Zindagi Insan Ki Ek Dam Ke Sawa Kuch Bhi Nahin
Dam Hawa Ki Mouj Hai, Ram Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin
The life of Man is no more than a breath!
Breath is a wave of air, it is no more than a flow!
Gul Tabassum Keh Raha Tha Zindagaani Ko Magar
Shama Boli, Girya-e-Gham Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin
The flower was depicting life as a smile, but
The candle said that it is no more than a cry of grief!
Raaz-e-Hasti Raaz Hai Jab Tak Koi Mehram Na Ho
Khul Gya Jis Dam To Mehram Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin
The secret of life is a secret till there is a confidante
When it is open, it is nothing more than the confidante!
Zaeeran-e-Kaaba Se Iqbal Ye Puche Koi
Kya Haram Ka Tohfa Zamzam Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin
Somebody should ask the pilgrims of Ka’bah, O Iqbal
Is the gift of the Harem nothing more than Zamzam?