Top 10 couplets of Bismil Azimabadi

Famous poet of Azimabad, Wrote oft-quoted sher 'sarfaroshii kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil me.n hai…'

sarfaroshī tamannā ab hamāre dil meñ hai

dekhnā hai zor kitnā bāzu-e-qātil meñ hai

sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mein hai

dekhna hai zor kitna bazu-e-qatil mein hai

Bismil Azimabadi

ho na māyūs ḳhudā se 'bismil'

ye bure din bhī guzar jā.eñge

ho na mayus KHuda se 'bismil'

ye bure din bhi guzar jaenge

Bismil Azimabadi

majbūriyoñ ko apnī kaheñ kyā kisī se ham

laa.e ga.e haiñ, aa.e nahīñ haiñ ḳhushī se ham

majburiyon ko apni kahen kya kisi se hum

lae gae hain, aae nahin hain KHushi se hum

Bismil Azimabadi

allāh tere haath hai ab ābrū-e-shauq

dam ghuT rahā hai vaqt raftār dekh kar

allah tere hath hai ab aabru-e-shauq

dam ghuT raha hai waqt ki raftar dekh kar

Bismil Azimabadi

tum sun ke kyā karoge kahānī ġharīb

jo sab sun rahā hai kaheñge usī se ham

tum sun ke kya karoge kahani gharib ki

jo sab ki sun raha hai kahenge usi se hum

Bismil Azimabadi

jur.at-e-shauq to kyā kuchh nahīñ kahtī lekin

paañv phailāne nahīñ detī hai chādar mujh ko

jurat-e-shauq to kya kuchh nahin kahti lekin

panw phailane nahin deti hai chadar mujh ko

Bismil Azimabadi

ek din vo din the rone pe hañsā karte the ham

ek ye din haiñ ki ab hañsne pe ronā aa.e hai

ek din wo din the rone pe hansa karte the hum

ek ye din hain ki ab hansne pe rona aae hai

Bismil Azimabadi

'bismil' butoñ ishq mubārak tumheñ magar

itne niDar na ho ki ḳhudā bhī Dar na ho

'bismil' buton ka ishq mubarak tumhein magar

itne niDar na ho ki KHuda ka bhi Dar na ho

Bismil Azimabadi

kahāñ qarār hai kahne ko dil qarār meñ hai

jo thī ḳhizāñ meñ vahī kaifiyat bahār meñ hai

kahan qarar hai kahne ko dil qarar mein hai

jo thi KHizan mein wahi kaifiyat bahaar mein hai

Bismil Azimabadi

kyā kareñ jām-o-subū haath pakaḌ lete haiñ

to kahtā hai ki uTh jā.iye mai-ḳhāne se

kya karen jam-o-subu hath pakaD lete hain

ji to kahta hai ki uTh jaiye mai-KHane se

Bismil Azimabadi