may yaum-ul-hisab

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mujhe be-rahm hasti ke ziyan-khane mein kyun bheja gaya
kyun halqa-e-zanjir mein rakh di gain be-tabiyan meri
har ek manzar meri nazron ka juya tha
farozan shakh-saron par hujum-e-rang-o-bu
udta hua bar-rawan
simab-pa maujen
saba ka raqs-e-be-parwa
shab-e-mahtab ka afsun
mah-o-anjum ke raqsan daere
ru-e-shafaq
taban ufuq
dariyaon ki raftar
shab ke jagte asrar
sahra ka munawwar sina-e-uryan
tilism-e-be-karan ke khwab-gun sae
meri raaton mein misl-e-barq lahrae
sitaron ki tajalli mein tha harf-e-kun ka afsana
bada faiyyaz tha fitrat ka kashana
kai sahra mere gam-e-tamanna ke shanasa the
wo harf-o-saut ki wadi
wo zauq-e-sher ka jada
wo irfan ke gurezan aastanon par jabin-sai
wo danish ki pazirai
wo mani ki ghaneri chhanw mein
zehn-e-rasa ka kashf wo
asrar ke parde ke pichhe
dil ki mahshar-khez aawazen
dil ki mahshar-khez aawazen
wo gham-ha-e-nihani se farozan zauq-e-binai
wo daman ka har ek khar-e-mughilan se ulajhna
tul-o-arz dasht-o-dariya par kar jaana
wo har zarre mein dharti ki sada sunna
wo har qatre ke aaine mein
nur-e-husn-e-mutlaq ka larazna
dil-e-nazar harf-o-hunar ka ek ho jaana
takallum justuju raftar-o-gham ka muddaa pana
koi isa-nafas deta tha nam-e-zist nazrana
larazta iltihab aagahi se tha meri nazron ka paimana
gurezan saaton ke karwan ko kis ne pakda hai
nazar mahw-e-maal-e-dosh-o-farda hai
kai diwar-o-saqaf-o-saiban ke munjamid chehre
kai unchi fasilen rah mein hail
kai be-faiz kawish-ha-e-tanhai
kai be-mehriyan paikar be-mafhum pur-mail
kai tiron ne meri khema-gah-e-shaq ko cheda
kai tarkash hue is jism par khali
hui jati hai razm-e-zindagani muzmahil ghayal
nishat-o-dard ki wo khosha-chini chhod di hum ne
anan-e-husn-e-imkan tod di hum ne
sukun sham hai
bujhne lage sare ayagh-e-garm-raftari
shikasta-tar hasti ki tarah larzan hain
gird-o-pesh ke shab-tab nazare
wo saat aan pahunchi hai
nigah-e-wapsin ke muntazir hain tutte tare
mujhe shayad himala ki falak-paimaiyan aawaz deti hain
main apni maut se
in barf-zaron ki darakhshanda mayyat mein milungi
tod dungi halqa-e-zanjir mahjuri

kab se mahw-e-safar ho

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sajida kun yugon ki masafat samete hue
is bayaban mein yunhi bhatakti rahogi
in bagulon ke hamrah yun raqs karti rahogi
kitne sahraon mein tum ne phode hain panw ke chhaale
kitni bedar raaton se manga hai tum ne khiraj-e-tamanna
sajida kuchh kaho
hijr ki kin zamanon mein ashkon ki mala piroi
kin hisabon chukaya qarz-e-junun
kaun se marhalon se guzar kar bana ruh ka pairahan
kis tarah jaan se guzre hain tufan-e-gham
kis tarah nand aandhi ki yalghaar mein
tum ne apni rida ko sambhaala
kaise yakh-basta tanhaiyon mein
jashn-e-ruh-o-dil-o-jaan manaya
shola-e-arzu mein
kaise harf-o-nawa ko tapaya
jagti raat ki tirgi ko
kis tarah matla-e-nur-e-yazdan banaya
kitne sajdon se apni jabin ko sajaya
sajida
dard ke raston par
kab se mahw-e-safar ho
tum ne in rahguzaron ki banjar zamin mein
kitne raftar-o-guftar ke gul khilae
is aqubat-kada ki siyahi mein
kitne charagh-e-tamanna jalae
sajida
is tag-o-dau se tum ne
kya kabhi chehra-e-zindagi ko sanwara
kya kisi dil mein koi sitara utara
kya zamane ki raftar badli
kya kisi tapte sahra ke zarron ko kundan banaya
kitne zakhmon pe insan ke marham lagaya
zulm ki dastan ko kabhi harf-e-shirin banaya
sajida
sham hai zindagi ki
thak ke so jaun sab haw bhul jao
kadi dhup ke kos-dar-kos
agle zamanon ke naqsh-e-qadam hain
rang-o-mausam badalne laga hai
tum masiha nahin
thak ke so jao
raqs-e-junun bhul jao

daur-e-uftadgi

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naghmagi git harf-o-nawa
nala-e-shauq saut-o-sada
ek bahri siyasat ke darbar mein
sar-nigun pa-ba-zanjir lae gae
sara simab naqd-o-nazar
sab tilismat-e-harf-o-hunar
parda-e-sehr-o-asrar se tut kar
maqtal-e-arzu ban gae
wo tarab-zar dil-e-qasr-e-gham
raat-bhar jagti aagahi yani
aqlim-jaan
mashinon ke khandaraat mein kho gae
wo jo aahang-e-alam tha
khwabon ka maskan tha aur harf-o-mani ki tathir tha
apni bedariyon ki saza katne ke liye
sang-o-ahan mein dhaala gaya
sajda-e-haq
tamanna ke aafaq tak dard ke qafile
kaba-e-nur tak aabla-pai ke silsile
zar-e-maghrib ki mizan mein tul gae
hum ki is dasht mein aabla-pa the sadiyon se
is rah ke sang-e-mil
apne qadmon ke hamraaz the
hum bhi is daur-e-uftadgi mein
bas
tamasha-e-ahl-e-karam dekhte rah gae

nazr-e-collage

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ai sar-zamin-e-pak ke yaran-e-nek-nam
ba-sad khulus shair-e-awara ka hai nam
ai wadi-e-jamil mere dil ki dhadkanen
aadab kah rahi hain teri bargah mein
tu aaj bhi hai mere liye jannat-e-khayal
hain tujh mein dafn meri jawani ke chaar sal
kumlae hain yahan pe meri zindagi ke phul
in raston mein dafn hain meri khushi ke phul
teri nawazishon ko bhulaya na jaega
mazi ka naqsh dil se mitaya na jaega
teri nashat-khez faza-e-jawan ki khair
gul-ha-e-rang-o-bu ke hasin karwan ki khair
daur-e-khizan mein bhi teri kaliyan khili rahen
ta-hashr ye hasin fazaen basi rahen
hum ek khar the jo chaman se nikal gae
nang-e-watan the hadd-e-watan se nikal gae
gae hain is faza mein wafaon ke rag bhi
naghmat-e-atishin se bikheri hai aag bhi
sarkash bane hain git baghawat ke gae hain
barson nae nizam ke naqshe banae hain
naghma nashat-e-ruh ka gaya hai barha
giton mein aansuon ko chhupaya hai barha
masumiyon ke jurm mein badnam bhi hue
tere tufail morid-e-ilzam bhi hue
is sar zamin pe aaj hum ek bar hi sahi
duniya hamare nam se bezar hi sahi
lekin hum in fazaon ke pale hue to hain
giryan nahin to yan se nikale hue to hain

jawahar-lal nehru

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jism ki maut koi maut nahin hoti hai
jism mit jaane se insan nahin mar jate
dhadkanen rukne se arman nahin mar jate
sans tham jaane se elan nahin mar jate
hont jam jaane se farman nahin mar jate
jism ki maut koi maut nahin hoti hai
wo jo har din se munkir tha har ek dharm se dur
phir bhi har din har ek dharm ka gham-khwar raha
sari qaumon ke gunahon ka kada bojh liye
umr-bhar surat-e-isa jo sar-e-dar raha
jis ne insanon ki taqsim ke sadme jhele
phir bhi insan ki ukhuwwat ka parastar raha
jis ki nazron mein tha ek aalami tahzib ka khwab
jis ka har sans nae ahd ka meamar raha
jis ne zardar-e-maishat ko gawara na kiya
jis ko aain-e-musawat pe israr raha
us ke farmanon ki elanon ki tazim karo
rakh taqsim ki arman bhi taqsim karo
maut aur zist ke sangam pe pareshan kyun ho
us ka bakhsha hua sah-rang-e-alam le ke chalo
jo tumhein jada-e-manzil ka pata deta hai
apni peshani par wo naqsh-e-qadam le ke chalo
daman-e-waqt pe ab khun ke chhinte na paden
ek markaz ki taraf dair-o-haram le ke chalo
hum mita dalenge sarmaya-o-mehnat ka tazad
ye aqida ye irada ye qasam le ke chalo
wo jo hamraaz raha hazir-o-mustaqbil ka
us ke khwabon ki khushi ruh ka gham le ke chalo
jis ki maut koi maut nahin hoti hai
jism mit jaane se insan nahin mar jate
dhadkanen rukne se arman nahin mar jate
sans tham jaane se elan nahin mar jate
hont jam jaane se farman nahin mar jate
jism ki maut koi maut nahin hoti hai

shahr-e-KHuban shahr-e-maqtal

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mere is shahr ki raunaq
basen rickshaw tramen motaren
aur aadmi sailab ke manind
sadken hamhamati shor hangama tag-o-dau
waqt ki gardish mein subh-o-sham ka mamul hai
mere is shahr ki raunaq
school na-ashna lamhe adhuri khwahish
khwabon ke virane
andhere shab ke afsane
mere is shahr ki raunaq
hasin bazar raunaq dukanen dilruba chehre
shagufta konplen aasuda jalwe
karb ki lahren
ye kaisi karb ki lahren hain yarab
shahr-e-khuban shahr-e-maqtal ban gaya hai
aur zinda aadmi
qatl-gah-e-rah-guzar par
rikshon bason caron ke shor-e-garan mein
nim-jaan behaal murda
kho chuka hai
e'tibar-e-zindagi