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burā na maan 'ziyā' us sāf-goī

jo dard-mand bhī hai aur be-adab bhī nahīñ

bura na man 'ziya' us ki saf-goi ka

jo dard-mand bhi hai aur be-adab bhi nahin

Zia Jalandhari

ḳhud ko bikharte dekhte haiñ kuchh kar nahīñ paate haiñ

phir bhī log ḳhudāoñ jaisī bāteñ karte haiñ

KHud ko bikharte dekhte hain kuchh kar nahin pate hain

phir bhi log KHudaon jaisi baaten karte hain

Iftikhar Arif

had hai apnī taraf nahīñ maiñ bhī

aur un taraf ḳhudā.ī hai

had hai apni taraf nahin main bhi

aur un ki taraf KHudai hai

Josh Malihabadi
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jo dil-nashīñ ho kisī ke to is kyā kahnā

jagah nasīb se miltī hai dil ke goshoñ meñ

jo dil-nashin ho kisi ke to is ka kya kahna

jagah nasib se milti hai dil ke goshon mein

Mubarak Azimabadi
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jab aa jaatī hai duniyā ghuum phir kar apne markaz par

to vāpas lauT kar guzre zamāne kyuuñ nahīñ aate

jab aa jati hai duniya ghum phir kar apne markaz par

to wapas lauT kar guzre zamane kyun nahin aate

Ibrat Machlishahri
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WORD OF THE DAY

vasf

  • वस्फ़
  • وصف

means

attribute, trait, feature

zāhid sunā.ūñ vasf jo apnī sharāb ke

paḌhne lageñ darūd farishte savāb ke

zahid sunaun wasf jo apni sharab ke

paDhne lagen darud farishte sawab ke

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Mah

The first two Urdu poetesses to author a complete Divan belonged to Hyderabad. One of them was the renowned Mah Laqa Bai Chanda (1768-1824), who was among the richest women of her time, owning many villages as part of her inheritance. The Adikmet region, where later the modern-day Osmania University was founded, was also a part of her inheritance. During her lifetime only, she had built her mausoleum, a mosque, and its allied buildings at the foot of the Maula Ali Hill for 2 Lakh Rupees. In Hyderabad too, she had built a mosque, an Ashuur-Khana, and a magnificent mansion for her stay. Mah Laqa’s real name was Chanda Bibi and she belonged to an honorable family, but the vicissitudes of time brought them down. Her circumstances forcedly took her to the courts of the royals and the gatherings of the rich. But her masterful poetry, singing, and wit bestowed upon her immense fame and fortune.

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Prominent later – classical poet from Bengal

yahī hai ishq mushkil to mushkil āsāñ hai

milā hai dard vo dil ko jo rāhat-e-jāñ hai

yahi hai ishq ki mushkil to mushkil aasan hai

mila hai dard wo dil ko jo rahat-e-jaan hai

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