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Firaq Gorakhpuri

1896 - 1982 | Allahabad, India

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

Ghazal 68

Sher 167

bahut pahle se un qadmoñ aahaT jaan lete haiñ

tujhe ai zindagī ham duur se pahchān lete haiñ

bahut pahle se un qadmon ki aahaT jaan lete hain

tujhe ai zindagi hum dur se pahchan lete hain

ek muddat se tirī yaad bhī aa.ī na hameñ

aur ham bhuul ga.e hoñ tujhe aisā bhī nahīñ

ek muddat se teri yaad bhi aai na hamein

aur hum bhul gae hon tujhe aisa bhi nahin

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maut bhī ilaaj ho shāyad

zindagī koī ilaaj nahīñ

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

maut ka bhi ilaj ho shayad

zindagi ka koi ilaj nahin

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

koī samjhe to ek baat kahūñ

ishq taufīq hai gunāh nahīñ

if someone were to listen, one thing I will opine

Love is not a crime forsooth it is grace divine

koi samjhe to ek baat kahun

ishq taufiq hai gunah nahin

if someone were to listen, one thing I will opine

Love is not a crime forsooth it is grace divine

tum muḳhātib bhī ho qarīb bhī ho

tum ko dekheñ ki tum se baat kareñ

close to me you are there

should I speak or should I stare/see

tum muKHatib bhi ho qarib bhi ho

tum ko dekhen ki tum se baat karen

close to me you are there

should I speak or should I stare/see

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वही शायरी अमर होती है या बहुत दिनों तक ज़िंदा रहती है जिसमें ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा लफ़्ज़ ऐसे आएं जिन्हें अनपढ़ लोग भी जानते और बोलते हैं।

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किताबों की दुनिया मुर्दों और ज़िंदों दोनों के बीच की दुनिया है।

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सोज़-ओ-गुदाज़ में जब पुख़्तगी जाती है तो ग़म, ग़म नहीं रहता बल्कि एक रुहानी संजीदगी में बदल जाता है।

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ज़िंदगी के ख़ारिजी मसाइल का हल शायरी नहीं, लेकिन वो दाख़िली मसाइल का हल ज़रूर है।

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अवाम में और बड़े अदीब में यह फ़र्क़ नहीं होता कि अवाम कम लफ़्ज़ जानती है और अदीब ज़ियादा लफ़्ज़ जानता है। इन दोनों में फ़र्क़ यह होता है कि अवाम को अपने लफ़्ज़ हर मौक़े पर याद नहीं आते। अवाम अपने लफ़्ज़ों को हैरत-अंगेज़ तौर पर मिला कर फ़िक़रे नहीं बना सकते, उन्हें ज़ोरदार तरीक़े पर इस्तिमाल नहीं कर सकते, लेकिन अदीब अवाम ही के अलफ़ाज़ से ये सब कुछ कर के दिखा देता है।

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Rubai 61

Qisse 21

Article 12

Tanz-o-Mazah 1

 

BOOKS 98

Anaar Kali

 

1945

Andaze

 

1956

Batein Firaq Se

Firaq Ka Taweel Interview

1998

Charaghan

 

1966

Dharti ki Karwat

Muntakhab Nazmein

1966

Ek Sau Ek Nazmein

 

1962

Firaq Aur Nai Nasl

 

1997

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Shair, Naqqad, Danishwar

2008

Firaq Gorakhpuri

 

1967

Firaq Gorakhpuri

The Poet Of Pain & Ecstasy

2015

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aa.e the ha.nste khelte mai-KHaane me.n 'firaaq' jab pii chuke sharaab to sanjiida ho ga.e

tum muKHaatib bhii ho qariib bhii ho tum ko dekhe.n ki tum se baat kare.n

bahut dino.n me.n mohabbat ko ye hu.aa ma.aluum jo tere hijr me.n guzrii vo raat raat hu.ii

bahut dino.n me.n mohabbat ko ye hu.aa ma.aluum jo tere hijr me.n guzrii vo raat raat hu.ii

tumhe.n kyuu.nkar bataa.e.n zindagii ko kyaa samajhte hai.n samajh lo saa.ns lenaa KHud-kushii karnaa samajhte hai.n kisii badmast ko raaz-aashnaa sab kaa samajhte hai.n nigaah-e-yaar tujh ko kyaa bataa.e.n kyaa samajhte hai.n bas itne par hame.n sab log diivaana samajhte hai.n ki is duniyaa ko ham ik duusrii duniyaa samajhte hai.n kahaa.n kaa vasl tanhaa.ii ne shaayad bhes badlaa hai tire dam bhar ke mil jaane ko ham bhii kyaa samajhte hai.n umiido.n me.n bhii un kii ek shaan-e-be-niyaazii hai har aasaanii ko jo dushvaar ho jaanaa samajhte hai.n yahii zid hai to KHair aa.nkhe.n uThaate hai.n ham us jaanib magar ai dil ham is me.n jaan kaa khaTkaa samajhte hai.n kahii.n ho.n tere diivaane Thahar jaa.e.n to zindaa.n hai jidhar ko mu.nh uThaa kar chal pa.De sahraa samajhte hai.n jahaa.n kii fitrat-e-begaana me.n jo kaif-e-Gam bhar de.n vahii jiinaa samajhte hai.n vahii marnaa samajhte hai.n hamaaraa zikr kyaa ham ko to hosh aayaa mohabbat me.n magar ham qais kaa diivaana ho jaanaa samajhte hai.n na shoKHii shoKH hai itnii na purkaar itnii purkaarii na jaane log terii saadgii ko kyaa samajhte hai.n bhulaa dii.n ek muddat kii jafaa.e.n us ne ye kah kar tujhe apnaa samajhte the tujhe apnaa samajhte hai.n ye kah kar aabla-paa rau.ndte jaate hai.n kaa.nTo.n ko jise talvo.n me.n kar le.n jazb use sahraa samajhte hai.n ye hastii niistii sab mauj-KHezii hai mohabbat kii na ham qatra samajhte hai.n na ham dariyaa samajhte hai.n 'firaaq' is gardish-e-ayyaam se kab kaam niklaa hai sahar hone ko bhii ham raat kaT jaanaa samajhte hai.n

zindagii kyaa hai aaj ise ai dost soch le.n aur udaas ho jaa.e.n

ab to un kii yaad bhii aatii nahii.n kitnii tanhaa ho ga.ii.n tanhaa.iyaa.n

ko.ii samjhe to ek baat kahuu.n ishq taufiiq hai gunaah nahii.n

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'firaaq' ik na.ii suurat nikal to saktii hai

hijr-o-visaal-e-yaar kaa parda uThaa diyaa

jaur-o-be-mehrii-e-iGmaaz pe kyaa rotaa hai

Recitation

aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hote tak SHAMSUR RAHMAN FARUQI

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