kyoon dilri udaas ghaneri ay
loon loon vich shawq changeri ay
aj nainaan laiyaan kyon jhariyaan!
Why is the yearning for the Loved One (Rasulallah ) especially strong today?
Why is my heart sadder today than even before?
Why does longing penetrate every tissue of mine?
And why are the eyes shedding tears like a shower of rain?
Mukh chan badr shah shaani ay
Matthay chamkay laat noorani ay
Kaali zulf tay akh mastaani ay
Mahmoor akheen hain madh bhariyaan
His shining face appeared to me in a vision,
And fragrance emanated in profusion from His tresses;
I fainted from the sight of these visions;
The beauty of his eyes overpowered me.
Is surat noon mein jaan aakhaan
jaanaan ke jaan-e-jahaan aakhaan?
Sach aakhaan tay rabb dee shaan aakhaan
jis shaan toon shaanaan sab baniyaan
I am not sure whether I should call his face the essence of life;
Or life of the entire universe;
The truth is that it is the glory of God,
From which all other worldly glories originated.
Subhan allah! Maa ajmalaka
maa ahsanaka, maa akmalaka
Glory be to Allah! There is no one more beautiful than thee!
No one more excellent than thee, no one more perfect!
Kithay mihr ali kithay teri sanaa
gustaakh akheen kithay jaa ariyaan!
Who is (the humble) Meher Ali to chant thy praises;
How (presumptuous and) impudent his eyes are to aspire to the heights of thy love!