Allama Iqbal’s Poem; Tariq ki Dua (Andalus Kay Maidaan-e-Jang Mein)
English translation: English translation by Mukarram Alam.
Tariq Ki Dua (Andalus Kay Maidaan-e-Jang Mein)
Tariq’s Prayer (In the Battlefield of Andalusia)
Yeh Ghazi, yeh teray purisrar banday,
Jinhain tu nay bakhsha hai zouq-e-Khudai.
These victorious, these mysterious parishioners of yours;
to whom you bequeath godly-taste!
Dou-neem in ki thoukar say sehra-o-darya,
Simat kar pahar in ki haibat say raayi.
Who Cleaves desert-o-river in twain;
their terror turns mountain in to a mote!
Dou alam say karti hai baigana dil ko,
Ajab cheez hai lazzat-e-ashnaayi.
They care not of both the worlds;
strange is the taste of pleasure!
Shahadat hai matloob-o-maqsood-e-Momin,
Na maal-e-ghanimat na kishwar kushaayi.
Martyrdom is require-o-requisite by the believers;
neither wealth nor celebration!
Khayaban mein hai muntazir lala kab say,
Qaba chaahye iss ko khoon-e-Arab say.
Rose been waiting since long on flowers’ couch;
wanted color of Arabs’ blood!
Kiya tu nay sehra nasheenoun ko yakta,
Khabar mein, nazar mein, Azan-e-sehar mein.
You’ve united desert living tribes;
in thoughts, in deeds, in morning prayers!
Talab jis ki sadiyoun say thi zindagi ko,
Woh soze iss nay paaya inhi kay jiggar mein.
Desire of which life needed since centuries;
that lament was found in them!
Kushaad-e-dar-e-dil samajhtay hain iss ko,
Halaakat nahin mout in ki nazar mein.
Ennobling-hearts are fully cognizant-with;
death isn’t an end of life in their eyes!
Dil-e-mard-e-Momin mein phir zinda kar day,
Woh bijli kay thi Na’ara-e-‘LA TAZAR’ mein.
Make alive again in the hearts of Muslims;
that power; which was in the slogan of ‘La-Tazar’!
La-Tazar (Verse 26 of Surah Nuh- No. 71 – Quran)
Azaa’im ko seenon mein baidaar kar day,
Nigah-e-Musalmaan ko talwar kar day.
Awaken iron-will in their hearts;
and make eyes of Muslim like a sword!
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