A short poem by Akbar Allahabadi

Be- purdah nazar aayein jo chand biwiyaan

Dekh kar Akbar ghairat- e- qaum se garh gaya,

Poocha ke aapka purdah kidhar gaya

Boli ki akhl pe mardon ki par gaya.


Seeing some women without a veil

Akbar bowed his head in shame for the community,

When asked where your veil has gone

They said it now veils men’s wisdom.

 

(Translation by Mahmood Farooqui)

 

How true!! 😉

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