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Mirza Ghalib

1797 - 1869 | Delhi, India

Great Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in world literature. Also one of the most quotable poets having shers for almost all situations of life.

Great Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in world literature. Also one of the most quotable poets having shers for almost all situations of life.

Ghazal

aah ko chaahiye ik umr asar hote tak

bas-ki dushvaar hai har kaam kaa aasaa.n honaa

dahr me.n naqsh-e-vafaa vaj.h-e-tasallii na hu.aa

dil hii to hai na sa.ng-o-KHisht dard se bhar na aa.e kyuu.n

dil-e-naadaa.n tujhe hu.aa kyaa hai

Guncha-e-naa-shagufta ko duur se mat dikhaa ki yuu.n

hazaaro.n KHvaahishe.n aisii ki har KHvaahish pe dam nikle

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariyaa me.n fanaa ho jaanaa

jahaa.n teraa naqsh-e-qadam dekhte hai.n

muddat hu.ii hai yaar ko mehmaa.n kiye hu.e

nukta-chii.n hai Gam-e-dil us ko sunaa.e na bane

sab kahaa.n kuchh laala-o-gul me.n numaayaa.n ho ga.ii.n

ye na thii hamaarii qismat ki visaal-e-yaar hotaa

zikr mera ba-badi bhi use manzur nahin

aabruu kyaa KHaak us gul kii ki gulshan me.n nahii.n

aah ko chaahiye ik umr asar hote tak

arz-e-niyaaz-e-ishq ke qaabil nahii.n rahaa

bas-ki dushvaar hai har kaam kaa aasaa.n honaa

daa.im pa.Daa hu.aa tire dar par nahii.n huu.n mai.n

dahr me.n naqsh-e-vafaa vaj.h-e-tasallii na hu.aa

dard minnat-kash-e-davaa na hu.aa

dhamkii me.n mar gayaa jo na baab-e-nabard thaa

diivaangii se dosh pe zunnaar bhii nahii.n

dil hii to hai na sa.ng-o-KHisht dard se bhar na aa.e kyuu.n

dil-e-naadaa.n tujhe hu.aa kyaa hai

dost Gam-KHvaarii me.n merii sa.ii farmaave.nge kyaa

ek ek qatre kaa mujhe denaa pa.Daa hisaab

fariyaad kii ko.ii lai nahii.n hai

Gam khaane me.n buudaa dil-e-naakaam bahut hai

gar KHaamushii se faa.eda iKHfaa-e-haal hai

gar na andoh-e-shab-e-furqat bayaa.n ho jaa.egaa

ghar jab banaa liyaa tire dar par kahe baGair

gila hai shauq ko dil me.n bhii ta.ngi-e-jaa kaa

hai kis qadar halaak-e-fareb-e-vafaa-e-gul

ham se khul jaa.o ba-vaqt-e-mai-parastii ek din

havas ko hai nashaat-e-kaar kyaa kyaa

hazaaro.n KHvaahishe.n aisii ki har KHvaahish pe dam nikle

husn Gamze kii kashaakash se chhuTaa mere ba.ad

husn-e-mah garche ba-ha.ngaam-e-kamaal achchhaa hai

ishq mujh ko nahii.n vahshat hii sahii

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariyaa me.n fanaa ho jaanaa

jab ba-taqriib-e-safar yaar ne mahmil baa.ndhaa

jab tak dahaan-e-zaKHm na paidaa kare ko.ii

jaur se baaz aa.e par baaz aa.e.n kyaa

jis jaa nasiim shaanaa-kash-e-zulf-e-yaar hai

kab vo suntaa hai kahaanii merii

kahte ho na de.nge ham dil agar pa.Daa paayaa

kahte to ho tum sab ki but-e-Gaaliyaa-muu aa.e

kii vafaa ham se to Gair is ko jafaa kahte hai.n

ko.ii din gar zindagaanii aur hai

ko.ii ummiid bar nahii.n aatii

kyuu.n jal gayaa na taab-e-ruKH-e-yaar dekh kar

manzuur thii ye shakl tajallii ko nuur kii

masjid ke zer-e-saaya KHaraabaat chaahiye

maze jahaan ke apnii nazar me.n KHaak nahii.n

muddat hu.ii hai yaar ko mehmaa.n kiye hu.e

muzhda ai zauq-e-asiirii ki nazar aataa hai

na gul-e-naGma huu.n na parda-e-saaz

na thaa kuchh to KHudaa thaa kuchh na hotaa to KHudaa hotaa

naala juz husn-e-talab ai sitam-iijaad nahii.n

nafas na anjuman-e-aarzuu se baahar khii.nch

nukta-chii.n hai Gam-e-dil us ko sunaa.e na bane

phir hu.aa vaqt ki ho baal-kushaa mauj-e-sharaab

phir mujhe diida-e-tar yaad aayaa

qafas me.n huu.n gar achchhaa bhii na jaane.n mere shevan ko

rahiye ab aisii jagah chal kar jahaa.n ko.ii na ho

rone se aur ishq me.n bebaak ho ga.e

sab kahaa.n kuchh laala-o-gul me.n numaayaa.n ho ga.ii.n

sataa.ish-gar hai zaahid is qadar jis baaG-e-rizvaa.n kaa

shab KHumaar-e-shauq-e-saaqii rustaKHez-andaaza thaa

shab ki barq-e-soz-e-dil se zahra-e-abr aab thaa

taskii.n ko ham na ro.e.n jo zauq-e-nazar mile

vaarasta us se hai.n ki mohabbat hii kyuu.n na ho

ye na thii hamaarii qismat ki visaal-e-yaar hotaa

zikr us parii-vash kaa aur phir bayaa.n apnaa

dil miraa soz-e-nihaa.n se be-muhaabaa jal gayaa

muddat hu.ii hai yaar ko mehmaa.n kiye hu.e

naqsh fariyaadii hai kis kii shoKHi-e-tahriir kaa

nukta-chii.n hai Gam-e-dil us ko sunaa.e na bane

taskii.n ko ham na ro.e.n jo zauq-e-nazar mile

zikr us parii-vash kaa aur phir bayaa.n apnaa

Recitation

aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hote tak SHAMSUR RAHMAN FARUQI

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