Top 10 couplets of Athar Nafees

Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.

darvāza khulā hai ki koī lauT na jaa.e

aur us ke liye jo kabhī aayā na gayā ho

darwaza khula hai ki koi lauT na jae

aur us ke liye jo kabhi aaya na gaya ho

Athar Nafees

hamāre ishq meñ rusvā hue tum

magar ham to tamāshā ho ga.e haiñ

hamare ishq mein ruswa hue tum

magar hum to tamasha ho gae hain

Athar Nafees

ai mujh ko fareb dene vaale

maiñ tujh pe yaqīn kar chukā huuñ

ai mujh ko fareb dene wale

main tujh pe yaqin kar chuka hun

Athar Nafees

bahut chhoTe haiñ mujh se mere dushman

jo merā dost hai mujh se baḌā hai

bahut chhoTe hain mujh se mere dushman

jo mera dost hai mujh se baDa hai

Athar Nafees

ye dhuup to har ruḳh se pareshāñ karegī

kyuuñ DhūñD rahe ho kisī dīvār saaya

ye dhup to har ruKH se pareshan karegi

kyun DhunD rahe ho kisi diwar ka saya

Athar Nafees

ik shakl hameñ phir bhaa.ī hai ik sūrat dil meñ samā.ī hai

ham aaj bahut sarshār sahī par aglā moḌ judā.ī hai

ek shakl hamein phir bhai hai ek surat dil mein samai hai

hum aaj bahut sarshaar sahi par agla moD judai hai

Athar Nafees

lamhoñ ke azaab sah rahā huuñ

maiñ apne vajūd sazā huuñ

lamhon ke azab sah raha hun

main apne wajud ki saza hun

Athar Nafees

'at.har' tum ne ishq kiyā kuchh tum bhī kaho kyā haal huā

koī nayā ehsās milā sab jaisā ahvāl huā

'athar' tum ne ishq kiya kuchh tum bhi kaho kya haal hua

koi naya ehsas mila ya sab jaisa ahwal hua

Athar Nafees

bā-vafā thā to mujhe pūchhne vaale bhī na the

be-vafā huuñ to huā naam bhī ghar ghar merā

ba-wafa tha to mujhe puchhne wale bhi na the

be-wafa hun to hua nam bhi ghar ghar mera

Athar Nafees

vo ishq jo ham se ruuTh gayā ab us haal batā.eñ kyā

koī mehr nahīñ koī qahr nahīñ phir sachchā sher sunā.eñ kyā

wo ishq jo hum se ruTh gaya ab us ka haal bataen kya

koi mehr nahin koi qahr nahin phir sachcha sher sunaen kya

Athar Nafees