Iqbal Bano sings Nizami Ganjavi-Mara ba ghamza… by razarumi1

Mara ba ghamza kusht o qaza ra bahana sakht
Khud sooy e ma na deed o haya ra bahana sakht

Zahid na dasht tab e jamal e pari rukhan
Kunji girift o yad-e-khuda ra bahana sakht

Raftam ba masjidi ke babinam jamal-e dost
Dasti ba rukh kashid-o-dua ra bahana sakht

Daste ba dosh-e ghair nihade bar-e karam(Az-reh Karam))
Mara chun deed laghzish e pa ra bahana sakht

by Nizami Ganjavi: Persian Sufi poet, 1141-1209

Key Vocabulary:
Bahana: an excuse, a pretext
Sakht: strong
Zahid: an ascetic who takes on a life of poverty and isolates himself from the world, to concentrate on God through prayers, fasting and contemplation.