In light of Sidi Call to Allah’s command here is a translation of Ala Hazrat’s naat Dil Ko Unsay Khuda Juda Na Karay (Hadaiq e Bakhshish, vol. 1, p.51, [Lahore, 1988])
Dil ko unsay Khuda juda na karay
Bay-kasee looT lay, Khuda na karay
May ALLAH never separate my heart from him
May ALLAH never cause such helplessness to end!
Is mein Rozay ka sajdah ho ya tawaaf
Hosh mein jo na ho voh kyaa na karay!
A prostration,or circumambulation, at his tomb
He who is not in his senses, what will he not do?
Yeh vohi hain ke bakhsh dete hain
Kawn in jurmoN par sazaa na karay?
He is that very one who forgives!
Who would not punish for such crimes?
Sab tabeeboN nay dai diya hai javaab
Aah! Isa agar davaa na karay!
All physicians have given up on me!
Oh! If this Christ does not heal me!
Dil kahaan lay chalaa Haram se mujhe
Aray tera bura Khuda na karay!
Where was the heart dragging me, away from Mecca?
Oh heart may Allah not punish you!
‘Uzr-e-umeed ufuw agar na sunein
Roo siah aur kyaa bahaana karay
If my Grace does not listen to my reluctant hope?
What other excuses can my black face make?
Dil mein roshan hai shama’ e ishq e Huzoor
Kash josh e havas huwa na karay
The light of His Presence is lit in my heart
If only my lust was also not so strong!
Hashar mein hum bhii sair dekhengay
Munkir aaj unsay iltijaa na karay
We too shall see the scene on Judgement Day
Let the deniers not call upon him for help, today!
Za’af maana magar yeh zaalim dil
Unkay rastay mein tau thakaa na karay!
I admit my old age but this wretched heart
Should not feel tired travelling in his path!
Jab teri khoo hai sab ka jii rakhna
Vohii accha jo dil bura na karay
When it is your turn to speak keep everyone’s honour!
It will be good if my heart does not do evil!
Dil se ik zawq e mai kaa taalib hoon
Kawn kehtaa hai itiqaa na karay
My heart desires the taste of wine
Who says a pious heart would not wish so?!
Lay Raza sab chalay Madinay ko
Main na jaon? Khuda na karay!
Lo! Raza, all are going to Madina.
I not go? May Allah never make it so!
Subhan Allah! I feel better already! Ala Hazrat’s kalam is definitely blessed!
The ishq pours from every pore of his verse! May Allah raise us with Ala Hazrat when he is with Our Habib!