Top 10 couplets of Fani Badayuni

One of the most prominent post-classical poets famous for his pessimistic view of life.

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

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

sune jaate na the tum se mire din raat ke shikve

kafan sarkāo merī be-zabānī dekhte jaao

sune jate na the tum se mere din raat ke shikwe

kafan sarkao meri be-zabani dekhte jao

Fani Badayuni

har musībat diyā ek tabassum se javāb

is tarah gardish-e-daurāñ ko rulāyā maiñ ne

har musibat ka diya ek tabassum se jawab

is tarah gardish-e-dauran ko rulaya main ne

Fani Badayuni

bahlā na dil na tīrgī-e-shām-e-ġham ga.ī

ye jāntā to aag lagātā na ghar ko maiñ

bahla na dil na tirgi-e-sham-e-gham gai

ye jaanta to aag lagata na ghar ko main

Fani Badayuni

zikr jab chhiḌ gayā qayāmat

baat pahuñchī tirī javānī tak

zikr jab chhiD gaya qayamat ka

baat pahunchi teri jawani tak

Fani Badayuni

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

zindagī jabr hai aur jabr ke āsār nahīñ

haa.e is qaid ko zanjīr bhī darkār nahīñ

zindagi jabr hai aur jabr ke aasar nahin

hae is qaid ko zanjir bhi darkar nahin

Fani Badayuni

dil ujaḌnā sahl sahī basnā sahl nahīñ zālim

bastī basnā khel nahīñ baste baste bastī hai

dil ka ujaDna sahl sahi basna sahl nahin zalim

basti basna khel nahin baste baste basti hai

Fani Badayuni

yā-rab tirī rahmat se māyūs nahīñ 'fānī'

lekin tirī rahmat tāḳhīr ko kyā kahiye

ya-rab teri rahmat se mayus nahin 'fani'

lekin teri rahmat ki taKHir ko kya kahiye

Fani Badayuni