Khuddari Shayari

Self and selfhood are philosophical issues. These help us realize ourselves, recognize our goals, and discover the paths of arrival. Philosophers, creative artists, even the common human beings can appreciate the significance of selfhood as it stands for human dignity. Here are some examples from Urdu poetry that engage with the concept of self and selfhood.

kisī ko kaise batā.eñ zarūrateñ apnī

madad mile na mile aabrū to jaatī hai

how can I, to anyone, my needs and wants project

help I may receive or not, will lose my self-respect

kisi ko kaise bataen zaruraten apni

madad mile na mile aabru to jati hai

how can I, to anyone, my needs and wants project

help I may receive or not, will lose my self-respect

Waseem Barelvi

mujhe dushman se bhī ḳhuddārī ummīd rahtī hai

kisī bhī ho sar qadmoñ meñ sar achchhā nahīñ lagtā

mujhe dushman se bhi KHuddari ki ummid rahti hai

kisi ka bhi ho sar qadmon mein sar achchha nahin lagta

Javed Akhtar

kisī ra.iis mahfil zikr kyā hai

ḳhudā ke ghar bhī na jā.eñge bin bulā.e hue

kisi rais ki mahfil ka zikr hi kya hai

KHuda ke ghar bhi na jaenge bin bulae hue

Ameer Minai

duniyā merī balā jaane mahñgī hai sastī hai

maut mile to muft na luuñ hastī kyā hastī hai

duniya meri bala jaane mahngi hai ya sasti hai

maut mile to muft na lun hasti ki kya hasti hai

Fani Badayuni

vaqt ke saath badalnā to bahut āsāñ thā

mujh se har vaqt muḳhātib rahī ġhairat merī

waqt ke sath badalna to bahut aasan tha

mujh se har waqt muKHatib rahi ghairat meri

Ameer Qazalbash

izn-e-ḳhirām lete hue āsmāñ se ham

haT kar chale haiñ rahguzar-e-kārvāñ se ham

izn-e-KHiram lete hue aasman se hum

haT kar chale hain rahguzar-e-karwan se hum

Asrarul Haq Majaz

jis din mirī jabīñ kisī dahlīz par jhuke

us din ḳhudā shigāf mire sar meñ Daal de

jis din meri jabin kisi dahliz par jhuke

us din KHuda shigaf mere sar mein Dal de

Kaif Bhopali

ham tire ḳhvāboñ jannat se nikal kar aa ga.e

dekh terā qasr-e-ālī-shān ḳhālī kar diyā

hum tere KHwabon ki jannat se nikal kar aa gae

dekh tera qasr-e-ali-shan KHali kar diya

Etibar Sajid

gard-e-shohrat ko bhī dāman se lipaTne na diyā

koī ehsān zamāne uThāyā nahīñ

gard-e-shohrat ko bhi daman se lipaTne na diya

koi ehsan zamane ka uThaya hi nahin

Hasan Naim

maiñ tire dar bhikārī mire dar faqīr

aadmī is daur meñ ḳhuddār ho saktā nahīñ

main tere dar ka bhikari tu mere dar ka faqir

aadmi is daur mein KHuddar ho sakta nahin

Iqbal Sajid

kyā ma.alūm kisī mushkil

ḳhud-dārī hai ḳhud-bīnī

kya malum kisi ki mushkil

KHud-dari hai ya KHud-bini

Hairat shimlavii

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