na chheD zahid-e-nadan sharab pine de

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na chhed zahid-e-nadan sharab pine de
sharab pine de khana-kharab pine de
abhi se apni nasihat ka zahar de na mujhe
abhi to pine de aur be-hisab pine de
main jaanta hun chhalakta hua gunah hai ye
tu is gunah ko be-ehtisab pine de
phir aisa waqt kahan hum kahan sharab kahan
tilism-e-dahr hai naqsh-e-bar-ab pine de
mere dimagh ki duniya ka aaftab hai ye
mila ke barf mein ye aaftab pine de
kisi hasina ke boson ke qabil ab na rahe
to in labon se hamesha sharab pine de
samajh ke us ko ghafur-ur-rahim pita hun
na chhed zikr-e-azab-o-sawab pine de
jo ruh ho chuki ek bar dagh-dar meri
to aur hone de lekin sharab pine de
sharab-khane mein ye shor kyun machaya hai
khamosh 'akhtar'-e-khana-kharab pine de

mujhe apni pasti ki sharm hai teri rifaton ka KHayal hai

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mujhe apni pasti ki sharm hai teri rifaton ka khayal hai
magar apne dil ko main kya karun use phir bhi shauq-e-visal hai
is ada se kaun ye jalwa-gar sar-e-bazm-e-husn-e-khayal hai
jo nafas hai mast-e-bahaar hai jo nazar hai gharq-e-jamal hai
unhen zid hai arz-e-visal se mujhe shauq-e-arz-e-visal hai
wahi ab bhi un ka jawab hai wahi ab bhi mera sawal hai
teri yaad mein hua jab se gum tere gum-shuda ka ye haal hai
ki na dur hai na qarib hai na firaq hai na visal hai
teri bazm-e-khalwat-e-la-makan tera aastan mah-o-kahkashan
magar ai sitara-e-arzu mujhe aarzu-e-visal hai
main watan mein rah ke bhi be-watan ki nahin hai ek bhi ham-sukhan
hai koi sharik-e-gham-o-mehan to wo ek nasim-e-shumal hai
main bataun waiz-e-khush-nawa hai jahan-o-khuld mein farq kya
ye agar fareb-e-khayal hai wo fareb-e-husn-e-khayal hai
yahi dad-e-qissa-e-gham mili ki nazar uthi na zaban mili
faqat ek tabassum-e-sharmagi meri be-kasi ka maal hai
wo khushi nahin hai wo dil nahin magar un ka saya sa ham-nashin
faqat ek gham-zada yaad hai faqat ek fasurda khayal hai
kahin kis se 'akhtar'-e-be-nawa hamein bazm-e-dahr se kya mila
wahi ek saghar-e-zahr-e-gham jo harif-e-nosh-e-kamal hai

hazin hai bekas-o-ranjur hai dil

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hazin hai bekas-o-ranjur hai dil
mohabbat par magar majbur hai dil
tumhaare nur se mamur hai dil
ajab kya hai ki rashk-e-tur hai dil
tumhaare ishq se masrur hai dil
abhi tak mast hai makhmur hai dil
kiya hai yaad us yaad-e-jahan ne
ilahi kis qadar masrur hai dil
bahut chaha na jaen tere dar par
magar kya kijiye majbur hai dil
faqiri mein use hasil hai shahi
tumhaare ishq par maghrur hai dil
tere jalwe ka hai jis din se maskan
jawab-e-jalwa-gah-e-tur hai dil
do-alam ko bhula den kyun na 'akhtar'
ki us ki yaad se mamur hai dil

gulzar-e-jahan mein gul ki tarah go shad hain hum shadab hain hum

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gulzar-e-jahan mein gul ki tarah go shad hain hum shadab hain hum
kahti hai ye hans kar subh-e-khizan sab naz-e-abas ek khwab hain hum
kis mah-e-laqa ke ishq mein yun bechain hain hum betab hain hum
kirnon ki tarah aawara hain hum taron ki tarah be-khwab hain hum
mit jaane pe bhi masrur hain hum murjhane pe bhi shadab hain hum
shahba-e-shabab-o-ishq ka ek bhula hua rangin khwab hain hum
fitrat ke jamal-e-rangin se hum ne bhi uthae hain parde
barbat hai agar firdaus-e-jahan to is ke liye mizrab hain hum
khush-waqti hai wajh-e-ranj-o-alam gulzar-e-jahan mein ai hamdam
tair na pukaren shad hain hum ghunche na kahen shadab hain hum
milne pe gar aaen koi makan khali nahin apne jalwon se
aur gosha-nashin ho jaen agar kamyab nahin nayab hain hum
do din ke liye hum aae hain ek shab ki jawani lae hain
firdaus-e-sara-e-hasti mein hum rang-e-gul-e-mahtab hain hum
ruswai-e-sher-o-ishq ne wo rutba hamein 'akhtar' bakhsha hai
fakhr-e-dakan-o-bangal hain hum naz-e-awadh-o-panjab hain hum

gham-KHana-e-hasti mein hai mehman koi din aur

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gham-khana-e-hasti mein hai mehman koi din aur
kar le hamein taqdir pareshan koi din aur
mar jaenge jab hum to bahut yaad karegi
ji bhar ke sata le shab-e-hijran koi din aur
turbat wo jagah hai ki jahan gham hai na hairat
hairat-kada-e-gham mein hain hairan koi din aur
yaron se gila hai na azizon se shikayat
taqdir mein hai hasrat-o-hirman koi din aur
pamal-e-khizan hone ko hain mast bahaaren
hai sair-e-gul-o-husn-e-gulistan koi din aur
hum sa na milega koi gham-dost jahan mein
tadpa le gham-e-gardish-e-dauran koi din aur
qabron ki jo raaten hain wo qabron mein katengi
aabaad hain ye zinda shabistan koi din aur
rangini-e-nuzhat pe na maghrur ho bulbul
hai rang bahaar-e-chamanistan koi din aur
aakhir ko wahi hum wahi zulmat-e-shab-e-gham
hai nur-e-rukh-e-mah-e-darakhshan koi din aur
aazad hon aalam se to aazad hun gham se
duniya hai hamare liye zindan koi din aur
hasti kabhi qudrat ka ek ehsan thi hum par
ab hum pe hai qudrat ka ye ehsan koi din aur
lanat thi gunahon ki nadamat mere haq mein
hai shukr ki us se hain pasheman koi din aur
shewan ko koi khuld-e-barin mein ye khabar de
duniya mein ab 'akhtar' bhi hai mehman koi din aur

gham-e-zamana nahin ek azab hai saqi

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gham-e-zamana nahin ek azab hai saqi
sharab la meri haalat kharab hai saqi
shabab ke liye tauba azab hai saqi
sharab la mujhe pas-e-shabab hai saqi
utha piyala ki gulshan pe phir barasne lagi
wo mai ki jis ka qadah mahtab hai saqi
nikal parda-e-mina se dukhtar-e-raz ko
ghata mein kis liye ye mahtab hai saqi
tu waizon ki na sun mai-kashon ki khidmat kar
gunah sawab ki khatir sawab hai saqi
zamane-bhar ke ghamon ko hai dawat-e-gharra
ki ek jam mein sab ka jawab hai saqi
kalam jis ka hai mearaj 'hafiz'-o-'khayyam'
yahi wo 'akhtar'-e-khana-kharab hai saqi