Top 10 couplets of Muhammad Rafi Sauda

One of the greatest 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

kaifiyyat-e-chashm us mujhe yaad hai 'saudā'

sāġhar ko mire haath se liijo ki chalā maiñ

kaifiyyat-e-chashm us ki mujhe yaad hai 'sauda'

saghar ko mere hath se lijo ki chala main

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

na kar 'saudā' shikva ham se dil be-qarārī

mohabbat kis ko detī hai miyāñ ārām duniyā meñ

na kar 'sauda' tu shikwa hum se dil ki be-qarari ka

mohabbat kis ko deti hai miyan aaram duniya mein

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

fikr-e-ma.āsh ishq-e-butāñ yād-e-raftagāñ

is zindagī meñ ab koī kyā kyā kiyā kare

fikr-e-maash ishq-e-butan yaad-e-raftagan

is zindagi mein ab koi kya kya kiya kare

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

jis roz kisī aur pe bedād karoge

ye yaad rahe ham ko bahut yaad karoge

jis roz kisi aur pe bedad karoge

ye yaad rahe hum ko bahut yaad karoge

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

maiñ ne tum ko dil diyā aur tum ne mujhe rusvā kiyā

maiñ ne tum se kyā kiyā aur tum ne mujh se kyā kiyā

main ne tum ko dil diya aur tum ne mujhe ruswa kiya

main ne tum se kya kiya aur tum ne mujh se kya kiya

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

'saudā' ḳhudā ke vāste kar qissa muḳhtasar

apnī to niiñd uḌ ga.ī tere fasāne meñ

'sauda' KHuda ke waste kar qissa muKHtasar

apni to nind uD gai tere fasane mein

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

ve sūrateñ ilāhī kis mulk bastiyāñ haiñ

ab dekhne ko jin ke āñkheñ tarastiyāñ haiñ

we suraten ilahi kis mulk bastiyan hain

ab dekhne ko jin ke aankhen tarastiyan hain

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

gul pheñke hai auroñ taraf balki samar bhī

ai ḳhāna-bar-andāz-e-chaman kuchh to idhar bhī

gul phenke hai auron ki taraf balki samar bhi

ai KHana-bar-andaz-e-chaman kuchh to idhar bhi

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

'saudā' jo tirā haal hai itnā to nahīñ vo

kyā jāniye ne use kis aan meñ dekhā

'sauda' jo tera haal hai itna to nahin wo

kya jaaniye tu ne use kis aan mein dekha

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

'saudā' jo bālīñ pe gayā shor-e-qayāmat

ḳhuddām-e-adab bole abhī aañkh lagī hai

'sauda' ki jo baalin pe gaya shor-e-qayamat

KHuddam-e-adab bole abhi aankh lagi hai

Sauda Mohammad Rafi