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qadam milā ke zamāne ke saath chal na sake

bahut sambhal ke chale ham magar sambhal na sake

qadam mila ke zamane ke sath chal na sake

bahut sambhal ke chale hum magar sambhal na sake

Jigar Barelvi
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ḳhvāb tarah bikhar jaane ko chāhtā hai

aisī tanhā.ī ki mar jaane ko chāhtā hai

KHwab ki tarah bikhar jaane ko ji chahta hai

aisi tanhai ki mar jaane ko ji chahta hai

Iftikhar Arif

mirī apnī aur us aarzū meñ farq ye thā

mujhe bas vo use saarā zamāna chāhiye thā

meri apni aur us ki aarzu mein farq ye tha

mujhe bas wo use sara zamana chahiye tha

Bushra Ejaz

sab ik charāġh ke parvāne honā chāhte haiñ

ajiib log haiñ dīvāne honā chāhte haiñ

sab ek charagh ke parwane hona chahte hain

ajib log hain diwane hona chahte hain

Asad Badayuni

ye kyā tilism hai kyuuñ raat bhar sisaktā huuñ

vo kaun hai jo diyoñ meñ jalā rahā hai mujhe

ye kya tilism hai kyun raat bhar sisakta hun

wo kaun hai jo diyon mein jala raha hai mujhe

Saqi Faruqi
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firdaus

  • फ़िरदौस
  • فردوس

means

Paradise/ Heaven

ātish-e-ishq vo jahannam hai

jis meñ firdaus ke nazāre haiñ

aatish-e-ishq wo jahannam hai

jis mein firdaus ke nazare hain

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One of the greatest 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

gul pheñke hai auroñ taraf balki samar bhī

ai ḳhāna-bar-andāz-e-chaman kuchh to idhar bhī

gul phenke hai auron ki taraf balki samar bhi

ai KHana-bar-andaz-e-chaman kuchh to idhar bhi

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