Top 10 couplets of Seemab Akbarabadi

One of the most prominent pre-modern Urdu Poets, having hundreds of disciples.

umr-e-darāz maañg ke laa.ī thī chaar din

do aarzū meñ kaT ga.e do intizār meñ

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

umr-e-daraaz mang ke lai thi chaar din

do aarzu mein kaT gae do intizar mein

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

Seemab Akbarabadi

dil bisāt kyā thī nigāh-e-jamāl meñ

ik ā.īna thā TuuT gayā dekh-bhāl meñ

dil ki bisat kya thi nigah-e-jamal mein

ek aaina tha TuT gaya dekh-bhaal mein

Seemab Akbarabadi

māzī-e-marhūm nākāmiyoñ zikr chhoḌ

zindagī fursat-e-bāqī se koī kaam le

mazi-e-marhum ki nakaamiyon ka zikr chhoD

zindagi ki fursat-e-baqi se koi kaam le

Seemab Akbarabadi

tujhe dānista mahfil meñ jo dekhā ho to mujrim huuñ

nazar āḳhir nazar hai be-irāda uTh ga.ī hogī

tujhe danista mahfil mein jo dekha ho to mujrim hun

nazar aaKHir nazar hai be-irada uTh gai hogi

Seemab Akbarabadi

roz kahtā huuñ ki ab un ko na dekhūñgā kabhī

rose us kūche meñ ik kaam nikal aatā hai

roz kahta hun ki ab un ko na dekhunga kabhi

rose us kuche mein ek kaam nikal aata hai

Seemab Akbarabadi

hai husūl-e-ārzū raaz tark-e-ārzū

maiñ ne duniyā chhoḌ to mil ga.ī duniyā mujhe

hai husul-e-arzu ka raaz tark-e-arzu

main ne duniya chhoD di to mil gai duniya mujhe

Seemab Akbarabadi

vo duniyā thī jahāñ tum band karte the zabāñ merī

ye mahshar hai yahāñ sunñī paḌegī dāstāñ merī

wo duniya thi jahan tum band karte the zaban meri

ye mahshar hai yahan sunni paDegi dastan meri

Seemab Akbarabadi

ḳhulūs-e-dil se sajda ho to us sajde kyā kahnā

vahīñ ka.aba sarak aayā jabīñ ham ne jahāñ rakh

KHulus-e-dil se sajda ho to us sajde ka kya kahna

wahin kaba sarak aaya jabin hum ne jahan rakh di

Seemab Akbarabadi

mohabbat meñ ik aisā vaqt bhī aatā hai insāñ par

sitāroñ chamak se choT lagtī hai rag-e-jāñ par

mohabbat mein ek aisa waqt bhi aata hai insan par

sitaron ki chamak se choT lagti hai rag-e-jaan par

Seemab Akbarabadi

kahānī merī rūdād-e-jahāñ ma.alūm hotī hai

jo suntā hai usī dāstāñ ma.alūm hotī hai

kahani meri rudad-e-jahan malum hoti hai

jo sunta hai usi ki dastan malum hoti hai

Seemab Akbarabadi