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Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
By:*Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:40 pm
In Response To: Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me .... (Jimmy Jamshaid, USA)

Dear Jimmy,

The Urdu poetry in your post needs some correction.

I might do it when I have some time.

:-)

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CORRECTED :-)

“Zahid, sharaab peene de masjid mein baith kar
Ya wo jagah bataa DAY, jahaan per Khuda NA HO"

Translation:
Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me the place where there is no God.'

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Allama Iqbal was not convinced.
​ He ​decided to reply about half a century later, his poetic reply to Ghalib
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“Masjid Khuda ka ghar hai, YEH peene ki JAA nahin
Kaafir ke dil mein jaa, KEH wahaan PER Khuda nahin”
​Translation:
Mosque is the abode of God, not a place to drink. Go to the heart of a non-believer because there God is not.

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Faraz had the last word. (Later half of 19th century) .
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“Kaafir ke dil se aaya hun YEH dekh kar Faraz,
MAUJOOD HAI KHUDA wahaan, OS KO pata nahin”
​Translation:
​I have returned from the heart of the disbeliever and I have observed that God is present in his heart too, but he just doesn't know it.

Messages In This Thread

Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
Jimmy Jamshaid, USA -- Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:37 pm
Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
*Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:40 pm
Re: Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
Shan choadhry -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:48 pm
Let me drink in a mosque; or let me ....
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:07 pm
Re: Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
M.Shan -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:14 pm
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M.Shan -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:18 pm
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Khalil Khan Fakhtawala, Jamaica -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:09 pm
Re: Let me drink in a mosque; or tell me ....
M.Shan -- Thursday, 16 January 2020, 1:21 pm