21 February 2020

In the words of Allama Muhammad Iqbal

“Faraib-e-Nazar Hai Sakoon-o-Sabaat
Tarapta Hai Har Zarra-e-Kainat
Theherta Nahin Karwaan-e-Wujood
Ke Har Lehza Hai Taza Shaan-e-Wujood
Samajhta Hai Tu Raaz Hai Zindagi
Faqat Zauq-e-Parwaaz Hai Zindagi”

Roughly translated…

Perpetual stability is a deception of our eyes
For every particle in this world restlessly vibrates with change
The caravan of life does not stop to catch a breath
For in every moment, the journey of existence rejuvenates itself
You may think of this life as a mystery
Whereas life is merely your desires taking flight

Posted February 21, 2020 by Rajib Roy in category "Music/Poetry


  1. By Suresh Menon on

    Rajib, have you listened to “Chadtha sooraj dheere dheere dhaltha hain dhal jaayega” sung by Aziz Nazan?

    1. By Rajib Roy (Post author) on

      Suresh, I am not sure I have heard that rendition but I have heard that song. It was also featured in a Hindi movie long time back, I believe…


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