TOP 20 SHARAB SHAYARI


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aa.e the hañste khelte mai-ḳhāne meñ 'firāq'


jab chuke sharāb to sanjīda ho ga.e

ab to utnī bhī mayassar nahīñ mai-ḳhāne meñ


jitnī ham chhoḌ diyā karte the paimāne meñ

ai mohtasib na pheñk mire mohtasib na pheñk


zālim sharāb hai are zālim sharāb hai

ai 'zauq' dekh duḳhtar-e-raz ko na muñh lagā


chhuTtī nahīñ hai muñh se ye kāfar lagī huī

'ġhālib' chhuTī sharāb par ab bhī kabhī kabhī


piitā huuñ roz-e-abr o shab-e-māhtāb meñ

go haath ko jumbish nahīñ āñkhoñ meñ to dam hai


rahne do abhī sāġhar-o-miinā mire aage

kuchh bhī bachā na kahne ko har baat ho ga.ī


aao kahīñ sharāb piyeñ raat ho ga.ī

lutf-e-mai tujh se kyā kahūñ zāhid


haa.e kam-baḳht ne nahīñ

na tum hosh meñ ho na ham hosh meñ haiñ


chalo mai-kade meñ vahīñ baat hogī

pahle sharāb ziist thī ab ziist hai sharāb


koī pilā rahā hai piye rahā huuñ maiñ

piitā huuñ jitnī utnī baḌhtī hai tishnagī


saaqī ne jaise pyaas milā sharāb meñ

pilā de ok se saaqī jo ham se nafrat hai


piyāla gar nahīñ detā na de sharāb to de

qarz piite the mai lekin samajhte the ki haañ


rañg lāvegī hamārī faaqa-mastī ek din

sāqiyā tishnagī taab nahīñ


zahr de de agar sharāb nahīñ

shikan na Daal jabīñ par sharāb dete hue


ye muskurātī huī chiiz muskurā ke pilā

tark-e-mai samajh ise nāseh


itnī hai ki nahīñ jaatī

zāhid sharāb piine de masjid meñ baiTh kar


vo jagah batā de jahāñ par ḳhudā na ho

zāhid sharāb piine se kāfir huā maiñ kyuuñ


kyā DeḌh chullū paanī meñ īmān bah gayā

'zauq' jo madrase ke bigḌe hue haiñ mullā


un ko mai-ḳhāne meñ le aao sañvar jā.eñge


Wine has always been one of the most important topics of Urdu Poetry. In Urdu, wine poetry is commonly known as Sharab, Sharabi or Mai Shayari which includes Sher-o-Shayari on sharabi, sharab, nasha, maikashi and maikhana covering various styles, temperament, emotions and moods of Shayar and Shayari. Rekhta has created a list of 20 most popular shers on Sharaab. These have been selected based on the popularity as well as quality of each sher. We acknowledge that many good/better shers may not have been included in our list. Please feel free to suggest better shers in the comment section below. Our editorial team will consider those and may add to the Top 20 list, if found appropriate. Hope you enjoy the selection; furthermore, we look forward to your participation in enhancing the list.

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