NO GOD BUT ALLAH by Allama Iqbal
(Zarb-e-Kaleem-005) LA ILAHA ILLALLAH (لا الہٰ الا اللہ) NO GOD BUT ALLAH
La Ilaha Illallah
NO GOD BUT ALLAH
Khudi Ka Sirr-e-Nihan La Ilaha Illallah
Khudi Hai Taeg, Fasan La Ilaha Illallah
The secret of the self is hid, In words “No god but He alone.”
The self is just a dull-edged sword, “No god but He,” the grinding stone.
Ye Dour Apne Baraheem Ki Talash Mein Hai
Sanam Kudah Hai Jahan, La Ilaha Illallah
An Abraham by the age is sought to break the idols of this Hall:
The avowal of God’s Oneness can make all these idols headlong fall.
Kiya Hai Tu Ne Mataa-e-Ghuroor Ka Soda
Faraib Sood-o-Zayan, La Ilaha Illallah
A bargain you have struck for goods of life, a step, that smacks conceit,
All save the call “No god but He,” is merely fraught with fraud and deceit.
Ye Maal-o-Doulat-e-Dunya, Ye Rishta-o-Pewand
Butan-e-Weham-o-Guman, La Ilaha Illallah
The worldly wealth and riches too, ties of blood and friends a dream
The idols wrought by doubts untrue, all save God’s Oneness empty seem.
Khird Huwi Hai Zaman-o-Makan Ki Zunnari
Na Hai Zaman Na Makan, La Ilaha Illallah
The mind has worn the holy thread of Time and Space like pagans all
Though Time and Space both illusive “No god but He” is true withal.
Ye Naghma Fasl-e-Gul-o-Lala Ka Nahin Paband
Bahar Ho Ke Khazan, La Ilaha Illallah
These melodious songs are not confined to time when rose and tulip bloom
Whatever the season of year be “No god but He” must ring till doom.
Agarche But Hain Jamat Ki Astinon Mein
Mujhe Hai Hukm-e-Azan, La Ilaha Illallah
Many idols are still concealed in their sleeves by the Faithful Fold,
I am ordained by Almighty Allah to raise the call and be much bold.