WAF Anthem by Habib Jalib

March 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm 3 comments

Women’s Action Forum Anthem

written by Jalib in 1982 for the WAF Conference:

Ab dehr mein be-yaar o madadgar nahin hum
Pehley ki tarah be-kas o lachaar nahin hum

Sab zulm-o-karam, jor-o-sitam pesh-e-nazar hain
Yeh vehem tumhara hai keh bedaar nahin hum

Aata hai hamain apne muqaddar ko banana
Taqdeer peh shakir pas-e-deewar nahin hum

Tum zulm karo aur khuda bhi raho apne?
Saathi hain barabar keh parastar nahin hum

Kyon dast-e-nagar ho keh jein barsar-e-alam
Ze-aqal hain, ze-hosh hain, beemar nahin hum

(thanks to Samina Rizwan for sending this to me).

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. WAF Anthem by Habib Jalib | Tea Break  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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  • 2. saqib hanif  |  March 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Nice Poem , I hope we do understand what was the thought of Habib Jalib

    Reply
  • 3. Angela Spark  |  November 28, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Lovely poem. I understand some of it. Any chance you could provide an English translation? Many thanks 🙂

    Reply

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