Jafa Shayari

Insincerity in love is a stark reality. It is, however, a reality that has caught the imagination of Urdu poets over all the ages and brought us close to appreciating the variety of conditions in love. While only the lover and the beloved are the subject of this poetry but they together unveil so much of human nature. You may like to have a look at this selection here.

adā aa.ī jafā aa.ī ġhurūr aayā hijāb aayā

hazāroñ āfateñ le kar hasīnoñ par shabāb aayā

ada aai jafa aai ghurur aaya hijab aaya

hazaron aafaten le kar hasinon par shabab aaya

Nooh Narvi

mire qatl ke ba.ad us ne jafā se tauba

haa.e us zūd-pashīmāñ pashīmāñ honā

After she had slain me then from torture she forswore

Alas! the one now quickly shamed was not so before

ki mere qatl ke baad us ne jafa se tauba

hae us zud-pashiman ka pashiman hona

After she had slain me then from torture she forswore

Alas! the one now quickly shamed was not so before

Mirza Ghalib

aise bigḌe ki phir jafā bhī na

dushmanī bhī haq adā na huā

she was so annoyed she did not even torment me

in doing so denied what was due to enmity

aise bigDe ki phir jafa bhi na ki

dushmani ka bhi haq ada na hua

she was so annoyed she did not even torment me

in doing so denied what was due to enmity

Hasrat Mohani

tiir par tiir lagāo tumheñ Dar kis hai

siina kis hai mirī jaan jigar kis hai

tir par tir lagao tumhein Dar kis ka hai

sina kis ka hai meri jaan jigar kis ka hai

Ameer Minai

jab bhī vālid jafā yaad aa.ī

apne daadā ḳhatā yaad aa.ī

jab bhi walid ki jafa yaad aai

apne dada ki KHata yaad aai

Mohammad Yusuf Papa

lutf aane lagā jafāoñ meñ

vo kahīñ mehrbāñ na ho jaa.e

I've started to enjoy her tortures by and by

I hope she doesn't now decide to

lutf aane laga jafaon mein

wo kahin mehrban na ho jae

I've started to enjoy her tortures by and by

I hope she doesn't now decide to

Ameer Minai

zulm phir zulm hai baḌhtā hai to miT jaatā hai

ḳhuun phir ḳhuun hai Tapkegā to jam jā.egā

zulm phir zulm hai baDhta hai to miT jata hai

KHun phir KHun hai Tapkega to jam jaega

Sahir Ludhianvi

pahle rag rag se mirī ḳhuun nichoḌā us ne

ab ye kahtā hai ki rañgat mirī piilī hai

pahle rag rag se meri KHun nichoDa us ne

ab ye kahta hai ki rangat hi meri pili hai

Muzaffar Warsi

jitnī vo mire haal pe karte haiñ jafā.eñ

aatā hai mujhe un mohabbat yaqīñ aur

More the cruelty from her that I receive

more in her affection for me do I believe

jitni wo mere haal pe karte hain jafaen

aata hai mujhe un ki mohabbat ka yaqin aur

More the cruelty from her that I receive

more in her affection for me do I believe

Arsh Malsiyani

tum na tauba karo jafāoñ se

ham vafāoñ se tauba karte haiñ

tum na tauba karo jafaon se

hum wafaon se tauba karte hain

Sahir Hoshiyarpuri

zālim jafā jo chāhe so kar mujh pe vale

pachhtāve phir aap aisā na kar kahīñ

O cruel one any torture, on me implement

just refrain from actions which you may repent

zalim jafa jo chahe so kar mujh pe tu wale

pachhtawe phir tu aap hi aisa na kar kahin

O cruel one any torture, on me implement

just refrain from actions which you may repent

Khwaja Meer Dard

un jafāoñ par bhī vafā huā gumāñ

apnī vafāoñ ko bhī farāmosh kar diyā

un ki jafaon par bhi wafa ka hua guman

apni wafaon ko bhi faramosh kar diya

Hameed Jalandhari