• Dil Mein Na Ho Jurrat:

    Dil Mein Na Ho Jurrat To Mohabbat Nahi Milti,
    Khairat Mein Itni Badi Daulat Nahi Milti;

    Kuchh Log Yun Hi Shehar Mein Hum Se Bhi Khafa Hain,
    Har Ek Se Apni Bhi Tabiyat Nahi Milti;

    Dekha Tha Jise Maine Koi Aur Tha Shaayad,
    Woh Kaun Hai Jis Se Teri Surat Nahi Milti;

    Hanste Hue Chehron Se Hai Baazaar Ki Zinat,
    Rone Ko Yahan Vaise Bhi Fursat Nahi Milti!
    ~ Nida Fazli
  • Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat:

    Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat, Ki Visaal-e-Yaar Hota,
    Agar Aur Jeete Rehte, Yahi Intezaar Hota;

    Koi Mere Dil Se Puche, Tere Teer-e-Nimkash Ko,
    Yeh Khalish Kahan Se Hoti, Jo Jigar Ke Paar Hota;

    Yeh Kahan Ki Dosti Hai, Ki Bane Hain Dost Naaseh,
    Koi Chhaar-Saaz Hota, Koi Gham Gusaar Hota;

    Kahu Kis Se Main, Ki Kya Hai Shab-e-Gham Buri Bala Hai,
    Mujhe Kya Bura Tha Marna, Agar Ek Baar Hota;

    Yeh Masaail-e-Tasavuff, Yeh Tere Bayaan 'Ghalib',
    Tujhe Hum Wali Samjhte, Jo Na Badaa-Khaar Hota!
    ~ Mirza Ghalib
  • Wafa Ke Baab Mein:

    Wafa Ke Baab Mein Ilzaam-e-Aashiqui Na Liya,
    Ki Teri Baat Ki Aur Tera Naam Bhi Na Liya;

    Khushaa Wo Log Ki Mehroom-e-Iltefaat Rahe,
    Tere Karam Ko Ba-Andaaz-e-Saadgi Na Liya;

    Tumhare Baad Kayi Haath Dil Ke Simat Barhe,
    Hazaar Shukar Girebaan Ko Hum Ne Si Na Liya;

    Tamaam Masti-o-Tishnaa-Labi Ke Hungame,
    Kisi Ne Sang Uthaya, Kisi Ne Meena Liya;

    'Faraz' Zulm Hai Itni Khud Aitmaadi Bhi;
    Ki Raat Bhi Thi Andheri, Charaagh Bhi Na Liya!
    ~ Ahmad Faraz
  • Aap Jin Ke Qarib:

    Aap Jin Ke Qarib Hote Hain,
    Vo Baḍe Ḳhush-Nasib Hote Hain;

    Jab Tabiyat Kisi Par Aati Hai,
    Maut Ke Din Qarib Hote Hain;

    Mujh Se Milna Phir Aap Ka Milna,
    Aap Kis Ko Nasib Hote Hain;

    Zulm Seh Kar Jo Uff Nahi Karte,
    Un Ke Dil Bhi Ajeeb Hote Hain;

    Ishq Mein Aur Kuch Nahi Milta,
    Saikḍon Gham Naseeb Hote Hain;

    Nunh Ki Kadar Koi Kya Jaane,
    Kahin Aise Adeeb Hote Hain!
    ~ Pankaj Udhas
  • Parakhna Mat Parakhne Mein:

    Parakhna Mat Parakhne Mein Koi Apna Nahi Rehta,
    Kisi Bhi Aaine Mein Der Tak Chehra Nahi Rehta;

    Bade Logon Se Milne Mein Hamesha Faansla Rakhna,
    Jahan Dariya Samandar Mein Mile Dariya Nahi Rehta;

    Hazaaron Sher Mere So Gaye Kaghaz Ki Qabron Mein,
    Ajab Maa Hun Koi Bachha Mera Zinda Nahi Rehta;

    Tumhara Shehar Toh Bilkul Naye Andaaz Wala Hai,
    Hamare Shehar Mein Bhi Koi Hum Sa Nahi Rehta;

    Mohabbat Ek Khushbu Hai Hamesha Saath Chalti Hai,
    Koi Insaan Tanhayi Mein Bhi Tanha Nahi Rehta;

    Koi Baadal Hare Mausam Ka Phir Elaan Karta Hai,
    Khiza Ke Baag Mein Jab Ek Bhi Patta Nahi Rehta!
    ~ Bashir Badr
  • Sari Basti Me Ye Jadoo:

    Sari Basti Mein Ye Jadoo Nazar Aaye Mujhko,
    Jo Daricha Bhi Khule Tu Nazar Aaye Mujhko;

    Sadiyon Ka Rat Jaga Meri Raaton Mein Aa Geya,
    Mein Ek Haseen Shakhs Ki Baaton Mein Aa Geya;

    Jab Tassavur Mera Chupke Se Tujhe Chu Aaye,
    Der Tak Apne Badan Se Teri Khushboo Aaye;

    Gustaakh Hawaaon Ki Shikaayat Na Kiya Kar,
    Udd Jaaye Dupatta Toh Khanak Odh Liya Kar;

    Tum Pucho Aur Main Na Bataun Aise Toh Halaat Nahi,
    Ek Zara Sa Dil Toota Hai Aur Toh Koi Baat Nahi;

    Raat Ke Sannate Mein Humne Kya-Kya Dhokhe Khaaye Hain,
    Apna Hi Dil Jab Dhadka Toh Hum Samjhe Wo Aaye Hain!
    ~ Qateel Shifai
  • Kaam Sab Ghair Zaruri Hain:

    Kaam Sab Ghair Zaroori Hain Jo Sab Karte Hain,
    Aur Hum Kuch Nahi Karte Hain Lekin Ghazab Karte Hain;

    Hum Pe Hakim Ka Koi Hukm Nahi Chalta Hai,
    Hum Qalandar Hain, Shahanshaah Laqab Karte Hain;

    Aap Ki Nazron Mein Suraj Ke Hai Jitni Azmat,
    Hum Chiraagon Ka Bhi Utna Hi Adab Karte Hain;

    Dekhiye Jisko Use Dhun Hai Masihaai Ki,
    Aaj-Kal Sheharon Ke Bimar Matab Karte Hain!
  • Ye Ehtiyaate Mohabbat:

    Ye Ehtiyaate Mohabbat Toh Jee Nahi Jaati,
    Ki Teri Baat Tujhi Se Kahi Nahi Jaati;

    Teri Nigaah Bhi Kaisi Ajab Kahani Hai,
    Mere Alawa Kisi Se Padhi Nahi Jaati;

    Tujhe Pata Bhi Hai Suraj Tere Ilaake Mein,
    Kahin-Kahin Toh Kabhi Roshni Nahi Jaati;

    Ajab Mizaj Hai In Khandani Logon Ka,
    Tabaah Ho Ke Bhi Dariya Dili Nahi Jaati!
    ~ Wasim Barelvi
  • Yahi Halaat Ibtda Se Rahe:

    Yahi Halaat Ibtda Se Rahe,
    Log Humse Khafa-Khafa Se Rahe;

    Bewafa Tum Kabhi Na The Lekin,
    Yeh Bhi Sach Hai Bewafa Se Rahe;

    In Chiragon Mein Tel Hi Kam Tha,
    Kyon Gila Phir Humein Hawa Se Rahe;

    Bahas, Shatranj, Sher Mausiki,
    Tum Nahi Rahe To Yeh Dilaase Rahe;

    Uske Bando Ko Dekhkar Kahiye,
    Humko Umeed Kya Khuda Se Rahe;

    Zindagi Ki Sharab Mangate Ho,
    Hum Ko Dekho Ki Pee Ke Pyaase Rahe!
    ~ Javed Akhtar
  • Main Iss Ummeed Pe Dooba Ki Tu Bacha Lega:

    Main Iss Ummeed Pe Dooba Ki Tu Bacha Lega,
    Ab Iske Baad Mera Imtihaan Kya Lega;

    Yeh Ek Mela Hai Vaada Kisi Se Kya Lega,
    Dhalegaa Din Toh Har Ek Apna Raasta Lega;

    Main Bujh Geya Toh Hamesha Ko Bujh Hi Jaaunga,
    Koi Chiraag Nahi Hun Ki Phir Jalaa Lega;

    Kaleja Chahiye Dushman Se Dushmani Ke Liye,
    Jo Be-Amal Hai Woh Badla Kisi Se Kya Lega;

    Main Uska Ho Nahi Sakta Bata Na Dena Use,
    Sunegaa Toh Lakeeren Haath Ki Apni Woh Jalaa Lega;

    Hazaar Tod Ke Aa Jaaun Us Se Rishta 'Wasim',
    Main Jaanta Hun, Woh Jab Chahega, Bula Lega!
    ~ Wasim Barelvi
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