Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saare Jahaan Se Achcha

sāre jahāñ se achchā hindostāñ hamārā
ham bulbuleñ haiñ us kī vuh gulsitāñ hamārā

ġhurbat meñ hoñ agar ham, rahtā hai dil vat̤an meñ
samjho vuhīñ hameñ bhī dil ho jahāñ hamārā

parbat vuh sab se ūñchā, hamsāyah āsmāñ kā
vuh santarī hamārā, vuh pāsbāñ hamārā

godī meñ kheltī haiñ us kī hazāroñ nadiyāñ
gulshan hai jin ke dam se rashk-e janāñ hamārā

ay āb-rūd-e gangā! vuh din haiñ yād tujh ko?
utarā tire kināre jab kāravāñ hamārā

mażhab nahīñ sikhātā āpas meñ bair rakhnā
hindī haiñ ham, vat̤an hai hindostāñ hamārā

yūnān-o-miṣr-o-rumā sab miṭ gaʾe jahāñ se
ab tak magar hai bāqī nām-o-nishāñ hamārā

kuchh bāt hai kih hastī miṭtī nahīñ hamārī
sadiyoñ rahā hai dushman daur-e zamāñ hamārā

iqbāl! koʾī maḥram apnā nahīñ jahāñ meñ
maʿlūm kyā kisī ko dard-e nihāñ hamārā!

3 comments:

  1. I find myself thinking of what Donne said. There is a reference in your blog.
    "No man is an island, entire in itself.....any man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.....for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee."
    Its "Meditation 17." I don't know why I am thinking about it. It is absurd. And you said that no man is worthy of worship. Surely, you agree with Donne then?

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  2. Yes I agree with what Donne says in "Meditation 17". But my perception of it and my belief that No man is worthy of worship, are independent.
    I do believe, however, that every man is worthy of respect.

    The ways of the mind are very obscure, it is very difficult to know why one thinks of anything.

    If you delve deeper, though, you'll find that there is nothing random in the universe. We are simply handicapped when it comes to measuring all the variables. Perhaps, that is why the word speculation was coined...:)
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    How did the exams go?

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  3. There is nothing random in the universe.
    As for the exams...Sucketh.

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