Ilam-O-Ishaq

Ilam ne muj se kaha ishaq ha dewana pan

Ilam-O-Ishaq1-Ilam-O-Ishaq (Zarb-e-Kaleem-11)

Ilm-o-Ishq
KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE

Ilm Ne Mujh Se Kaha Ishq Hai Diwana-Pan
Ishq Ne Mujh Se Kaha Ilm Hai Takhmeen-o-Zan

Knowledge said to me, Love is madness;
Love said to me, Knowledge is calculation.

Band-e-Takhmeen-o-Zan! Kirm-e-Kitabi Na Ban
Ishq Sarapa Huzoor, Ilm Sarapa Hijab!

O slave of calculation, do not be a bookworm!
Love is Presence entire, Knowledge nothing but a Veil.

Ishq Ki Garmi Se Hai Maarka-e-Kainat
Ilm Maqam-e-Sifat, Ishq Tamasha-e-Zaat

The universe is moved by the warmth of Love;
Knowledge deals with the Attributes, Love is a vision of the Essence;

Ishq Sukoon-o-Sabat,Ishq Hayat-o-Mamat
Ilm Hai Paida Sawal, Ishq Hai Pinhan Jawab!

Love is peace and permanence, Love is Life and Death:
Knowledge is the rising question, Love is the hidden answer.

Ishq Ke Hain Maujazat Saltanat-o-Faqr-o-Deen
Ishq Ke Adna Ghulam Sahib-e-Taj-o-Nageen

Kingdom, faith and faqr are all miracles of Love;
The crowned kings and lords are base slaves of Love;

Ishq Makan-o-Makeen, Ishq Zaman-o-Zameen
Ishq Sarapa Yaqeen, Aur Yaqeen Fatah-e-Bab!

Love is the Space and the Creation, Love is Time and Earth!
Love is conviction entire, and conviction is the key!

Shara-e-Mohabbat Mein Hai Ishrat-e-Manzil Haraam
Shorish-e-Toofan Halal, Lazzat-e-Sahil Haraam

The luxury of destination is forbidden in the religion of Love;
Fighting the storms is permitted, but the comfort of the shore is forbidden;

Ishq Pe Bijli Halal, Ishq Pe Hasil Haraam
Ilm Hai Ibn-Ul-Kitab, Ishq Umm-Ul-Kitab!

Lightning is permitted to Love, Harvest is forbidden.
Knowledge is the child of the Book, Love is the mother of the Book.

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