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Mushafi Ghulam Hamdani

1747 - 1824 | Lucknow, India

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

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

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yaar rote rahe sab ruuh ne parvāz kiyā

kyā musāfir ke ta.iiñ shiddat-e-bārāñ roke

yar rote rahe sab ruh ne parwaz kiya

kya musafir ke tain shiddat-e-baran roke

gar ye aañsū haiñ to laakh āveñge dariyā josh meñ

gar ye āñkheñ haiñ to dikhlāveñgī tūfāñ saikaḌoñ

gar ye aansu hain to lakh aawenge dariya josh mein

gar ye aankhen hain to dikhlawengi tufan saikaDon

ab shīsha-e-sā.at tarah ḳhushkī ke baa.is

girya jagah ret nikaltī hai gulū se

ab shisha-e-saat ki tarah KHushki ke bais

girya ki jagah ret nikalti hai gulu se

ham-damoñ se judā rah ki TuuT jaatā hai

habāb ke jo qarīñ dūsrā habāb aayā

tu ham-damon se juda rah ki TuT jata hai

habab ke jo qarin dusra habab aaya

kuchh is qadar nahīñ safar-e-hastī-o-adam

gar paañv uThā.iye to ye arsa hai do qadam

kuchh is qadar nahin safar-e-hasti-o-adam

gar panw uThaiye to ye arsa hai do qadam

saudā hai ye kis zulf is ko jo hamesha

dīvāna tirā pheñke hai zanjīr havā par

sauda hai ye kis zulf ka is ko jo hamesha

diwana tera phenke hai zanjir hawa par

chaak kartā hai abhī jāma-e-uryānī ko

yaar ko ḳhush nahīñ aatī mirī rusvā.ī haif

chaak karta hai abhi jama-e-uryani ko

yar ko KHush nahin aati meri ruswai haif

jis vaqt ki koThe par vo māh-e-tamām aave

kyā duur hai gar us ko sūraj salām aave

jis waqt ki koThe par wo mah-e-tamam aawe

kya dur hai gar us ko suraj ka salam aawe

kisī ke aqd meñ rahtī nahīñ hai lūlī-e-dahr

ye qahba roz-e-azal se hai kuchh talāq-nasīb

kisi ke aqd mein rahti nahin hai luli-e-dahr

ye qahba roz-e-azal se hai kuchh talaq-nasib

kal sū-e-ġhair us ne ka.ī baar nigāh

lākhoñ ke biich chhuptī nahīñ pyaar nigāh

kal su-e-ghair us ne kai bar ki nigah

lakhon ke bich chhupti nahin pyar ki nigah

maiñ ne kyā aur nigah se tire ruḳh ko dekhā

ā.īna biich meñ kis vāste dīvār hai aaj

main ne kya aur nigah se tere ruKH ko dekha

aaina bich mein kis waste diwar hai aaj

yā-rab kabhī vo din ho ki ḳhalvat meñ vo sanam

khulvā.e apne band-e-qabā mere haath se

ya-rab kabhi wo din ho ki KHalwat mein wo sanam

khulwae apne band-e-qaba mere hath se

sumbul ko pareshān kiyā bād-e-sabā ne

jab baaġh meñ bāteñ tirī zulfoñ chalā.īñ

sumbul ko pareshan kiya baad-e-saba ne

jab bagh mein baaten teri zulfon ki chalain

gulshan meñ havā se jo khulā yaar siina

hasrat se gayā phaT gul-o-gulzār siina

gulshan mein hawa se jo khula yar ka sina

hasrat se gaya phaT gul-o-gulzar ka sina

huī piirī meñ us ghar hālat ḳhāna-e-tan

dar-o-dīvār gir kar jis makāñ uTh nahīñ saktā

hui piri mein us ghar ki si haalat KHana-e-tan ki

dar-o-diwar gir kar jis makan ka uTh nahin sakta

ḳhvāb-e-ārām meñ sotā thā vo gul qahr huā

ai nasīm-e-saharī kis ko jagāyā ne

KHwab-e-aram mein sota tha wo gul qahr hua

ai nasim-e-sahari kis ko jagaya tu ne

ġhazal ai 'mus.hafī' ye 'mīr' hai

tumhārī mīrzā.ī ho chukī bas

ghazal ai 'mushafi' ye 'mir' ki hai

tumhaari mirzai ho chuki bas

ye kab ḳhayāl meñ laate haiñ tāj-e-shāhī ko

dimāġh arsh pe hai tere kam-dimāġhoñ

ye kab KHayal mein late hain taj-e-shahi ko

dimagh arsh pe hai tere kam-dimaghon ka

rāñjhā yahī kahtā thā idhar dekhiyo majnūñ

lailā malāmat hai bahut hiir meñ merī

ranjha yahi kahta tha idhar dekhiyo majnun

laila ki malamat hai bahut hir mein meri

us shāhid-e-nihāñ kushta huuñ maiñ ki jis ne

khīñchī hai darmiyāñ meñ dīvār zindagī se

us shahid-e-nihan ka kushta hun main ki jis ne

khinchi hai darmiyan mein diwar zindagi se

roz-e-visāl jis ko kahtī hai ḳhalq vo

maz.hab meñ āshiqoñ ke roz-e-vafāt bhī hai

roz-e-visal jis ko kahti hai KHalq wo hi

mazhab mein aashiqon ke roz-e-wafat bhi hai

maqtal-e-yār meñ Tuk le to chalo ai yaaro

vaañ hameñ sar se guzar jaane āhañg hai aaj

maqtal-e-yar mein Tuk le to chalo ai yaro

wan hamein sar se guzar jaane ka aahang hai aaj

itnā gayā huuñ duur maiñ ḳhud se ki dam-ba-dam

karnī paḌe hai apnī bhī ab iltijā mujhe

itna gaya hun dur main KHud se ki dam-ba-dam

karni paDe hai apni bhi ab iltija mujhe

Dhai jaane kuchh ghar ke mujhe ġham nahīñ itnā

is ḳhāna-ḳharābī ne havā-dār to rakkhā

Dhai jaane ka kuchh ghar ke mujhe gham nahin itna

is KHana-KHarabi ne hawa-dar to rakkha

mehñdī ke dhoke mat rah zālim nigāh kar

ḳhuuñ merā dast-o-pā se tere lipaT rahā hai

mehndi ke dhoke mat rah zalim nigah kar tu

KHun mera dast-o-pa se tere lipaT raha hai

ahl-e-nasīhat jitne haiñ haañ un ko samjhā deñ ye log

maiñ to huuñ samjhā-samjhāyā mujh ko kyā samjhāte haiñ

ahl-e-nasihat jitne hain han un ko samjha den ye log

main to hun samjha-samjhaya mujh ko kya samjhate hain

bām-e-falak pe gar vo uḌātā nahīñ patañg

ḳhurshīd o maah Dor ke phir kis gole haiñ

baam-e-falak pe gar wo uData nahin patang

KHurshid o mah Dor ke phir kis ki gole hain

go bhuul gayā huuñ maiñ tujhe to bhī tirā rañg

jhalke hai mire dīda-e-hairān meñ kitnā

go bhul gaya hun main tujhe to bhi tera rang

jhalke hai mere dida-e-hairan mein kitna

dāġh-e-peshānī-e-zāhid na gayā jīte-jī

saath laayā thā ye kyā mulk-e-baqā se dhabbā

dagh-e-peshani-e-zahid na gaya jite-ji

sath laya tha ye kya mulk-e-baqa se dhabba

'mus.hafī' kyūñke chhupe un se mirā dard-e-nihāñ

yaar to baat ke andāz se jaate haiñ

'mushafi' kyunke chhupe un se mera dard-e-nihan

yar to baat ke andaz se pa jate hain

meñ hai itne bose liije ki aaj

mahr us ke vahāñ se uTh jaave

ji mein hai itne bose lije ki aaj

mahr us ke wahan se uTh jawe

qāsid ko us ne jaate ruḳhsat kiyā thā lek

bad-zāt māñdgī ke bahāne se rah gayā

qasid ko us ne jate hi ruKHsat kiya tha lek

bad-zat mandgi ke bahane se rah gaya

ne haath mirā haath hai ne jeb mirī jeb

kyā dast o garebāñ ko kahūñ dast o garebāñ

ne hath mera hath hai ne jeb meri jeb

kya dast o gareban ko kahun dast o gareban

dekhnā kam-nigahī kījiyo mat ai saaqī

ba-juz-ushshāq hai mai sab ko barābar pahuñche

dekhna kam-nigahi kijiyo mat ai saqi

ba-juz-ushshaq hai mai sab ko barabar pahunche

shāyad ki kisī aur se thā vasl va.ada

ma.alūm huā ye tirī be-zāri-e-shab se

shayad ki kisi aur se tha wasl ka wada

malum hua ye teri be-zari-e-shab se

rakhtā hai qadam naaz se jis dam zamīñ par

kahte haiñ farishte tujhe jai arsh-e-barīñ par

rakhta hai qadam naz se jis dam tu zamin par

kahte hain farishte tujhe jai arsh-e-barin par

ham subuk-rūh asīroñ ke liye lāzim hai

qafas-e-gul ko kare bād-e-bahārī tayyār

hum subuk-ruh asiron ke liye lazim hai

qafas-e-gul ko kare baad-e-bahaari tayyar

saltanat aur maane rakhtī hai

yuuñ to sar par ḳhurūs ke bhī hai taaj

saltanat aur hi mane rakhti hai

yun to sar par KHurus ke bhi hai taj

sāmne us ke lagūñ rone to jhuñjhlā ke kahe

yaañ se le jā.iye ye dīda-e-tar aur kahīñ

samne us ke lagun rone to jhunjhla ke kahe

yan se le jaiye ye dida-e-tar aur kahin

maiñ ne kis chashm ke afsāne ko āġhāz kiyā

jis ko sunte mire ḳhvāb ne parvāz kiyā

main ne kis chashm ke afsane ko aaghaz kiya

jis ko sunte hi mere KHwab ne parwaz kiya

kūcha-e-zulf meñ phirtā huuñ bhaTaktā kab

shab-e-tārīk hai aur miltī nahīñ raah kahīñ

kucha-e-zulf mein phirta hun bhaTakta kab ka

shab-e-tarik hai aur milti nahin rah kahin

qanā.at us nikaltī hai vāzhgūnī meñ

gadā hai bahr agar kāsa-e-habāb phire

qanaat us ki nikalti hai wazhguni mein

gada hai bahr agar kasa-e-habab phire

aur sargarm kiyā terī kashish ne mujh ko

utnā maiñ yaar huā jitnā vo begāna huā

aur sargarm kiya teri kashish ne mujh ko

utna main yar hua jitna wo begana hua

chhoḌ ab to asīr-e-qafas ko ai sayyād

kalī chaTakne lagī mausam-e-gulāb aayā

tu chhoD ab to asir-e-qafas ko ai sayyaad

kali chaTakne lagi mausam-e-gulab aaya

ai falak tujh ko qasam hai mirī is ko na bujhā

ki ġharīboñ ko charāġh-e-shab-e-tārīk hai dil

ai falak tujh ko qasam hai meri is ko na bujha

ki gharibon ko charagh-e-shab-e-tarik hai dil

kaisā ye din hai jo nahīñ laatā hai rū-ba-shām

kaisī ye shab hai jis sahar nā-padīd hai

kaisa ye din hai jo nahin lata hai ru-ba-sham

kaisi ye shab hai jis ki sahar na-padid hai

harba hai āshiqoñ faqat āh-e-pechdār

darvesh log rakhte haiñ jaise hiran shāḳh

harba hai aashiqon ka faqat aah-e-pechdar

darwesh log rakhte hain jaise hiran ki shaKH

hāthoñ se us ke shīsha-e-dil chuur hai mirā

yā-rab kiye apne sazā paa.e mohtasib

hathon se us ke shisha-e-dil chur hai mera

ya-rab kiye ki apne saza pae mohtasib

maiñ kyā jānūñ qalaq kyā chiiz hai par itnā jānūñ huuñ

mile hai dil ko pahlū meñ mire shaam o sahar koī

main kya jaanun qalaq kya chiz hai par itna jaanun hun

mile hai dil ko pahlu mein mere sham o sahar koi

uTThā gayā falak pe girā ḳhaak meñ milā

āḳhir huī ye shakl hamāre ġhubār

uTTha gaya falak pe gira KHak mein mila

aaKHir hui ye shakl hamare ghubar ki