Tamam Arif-O-Ami Khudi Se Begana
Koi Bataye Ye Masjid Hai Ya K Maikhana
All high and low are unaware of khudi:
is it a mosque or tavern?
Ye Raaz Hum Se Chupaya Hai Meer Waaiz Ne
Ke Khud Haram Hai Charagh-E-Haram Ka Parwana
The head preacher has withheld this secret from us:
the Harem itself is the moth moving round Harem’s lamp.
Faith and kufr, only talisman of ignorance,
talking of Shaykh and Brahman is all myth;
Naseeb-E-Khitta Ho Ya Rab Woh Band’ay Darvesh
Ke Jis Ke Faqr Mein Andaz Hon Kaleemana
O God, may the valley have a dervish
Whose faqr works Moses‐like;
Chupay Rahain Ge Zamane Ki Ankh Se Kab Tak
Guhar Hain Aab-E-Woolar Ke Tamam Yakdana
How long would they remain hidden from the world?
The unique gems that the Wooler Lake has in its depth.