COMPULSION AND OPTION
I am quite
certain that on the doomsday,
To homes and castles in scale he would weigh.
Yet I cherish a feeling for that day,
It would neither suit Him nor to my ‘clay’.1
It suits not me for my sins great.
No hold I had on passions and fate.
I just fulfilled the God destined fate,
My sins were a part of man’s own fate.
As Iqbal says in Bang-i-dara
My deeds are weighed on doomsday when,
I feel ashamed though you feel ashamcd then.
As Hafiz says
In respect you say it was my sin,
Within my power was Hafiz no sin.