ज़मा-ए बेख़ुदि – एस वी भजन फ़रहाद शाहाबादि

फ़िज़ाऔं में बिखरा हुआ है तरन्नुम, मसर्रत सि चारौं तरफ़ छा रही है

निगाहों में रौनक़, लबौं पर तबस्सुम, ये किस की सवारी चली आ रही है

हुआ चाँद तारौं का दिलकश उजाला , चला आ रहा है मेरा आने वाला

मसर्रत के आँसू पुरोते हैं माला, नज़र फर्श बन कर बिछी जा रही है

मसीहा के जल्वे नज़र में समाए, ग़मौं के हटे दिल की दुनिया से साए

मुझे क्या बहार आए अब या ना आए, कली मेरे दिल की खुली जा रही है

मसीहा है चारौं तरफ़ जल्वा सामां, ख़ियाबां ख़ियाबां गुलिस्तां गुलिस्तां

मेरा दिल है जोश-ए मसर्रत से रक़्सां, मेरी रूह कोई ग़ज़ल गा रही है

ये माना के वा’एज़ का रुत्बा है आला, ये माना के ज़ाहिद है बँदा ख़ुदा का

मगर मैं हूँ मस्त-ए जमाल-ए मसीहा, मै-ए कैफ़ आंखौं में लहरा रही है

ज़माना दिखाता है रंगीं नज़ारे, के मोमिन से ईमां का सौदा चुकाए

मगर ख़ाक-ए पा-ए मसीहा के बदले, तबिय्यत दो-आलम को ठुकरा रही है

अदावत से गो दुश्मनौं ने था चाहा, मरे मौत लानत की बेटा ख़ुदा का

मगर कल्वरी पर सलीब-ए मसीहा, तमाशा मोहब्बत का दिख्ला रही है

मयस्सर है तालिब को आज ऐसा इर्फ़ां, के जैसे हुआ ग़म-कदे में चिराग़ां

मचलने लगे दिल के पहलू में अर्मां, ज़बां शे’र के फूल बरसा रही है

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. A series of posts shows how urdu has cut across lines of religion and mother tongue. The series on non-muslim poets is just as rich as that on muslim poets. Similarly, under “n’aat-e masiihi” are odes to Christ composed in urdu, by Christians of different language backgrounds. This composition has imagery that is stock trade in urdu poetry. sv bhajan (1924-xxxx) who chose ‘taalib’ as his taKhallus has an impressive resume with an MA in faarsi followed by a PhD from Tehran University with his dissertation on the chishtiya sufi order. I can’t tell his religious affiliation from his name.
1
fizaaoN1 meN bikhraa hua hai tarannum2, masarrat3 si chaaroN taraf chha rahi hai
nigaahoN meN raunaq4, laboN par tabassum5, ye kis ki savaari chali aa rahi hai   
1.air, all around 2.song 3.joy 4.brilliance 5.smile
Song in the air, joy all around, with a smile on his lips, brilliance in his eyes, whose entourage is it that approaches.

2
hua chaand taaroN ka dilkash ujaala, chala aa raha hai mera aane vaala
masarrat1 ke aaNsoo purote haiN malaa, nazar farsh2 ban kar bichhi jaa rahi hai  
1.joy 2.floor
The light of the moon and stars has turned pleasant. The entourage approaches. Tears thread a necklace of pearls, I spread my eyes on the floor to receive him.

3
masiiha1 ke jalve2 nazar meN samaaye, GhamoN ke haTey dil ki duniya se saaye
mujhe kya bahaar aaye ab ya na aaye, kali mere dil ki khili ja rahi hai   
1.saviour, Jesus 2.manifestation
Manifestations of the saviour overwhelm my sight, even the shadow of sorrow is banished from my heart. What do I care if spring arrives or not, my heart blossoms.

4
masiihaa hai chaaroN taraf jalva-saamaaN1, KhiabaaN2 KhiabaaN gulistaN gulistaN
mera dil hai josh-e-masarrat3 se raqsaaN4, meri rooh5 koi Ghazal ga rahi hai
1.displaying glory 2.garden path 3.wave of joy 4.dancing 5.soul/spirit
The glory of the saviour displayed all around in every garden, in every pathway. My heart dances with joy, there is Ghazal in my soul.

5
ye maana ke vaa’ez1 ka rutba2 hai aala3, ye maana ke zaahid4 hai banda Khuda ka
magar maiN huN mast-e jamaal-e masiiha, mai5-e kaif6 aaNkhoN meN lahra rahi ha   
1.preacher 2.status 3.high 4.pious 5.wine 6.tranquility, happiness
This has echoes of the sufi and bhakti traditions where love and devotion, rather than piety, are key to salvation. I agree that the preacher has a high status and the pious are god’s people, but I am inebriated with the glory of the saviour. The wine of contentment flows in my eyes.

6
zamaana dikhaata hai raNgiN nazaare, ke momin1 se eemaaN2 ka sauda chukaaye
magar Khaak3-e paa4-e masiiha ke badle, tabiyyat do-aalam5 ko Thukra rahi hai   
1.believer 2.faith 3.dust 4.feet 5.both worlds
The worlds show colourful/tempting scenes to lure the believer away from faith. But my nature wants to reject both worlds and accept instead the dust under the feet of the saviour.

7
adaavat1 se go2 dushmanoN ne tha chaaha, marey maut laanat3 ki beTa Khuda ka
magar kalvari4 par saleeb5-e masiiha, tamaasha mohabbat ka dikhla rahi hai
1.enmity/hatred 2.even though 3.cursed 4.Calvary, the hill on which Jesus is supposed to have been crucified 5.crucifix
Even though his enemies, out of hatred, wanted the son of god to die a cursed death, but on the hill of Calvary, the crucifix displayed the act of love.

8
mayassar1 hai taalib2 ko aaj aisa irfaaN3, ke jaise hua Gham-kade meN chiraGhaaN
machalne lagey dil ke pehlu meN armaaN4, zabaaN she’r ke phool barsa rahi hai    
1.available 2.pen name of the poet 3.enlightenment 4.desire
Available to taalib today, is a mystic enlightenment as if his sorrowful existence is lit up (with hope). Desires (hope) are restless in my breast and my tongue/lips shed petals of verse/ash’aar.

A series of posts shows how urdu has cut across lines of religion and mother tongue.  The series on non-muslim poets is just as rich as that on muslim poets.  Similarly, under “n’aat-e masiihi” are odes to Christ composed in urdu, by Christians of different language backgrounds.  This composition has imagery that is stock trade in urdu poetry.  sv bhajan (1924-xxxx) who chose ‘taalib’ as his taKhallus has an impressive resume with an MA in faarsi followed by a PhD from Tehran University with his dissertation on the chishtiya sufi order.  I can’t tell his religious affiliation from his name.
1
fizaaoN1 meN bikhraa hua hai tarannum2, masarrat3 si chaaroN taraf chha rahi hai
nigaahoN meN raunaq4, laboN par tabassum5, ye kis ki savaari chali aa rahi hai

1.air, all around 2.song 3.joy 4.brilliance 5.smile

Song in the air, joy all around, with a smile on his lips, brilliance in his eyes, whose entourage is it that approaches.
2
hua chaand taaroN ka dilkash ujaala, chala aa raha hai mera aane vaala
masarrat1 ke aaNsoo purote haiN malaa, nazar farsh2 ban kar bichhi jaa rahi hai

1.joy 2.floor

The light of the moon and stars has turned pleasant.  The entourage approaches.  Tears thread a necklace of pearls, I spread my eyes on the floor to receive him.
3
masiiha1 ke jalve2 nazar meN samaaye, GhamoN ke haTey dil ki duniya se saaye
mujhe kya bahaar aaye ab ya na aaye, kali mere dil ki khili ja rahi hai

1.saviour, Jesus 2.manifestation

Manifestations of the saviour overwhelm my sight, even the shadow of sorrow is banished from my heart.  What do I care if spring arrives or not, my heart blossoms.
4
masiihaa hai chaaroN taraf jalva-saamaaN1, KhiabaaN2 KhiabaaN gulistaN gulistaN
mera dil hai josh-e-masarrat3 se raqsaaN4, meri rooh5 koi Ghazal ga rahi hai

1.displaying glory 2.garden path 3.wave of joy 4.dancing 5.soul/spirit

The glory of the saviour displayed all around in every garden, in every pathway.  My heart dances with joy, there is Ghazal in my soul.
5
ye maana ke vaa’ez1 ka rutba2 hai aala3, ye maana ke zaahid4 hai banda Khuda ka
magar maiN huN mast-e jamaal-e masiiha, mai5-e kaif6 aaNkhoN meN lahra rahi hai

1.preacher 2.status 3.high 4.pious 5.wine 6.tranquility, happiness

This has echoes of the sufi and bhakti traditions where love and devotion, rather than piety, are key to salvation.  I agree that the preacher has a high status and the pious are god’s people, but I am inebriated with the glory of the saviour.  The wine of contentment flows in my eyes.
6
zamaana dikhaata hai raNgiN nazaare, ke momin1 se eemaaN2 ka sauda chukaaye
magar Khaak3-e paa4-e masiiha ke badle, tabiyyat do-aalam5 ko Thukra rahi hai

1.believer 2.faith 3.dust 4.feet 5.both worlds

The worlds show colourful/tempting scenes to lure the believer away from faith.  But my nature wants to reject both worlds and accept instead the dust under the feet of the saviour.
7
adaavat1 se go2 dushmanoN ne tha chaaha, marey maut laanat3 ki beTa Khuda ka
magar kalvari4 par saleeb5-e masiiha, tamaasha mohabbat ka dikhla rahi hai

1.enmity/hatred 2.even though 3.cursed 4.Calvary, the hill on which Jesus is supposed to have been crucified 5.crucifix

Even though his enemies, out of hatred, wanted the son of god to die a cursed death, but on the hill of Calvary, the crucifix displayed the act of love.
8
mayassar1 hai taalib2 ko aaj aisa irfaaN3, ke jaise hua Gham-kade meN chiraGhaaN
machalne lagey dil ke pehlu meN armaaN4, zabaaN she’r ke phool barsa rahi hai

1.available 2.pen name of the poet 3.enlightenment 4.desire

Available to taalib today, is a mystic enlightenment as if his sorrowful existence is lit up (with hope).  Desires (hope) are restless in my breast and my tongue/lips shed petals of verse/ash’aar.

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