Zindagi Shayari

Life is simply indefinable; it presents itself in many more ways than human beings can comprehend. Similarly, the representations of life in poetry are as varied as are our perceptions with regard to life. This small selection of verses on life is only a few of those approaches to human existence which distinguish life for all its splendor and beauty.

aa.e Thahre aur ravāna ho ga.e

zindagī kyā hai, safar baat hai

aae Thahre aur rawana ho gae

zindagi kya hai, safar ki baat hai

Haidar Ali Jafri

āḳhir ik roz to paivand-e-zamīñ honā hai

jāma-e-zīst nayā aur purānā kaisā

aaKHir ek roz to paiwand-e-zamin hona hai

jama-e-zist naya aur purana kaisa

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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ab mirī koī zindagī nahīñ

ab bhī tum merī zindagī ho kyā

ab meri koi zindagi hi nahin

ab bhi tum meri zindagi ho kya

Jaun Eliya

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

adā huā na qarz aur vajūd ḳhatm ho gayā

maiñ zindagī dete dete suud ḳhatm ho gayā

ada hua na qarz aur wajud KHatm ho gaya

main zindagi ka dete dete sud KHatm ho gaya

Faryad Aazar

ahl-e-dil ke vāste paiġhām ho kar rah ga.ī

zindagī majbūriyoñ naam ho kar rah ga.ī

ahl-e-dil ke waste paigham ho kar rah gai

zindagi majburiyon ka nam ho kar rah gai

Ganesh Bihari Tarz

ai adam ke musāfiro hoshiyār

raah meñ zindagī khaḌī hogī

ai adam ke musafiro hoshiyar

rah mein zindagi khaDi hogi

Saghar Siddiqui

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

ajab tarah se guzārī hai zindagī ham ne

jahāñ meñ rah ke na kār-e-jahāñ ko pahchānā

ajab tarah se guzari hai zindagi hum ne

jahan mein rah ke na kar-e-jahan ko pahchana

Wazir Agha

baḌā ghāTe saudā hai 'sadā' ye saañs lenā bhī

baḌhe hai umr jyūñ-jyūñ zindagī kam hotī jaatī hai

baDa ghaTe ka sauda hai 'sada' ye sans lena bhi

baDhe hai umr jyun-jyun zindagi kam hoti jati hai

Sada Ambalvi

baḌī talāsh se miltī hai zindagī ai dost

qazā tarah patā pūchhtī nahīñ aatī

baDi talash se milti hai zindagi ai dost

qaza ki tarah pata puchhti nahin aati

Shaanul Haq Haqqi

bahāne aur bhī hote jo zindagī ke liye

ham ek baar tirī aarzū bhī kho dete

bahane aur bhi hote jo zindagi ke liye

hum ek bar teri aarzu bhi kho dete

Majrooh Sultanpuri

bahut hasīn sahī sohbateñ guloñ magar

vo zindagī hai jo kāñToñ ke darmiyāñ guzre

bahut hasin sahi sohbaten gulon ki magar

wo zindagi hai jo kanTon ke darmiyan guzre

Jigar Moradabadi

bahut qarīb rahī hai ye zindagī ham se

bahut aziiz sahī e'tibār kuchh bhī nahīñ

bahut qarib rahi hai ye zindagi hum se

bahut aziz sahi e'tibar kuchh bhi nahin

Akhtar Saeed Khan

bandhan ik bañdhā thā rag-o-pai se jism meñ

marne ke ba.ad haath se motī bikhar ga.e

bandhan sa ek bandha tha rag-o-pai se jism mein

marne ke baad hath se moti bikhar gae

Bashiruddin Ahmad Dehlvi
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be-ta.alluq zindagī achchhī nahīñ

zindagī kyā maut bhī achchhī nahīñ

be-talluq zindagi achchhi nahin

zindagi kya maut bhi achchhi nahin

Hafeez Jalandhari

dard aisā hai ki chāhe hai zinda rahiye

zindagī aisī ki mar jaane ko chāhe hai

dard aisa hai ki ji chahe hai zinda rahiye

zindagi aisi ki mar jaane ko ji chahe hai

Kaleem Aajiz

dard baḌh kar davā na ho jaa.e

zindagī be-mazā na ho jaa.e

dard baDh kar dawa na ho jae

zindagi be-maza na ho jae

Aleem Akhtar

dard ulfat na ho to zindagī kyā mazā

āh-o-zārī zindagī hai be-qarārī zindagī

dard ulfat ka na ho to zindagi ka kya maza

aah-o-zari zindagi hai be-qarari zindagi

Ghulam Bhik Nairang

dekhā hai zindagī ko kuchh itne qarīb se

chehre tamām lagne lage haiñ ajiib se

dekha hai zindagi ko kuchh itne qarib se

chehre tamam lagne lage hain ajib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

dhuup saḳhtī to thī lekin 'farāz'

zindagī meñ phir bhī thā saaya bahut

dhup ki saKHti to thi lekin 'faraaz'

zindagi mein phir bhi tha saya bahut

Faraz Sultanpuri

dhuup meñ niklo ghaTāoñ meñ nahā kar dekho

zindagī kyā hai kitāboñ ko haTā kar dekho

dhup mein niklo ghaTaon mein naha kar dekho

zindagi kya hai kitabon ko haTa kar dekho

Nida Fazli

din raat mai-kade meñ guzartī thī zindagī

'aḳhtar' vo be-ḳhudī ke zamāne kidhar ga.e

din raat mai-kade mein guzarti thi zindagi

'aKHtar' wo be-KHudi ke zamane kidhar gae

Akhtar Shirani

ek musht-e-ḳhāk aur vo bhī havā zad meñ hai

zindagī bebasī isti.āra dekhnā

ek musht-e-KHak aur wo bhi hawa ki zad mein hai

zindagi ki bebasi ka istiara dekhna

Parveen Shakir

ek siitā rifāqat hai to sab kuchh paas hai

zindagī kahte haiñ jis ko raam ban-bās hai

ek sita ki rifaqat hai to sab kuchh pas hai

zindagi kahte hain jis ko ram ka ban-bas hai

Hafeez Banarasi
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gañvā.ī kis tamannā meñ zindagī maiñ ne

vo kaun hai jise dekhā nahīñ kabhī maiñ ne

ganwai kis ki tamanna mein zindagi main ne

wo kaun hai jise dekha nahin kabhi main ne

Jaun Eliya

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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gar zindagī meñ mil ga.e phir ittifāq se

pūchheñge apnā haal tirī bebasī se ham

gar zindagi mein mil gae phir ittifaq se

puchhenge apna haal teri bebasi se hum

Sahir Ludhianvi

ġharaz ki kaaT diye zindagī ke din ai dost

vo terī yaad meñ hoñ tujhe bhulāne meñ

gharaz ki kaT diye zindagi ke din ai dost

wo teri yaad mein hon ya tujhe bhulane mein

Firaq Gorakhpuri
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ġhazal us ne chheḌī mujhe saaz denā

zarā umr-e-rafta ko āvāz denā

ghazal us ne chheDi mujhe saz dena

zara umr-e-rafta ko aawaz dena

Safi Lakhnavi
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guzar rahī thī zindagī guzar rahī hai zindagī

nasheb ke baġhair bhī farāz ke baġhair bhī

guzar rahi thi zindagi guzar rahi hai zindagi

nasheb ke baghair bhi faraaz ke baghair bhi

Javed Saba

hai ajiib shahr zindagī na safar rahā na qayām hai

kahīñ kārobār dopahr kahīñ bad-mizāj shaam hai

hai ajib shahr ki zindagi na safar raha na qayam hai

kahin karobar si dopahr kahin bad-mizaj si sham hai

Bashir Badr

ham ġham-zada haiñ laa.eñ kahāñ se ḳhushī ke giit

deñge vahī jo pā.eñge is zindagī se ham

hum gham-zada hain laen kahan se KHushi ke git

denge wahi jo paenge is zindagi se hum

Sahir Ludhianvi
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ham ko bhī ḳhush-numā nazar aa.ī hai zindagī

jaise sarāb duur se dariyā dikhā.ī de

hum ko bhi KHush-numa nazar aai hai zindagi

jaise sarab dur se dariya dikhai de

Mahshar Badayuni
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ham log to marte rahe qistoñ meñ hamesha

phir bhī hameñ jiine hunar kyuuñ nahīñ aayā

hum log to marte rahe qiston mein hamesha

phir bhi hamein jine ka hunar kyun nahin aaya

zafar iqbal zafar

hamārī zindagī to muḳhtasar ik kahānī thī

bhalā ho maut jis ne banā rakkhā hai afsāna

hamari zindagi to muKHtasar si ek kahani thi

bhala ho maut ka jis ne bana rakkha hai afsana

Bedam Shah Warsi

har ek kaam hai dhoka har ek kaam hai khel

ki zindagī meñ tamāshā bahut zarūrī hai

har ek kaam hai dhoka har ek kaam hai khel

ki zindagi mein tamasha bahut zaruri hai

Khaleel Mamoon
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har nafas ik sharāb ho ghūñT

zindagānī harām hai varna

har nafas ek sharab ka ho ghunT

zindagani haram hai warna

Arzoo Lakhnavi
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har nafas umr-e-guzishta hai mayyat 'fānī'

zindagī naam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane

har nafas umr-e-guzishta ki hai mayyat 'fani'

zindagi nam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane ka

Fani Badayuni

hayāt aaj bhī kanīz hai huzūr-e-jabr meñ

jo zindagī ko jiit le vo zindagī mard hai

hayat aaj bhi kaniz hai huzur-e-jabr mein

jo zindagi ko jit le wo zindagi ka mard hai

Bashir Badr
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hayāt laakh ho faanī magar ye sun rakhiye

hayāt se jo hai maqsūd ġhair-fānī hai

hayat lakh ho fani magar ye sun rakhiye

hayat se jo hai maqsud ghair-fani hai

Kalidas Gupta Raza

hichkiyoñ par ho rahā hai zindagī raag ḳhatm

jhaTke de kar taar toḌe rahe haiñ saaz ke

hichkiyon par ho raha hai zindagi ka rag KHatm

jhaTke de kar tar toDe ja rahe hain saz ke

Natiq Gulavthi
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hosh vāloñ ko ḳhabar kyā be-ḳhudī kyā chiiz hai

ishq kiije phir samajhiye zindagī kyā chiiz hai

hosh walon ko KHabar kya be-KHudi kya chiz hai

ishq kije phir samajhiye zindagi kya chiz hai

Nida Fazli
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ijāzat ho to maiñ tasdīq kar luuñ terī zulfoñ se

sunā hai zindagī ik ḳhūb-sūrat daam hai saaqī

ijazat ho to main tasdiq kar lun teri zulfon se

suna hai zindagi ek KHub-surat dam hai saqi

Abdul Hamid Adam
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ik ik qadam pe rakkhī hai yuuñ zindagī laaj

ġham bhī ehtirām kiyā hai ḳhushī ke saath

ek ek qadam pe rakkhi hai yun zindagi ki laj

gham ka bhi ehtiram kiya hai KHushi ke sath

Kaifi Bilgirami
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ik muamma hai samajhne na samjhāne

zindagī kaahe ko hai ḳhvāb hai dīvāne

ek muamma hai samajhne ka na samjhane ka

zindagi kahe ko hai KHwab hai diwane ka

Fani Badayuni

ik silsila havas hai insāñ zindagī

is ek musht-e-ḳhāk ko ġham do-jahāñ ke haiñ

ek silsila hawas ka hai insan ki zindagi

is ek musht-e-KHak ko gham do-jahan ke hain

Chakbast Brij Narayan

ik zindagī amal ke liye bhī nasīb ho

ye zindagī to nek irādoñ meñ kaT ga.ī

ek zindagi amal ke liye bhi nasib ho

ye zindagi to nek iradon mein kaT gai

khaleel Qidwai
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is tarah zindagī ne diyā hai hamārā saath

jaise koī nibāh rahā ho raqīb se

is tarah zindagi ne diya hai hamara sath

jaise koi nibah raha ho raqib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

ishq ke mazmūñ the jin meñ vo risāle kyā hue

ai kitāb-e-zindagī tere havāle kyā hue

ishq ke mazmun the jin mein wo risale kya hue

ai kitab-e-zindagi tere hawale kya hue

Abu Mohammad Sahar
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