baat karni mujhe mushkil kabhi aisi to na thi

baat karni mujhe mushkil kabhi aisi to na thi
jaisi ab hai teri mahfil kabhi aisi to na thi
conversing has never been so diffficult for me
your company now is no more as it used to be
le gaya chhin ke kaun aaj tera sabr o qarar
be-qarari tujhe ai dil kabhi aisi to na thi
who is it that's spirited your peace and calm away
o heart you never were perturbed as you are today
us ki aankhon ne khuda jaane kiya kya jadu
ki tabiat meri mail kabhi aisi to na thi
lord knows what enchantment her eyes have cast on me
never was my temperament inclined to this degree
aks-e-rukhsar ne kis ke hai tujhe chamkaya
tab tujh mein mah-e-kaamil kabhi aisi to na thi
reflection of whose face is it that causes you to glow?
o full moon, you've never shone this brightly before
ab ki jo rah-e-mohabbat mein uthai taklif
sakht hoti hamein manzil kabhi aisi to na thi
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pa-e-kuban koi zindan mein naya hai majnun
aati aawaz-e-salasil kabhi aisi to na thi
in jail some lover, newly crazed, is stomping all around
never did the clamour of the chains produce this sound
nigah-e-yar ko ab kyun hai taghaful ai dil
wo tere haal se ghafil kabhi aisi to na thi
o heart why is my loved one's glance neglectful today?
unmindful of your state, it has never been this way
chashm-e-qatil meri dushman thi hamesha lekin
jaisi ab ho gai qatil kabhi aisi to na thi
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kya sabab tu jo bigadta hai 'zafar' se har bar
khu teri hur-shamail kabhi aisi to na thi
what reason zafar's every act you do now deplore
houri-face! your nature never was like this before

hai dil ko jo yaad aai falak-e-pir kisi ki

hai dil ko jo yaad aai falak-e-pir kisi ki
aankhon ke tale phirti hai taswir kisi ki
girya bhi hai nala bhi hai aur aah-o-fughan bhi
par dil mein hui us ke na tasir kisi ki
hath aae hai kya khak tere khak-e-kaf-e-pa
jab tak ki na qismat mein ho iksir kisi ki
yaro wo hai bigda hua baaten na banao
kuchh pesh nahin jaane ki taqrir kisi ki
nazan na ho munim ki jahan tera mahal hai
howegi yahan pahle bhi tamir kisi ki
meri girah-e-dil na khuli hai na khulegi
jab tak na khule zulf-e-girah-gir kisi ki
aata bhi agar hai to wo phir jae hai ulta
jis waqt ulat jae hai taqdir kisi ki
is abru o mizhgan se 'zafar' tez ziyaada
khanjar na kisi ka hai na shamshir kisi ki
jo dil se udhar jae nazar dil ho giraftar
mujrim ho koi aur ho taqsir kisi ki