Urdu Poetry

My DiscussionUrdu Poetry
Ikram Naqvi asked 14 years ago

I have always enjoyed Urdu poetry.
Some of my favorite Shairs(poets) are Ghalib, Jigar, Khumar, Faiz and Ahmad Faraz.

Some of my most favourite shairs are:

Ishq par zor nahi hai yai vo aatish ghalib
kai lagai naa lagi aur bujhai naa banai

Apni dunyaa aap paida kar agar zindon main hai
sirrai aadam hai zamire kunfakaan hai zindagi(IQBAL)

Yaqeen mohakam amal maiham muhabbat fathe aalam
jahade zindagani main hain yai mardon ki shamsheerain(IQBAL)

Syeda Masood replied 14 years ago

Ghalib is a genius. The ideas he represents in his poetry are very deep but unfortunately translations can not do justice to Ghalib.
My favorites are:
Yun to tujh bin nahin koi mojood
phir ye hangama aye khuda kia hai
and
dil hee to hai na sang o khisht dard sey bhar na aye kyoon
royein gey ham hazar baar koi hamain satae kyoon
Another nice one:
tere vaadey par jiye ham to ye jan jhoot jana
key khushee sey mar na jate agar aitbar hota

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Remembering Jon Elia
ham to jaise yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

ham to jaise yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n
dhuup the saayabaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

[saayabaa.N = cornice]

raaste kaaravaa.N ke saath rahe
marhale kaaravaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

[marhale = obstacles/difficulties]

ab hamaaraa makaan kis kaa hai
ham to apane makaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

in ko aa.Ndhi me.n hii bikharanaa thaa
baal-o-par yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

[baal-o-par = arms and wings]

us galii ne ye sun ke sabr kiyaa
jaane vaale yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

[sabr karanaa = to be patient]

ho terii Khaak-e-aastaa.N pe salaam
ham tere aastaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

[Khaak = dust; aastaa.N = threshold]

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

hai muhabbat hayat ki lazzat
varna kuch lazate hayat nahin
kaya ijazat hai aik baat kahon
vo—magar khair koi baat nahin
JON AILYA

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

sharm vahshat jhijak paraishani
naaz se kaam kyon nahi laintin
aap vo ji magar ye sab kaya hai
tum mairaa naam kyon nahin laitin JON AILYA

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Wah Wah Jon Elia
kisi libaas ki khushboo jab ud ke aati hai
tere badan ki judaii bahut satati hai
tera bagair mujhe chain kaise padta hai
mere bagair tujhe neend kaise aati hai

minnatein hain khyaal ki tere
khoob guzri tere khyaal ke sath
maine ek zindagi basar kar dee
tere naa-deeda khatt-o-khaal ke saaath

saari aql-o-hosh ki aashaiyein
tumne saanchein mein junoon mein dhaal deein
kar lia tha maine ahd-e-tark-e-ishq
tumne phir baahein gale mein daal deein

dil mein jinka nishaan bhi na raha
kyun na chehroN pe ab wo rang khilein
ab to khaali hai rooh jazboN se
ab bhi kya ham tapaak se na milein

mere aur uske darmiyaan ab to
sirf ek roo ba roo ka rishta hai
haaye wo rishta, haaye khamoshi
ab faqat guftagoo ka rishta hai

Jaun Elia

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Ghalib remembered
dil-e-naadaaN tujhe huaa kya hai ?
aaKHir is dard kee dawa kya hai

2. ham haiN mushtaaq aur woh bezaar
ya ilaahee ! yeh maajra kya hai ?

[ mushtaaq = interested, bezaar = displeased/sick of ]

3. maiN bhee muNh meiN zabaan rakhta hooN
kaash ! poocho ki “muddaa kya hai” ?

4. jab ki tujh bin naheeN koee maujood
fir ye hangaama, ‘ei KHuda ! kya hai

5. ye paree chehara log kaise haiN ?
GHamza-o-ishwa-o-‘adaa kya hai ?

[ paree chehara = angel faced, GHamza = amorous glance,
ishwa = coquetry ]

6. shikan-e-zulf-e-ambaree kyoN hai ?
nigah-e-chashm-e-soorma sa kya hai ?

[ shikan = wrinkel/fold, ambaree = fragrance, chashm = eye ]

7. sabja-o-gul kahaaN se aaye haiN ?
abr kya cheez hai, hawa kya hai ?

[ abr = clouds ]

8. hamko unse wafa ki hai ummeed
jo naheeN jaante wafa kya hai

9. “haaN bhala kar tera bhala hoga”
aur darvesh kee sada kya hai ?

[ darvesh = beggar, sada = voice ]

10. jaan tum par nisaar karta hooN
maiN naheeN jaanata duaa kya hai

11. maiNe maana ki kuchch naheeN ‘GHalib’
muft haath aaye to bura kya hai ?

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Khumar Barabankvi: A little sad never the less worth exposure
aisaa nahii.n ki un se mohabbat nahii.n rahii

aisaa nahii.n ki un se mohabbat nahii.n rahii
jazbaat me.n vo pahalii sii shiddat nahii.n rahii

sar me.n vo intazaar kaa saudaa nahii.n rahaa
dil par vo dha.Dakano.n kii hukuumat nahii.n rahii

paiham tavaaf-e-kuuchaa-e-jaanaa ke din gaye
pairo.n me.n chalane phirane kii taaqat nahii.n rahii

chehare kii jhurriyo.n ne bhayaanak banaa diyaa
aa_iinaa dekhane kii bhii himmat nahii.n rahii

kam_zorii-e-nigaah ne sanjiidaa kar diya
jalvo.n se chhe.D-chhaa.D kii aadat nahii.n rahii

allaah jaane maut kahaa.N mar ga_ii ‘Khumar’
ab mujh ko zindagii kii zaruurat nahii.n rahii

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

Khumar mujai bhi bahut pasand hain.Mundarja shair mulahzaa farmain:

ab aansoo sanbhalte nahin hain hamare
tumhari amaanat tumare hawale

qamayat hi main phir mulaqat hogi
abhi waqt hai lot aajane wale

abhi khud mujhae shak hai apni wafaa par
abhi aur kuch din mujhai aazamalai

khumar ab yakhalus bhi apna badaldo
bane ho jo maikash se allah wale

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Mohammed Iqbal ki yaad mein
aataa hai yaad mujhako guzaraa huaa zamaanaa
vo baaG kii bahaare.n vo sab ka chah-chahaanaa

aazaadiyaa.N kahaa.N vo ab apane gho.Nsale kii
apanii Khushii se aanaa apanii Khushii se jaanaa

lagatii ho choT dil par, aataa hai yaad jis dam
shabanam ke aa.Nsuuo.n par kaliyo.n kaa muskuraanaa

vo pyaarii pyaarii surat, vo kaamiinii sii muurat
aabaad jis ke dam se thaa meraa aashiyaanaa

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

GHALIB KAA YAI SHIR MUJHAI BHAUT PASAND HAI.SHAYD AAPKO BHI PASAND AAI.
QAIDE HAYAT BANDO GHAM ASAL MAIN DONO AIK HAIN
MOT SAI PAHLAI AADMI GHAM SAI NIJAT PAI KYON

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

khud amal taira hai soorat gar tairi taqdeer kaa
shikwa karta hai too apna kar taqdeer kaa na kar
Poet unknown

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Sadequain on Amroha:
Rukhsara-i-Gaiti Pe Sajil Amroha
Amroha ke Logon ka Hai Dil Amroha
Dilli hai Agar Aab tu Gil Amroha
Lucknau jo Bindi tu Til Amroha
Amroha Pe Do Shehar-i-Dil Ara Bakhshoon
Bas Ho Tu Samarqand-o-Bukhara Bakhshoon

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

Jon Ailya on Amroha.

Aagai hain tumharai shahar sai door
rehai walai to ham waheen kai thai

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

Hayat Amrohi kehtai hain_

zindagi kaa saaz bhi kya ssaz hai
baj rahaa hai aur baiaawaaz hai

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

The best of HAFIZ

WHEN YOU CAN ENDURE
When
The words stop
And you can endure the silence

That reveals your heart’s
Pain
Of emptiness
Or that great wrenching-sweet longing,
That is the time to try and listen
To what the Beloved’s
Eyes

Most want
To
Say.

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

One of my most favourite shair of Ghalib

baazeechaa-e-atfaal hai duniya mere aage
hota hai shab-o-roz tamaasha mere aage

waseem Ahmad replied 14 years ago

Agar naa zohra jabeeno kai darmiya guzrai
To phir yai kaisai katai zindagi kahan guzrai
Jigar Moradabadi

Tanvir Ali replied 14 years ago

Love the quality of input in this section.Main bhi paish kartaa hon:
“Dile nadan tujhai hua kaya hai
Aakhri is dard ki dawaa kaya hai”
Ghalib

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Ghalib: Wah Wah
aah ko chaahiye ik ‘umr asar hone tak
kaun jeeta hai teree zulf ke sar hone tak ?

2. daam har mauj meiN hai halqa-e-sad_kaam-e-nahaNg
dekhaiN kya guzre hai qatre pe guhar hone tak

3. aashiqee sabr talab aur tamanna betaab
dil ka kya rang karooN KHoon-e-jigar hone tak ?

4. ham ne maana ke taGHaful na karoge, lekin
KHaak ho jaayeNge ham tumko KHabar hone tak

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

baithai hon shakh par yaa parwaz bhi parindai
bhata hai dil inka har subah chachahana
phoolon ki zindagi bhi kaya khoob zindagi hai
taa hadde umar inka shakhon yai muskarana

Shair unknown (Zindagi ko kis khoobsoorat tareeqai sai batyaa hai.

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

RAIS AMROHVI ON REMEMBERING AMROHA
Shaklay zahir kuchh bhe ho jaey wohi rehte hain hum
Hum kahin bhi hoen magar Amrohvi rehtay haen hum

Naam lay lay ker fazaein yaad karti hain hamein
Aaj bhi us ki hawaein yaad karti hain hamein
Rais Amrohvi

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

Ghalib revisited

HazaroN khwahishein aisii ke her khwahish pe dum niklay,
Buhut niklay meray armaaN lekin phir bhi kam niklay!

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

Nasib aazmani ke din aa rahe hain
qarib un ke aane ke din a rahe hain

jo dil se kahaa jo dil se sunaa hai
sab un ko sunaane ke din aa rahe hain

chalo ‘Faiz’ phir se kahiin lagaayein
sunna hai thikaane ke din aa rahe hain

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

Ghalib kehtai hain

“Dile nadan tujhai hua kaya hai

Aakhir is dard ki dawa kaya hai”

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

pari jo apni buriyon pai nazar
to nazar main koi bura na rahaa.

Zafar

janta hon sawaab taat o zahad
par tabiyat idhar nahi aati

Ghalib

safia Khan replied 14 years ago

baazeechaa-e-atfaal hai duniya mere aage
hota hai shab-o-roz tamaasha mere aage

Only Ghalib could have said this so long ago and yet it is so fresh!

Ikram Naqvi replied 14 years ago

jama karte ho kiyon raqeebon ko

aik tamaashaa hua gilaa na huaa

Ghalib

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

FAIZ REMEMBERED

Raat yun dil mein teri, khoyi hui yaad aayi,
Jaise viraane mein chupke se bahaar aa jaye,
Jaise sahraaon mein haule se chale baad-e-naseem,
Jaise bimaar ko be-wajaah quraar aa jaaye.

Nargis Siddiqui replied 13 years ago

Dile nadaan tujhai hua kiya hai

aakhir is dard ki dawa kiya hai

Ghalib

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

JON ALIYA KE CHAND ASHAAR

paas rehkar judaai ki tujhse
door hokar tujhai talaash kiya
mainai tera nishan gum karke
apne andar tujhe talaash kiya

maine har baar tujhse milte waqt
tujhse milne ki aarzoo ki hai
tere jaanai ke baad bhi maine
teri khushboo se guftugoo ki hai

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

bas mujhai yon hi khayal aayaa

sochti ho to sochti ho kiya

JON AILIYA

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

Hamne mana ke taghaful na karoge laikin

khak hojaingai ham tum ko kahabr hone tak

Ghalib

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

dil ko jab dil se raah hotii hai

dil ko jab dil se raah hotii hai
aah hotii hai vaah hotii hai

ik nazar dil kii simt dekh to lo
kaise duniyaa tabaah hotii hai

husn-e-jaanaa.N kii manzilo.n ko na puuchh
har nafas ek raah hotii hai

kyaa Khabar thii ki ishq ke haatho.n
aisii haalat tabaah hotii hai

saa.Ns letaa huu.N dam ulajhataa hai
baat karataa huu.N aah hotii hai

jo ulaT detii hai safo.n ke safe
ik shikastaa-sii aah hotii hai

Jigar Moradabadi

Anand Raj replied 13 years ago

Humsafar mere humsafar, masti main mere humsafar
Tumse jeena seekha humne, mast hokar humsafar
Mast hokar hum chale to, mit gaya mai ka asar
Mai raha na jana tujhe tab, tujhmain paya Eshwar
Eshwar ka utsav hai har par, hue samai se bakhabar
Humsafar mere humsafar, masti main mere humsafar

Anand

The gist of this is that when we love someone, I (meaning ego) doesn’t exist and you submit yourself to your loved one completely.

Life is good! So let’s continue to enjoy every single moment of it NOW without worrying about the past or the future. Time exists no more.

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

Allama Iqbal remembered

aataa hai yaad mujhako guzaraa huaa zamaanaa
Sir Mohammed Iqbal

aataa hai yaad mujhako guzaraa huaa zamaanaa
vo baaG kii bahaare.n vo sab ka chah-chahaanaa

aazaadiyaa.N kahaa.N vo ab apane gho.Nsale kii
apanii Khushii se aanaa apanii Khushii se jaanaa

lagatii ho choT dil par, aataa hai yaad jis dam
shabanam ke aa.Nsuuo.n par kaliyo.n kaa muskuraanaa

vo pyaarii pyaarii surat, vo kaamiinii sii muurat
aabaad jis ke dam se thaa meraa aashiyaanaa

Maryam Jahan replied 13 years ago

QAIDE HAYAT BANDO GHAM ASAL MAIN DONO AIK HAIN

MOT SE PEHLE AADMI GHAM SE NIJAAT PAAI KYON

GHALIB

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

Mera shair

PIYAR KE DEEP JALAONGA VO AAIN TO SAHI
RAAT MEN PALKAIN BIGADONGA VO AAIN TO SAHI

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

FARAZ REMEMBERED
ab ke ham bichha.De to shaayad kabhii Khvaabo.n me.n mile.n
ab ke ham bichha.De to shaayad kabhii Khvaabo.n me.n mile.n
jis tarah suukhe hue phuul kitaabo.n me.n mile.n
Dhuu.NDh uja.De hue logo.n me.n vafaa ke motii
ye Khazaane tujhe mumkin hai Kharaabo.n me.n mile.n
tuu Khudaa hai na meraa ishq farishto.n jaisaa
dono.n insaa.N hai.n to kyo.n itane hijaabo.n me.n mile.n
Gam-e-duniyaa bhii Gam-e-yaar me.n shaamil kar lo
nashaa ba.Dataa hai sharabe.n jo sharaabo.n me.n mile.n aaj ham daar pe khe.nche gaye jin baato.n par
kyaa ajab kal vo zamaane ko nisaabo.n me.n mile.n

ab na vo mai.n huu.N na tu hai na vo maazii hai `Faraaz’,
jaise do shaKhs tamannaa ke saraabo.n me.m mile.n

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

ham to jaise yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

ham to jaise yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n
dhuup the saayabaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

raaste kaaravaa.N ke saath rahe
marhale kaaravaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

ab hamaaraa makaan kis kaa hai
ham to apane makaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

in ko aa.Ndhi me.n hii bikharanaa thaa
baal-o-par yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

us galii ne ye sun ke sabr kiyaa
jaane vaale yahaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

ho terii Khaak-e-aastaa.N pe salaam
ham tere aastaa.N ke the hii nahii.n

Jaun Eilia

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

FAIZ AHMAD FAIZ

na jaane jamo meena aur maimaane pai kiya guzri

jab uth kar main chalaa aayaa to mehkhane pe kiya guzri

bahut rangeeniyan chai hui theen awali shab main

bataao bazm walo raat dhal jaane pai kiya guzri

shama kaa rakhse sholaa aatshi to sab hi ne daikha

kisi ne ye nahin daikha ke parwane pai kiya guzri

safia Khan replied 13 years ago

kis tarah paayaa tujhe phir kis tarah khoyaa tujhe
mujh saa munkir bhii to qaa_il ho gayaa taqdiir kaa
Ahmed Faraz

Ikram Naqvi replied 13 years ago

ajal sar par khari hai waqt hai ab bhi chale aao
kisi ki aakhri hasrat ko thukrayaa nahi karte

Unhen behre havadis main kabhi sahil nahi milta
safine jinke toofanon se takrayaa nahi karte

Hamen hi saath lailo gar koi sathi nahin milta
ke tanha mehfile aghyar main jaayaa nhai karte

Fana ab ishq ki toheen hai khamosh hojao
jafai yaar ke qisson ko dohraya nahi karte

Salim Khatolvi

Ikram Naqvi replied 12 years ago

Aah ko chaiye aik umr basar hone tak
Kon jeeta hai teri zulf ke sar hone tak

Mirza Ghalib

Ikram Naqvi replied 12 years ago

Agar naa zohra jabeeno ke darmiyan guzre
to phir ye kese kate zinzagi kahan guzre

Jigar Murabadi

Ikram Naqvi replied 12 years ago

ham ko miTaa sake ye zamaane me.n dam nahii.n
Jigar Moradabadi

ham ko miTaa sake ye zamaane me.n dam nahii.n
ham se zamaanaa Khud hai zamaane se ham nahii.n

befaayadaa alam nahii.n bekaar Gam nahii.n
taufiiq de Khudaa to ye nemat bhii kam nahii.n

[alam = sorrow; taufiiq = divine strength; nemat = divine blessing]

merii zubaa.N pe shikavaa-e-ahal-e-sitam nahii.n
mujh ko jagaa diyaa yahii ehasaan kam nahii.n

yaa rab! hujuum-e-dard ko de aur vusate.n
daaman to kyaa abhii merii aa.Nkhe.n bhii nam nahii.n

[vusate.n = spread out/expanse]

zaahid kuchh aur ho na ho maiKhaane me.n magar
kyaa kam ye hai ki shikavaa-e-dair-o-haram nahii.n

marg-e-Jigar pe kyo.n terii aa.Nkhe.n hai.n ashk-rez
ik saanihaa sahii magar itanii aham nahii.n

[saanihaa = incident; aham = important]

Tanvir Ali replied 12 years ago

ye mumkin hai purani yaad ke mosam nikal aain
udhar tum nikal aao idhar se ham nikal aain

Maikash Amrohivi