Arab jiska charchaa ye kuch voh kya tha.. Jahaan se alag ek jazeera numa tha..
The tale of Arabia and what was it like.. Afar from the world, an island it stood..
Zamane se paiwand jiska juda tha.. Na kishwar sataan tha na kishwar kushaan tha..
A land patched away from plateau of time.. A conqueror of nations nor of regions it was..
Tamaddun ka ispar padha tha na saaya.. Taraqqi ka tha vaan qadam tak na aaya..
There was none a shadow of civilization afore.. Progress had yet to set foot upon them..
Na aab-o-hawa aisi thi Ruh parwar.. Ke qabil hi paida ho khud jis se jawhar..
To raise a soul the clime ever but ease.. to let alone a Jewel be born..
Na kuch aise samaan the vaan mayassar.. Kanwal jis ke khil jaayen dil ke sarasar..
There never existed any such sustenance.. To blossom the flowers of anyone's heart..
Na sabza tha sehraa me paida na paani.. Faqat aab e baraan pe thi zindagani..
Neither plants nor water there did prevail.. They only but thrived on the bursts of clouds..
Zameen sangalaakh aur hawa aatish afshaan.. Lu'on ki lapat baad e sar sar ke toofan..
The earth bore rocks and the air spewed fire.. Embracing heat and the blistering winds..
Pahaad aur tele saraab aur bayaban.. Khajuron ke jhund aur khaar e mughelan..
Mountains and hills..mirage and wilderness.. cluster of dates and haunted thorns..
Na khitton me ghalla na jungle me kheti.. Arab aur kul kayinaat iski ye thi..
Neither yield of crops ..nor growth in Jungles.. The world of Arabia was it but all..
Na vaan misr ki roshni jalwagar thi.. Na yunaan ke ilm o fan ki khabar thi..
The light of Egypt where it not shine.. Knowledge of Greeks where still not reach..
Vahi apni fitrat pe tab'i bashar thi.. Khuda ki zameen bin juti sarbasar thi..
They lived it all in their own raw self.. The land of God was unploughed, barren.
Pahad aur sehraa me deraa tha sabka.. Tale aasman ke basera tha sab ka..
People dwelled in mountains and desert.. Beneath the sky lived one and all..
Kaheen aag pujhti thi vaan be muhaba.. Kaheen tha kawakib parasti ka charchaa..
fire was worshipped unceremoniously somewhere.. Where devotion to stars reigned vogue at a place..
Bohot se the Tasleeth par dil se shaida.. Buton ka amal subasu jabaja tha..
Many adoring Trinity by all heart.. Worshiping idols prevailed it all..
Karishmon ka rahib ke tha said koee.. Talismon me kaahin ke tha qaid koee..
In miracles of Priests were caged a few.. In the spells of oracles were captured some..