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Jigar Moradabadi

1890 - 1961 | Moradabad, India

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets who enjoyed stunning popularity and fan-following.

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets who enjoyed stunning popularity and fan-following.

aa ki tujh bin is tarah ai dost ghabrātā huuñ maiñ

jaise har shai meñ kisī shai kamī paatā huuñ maiñ

aa ki tujh bin is tarah ai dost ghabraata hun main

jaise har shai mein kisi shai ki kami pata hun main

aa.ī jab un yaad to aatī chalī ga.ī

har naqsh-e-mā-sivā ko miTātī chalī ga.ī

aai jab un ki yaad to aati chali gai

har naqsh-e-ma-siwa ko miTati chali gai

āñkhoñ thā qusūr na dil qusūr thā

aayā jo mere sāmne merā ġhurūr thā

aankhon ka tha qusur na dil ka qusur tha

aaya jo mere samne mera ghurur tha

āñkhoñ meñ namī hai chup chup se vo baiThe haiñ

nāzuk nigāhoñ meñ nāzuk fasāna hai

aankhon mein nami si hai chup chup se wo baiThe hain

nazuk si nigahon mein nazuk sa fasana hai

ābād agar na dil ho to barbād kījiye

gulshan na ban sake to bayābāñ banā.iye

aabaad agar na dil ho to barbaad kijiye

gulshan na ban sake to bayaban banaiye

aadat ke ba.ad dard bhī dene lagā mazā

hañs hañs ke aah aah kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

aadat ke baad dard bhi dene laga maza

hans hans ke aah aah kiye ja raha hun main

aadmī aadmī se miltā hai

dil magar kam kisī se miltā hai

People meet each other, fairly frequently

But, meeting of hearts, seldom does one see

aadmi aadmi se milta hai

dil magar kam kisi se milta hai

People meet each other, fairly frequently

But, meeting of hearts, seldom does one see

aadmī ke paas sab kuchh hai magar

ek tanhā ādamiyyat nahīñ

aadmi ke pas sab kuchh hai magar

ek tanha aadamiyyat hi nahin

āġhāz-e-mohabbat anjām bas itnā hai

jab dil meñ tamannā thī ab dil tamannā hai

aaghaz-e-mohabbat ka anjam bas itna hai

jab dil mein tamanna thi ab dil hi tamanna hai

aaj na jaane raaz ye kyā hai

hijr raat aur itnī raushan

aaj na jaane raaz ye kya hai

hijr ki raat aur itni raushan

aap ke dushman raheñ vaqf-e-ḳhalish sarf-e-tapish

aap kyuuñ ġham-ḳhvārī-e-bīmār-e-hijrāñ kījiye

aap ke dushman rahen waqf-e-KHalish sarf-e-tapish

aap kyun gham-KHwari-e-bimar-e-hijran kijiye

ātish-e-ishq vo jahannam hai

jis meñ firdaus ke nazāre haiñ

aatish-e-ishq wo jahannam hai

jis mein firdaus ke nazare hain

ab to ye bhī nahīñ rahā ehsās

dard hotā hai nahīñ hotā

ab to ye bhi nahin raha ehsas

dard hota hai ya nahin hota

agar na zohra-jabīnoñ ke darmiyāñ guzre

to phir ye kaise kaTe zindagī kahāñ guzre

agar na zohra-jabinon ke darmiyan guzre

to phir ye kaise kaTe zindagi kahan guzre

ahbāb mujh se qat-e-ta.alluq kareñ 'jigar'

ab āftāb-e-zīst lab-e-bām aa gayā

ahbab mujh se qat-e-talluq karen 'jigar'

ab aaftab-e-zist lab-e-baam aa gaya

ai mohtasib na pheñk mire mohtasib na pheñk

zālim sharāb hai are zālim sharāb hai

ai mohtasib na phenk mere mohtasib na phenk

zalim sharab hai are zalim sharab hai

aisā kahāñ bahār meñ rañgīniyoñ josh

shāmil kisī ḳhūn-e-tamannā zarūr thā

aisa kahan bahaar mein ranginiyon ka josh

shamil kisi ka KHun-e-tamanna zarur tha

allāh agar taufīq na de insān ke bas kaam nahīñ

faizān-e-mohabbat aam sahī irfān-e-mohabbat aam nahīñ

allah agar taufiq na de insan ke bas ka kaam nahin

faizan-e-mohabbat aam sahi irfan-e-mohabbat aam nahin

apnā zamāna aap banāte haiñ ahl-e-dil

ham vo nahīñ ki jin ko zamāna banā gayā

apna zamana aap banate hain ahl-e-dil

hum wo nahin ki jin ko zamana bana gaya

bahut hasīn sahī sohbateñ guloñ magar

vo zindagī hai jo kāñToñ ke darmiyāñ guzre

bahut hasin sahi sohbaten gulon ki magar

wo zindagi hai jo kanTon ke darmiyan guzre

baiThe hue raqīb haiñ dilbar ke ās-pās

kāñToñ hai hujūm gul-e-tar ke ās-pās

baiThe hue raqib hain dilbar ke aas-pas

kanTon ka hai hujum gul-e-tar ke aas-pas

ban jā.ūñ na begāna-e-ādāb-e-mohabbat

itnā na qarīb aao munāsib to yahī hai

ban jaun na begana-e-adab-e-mohabbat

itna na qarib aao munasib to yahi hai

barābar se bach kar guzar jaane vaale

ye naale nahīñ be-asar jaane vaale

barabar se bach kar guzar jaane wale

ye nale nahin be-asar jaane wale

bhulānā hamārā mubārak mubārak

magar shart ye hai na yaad ā.iyegā

bhulana hamara mubarak mubarak

magar shart ye hai na yaad aaiyega

bigḌā huā hai rañg jahān-e-ḳharāb

bhar luuñ nazar meñ husn kisī ke shabāb

bigDa hua hai rang jahan-e-KHarab ka

bhar lun nazar mein husn kisi ke shabab ka

chashm pur-nam zulf āshufta nigāheñ be-qarār

is pashīmānī ke sadqe maiñ pashīmāñ ho gayā

chashm pur-nam zulf aashufta nigahen be-qarar

is pashimani ke sadqe main pashiman ho gaya

dāstān-e-ġham-e-dil un ko sunā.ī na ga.ī

baat bigḌī thī kuchh aisī ki banā.ī na ga.ī

dastan-e-gham-e-dil un ko sunai na gai

baat bigDi thi kuchh aisi ki banai na gai

dard o ġham dil tabī.at ban ga.e

ab yahāñ ārām ārām hai

the heart is accustomed to sorrow and pain

in lasting comfort now I can remain

dard o gham dil ki tabiat ban gae

ab yahan aaram hi aaram hai

the heart is accustomed to sorrow and pain

in lasting comfort now I can remain

dhaḌakne lagā dil nazar jhuk ga.ī

kabhī un se jab sāmnā ho gayā

dhaDakne laga dil nazar jhuk gai

kabhi un se jab samna ho gaya

dil gayā raunaq-e-hayāt ga.ī

ġham gayā saarī kā.enāt ga.ī

dil gaya raunaq-e-hayat gai

gham gaya sari kaenat gai

dil hai qadmoñ par kisī ke sar jhukā ho na ho

bandagī to apnī fitrat hai ḳhudā ho na ho

dil hai qadmon par kisi ke sar jhuka ho ya na ho

bandagi to apni fitrat hai KHuda ho ya na ho

dil ko sukūn ruuh ko ārām aa gayā

maut aa ga.ī ki dost paiġhām aa gayā

dil ko sukun ruh ko aaram aa gaya

maut aa gai ki dost ka paigham aa gaya

dil meñ kisī ke raah kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

kitnā hasīñ gunāh kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

dil mein kisi ke rah kiye ja raha hun main

kitna hasin gunah kiye ja raha hun main

donoñ hāthoñ se lūTtī hai hameñ

kitnī zālim hai terī añgḌā.ī

donon hathon se luTti hai hamein

kitni zalim hai teri angDai

duniyā ke sitam yaad na apnī vafā yaad

ab mujh ko nahīñ kuchh bhī mohabbat ke sivā yaad

duniya ke sitam yaad na apni hi wafa yaad

ab mujh ko nahin kuchh bhi mohabbat ke siwa yaad

duniyā ye dukhī hai phir bhī magar thak kar sahī so jaatī hai

tere muqaddar meñ ai dil kyuuñ chain nahīñ ārām nahīñ

duniya ye dukhi hai phir bhi magar thak kar hi sahi so jati hai

tere hi muqaddar mein ai dil kyun chain nahin aaram nahin

ek aisā bhī vaqt hotā hai

muskurāhaT bhī aah hotī hai

ek aisa bhi waqt hota hai

muskurahaT bhi aah hoti hai

ek dil hai aur tūfān-e-havādis ai 'jigar'

ek shīsha hai ki har patthar se Takrātā huuñ maiñ

ek dil hai aur tufan-e-hawadis ai 'jigar'

ek shisha hai ki har patthar se Takraata hun main

fikr-e-jamīl ḳhvāb-e-pareshāñ hai āj-kal

shā.er nahīñ hai vo jo ġhazal-ḳhvāñ hai āj-kal

fikr-e-jamil KHwab-e-pareshan hai aaj-kal

shaer nahin hai wo jo ghazal-KHwan hai aaj-kal

garche ahl-e-sharāb haiñ ham log

ye na samjho ḳharāb haiñ ham log

garche ahl-e-sharab hain hum log

ye na samjho KHarab hain hum log

ġharq kar de tujh ko zāhid terī duniyā ko ḳharāb

kam se kam itnī to har mai-kash ke paimāne meñ hai

gharq kar de tujh ko zahid teri duniya ko KHarab

kam se kam itni to har mai-kash ke paimane mein hai

gudāz-e-ishq nahīñ kam jo maiñ javāñ na rahā

vahī hai aag magar aag meñ dhuāñ na rahā

no longer am I young, love's passion still remains

the fire as yet burns, no smoke tho it contains

gudaz-e-ishq nahin kam jo main jawan na raha

wahi hai aag magar aag mein dhuan na raha

no longer am I young, love's passion still remains

the fire as yet burns, no smoke tho it contains

gulshan-parast huuñ mujhe gul nahīñ aziiz

kāñToñ se bhī nibāh kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

gulshan-parast hun mujhe gul hi nahin aziz

kanTon se bhi nibah kiye ja raha hun main

gunāhgār ke dil se na bach ke chal zāhid

yahīñ kahīñ tirī jannat bhī paa.ī jaatī hai

gunahgar ke dil se na bach ke chal zahid

yahin kahin teri jannat bhi pai jati hai

haa.e re majbūriyāñ mahrūmiyāñ nākāmiyāñ

ishq āḳhir ishq hai tum kyā karo ham kyā kareñ

hae re majburiyan mahrumiyan nakaamiyan

ishq aaKHir ishq hai tum kya karo hum kya karen

haa.e vo rāz-e-ġham ki jo ab tak

tere dil meñ mirī nigāh meñ hai

hae wo raaz-e-gham ki jo ab tak

tere dil mein meri nigah mein hai

haa.e ye husn-e-tasavvur fareb-e-rañg-o-bū

maiñ ye samjhā jaise vo jān-e-bahār aa gayā

hae ye husn-e-tasawwur ka fareb-e-rang-o-bu

main ye samjha jaise wo jaan-e-bahaar aa hi gaya

hā.e-rī majbūriyāñ tark-e-mohabbat ke liye

mujh ko samjhāte haiñ vo aur un ko samjhātā huuñ maiñ

hae-ri majburiyan tark-e-mohabbat ke liye

mujh ko samjhate hain wo aur un ko samjhata hun main

hajv ne to tirā ai shaiḳh bharam khol diyā

to masjid meñ hai niyyat tirī mai-ḳhāne meñ

hajw ne to tera ai shaiKH bharam khol diya

tu to masjid mein hai niyyat teri mai-KHane mein

ham ishq ke māroñ itnā fasānā hai

rone ko nahīñ koī hañsne ko zamānā hai

hum ishq ke maron ka itna hi fasana hai

rone ko nahin koi hansne ko zamana hai

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