Jalwa baqadr-e-zarf-e-nazar dekhte rahe
Kya dekhte hum unko magar dekhte rahe
At the splendor, with an appreciative eye, I gazed
What else could I see- but at her, I gazed.
Apna hi aks pesh-e-nazar dekhte rahe
Aaina ru-ba-ru tha jidhar dekhte rahe
At my own reflection, standing before myself, I gazed
It was me in the mirror everywhere, wherever I gazed
Unki hareem-e-naaz kahaan aur hum kahaan
Naqsh-o-nigaar-e-parda-e-dar dekhte rahe
Before the sanctuary of her grace, I stood nowhere
At the imprints ,at the veil, at the door, I gazed
Aisi bhi kuch firaaq ki raatein guzar gayin
Jaise unhi ko pesh-e-nazar dekhte rahe
Some nights of separation have gone by as if
It were her, in front of my eyes, I gazed.
Har lehza shaan-e-husn badalti rahi Jigar
Har aan hum jahaan-e-digar dekhte rahe
With every glance, the grandeur of beauty changed, O Jigar
At every glory of this transforming world, I gazed.