Hungama Hai Kyun Barpa ?

हंगामा है क्यूँ बरपा?( Why Is This Chaos?)- Akbar Allahabadi



This Ghazal was written by Akbar Allahabadi during the time of Hindi-Muslim conflict. Since he was advocating Hindu-Muslim unity claiming that conflicts were part of Britishers Divide and Rule policy, some Muslim fanatics taunted that he had been given alcohol by the Hindus (Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol). This Ghazal was his response to those insinuations. Thus this ghazal has a broader sense than about the pleasure of imbibing alcohol.

हंगामा है क्यूँ बरपा, थोड़ी सी जो पी ली है
डाका तो नहीं डाला, चोरी तो नहीं की है
Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Thodi Si Jo Pii Lii Hai
Daakaa Toh Nahin Daalaa Chori Toh Nahi Kii Hai

Why is this chaos growing for my slight drinking,
I haven't committed any robbery,nor indulged in stealing.

ना-तजुर्बाकारी से, वाइज़ की ये बातें हैं
इस रंग को क्या जाने, पूछो तो कभी पी है
Naa Tajurbakaari Se Vaais Kii Ye Baatein Hai
Is Rang Ko Kyaa Jaane Puchho Toh Kabhi Pii Hai

In inexperienced way religious preacher is talking,
How he knows this color without ever indulging in drinking.

उस मय से नहीं मतलब, दिल जिस से है बेगाना
मक़सूद है उस मय से, दिल ही में जो खिंचती है
Us Mai Se Nahi Matlab, Dil Jis se Hai Begaanaa
Maqasudd Hai Us Mai Se Dil Hii Mein Jo Khinchati Hai

That wine is useless to which heart is not relating,
Which penetrates into heart,that wine is worth desiring.

वां दिल में कि दो सदमे,यां जी में कि सब सह लो
उन का भी अजब दिल है, मेरा भी अजब जी है
Vaan Dil Mein Ki Sadame Do Yaan Jee Mein Ke Sab Sah Lo
Unkaa Bhi Ajab Dil Hai Mera Bhi Ajab Jee Hai

There they wants to give shocks,here I am ready for accepting,
Their heart is also strange,mine also is interesting. 

हर ज़र्रा चमकता है, अनवर-ए-इलाही से
हर साँस ये कहती है, कि हम हैं तो ख़ुदा भी है
Har Zarra Chamaktaa Hai Anwaar-e-Ilaahi Se
Har Saans Ye Kehati Hai Hum Hai To Khuda Bhi Hai

From grace of god,every shred is shining,
Every breath says that If we exists then God is also existing.

सूरज में लगे धब्बा, फ़ितरत के करिश्मे हैं
बुत हम को कहें काफ़िर, अल्लाह की मर्ज़ी है
Suraj Mein Lage Dhabba Fitrat ke Karishme hain
But Hum ko Kahein Kaafir Allah Ki Marzi Hai

It's nature's miracle that sun is blemishing,
Pagans calling me infidel is what Allah is willing. 

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