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Amal means to hope, aspiration in Arabic. Amal also means to act or implement on something.

Here is a lovely sher by Ghulam Murtaza Rahi with the lafz –

Husn-e-amal mein barkat hoti hai be-shumaar
Pathar bhi todiye toh saliqe se todiye

There is great fortune (and blessings) in the beauty of actions
Even when you break stone, break it in style

Another lovely one by Khaleel Qidwai
Ik zindagi amal ke liye bhi nasib ho
Yeh zindagi toh nek iraadon mein kar gayi

One life should be given to implement and take actions
This life has gone by in just good thoughts and intentions (of wanting to act)

Another one by Muneer Niyazi
Kisi ko apne amal ka hisaab kya dete
Sawaal saare ghalat the, jawaab kya dete

How could I given an account to someone of all my actions
The questions were all wrong, what answers could I give

Amal is also a 2007 Canadian drama film directed and written by Richie Mehta, with Amalactors Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth, Seema Biswas and Koel Puri. Set in modern-day New Delhi, India, it tells the story of a poor autorickshaw driver, Amal Kumar. The film was originally released as a short film in 2004, with the same lead actor but a mostly different cast, before it was readapted and expanded into a feature film three years later.




Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specializing in international law and human rights. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition. She has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. (Source: wikipedia)