Habib Jalib

Hoshiarpur, Punjab / British India
Habib Jalib
Hoshiarpur, Punjab / British India
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God Is Ours

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God is not yours, to Him we have access
He does not look kindly on those who oppress

How long, you men of pelf, will you bleed us white
Get off our backs, you who in filthy lucre take delight
You satans it is dust that you will soon bite
We believe that He treats mankind with loving tenderness
He does not look kindly on those who oppress

Light of new wisdom we are going to see
A fire flares up, seeing our agony
In this new magical dawn will burst forth the blossoming tree
He brings hopes to those who are mired in distress
God is not yours, to Him we have access
He does not look kindly on those who oppress

We’ll break the shadowy spell of fear and dread
Onwards we will march, chains of despair we will shred
We’ll not betray the hopes of the people, our dear kindred
And long we will remember this time of duress
He does not look kindly on those who oppress


Translator’s note: In this poem the poet Addressed to religious hucksters of any denomination and the system they defend.

[Translation of Urdu Poem 'Khuda Hamara Hai']
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