Ijtihaad (اجتہاد)

ہند ميں حکمت ديں کوئی کہاں سے سيکھے
نہ کہيں لذت کردار، نہ افکار عميق

Hind Mein Hikmat-e-Deen Koi Kahan Se Sikhe
Na Kahin Lazzat-e-Kirdar, Na Afkar-e-Aumeeq

There is no place in India where from to learn, the tenets that the Muslim Faith concern.
They are devoid of zeal for godly acts, and are not wont to seek its basic facts.

حلقہ شوق ميں وہ جرات انديشہ کہاں
آہ محکومی و تقليد و زوال تحقيق

Halqa-e-Shouk Mein Woh Jurrat-e-Andesha Kahan
Aah Mehkoomi-o-Taqleed-o-Zawal-e-Tehqeeq!

The mystics, who were keen their faith to spread, are silent now and thought for them a dread.
Alas! the state of bondage deprives of zest, slaves tread the beaten path and relinquish quest.

خود بدلتے نہيں، قرآں کو بدل ديتے ہيں
ہوئے کس درجہ فقيہان حرم بے توفيق

Khud Badalte Nahin, Quran Ko Badal Dete Hain
Huwe Kis Darja Faqeehan-e-Haram Be-Toufeeq !

The jurists are helpless to such extent canʹt change themselves but would change Quranʹs content.
How sad, the jurists canʹt shift their outlook, but would prefer to change the Holy Book!

ان غلاموں کا يہ مسلک ہے کہ ناقص ہے کتاب
کہ سکھاتی نہيں مومن کو غلامی کے طريق

In Ghulamon Ka Ye Maslak Hai Ke Naqis Hai Kitab
Ke Sikhati Nahin Momin Ko Ghulami Ke Tareeq!

These abject slaves opine and cling to creed that Holy Book is full of flaws indeed.
They think it incomplete for this fact because it fails to teach the slavish tact.

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