Iqbal’s Pakistan And Current Pakistan

To Some Extent I Have Presented The Pakistan Of Iqbal Now Let Us See In A Taunting Language How Some Have Presented The Current Pakistan. There Is Couplet Known To Be From Sardar Bahadur Where He Recited This Couplet In The First Parliament Of Pakistan As A Member Of Pakistan.

Ye Raaz Ab Koi Raaz Nahi Ahle Chaman Sab Jaan Gaye
Har Shaakh Pe Ulloo Bhaitha Hai Anjaam E Gulistan Kya Hoga

This Secret Is No More A Secret And Everyone In The Garden Knows Well
That An Owl (fool) Is Sitting On Every Branch So What Would Be The End Of This Garden

This Is The Current Pakistan And Someone Transformed This Couplet By Someone Else In A Better Way

Is Gulshan Ki Barbaadi Ko Bas Ek Hi Ulloo Kaafi Tha
Har Shaakh Pe Ulloo Bhaitha Hai Anjaam E Gulistan Kya Hoga

For The Destruction Of This Garden Only One Owl Was Enough
But An Owl (fool) Is Sitting On Every Branch So What Would Be The End Of This Garden

One Poet Khalid Javed Has Written

Ye Dharti Aisi Hai Jis Par Har Shay Ka Rang Nirala Hai
Maghrib Se Suraj Chadta Hai Darya Ulta Bahta Hai
Har Aankho Waala Andha Hai, Har Kaano Wala Bahra Hai
Jo Mukhlis Hai Jo Saccha Hai Wo Zahar Pyala Peeta Hai
Jo Khaeen Hai Jo Jhoota Hai Wo Dekho Sabse Ooncha Hai
Har Na Ahali Meyaar Bani Har Johre Kaamil Rota Hai
Har Shaakh Pe Ulloo Bhaitha Hai Anjaam E Gulistan Kya Hoga

This Land (Pakistan) Is Such That Every Particle Has A Different Color
The Sun Rises From West And Rivers Flow In Reverse Direction
Everyone With Eye Is Blind, Everyone With Ear Is Deaf
One Who Is Sincere And Truth Drinks The Cup Of Venom
One Who Is Treacherous And Liar He Is The One Highest
Every Ineligibility Became The Standard Whereas Every Perfect Gem Is Crying
An Owl (fool) Is Sitting On Every Branch So What Would Be The End Of This Garden

One Tauntful Poet Amirul Islam Hashmi Describes About Iqbal’s Pakistan And Current Pakistan In One Of His Ode Written Few Years Back By The Title “Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’oon” ( Iqbal ! What Should I Narrate About The State Your Country? ). He Presented Iqbal’s Own Terminologies, Examples, Parables And One By One He Presents All Those To Iqbal. The Way Iqbal Complained And Said The “O The Morning Breeze Go And Tell The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) That His Ummah Has Lost Their World And Religion Both” ; Similarly Amirul Islam Gives This Message To Iqbal As To What Is Your Visionary Pakistan Now.

Dehkaan To Mar Khap Gaya Ab Kisko Jaga’oon
Milta Hai Kahan Khosha’e Gandum Ke Jala’oon

The Farmer Has Passed Away Now Whom Should I Awaken
I Can’t Find Wheat Anywhere Which I Should Burn

Iqbal Has Said In His Poem About Awakening The Poor People Of This Land In Which He Says We Should Burn Those Farms Which Could Not Produce Wheat For The Farmer. Amirul Islam Is Saying Now I Cannot Even Find Wheat In This Country Which I Should Burn.

Shaheen Ka Gumbad-e-Shahi Par Basera
Gunjishk Faromaya Ko Ab Kisse Lad’aoon
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Sun’aoon

The Falcon Now Resides On Emperor’s Domes (who Should Have Resided In Mountains)
Whom Should I Make The Weak Sparrow To Fight With
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Shaheen Ka Jahaan Aaj Kargaz Ka Jahaan Hai
Milti Hui Mala Se Mujahid Ki Azaan Hai
Maana Ke Sitaron Ke Bhi Aage Hai Jahaan Aur
Shaheen Me Magar Taqate Parwaaz Kaha Hai
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Sunaaon

The World Of Falcon Is Now The World Of Vultures
The Call For Prayers (Azaan) Of Crusaders Is Now Same As That Of Mullah
I Am Aware That There Is A World Even Beyond Stars
But The Falcon (of Today) Does Not Have The Strength To Fly
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Makkari Wa Ayyari Wa Gaddari Wa Haijaan
Ab Banta Hai In Chaar Anasir Se Musalmaan
Qaari Ise Kahna To Badhi Hai Baat Yaaro
Isne To Kabhi Khol Ke Dekha Nahi Quran
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Sunaaon

Deception, Shrewdness, Treachery And Insaneness
Are The Four Elements Which Constitutes A Believer Now
To Term Him As A Rhythmic Reciter Of Quran Is A Big Word
He Has Never Even Opened And Seen The Quran
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country

Bebaaki Wa Haqq Gui Se Ghabrata Hai Momin
Makkari Wa Roobai Pe Itrata Hai Momin
Jis Rizq Se Parwaaz Me Kotahi Ka Darr Hai
Wo Rizq Bade Shauq Se Ab Khaata Hai Momin
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Sunaaon

A Believer (today) Is Afraid Of Boldness And Righteous Words
He Feels Proud On Deception And Cunnigness
The Food Which Makes His Flight Defective
A Believer (today) Enjoys Eating That Kind Of Food
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Kirdaar Ka Guftar Ka A’maal Ka Momin
Kael Nahi Aise Kisi Janjaal Ka Momin
Sarhad Ka Hai Momin Koi Bengal Ka Momin
Dhoondhne Se Bhi Milta Nahi Quran Ka Momin
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Sunaaon

Becoming By Character And Words,  a Believer
Not Prepared He Is To Get Into Such Mess, A Believer
A Believer Of Border And Some Bengal Believer
Even If We Find We Cannot Find A Quranic Believer
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Har Daadhi Me Tinka Hai, Hare Ek Aankh Me Shahteer
Momin Ki Nigaho Se Badalti Nahi Taqdeer
Tauheed Ki Talwaar Se Khali Hai Niyame
Ab Zauqe Yaqeen Se Nahi Katti Koi Zanjeer
Iqbal Ter Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’oon

Every Beard Has A Straw, Every Eye Has A Splinter
A Believer’s Eye Cannot Change The Destiny
The Scabbards Are Empty From Swords Of Monotheism
Now No Chains Are Cut By The Passion Of Certainty (of Faith)
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Dekhe To Zara Mahlo’n Ke Pardo’n Ko Uthakar
Shamsheer Wa Sina Rakhi Hai Taaqo Pe Saja Kar
Aate Hai Nazar Masnad’e Shahi Pe Rangeele
Taqdeer’e Umam So Gayee Taa’oos Per Aakar
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’oon

Just See Behind The Curtains Of Palaces
Swords And Spears Are Kept As Decorations On Shelves
Lustful People Are Seen On The Postion Of Rulers
Destiny Of Nation (Ummah) Is Sleeping On The Throne (of Kings)

Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Marmar Ki Silo’n Se Koi Bezaar Nahi Hai
Rahno Ko Haram Me Koi Tayyar Nahi Hai
Kahne Ko Har Ek Shaqs Musalman Hai, Lekin
Dekho To Kahi Naam Ko Kirdaar Nahi Hai
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’oon

No One Is Tired From The Pomp Of Marbles
No One Is Willing To Stay In Sacred Places
For Name Sake Everyone Is Muslim, But
Just See There Is No Character Even For Name Sake
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Iqbal Has A Very Good Poem Which Starts From “Utho Meri Dharti Ke Jawano Ko Jaga Do” (Rise And Awaken The Youths Of My Land) In Which At The End He Says That Allah Tells The Angels That I Am Tired And Unhappy With These Marble Stones By Which My Haram (Holy Kaaba) Is Made, And You Should Make Another Haram Of Clay For Me (Mai Nakhush Hoo Bezaar Hoo Marmar Ki Silo Se, Mere Liye Mitti Ka Haram Koi Aur Bana Do”).  But Today No One Is Tired And Unhappy With The Lavishness Of Holy Kaaba And In Fact They Go And Kiss These Marble Stones There.

Mahmoodo’ Ki Saff Aaj Ayazo Se Pare Hai
Jamhoor Se Sultaniye Jamhoor Ware Hai
Thaame Hue Daaman Hai Yaha Par Jo Khudi Ka
Mar Mar Ke Jiey Hai Kabhi Jee Jee Ke Mare Hai
Iqbal Tere Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’on

Today The Ranks Of Kings And Slaves Are Different
Rulers Of Democracy Are Far Away From The Masses
Those Who Are Holding The Skirt Of Selfhood
They Are Living By Dying And Dying By Living
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

Paida Kabhi Hoti Thi Sahar Jiski Azaan Se
Us Banda’e Momin Ko Mai Laa’oon Kaha Se
Wo Sajde , Zameen Jisse Laraz Jaati Thi Yaaro
Ek Baar Tha , Hum Chooth Gaye Is Baare Gira Se
Iqbal Ter Des Ka Kya Haal Suna’oon

A Time Was When His Dawn Would Start With The Call For Prayer
Where Should I Now Get That Believing Slave (of Allah)
Those Prostrations Which Shook The Land At That Time
It Turned Into A Burden From Which We Are Free Now
Iqbal! What Should I Narrate About The State Of Your Country?

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