Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sitaron Se Age - Dr. Iqbal Allama (English Translation by me)

Poet: Dr. (Sir) Muhammad Iqbal Allama

sitaron se age jahan aur bhi hain
abhi ishq ke imtihan aur bhi hain

tahi zindagi se nahin ye fazayen
yahan saikaron karawan aur bhi hain

kanat na kar alam-e-rang-o-bu par
chaman aur bhi, ashiyan aur bhi hain

agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya gam
maqamat-e-ah-o-fugan aur bhi hain

tu shahin hai parwaz hai kam tera
tere samne asman aur bhi hain

isi roz-o-shab mein ulajh kar na rah ja
ke tere zamin-o-makan aur bhi hain

gaye din ke tanha tha main anjuman mein
yahan ab mere razadan aur bhi hain

Meaning of words (Translations courtesy yours Truly):

There are yet more worlds beyond the Stars
There are more examinations that love has yet to surpass

This environment is not bereft of life
There are thousand caravans that are yet to pass

Do not be satisfied by the colors and the smells of the present
There are yet more undiscovered homes and gardens

Why do you grieve at having lost a loved one?
There are many other places and reasons to cry

You are a Falcon, and it is your purpose to soar
Many open skies lie ahead in your path

Do not get trapped by the day and the night
Because you, have yet to discover more lands and spaces

Gone are the days that I was lonely in society
I now have more people to share my secrets.


  1. Bahout Khoob ...

    well translation, good one ... i appreciate your efforts ...


  2. धनयवाद अापके अनुवाद से बहुत अानंद अाया

  3. Wonderful. Please do more translations. Especially Rahat Fatah Ali's kalaam e Iqbal. JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR