Nadayay Ghaib – Verses from Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Poem ‘Teen Awazain’
Nada’ay Ghaib – Verses from Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Poem ‘Teen Awazain’
Har aik oolil amar ko sadaa do
Ke apnee fard-e-amaal sambhalay
Utthay gaa jab jama-e-sarfaroshaan
Parengay daar-o-rasann ke lalay
Koi na ho ga ke jo bachaa le
Jazaa Sazaa sab yaheen pe ho gi
Yaheen azaab-o-sawaab ho ga
Yaheen se utthay ga shor-e-mehshar
Yaheen pe roz-e-hisaab ho ga
– Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Nada’ay Ghaib ‘s the third and final installment of Faiz’s poem ‘Teen Awaazain’ [3 voices], a trilogy that narrates tyranny of an Oppressor, followed by woe of the Oppressed, and finally the Divine voice that intervenes to provide justice.
The Divine narrative is the shortest, with a tone that only the greatest authority can say. It is an order for every tyrant, calling for opening of register of deeds followed by accountability that none can escape from. And the divine justice begins here, right in this world.