|Farid Ayaz & Abu Muhammad|
Montreal - 2007
I shall not let go of you, O’ my swarthy one!
You snatch my hand away, imagining me weak.
Try pulling out of my heart and then ill call you a man.
Let my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law turn away from me;
What does it matter if the whole village leaves me?
Only you must not abandon me,
O’ my beloved, I have come under your shadow.
Now remains what scope for talk of bashfulness and shame?
When my feet are snared in the shackles of love
Fakhar Din is dear to Nizam, his darling
Tell me, if I were to leave you, where could I go?
Let the people of the town revile me;
Call me by any name they wish. I shall, Mauj, live with you
In ecstasy, as I please.
I shall never leave you
I shall remain where I am
- Maulana Mauj