Top 10 couplets of Mustafa Khan 'Shefta'

He was the Nawab of Jahangirabad, Bulandshahar.

itnī na baḌhā pākī-e-dāmāñ hikāyat

dāman ko zarā dekh zarā band-e-qabā dekh

itni na baDha paki-e-daman ki hikayat

daman ko zara dekh zara band-e-qaba dekh

Shefta Mustafa Khan

iz.hār-e-ishq us se na karnā thā 'sheftā'

ye kyā kiyā ki dost ko dushman banā diyā

izhaar-e-ishq us se na karna tha 'shefta'

ye kya kiya ki dost ko dushman bana diya

Shefta Mustafa Khan

jis lab ke ġhair bose leñ us lab se 'sheftā'

kambaḳht gāliyāñ bhī nahīñ mere vāste

those lips that others get to kiss alas on them I see

not even curses or abuse are now assigned for me

jis lab ke ghair bose len us lab se 'shefta'

kambaKHt galiyan bhi nahin mere waste

those lips that others get to kiss alas on them I see

not even curses or abuse are now assigned for me

Shefta Mustafa Khan

ham tālib-e-shohrat haiñ hameñ nañg se kyā kaam

badnām agar hoñge to kyā naam na hogā

hum talib-e-shohrat hain hamein nang se kya kaam

badnam agar honge to kya nam na hoga

Shefta Mustafa Khan

shāyad isī naam mohabbat hai 'sheftā'

ik aag hai siine ke andar lagī huī

shayad isi ka nam mohabbat hai 'shefta'

ek aag si hai sine ke andar lagi hui

Shefta Mustafa Khan

be-uzr vo kar lete haiñ va.ada ye samajh kar

ye ahl-e-muravvat haiñ taqāzā na kareñge

be-uzr wo kar lete hain wada ye samajh kar

ye ahl-e-murawwat hain taqaza na karenge

Shefta Mustafa Khan

fasāne yuuñ to mohabbat ke sach haiñ par kuchh kuchh

baḌhā bhī dete haiñ ham zeb-e-dāstāñ ke liye

fasane yun to mohabbat ke sach hain par kuchh kuchh

baDha bhi dete hain hum zeb-e-dastan ke liye

Shefta Mustafa Khan

āshufta-ḳhātirī vo balā hai ki 'sheftā'

taa.at meñ kuchh maza hai na lazzat gunāh meñ

aashufta-KHatiri wo bala hai ki 'shefta'

taat mein kuchh maza hai na lazzat gunah mein

Shefta Mustafa Khan

kis liye lutf bāteñ haiñ phir

kyā koī aur sitam yaad aayā

kis liye lutf ki baaten hain phir

kya koi aur sitam yaad aaya

Shefta Mustafa Khan

dil-e-bad-ḳhū kisī tarah ra.ūnat kam ho

chāhtā huuñ vo sanam jis meñ mohabbat kam ho

dil-e-bad-KHu ki kisi tarah raunat kam ho

chahta hun wo sanam jis mein mohabbat kam ho

Shefta Mustafa Khan