• Ek Pal Mein Ek Sadi Ka Maza Humse Puchiye,
    Do Din Kee Zindagi Ka Maza Humase Puchiye;

    Bhoole Hai Raftaa-Raftaa Unhe Muddaton Mein Hum,
    Kishto Mein Khudkushi Ka Maza Humse Puchiye;

    Aagaaz-e-Aashiqui Ka Maza Aap Jaaniye,
    Anzaam-e-Aashiqui Ka Maza Humse Puchiye;

    Jalte Diyo Mein Jalte Gharon Jaisi Lau Kahan,
    Sarkaar Roshani Ka Maza Humase Puchiye;

    Wo Jaan Hi Gaye Ki Humein Unse Pyaar Hai,
    Aankhon Kee Mukhbari Ka Maza Humse Puchiye;

    Hansne Ka Shaunk Humko Bhi Tha Aap Kee Tarah!
    ~ Khumar Barabankvi
  • Kahaan Tak Aankh Roegi Kahaan Tak Kiska Gham Hoga,
    Mere Jaisa Yahan Koi Na Koi Roz Kam Hoga;

    Tujhe Paane Kee Koshish Mein Kuch Itna Ro Chuka Hun Main,
    Ki Tu Mil Bhi Agar Jaye To Ab Milne Ka Gham Hoga;

    Samandar Kee Galatfehmi Se Koi Puch To Leta,
    Zameen Ka Haunsala Kya Aise Toofaano Se Kam Hoga;

    Mohabbat Naapne Ka Koi Paimana Nahi Hota,
    Kahin Tu Badh Bhi Sakta Hai, Kahin Tu Mujh Se Kam Hoga!
    ~ Wasim Barelvi
  • Yaad Mein Apne Yaar-e-Jaani Kee,
    Hum Ne Mar Mar Ke Zindagani Kee;

    Dosto Ko Adu Kiya Hum Ne,
    Kar Ke Taarif Yaar-e-Jaani Kee;

    Kyon Na Ruswaa Kare Zamaane Mein,
    Ye Kahani Gham-e-Nahani Kee;

    Rooh Hoyegi Hashar Mein Sahab,
    Ek Nishani Sara-e-Faani Kee;

    Khaak-Saari Se Badh Geya Insaan,
    Arz Par Sair Aasmaani Kee;

    Zard Surat Pe Hijr Mein Na Hanso,
    Sharah Hai Rang-e-Zaafaraani Kee;

    Aaj Kal Lakhnow Mein Ai 'Akhtar',
    Dhoom Hai Teri Khush-Bayaani Kee!
    ~ Wajid Ali Shah
  • Yaaro Kisi Qatil Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Maango,
    Apne Hi Gale Ke Liye Talwar Na Maango;

    Gir Jaoge Tum Apne Maseeha Kee Nazar Se,
    Mar Kar Bhi Ilaaz-e-Dil-e-Beemar Na Maango;

    Khul Jayega Is Tarah Nigahon Ka Bharam Bhi,
    Kaanton Se Kabhi Phool Kee Mehakaar Na Maango;

    Sach Baat Pe Milta Hai Sada Zehar Ka Pyala,
    Jeena Hai To Phir Jeene Ke Izhaar Na Maango;

    Us Cheez Ka Kya Zikar Jo Mumkin Hi Nahi Hai,
    Sehara Mein Kabhi Sayaa-e-Deewar Na Maango!
    ~ Qateel Shifai
  • Kabhi Khaamosh Baithoge Kabhi Kuch Gungunaoge,
    Main Utana Yaad Aaunga Mujhe Jitna Bhulaoge;

    Koi Jab Puch Baithega Khamoshi Ka Sabab Tumse,
    Bahut Samjhana Chahoge Magar Samjha Na Paoge;

    Kabhi Duniya Mukkamal Ban Ke Aayegi Nigaahon Mein,
    Kabhi Mere Kabhi Duniya Kee Har Ek Shah Mein Paoge;

    Kahin Par Bhi Rahen Hum Tum Mohabbat Phir Mohabbat Hai,
    Tumhein Hum Yaad Aayenge Humein Tum Yaad Aaoge!
    ~ Nazeer Banarsi
  • Mil Bhi Jate Hain Toh Katara Ke Nikal Jaate Hain;
    Haye Mausam Kee Tarah Dost Badal Jaate Hain;

    Hum Abhi Tak Hain Giraftar-e-Mohabbat Yaaro;
    Thokarein Kha Ke Suna Tha Ki Sambhal Jaate Hain;

    Ye Kabhi Apni Jafa Par Na Hua Sharminda;
    Hum Samajhate Rahe Patthar Bhi Pighal Jaate Hain;

    Umar Bhar Jin Kee Wafaon Pe Bharosa Kije;
    Waqt Padane Pe Wohi Log Badal Jaate Hain!
    ~ Bashir Badr
  • Ye Din Bahaar Ke Ab Ke Bhi Raas Na Aa Sake,
    Ki Gunche Khil To Sake Khil Ke Muskura Na Sake;

    Meri Tabahi Dil Par To Reham Kha Na Saki,
    Jo Roshani Mein Rahe Roshani Ko Pa Na Sake;

    Na Jaane Aah! Ki Un Aansuon Pe Kya Guzari,
    Jo Dil Se Aankh Tak Aaye Mishgaan Tak Aa Na Sake;

    Rahen Khulus-e-Mohabbat Ke Haadsaat Jahan,
    Mujhe To Kya Mere Naqsh-e-Kadam Mita Na Sake;

    KarenNge Mar Ke Baqa-e-Dawaam Kya Hasil,
    Jo Zindaa Reh Ke Muqaam-e-Hayat Pa Na Sake;

    Naya Zamanaa Banane Chale The Deewane,
    Nayi Zameen, Naya Aasmaan Bana Na Sake!
    ~ Josh Malihabadi
  • Main Bura Hi Sahi Bhala Na Sahi,
    Par Teri Kaun See Jafaa Na Sahi;

    Dard-e-Dil Hum To Un Se Keh Guzare,
    Gar Unhone Nahi Suna Na Sahi;

    Shab-e-Gham Mein Bala Se Shugal To Hai,
    Naala-e-Dil Mera Rasa Na Sahi;

    Dil Bhi Apna Nahi Raha Na Rahe,
    Ye Bhi Ai Charkh-e-Fitnaa-Zaa Na Sahi;

    Dekh To Lenge Wo Agar Aaye,
    Taaqat-e-Arz-e-Muddaa Na Sahi;

    Kuch To Aashiq Se Chhed-chhaad Rahi,
    Kaj-Adaayi Sahi Adaa Na Sahi;

    Kyon Bura Manate Ho Shikwa Mera,
    Chalo Be-Jaa Sahi B-Jaa Na Sahi;

    Uqada-e-Dil Hamara Ya Kismat,
    Na Khula Tujh Se Ai Saba Na Sahi;

    Vaaizo Band-e-Khuda To Hai 'Aish',
    Hum Ne Maana Wo Parasa Na Sahi!
    ~ Aish Dehlvi
  • Ishq Kee Duniya Mein Ek Hungama Barpaa Kar Diya;
    Ai Khayal-e-Dost Ye Kya Ho Gaya Kya Kar Diya;

    Zarre Zarre Ne Mera Afsana Sun Kar Daad Dee;
    Main Ne Vahshat Mein Jahaan Ko Tera Shaida Kar Diya;

    Toor Par Raah-e-Wafa Mein Bo Diye Kaante Kaleem;
    Ishq Kee Vusaat Ko Masdood-e-Taqazaa Kar Diya;

    Bistar-e-Mashriq Se Sooraj Ne Uthayaa Apana Sar;
    Kis Ne Ye Mehfil Mein Zikr-e-Husn-e-Yaktaa Kar Diya;

    Chashm-e-Nargis Jaa-e-Shabnam Khoon Royegi Nadeem;
    Maine Jis Din Gulasitan Ka Raaz Ifsaa Kar Diya;

    Mudda-e-Dil Kahun 'Ehasaan' Kis Umeed Par;
    Wo Jo Chahenge Karenge Aur Jo Chaha Kar Diya!
    ~ Ehsaan Danish
  • Khayaal-e-Husn Mein Yun Zindagi Tamaam Hui,
    Haseen Subah Hui Aur Haseen Shaam Hui;

    Baqaar-e-Ishq Bas Ab Sar Jhuka De Kadamon Par,
    Udhar Se Tere Liye Sabaqat-e-Salaam Hui;

    Har Ek Apni Jagah Khush Har Ek Yahi Samajha,
    Nigah-e-Khaas B-Tarz-e-Nigaah-e-Aam Hui;

    Nazar Mili To Tabassum Raha Khamoshi Par,
    Nazar Phiri To Zara Himmat-e-Kalaam Hui;

    Bas Ab To Tum Ne Mohabbat Ka Le Liya Badla,
    Maaf Karna Jo Takleef-e-Inteqam Hui;

    Hai Dekhne Hi Ka Waqfa Jise Samajhte Hain,
    'Raza' Wo Dhoop Chadhi Din Dhala Wo Shaam Hui!
    ~ Raza Lakhnawi
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