aaj ki tanhai se niklo kal ki aabaadi mein aao

aaj ki tanhai se niklo kal ki aabaadi mein aao
jaanan ki turbat se uttho dauran ko sine se lagao
khub nahin ye tarz-e-takalluf aaj taaruf ho jaane do
main bhi apne sar ko jhukaun tum bhi apni tegh uthao
tedhi narden ulte khane madd-e-muqabil be-uslub
ye chausar ka khel bhi kya hai chaal chalo to munh ki khao
tum hi qatil tum hi munsif phir bhi mujhe afsos nahin
aakhir mere dil mein kya hai bujh sako to baat batao
dil ka virana bhi wahi hai teri tamanna bhi hai wahi
zulmat mein raushan hai sitara sahra mein jalta hai alao

aandhiyan uTThin fazaen dur tak kajla gain

aandhiyan utthin fazaen dur tak kajla gain
ittifaqan do charaghon ki lawen takra gain
aah ye mahki hui shamen ye logon ke hujum
dil ko kuchh biti hui tanhaiyan yaad aa gain
is faza mein sarsaraati hain hazaron bijliyan
is faza mein kaisi kaisi suraten sanwla gain
ai khizan walo! khizan walo! koi socho ilaj
ye bahaaren panw mein zanjir si pahna gain
phir kisi ne chhed di uzr-e-jahan ki dastan
dil pe jaise bhigi bhigi badliyan si chha gain

ab hai kya lakh badal chashm-e-gurezan ki tarah

ab hai kya lakh badal chashm-e-gurezan ki tarah
main hun zinda tere tute hue paiman ki tarah
koi dastak koi aahat na shanasa aawaz
khak udti hai dar-e-dil pe bayaban ki tarah
tu meri zat meri ruh mera husn-e-kalam
dekh ab to na badal gardish-e-dauran ki tarah
main ne jab ghaur se dekha to wo patthar nikla
warna wo husn nazar aata tha insan ki tarah
ab main kis naz pe kah dun ki use kar le qubul
dil to sad-chaak hai muflis ke gareban ki tarah
abhi kuchh kar-e-mohabbat hai mujhe duniya mein
zindagi khatm na ho sohbat-e-yaran ki tarah
main teri bazm se nikla tha nazar ki ki surat
ab na yun dekh mujhe dida-e-hairan ki tarah
barq ban kar mere khirman ko jalane wale
tu hi barsa tha kabhi abr-e-bahaaran ki tarah

ab ishq se lau lagaenge hum

ab ishq se lau lagaenge hum
ab dil ke bhi kaam aaenge hum
jab jhutputa hoga sham-e-gham ka
palkon pe diye jalaenge hum
hum ban gae hain ada tumhaari
chhedoge to ruth jaenge hum
ai munis-e-dil ai hijr ki raat
le chal diye ab na aaenge hum
kya baithe-bithae ho gaya hai
puchhenge to kya bataenge hum
wo aankh badi jahan-numa hai
us aankh se kya chhupaenge hum
sahra to 'zahir' tang nikla
ab dekhen kidhar ko jaenge hum

ahl-e-dil milte nahin ahl-e-nazar milte nahin

ahl-e-dil milte nahin ahl-e-nazar milte nahin
zulmat-e-dauran mein khurshid-e-sahr milte nahin
manzilon ki justuju ka tazkira be-sud hai
dhundne niklo to ab apne hi ghar milte nahin
aadmi tukdon ki surat mein hua hai muntashir
wahdat-e-fikr-o-nazar wale bashar milte nahin
raste raushan hain aasar-e-safar madum hain
bastiyan maujud hain diwar-o-dar milte nahin
zauq-e-nazzara dilon mein dafn ho kar rah gaya
aankh walon mein bhi ab ahl-e-nazar milte nahin
badh gae hain is qadar qalb o nazar ke fasle
sath ho kar ham-safar se ham-safar milte nahin
zehn ki chatyal zamin se aanch aati hai 'zahir'
ab yahan ehsas ke rangin shajar milte nahin

dil mar chuka hai ab na masiha bana karo

dil mar chuka hai ab na masiha bana karo
ya hans pado ya hath utha kar dua karo
ab husn ke mizaj se waqif hua hun main
ek bhul thi jo tum se kaha tha wafa karo
dil bhi sanam-parast nazar bhi sanam-parast
kis ki ada saho to kise rahnuma karo
jis se hujum-e-ghair mein hoti hain chashmaken
us ajnabi nigah se bhi aashna karo
ek soz ek dhuan hai pas-e-parda-e-jamal
tum lakh sham-e-bazm-e-raqiban bana karo
qaem usi ki zat se hai rabt-e-zindagi
ai dost ehtiram-e-dil-e-mubtala karo
taqrib-e-ishq hai ye dam-e-wapsin nahin
tum jao apna farz-e-taghaful ada karo
wo bazm se nikal ke kahte hain ai 'zahir'
jao magar qarib-e-rag-e-jaan raha karo