Gham Shayari

Pain and pleasure, the two facets of life, write our stories in multiple ways. It is interesting that pleasure is a passing season while pain is a condition that stays for long and transforms us. Grief and suffering are the other names of this condition. This selection on the perennial theme of pain and suffering would be of interest to you.

āshob-e-iztirāb meñ khaTkā jo hai to ye

ġham terā mil na jaa.e ġham-e-rozgār meñ

aashob-e-iztirab mein khaTka jo hai to ye

gham tera mil na jae gham-e-rozgar mein

Iqbal Suhail

ab to ḳhushī ġham hai na ġham ḳhushī mujhe

be-his banā chukī hai bahut zindagī mujhe

ab to KHushi ka gham hai na gham ki KHushi mujhe

be-his bana chuki hai bahut zindagi mujhe

Shakeel Badayuni

agar maujeñ Dubo detīñ to kuchh taskīn ho jaatī

kināroñ ne Duboyā hai mujhe is baat ġham hai

agar maujen Dubo detin to kuchh taskin ho jati

kinaron ne Duboya hai mujhe is baat ka gham hai

Divakar Rahi
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ai ġham-e-zindagī na ho nārāz

mujh ko aadat hai muskurāne

ai gham-e-zindagi na ho naraaz

mujh ko aadat hai muskurane ki

Abdul Hamid Adam

aish aish hai na sab ġham hai

zindagī ik hasīn sañgam hai

aish hi aish hai na sab gham hai

zindagi ek hasin sangam hai

Ali Jawwad Zaidi

apne chehre se jo zāhir hai chhupā.eñ kaise

terī marzī ke mutābiq nazar aa.eñ kaise

how do I hide the obvious, which from my face is clear

as you wish me to be seen, how do I thus appear

apne chehre se jo zahir hai chhupaen kaise

teri marzi ke mutabiq nazar aaen kaise

how do I hide the obvious, which from my face is clear

as you wish me to be seen, how do I thus appear

Waseem Barelvi

ashk-e-ġham dīda-e-pur-nam se sambhāle na ga.e

ye vo bachche haiñ jo maañ baap se paale na ga.e

ashk-e-gham dida-e-pur-nam se sambhaale na gae

ye wo bachche hain jo man bap se pale na gae

Meer Anees
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bahr-e-ġham se paar hone ke liye

maut ko sāhil banāyā jā.egā

bahr-e-gham se par hone ke liye

maut ko sahil banaya jaega

Jaleel Manikpuri
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bahut dushvār samjhānā hai ġham

samajh lene meñ dushvārī nahīñ hai

bahut dushwar samjhana hai gham ka

samajh lene mein dushwari nahin hai

Kaleem Aajiz

ba-qadr-e-zauq mere ashk-e-ġham tarjumānī hai

koī kahtā hai motī hai koī kahtā hai paanī hai

ba-qadr-e-zauq mere ashk-e-gham ki tarjumani hai

koi kahta hai moti hai koi kahta hai pani hai

Figar Unnavi
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bedard mujh se sharh-e-ġham-e-zindagī na pūchh

kaafī hai is qadar ki jiye rahā huuñ maiñ

bedard mujh se sharh-e-gham-e-zindagi na puchh

kafi hai is qadar ki jiye ja raha hun main

Hadi Machlishahri

bhūle-bisre hue ġham phir ubhar aate haiñ ka.ī

ā.īna dekheñ to chehre nazar aate haiñ ka.ī

bhule-bisre hue gham phir ubhar aate hain kai

aaina dekhen to chehre nazar aate hain kai

Fuzail Jafri

chiñgāriyāñ na Daal mire dil ke ghaao meñ

maiñ ḳhud jal rahā huuñ ġhamoñ ke alaao meñ

chingariyan na Dal mere dil ke ghao mein

main KHud hi jal raha hun ghamon ke alao mein

Saif Zulfi
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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

Jigar Moradabadi

daulat-e-ġham bhī ḳhas-o-ḳhāk-e-zamān meñ ga.ī

tum ga.e ho to mah o saal kahāñ Thahre haiñ

daulat-e-gham bhi KHas-o-KHak-e-zaman mein gai

tum gae ho to mah o sal kahan Thahre hain

Mahmood Ayaz

DhūñD laayā huuñ ḳhushī chhāñv jis ke vāste

ek ġham se bhī use do-chār karnā hai mujhe

DhunD laya hun KHushi ki chhanw jis ke waste

ek gham se bhi use do-chaar karna hai mujhe

Ghulam Husain Sajid

dil dabā jaatā hai kitnā aaj ġham ke baar se

kaisī tanhā.ī Tapaktī hai dar o dīvār se

dil daba jata hai kitna aaj gham ke bar se

kaisi tanhai Tapakti hai dar o diwar se

Akbar Hyderabadi

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

Jigar Moradabadi

dil ko ġham raas hai yuuñ gul ko sabā ho jaise

ab to ye dard sūrat davā ho jaise

dil ko gham ras hai yun gul ko saba ho jaise

ab to ye dard ki surat hi dawa ho jaise

Hosh Tirmizi

dil nā-umīd to nahīñ nākām to hai

lambī hai ġham shaam magar shaam to hai

dil na-umid to nahin nakaam hi to hai

lambi hai gham ki sham magar sham hi to hai

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

dukh de rusvā.ī de

ġham ko mire gahrā.ī de

dukh de ya ruswai de

gham ko mere gahrai de

Saleem Ahmed

ek vo haiñ ki jinheñ apnī ḳhushī le Duubī

ek ham haiñ ki jinheñ ġham ne ubharne na diyā

ek wo hain ki jinhen apni KHushi le Dubi

ek hum hain ki jinhen gham ne ubharne na diya

Azad Gulati

fikr-e-jahān dard-e-mohabbat firāq-e-yār

kyā kahiye kitne ġham haiñ mirī zindagī ke saath

fikr-e-jahan dard-e-mohabbat firaq-e-yar

kya kahiye kitne gham hain meri zindagi ke sath

Asar Akbarabadi
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ġham agarche jāñ-gusil hai pa kahāñ bacheñ ki dil hai

ġham-e-ishq gar na hotā ġham-e-rozgār hotā

If sorrow's fatal, then tell me, how can this heart endure?

if love's sorrow would not be, life's sorrow would, for sure

gham agarche jaan-gusil hai pa kahan bachen ki dil hai

gham-e-ishq gar na hota gham-e-rozgar hota

If sorrow's fatal, then tell me, how can this heart endure?

if love's sorrow would not be, life's sorrow would, for sure

Mirza Ghalib

ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ

maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā

gham aur KHushi mein farq na mahsus ho jahan

main dil ko us maqam pe lata chala gaya

Sahir Ludhianvi

ġham azīzoñ hasīnoñ judā.ī dekhī

dekheñ dikhlā.e abhī gardish-e-daurāñ kyā kyā

gham azizon ka hasinon ki judai dekhi

dekhen dikhlae abhi gardish-e-dauran kya kya

Akhtar Shirani

ġham de gayā nashāt-e-shanāsā.ī le gayā

vo apne saath apnī masīhā.ī le gayā

gham de gaya nashat-e-shanasai le gaya

wo apne sath apni masihai le gaya

Junaid Hazin Lari
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ġham hai āvāra akele meñ bhaTak jaatā hai

jis jagah rahiye vahāñ milte-milāte rahiye

gham hai aawara akele mein bhaTak jata hai

jis jagah rahiye wahan milte-milate rahiye

Nida Fazli
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ġham hai na ab ḳhushī hai na ummīd hai na yaas

sab se najāt paa.e zamāne guzar ga.e

gham hai na ab KHushi hai na ummid hai na yas

sab se najat pae zamane guzar gae

Khumar Barabankavi

ġham duniyā rahe ābād 'shakīl'

muflisī meñ koī jāgīr to hai

gham ki duniya rahe aabaad 'shakil'

muflisi mein koi jagir to hai

Shakeel Badayuni

ġham takmīl sāmān huā hai paidā

lā.iq-e-faḳhr mirī be-sar-o-sāmānī hai

gham ki takmil ka saman hua hai paida

laiq-e-faKHr meri be-sar-o-samani hai

Hanson Rehani

ġham tauhīn na kar ġham shikāyat kar ke

dil rahe na rahe azmat-e-ġham rahne de

belittle not these sorrows, of them do not complain

their glory be preserved, tho heart may not remain

gham ki tauhin na kar gham ki shikayat kar ke

dil rahe ya na rahe azmat-e-gham rahne de

belittle not these sorrows, of them do not complain

their glory be preserved, tho heart may not remain

Qamar Moradabadi

ġham meñ Duube rahe dam na hamārā niklā

bahr-e-hastī bahut duur kinārā niklā

gham mein Dube hi rahe dam na hamara nikla

bahr-e-hasti ka bahut dur kinara nikla

Bekhud Dehlvi
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ġham meñ kuchh ġham mashġhalā kiije

dard dard se davā kiije

gham mein kuchh gham ka mashghala kije

dard ki dard se dawa kije

Manzar Lakhnavi

ġham mujhe dete ho auroñ ḳhushī ke vāste

kyuuñ bure bante ho tum nāhaq kisī ke vāste

you heap these sorrows onto me, why for other's sake?

For someone else, needlessly this blame why do you take?

gham mujhe dete ho auron ki KHushi ke waste

kyun bure bante ho tum nahaq kisi ke waste

you heap these sorrows onto me, why for other's sake?

For someone else, needlessly this blame why do you take?

Riyaz Khairabadi

ġham mujhe nā-tavān rakhtā hai

ishq bhī ik nishān rakhtā hai

gham mujhe na-tawan rakhta hai

ishq bhi ek nishan rakhta hai

Jurat Qalandar Bakhsh
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ġham se bikhrā na pā.emāl huā

maiñ to ġham se be-misāl huā

gham se bikhra na paemal hua

main to gham se hi be-misal hua

Hasan Nayeem

ġham se ehsās ā.īna jilā paatā hai

aur ġham sīkhe hai aa kar ye salīqa mujh se

gham se ehsas ka aaina jila pata hai

aur gham sikhe hai aa kar ye saliqa mujh se

Javed Vashisht

ġham se ham suukh jab hue lakḌī

dostī nihāl Daal kaaT

gham se hum sukh jab hue lakDi

dosti ka nihaal Dal kaT

Abroo Shah Mubarak
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ġham se nāzuk zabt-e-ġham baat hai

ye bhī dariyā hai magar Thahrā huā

gham se nazuk zabt-e-gham ki baat hai

ye bhi dariya hai magar Thahra hua

Fana Nizami Kanpuri

ġham se nisbat hai jinheñ zabt-e-alam karte haiñ

ashk ko zīnat-e-dāmāñ nahīñ hone dete

gham se nisbat hai jinhen zabt-e-alam karte hain

ashk ko zinat-e-daman nahin hone dete

Abrar Kiratpuri

ġham-e-dil ab kisī ke bas nahīñ

kyā davā kyā duā kare koī

gham-e-dil ab kisi ke bas ka nahin

kya dawa kya dua kare koi

Hadi Machlishahri

ġham-e-duniyā bhī ġham-e-yār meñ shāmil kar lo

nashsha baḌhtā hai sharābeñ jo sharāboñ meñ mileñ

let love's longing with the ache of existence compound

when spirits intermingle the euphoria is profound

gham-e-duniya bhi gham-e-yar mein shamil kar lo

nashsha baDhta hai sharaben jo sharabon mein milen

let love's longing with the ache of existence compound

when spirits intermingle the euphoria is profound

Ahmad Faraz

ġham-e-habīb nahīñ kuchh ġham-e-jahāñ se alag

ye ahl-e-dard ne kyā mas.ale uThā.e haiñ

gham-e-habib nahin kuchh gham-e-jahan se alag

ye ahl-e-dard ne kya masale uThae hain

Abu Mohammad Sahar
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ġham-e-hastī 'asad' kis se ho juz marg ilaaj

sham.a har rañg meñ jaltī hai sahar hote tak

save death, Asad what else release from this life of pain?

a Lamp must burn in every hue till dawn is there again

gham-e-hasti ka 'asad' kis se ho juz marg ilaj

shama har rang mein jalti hai sahar hote tak

save death, Asad what else release from this life of pain?

a Lamp must burn in every hue till dawn is there again

Mirza Ghalib

ġham-e-hayāt o ġham-e-dost kashākash meñ

ham aise log to rañj-o-malāl se bhī ga.e

gham-e-hayat o gham-e-dost ki kashakash mein

hum aise log to ranj-o-malal se bhi gae

Aziz Hamid Madni

ġham-e-ishq ne kaaTī ġham-e-ishq musībat

isī mauj ne Duboyā isī mauj ne ubhārā

gham-e-ishq hi ne kaTi gham-e-ishq ki musibat

isi mauj ne Duboya isi mauj ne ubhaara

Farooq Banspari

ġham-e-jahān o ġham-e-yār do kināre haiñ

udhar jo Duube vo aksar idhar nikal aa.e

gham-e-jahan o gham-e-yar do kinare hain

udhar jo Dube wo aksar idhar nikal aae

Arshad Abdul Hamid

ġham-e-uqbā ġham-e-daurāñ ġham-e-hastī qasam

aur bhī ġham haiñ zamāne meñ mohabbat ke sivā

gham-e-uqba gham-e-dauran gham-e-hasti ki qasam

aur bhi gham hain zamane mein mohabbat ke siwa

Aziz Warsi

ġham-o-alam se jo ta.abīr ḳhushī maiñ ne

bahut qarīb se dekhī hai zindagī maiñ ne

gham-o-alam se jo tabir ki KHushi main ne

bahut qarib se dekhi hai zindagi main ne

Figar Unnavi
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