Zinda Quwwat Thi Jahan Mein Yehi Touheed Kabhi
Aaj Kya Hai, Faqat Ek Masla-e-Ilm-e-Kalaam
Tauhid has been a living force in the days bygone;
What is it these days? Merely a topic of theology.
Roshan Iss Zou Se Agar Zulmat-e-Kirdar Na Ho
Khud Musalman Se Hai Poshida Musalman Ka Maqam
If its glory doesn’t make the darkness of character radiant,
Muslim cannot judge his elevated position.
Main Ne Ae Meer-e-Sipah! Teri Sipah Dekhi Hai
‘QUL HU WALLAH’ Ki Shamsheer Se Khali Hain Nayam
Chief of warriors, I have witnessed your array;
Their sheaths are devoid of the sword of Say: ‘He is Allah’
Aah, Iss Raaz Se Waqif Hai Na Mullah, Na Faqeeh
Wahdat Afkar Ki Be-Wahdat-e-Kirdar Hai Kham
Ah! Neither mullah nor faqih envisages the fact that
Unity of thought without unity of action is imperfect.
Qoum Kya Cheez Hai, Qoumon Ki Imamat Kya Hai
Iss Ko Kya Samjhain Ye Bechare Do Rakat Ke Imam!
What is a nation, or how to lead it
What clue these leaders of prayers could have of that!