Lap pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri
Zindgi shama ki surat ho Khudaya meri
Door duniya ka mere dam se andhera hojaye
Har jagah mere chamakne se ujala hojaye
Ho mere dum se yohe mere watan ki zeenat
Jistara phool se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat
Zindigi ho meri parwaane ki soorat ya rab
Ilm ki shama se ho mujko mohabat ya rab
Ho mera kaam ghareebon ki himayat karna
Dardmandon se, Zaeefon se muhabbat karna
Mere Allah! Buraee se bachana mujhko
Naik jo raah ho us rah pe chalana mujhko
My heart’s desire comes to my lips as a prayer
God, make my life as one of a candle, a guiding light,
My presence would destroy the darkness of this world,
And my burning light would illuminate all space
My actions would be for my country, beautiful and admired
Just as a flower adds to the beauty of a garden
My life would be like that of a moth that loves light and flies into it, O Lord!
Such would be my love for Knowledge, O Lord!
I would work not but to help the poor
And to fill the lives of the lost and old with love
O God, save me from the evil and wrong
And keep me on the path that is straight and righteous.