Nahoosat is ko nahi kehtay
Jo tum kisi ke ghar jao
Koi aafat gir jaye
Ke bartanon ka khinakna
Ya jhoolon ka toot jana
Tou attal hae.
Jab aik hi dais me rehtay
Kabhi Hindu Kabhi Muslim
Kabhi Christian kabhi Sunni
Kabhi butt ke poojnay walay ko
Kabhi Rabb ki khanay walay ko
Kabhi bacchay ko kabhi boorhay ko
Kabhi aurat ko kabhi beevi ko
Maar dia jaye.
Sirf ye keh kar ke
Iska mazhab mera naheen.
Ya iska uthna likhna parhna
Meray uthny parhnay likhney
se mukhtalif hae
Iske bastay me jo Quraan hae
Uska waraq waraq ullta hae
Ya iskey galay me
Maseehai ka jo haar hae
Mae usay pasand nahi karta
So meri psand aur ye meri zameen
Mera hae ye ghar aur mae iska ameen
“Ye manhoos hae!”
– Maria Imran.
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Can you translate it?
I will send it to you.
Translation bhejna plz, if u dont want to post it here.. wish I knew urdu..the essence is lost wen language changes
its sad and ironic that i live in a country where my house can be torched or i can be stoned by an angry mob anytime, for any reason , just because i belong to a minority, my country was built on the foundations of equality of rights for all men irrespective of their race, religion, color or language, but why is that since my first breath i haven’t had the feeling of true freedom in my own home, my own land, i don’t know what freedom feels like and it breaks my heart saying that because i am saying this about my own country. If i go abroad i am not a Christian , i am a Pakistani, people will not see me for what i believe in, they will see me from the color of passport, and i am proud to say that i belong to this motherland, but why does it treats us like stepmother land.
I know, Akhiz… It’s distressing to say the least.
Lekin jo filwaqt haal hae, wo sirf “minorities” tak mehdood nahi hae. Sab hi is aag me jal rahy haen, nahi? Mera Quraan ya aapka Cross kuch bhi excuse bana letay haen, jinhey maarna hota hae wo tou kisi ko bhi maar dety haen. What happened with Shama & Shehzad though, is blasphemous itself. Extremely inhuman too, and we all condemn it (even if that cannot bring back what is lost).
P.S. Even if one thinks she’s treating them like stepchildren, maa is maa in the end. Sukoon aur zindagi dono usi se miltay haen na …
Yes no one is safe and no one is spared in this mess, and as i said i am proud to say that i belong to this motherland, maa ki jagha koi nai lay sakta.
Aha. What a fine piece of poetry. Simply mesmerizing..!!!
Oh, thank you!
I really wish Maria that people care for each other and stop this anarchy and infighting among themselves. There are so many beautiful things to do in life than just hammering them down. God has made this beautiful earth with its so many magical creatures and waterfall and landscapes. People should appreciate nature and its beings. Let’s hope some day, some day, at least peace will reign supreme..
🙂 Amen to that!
Thank you so much for your valuable presence and words! I always love reading them!
You are welcome, Maria 🙂
You know, an hour back, i was talking to am American herr in USA. He asked me how do Indians and Pakistanis see along each other. And then i told him that as far as common people are concerned, they are really not bothered much, except the politicians. And i told him that i have quite a few online friends which includes you as well, among blogger community with whom i interact frequently. He was so glad to know that. I wonder how people everywhere, be it India or Pakistan or USA or anywhere are all same. 😉
That’s so good to read!
You are right: people are same everywhere. It’s really when one interacts and gets to know the other side that they develop tolerance and acceptance and see things with a better perspective. I owe a lot of lessons to the blogging experience.
And, the Indo-Pak community here is great! I am truly glad to have come across you people. There still are some, though, who waste days and nights cultivating hatred among the masses because we are still to learn the art of peaceful co-existence. Let’s just hope the dream is realized soon. 🙂
This… is an amazing tribute to those people. Nothing could do justice, but this serves well.
Jazakillah. I am glad you think so.
“So meri psand aur ye meri zameen
Mera hae ye ghar aur mae iska ameen
“Ye manhoos hae!””
And that verse just summarises everything so remarkably. Such a beautiful poem.
🙂 Thank you… So glad you stopped by!
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I love this. I wish my poetry could do justice to those people. This is nice.
Thank you! I am glad you think so.
Wonderful thoughts expressed perfectly. Great!
Thank you. That means to me. 🙂