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Discussion in 'Poetry' started by abu Hasan, Dec 27, 2017.
islam tera des hai, tu mustafawi hai!
(ya'ani watan ba haysiyyat eyk siyasi tasawwur key)
is daur meiN may aur hai jaam aur hai jam aur
saaqi ney binaa ki rawish e lutf o sitam aur
muslim ney bhi ta'amir kiya apna haram aur
tahzeeb key aazar ney tarashwaaye sanam aur
in taza khudaoN meiN baDaa sab sey watan hai
jo payrahan iska hai, woh maz'hab ka kafan hai
yeh buth key tarasheedah e tahzeeb e nawee hai
gharat gar e kaashanah e deen e nabawi hai
baazu tera tawheed ki quwwat sey qawi hai
islam tera des hai tu mustafawi hai
nazzarah e deyreenah zamane ko dikha dey
ay mustafawi! khaak meiN is buth ko milaa dey!
ho qayd e maqami to natijah hai tabahi
rah e bahr mein, azaad e watan, surat e mahi
hai tark e watan sunnat e mahbuub e ilaahi
dey tuu bhi nubuwwat ki sadaqat pey gawahi
guftar e siyasat meiN watan aur hi kuch hai
irshad e nubuwwat meiN watan aur hi kuch hai
aqwam e jahan meiN hai riqabat to isi sey
taskheer hai maqsud e tijarat to isi sey
khali hai sadaqat sey siyasat to isi sey
kamzor ka ghar hota hai ghaarat to isi sey
aqwam meiN makhluq e khuda bat-ti hai is sey
qawmiyyat e islam ki jaD kat-ti hai is sey
(on the idea of 'nation' as a political concept)
the cup and wine are of a different kind in this age,
the cupbearer has created a new scene of enjoyment and melee
muslims have also created a new sanctuary of their own
the sculptors of 'culture' have created new idols
among these new gods, the biggest is 'nation'
the garb of this (nationalism), is the shroud of religion
these idols, that are chiseled by 'modern culture'
are the cause of ravaging the religion of Mustafa sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam
(o muslim!) your arm is strengthened by the power of tawhid
your country is islam, and you are a mustafawi!
show the world, the spectacle of yore
o mustafawi! break these idols and shatter them to dust
the result of being shackled to local and provencial, is destruction
and the one who is free from such fetters of nationalism is free like fish in the sea
to leave your country is the tradition of Allah's beloved sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam
bear witness (by following him) that prophet is truthful
'nation' in the parlance of politics is something else
and 'nation' in the teaching of the prophet is something else
communities in the world fight on account of this (nationalism based on geographical areas)
to influence by conducting business is also on account of this
politics is bereft of truthfulness because of this (jingoism)
and the homes of the poor and weak are ruined because of this
communities in this world are divided because of this
nationalism hacks at the very roots of islamic community.
- allamah iqbal