Top 10 couplets of Asad Badayuni

Leading poet who taught Urdu literature at AMU, Aligarh, also published a literary magazine 'Daairay'

sab ik charāġh ke parvāne honā chāhte haiñ

ajiib log haiñ dīvāne honā chāhte haiñ

sab ek charagh ke parwane hona chahte hain

ajib log hain diwane hona chahte hain

Asad Badayuni

gaañv aañkh se bastī nazar se dekhā

ek rañg hai duniyā ko jidhar se dekhā

ganw ki aankh se basti ki nazar se dekha

ek hi rang hai duniya ko jidhar se dekha

Asad Badayuni

merī rusvā.ī ke asbāb haiñ mere andar

aadmī huuñ so bahut ḳhvāb haiñ mere andar

meri ruswai ke asbab hain mere andar

aadmi hun so bahut KHwab hain mere andar

Asad Badayuni

bichhaḌ ke tujh se kisī dūsre pe marnā hai

ye tajraba bhī isī zindagī meñ karnā hai

bichhaD ke tujh se kisi dusre pe marna hai

ye tajraba bhi isi zindagi mein karna hai

Asad Badayuni

jam ga.ī dhuul mulāqāt ke ā.īnoñ par

mujh ko us na use merī zarūrat koī

jam gai dhul mulaqat ke aainon par

mujh ko us ki na use meri zarurat koi

Asad Badayuni

ġhairoñ ko kyā paḌī hai ki rusvā kareñ mujhe

in sāzishoñ meñ haath kisī āshnā hai

what is it to strangers to spread this calumny

the conspiracy is the work of someone close to me

ghairon ko kya paDi hai ki ruswa karen mujhe

in sazishon mein hath kisi aashna ka hai

what is it to strangers to spread this calumny

the conspiracy is the work of someone close to me

Asad Badayuni

phūloñ tāzgī nahīñ dekhne chiiz

kāñToñ samt bhī to nigāheñ uThā ke dekh

phulon ki tazgi hi nahin dekhne ki chiz

kanTon ki samt bhi to nigahen uTha ke dekh

Asad Badayuni

aate haiñ barg-o-bār daraḳhtoñ ke jism par

tum bhī uThāo haath ki mausam duā hai

aate hain barg-o-bar daraKHton ke jism par

tum bhi uThao hath ki mausam dua ka hai

Asad Badayuni

chaman vahī ki jahāñ par laboñ ke phuul khileñ

badan vahī ki jahāñ raat ho gavārā bhī

chaman wahi ki jahan par labon ke phul khilen

badan wahi ki jahan raat ho gawara bhi

Asad Badayuni

purāne ghar shikasta chhatoñ se uktā kar

na.e makān naqsha banātā rahtā huuñ

purane ghar ki shikasta chhaton se ukta kar

nae makan ka naqsha banata rahta hun

Asad Badayuni