Top 20 ISHQ Shayari

Ishq is one of the most popular subjects in Urdu poetry. Rekhta has created a list of 20 most popular shers on Ishq. 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.

ishq ne 'ġhālib' nikammā kar diyā

varna ham bhī aadmī the kaam ke

Ghalib, a worthless person, this love has made of me

otherwise a man of substance I once used to be

ishq ne 'ghaalib' nikamma kar diya

warna hum bhi aadmi the kaam ke

Ghalib, a worthless person, this love has made of me

otherwise a man of substance I once used to be

Mirza Ghalib

sitāroñ se aage jahāñ aur bhī haiñ

abhī ishq ke imtihāñ aur bhī haiñ

sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain

abhi ishq ke imtihan aur bhi hain

Allama Iqbal

rāh-e-dūr-e-ishq meñ rotā hai kyā

aage aage dekhiye hotā hai kyā

rah-e-dur-e-ishq mein rota hai kya

aage aage dekhiye hota hai kya

Meer Taqi Meer

aag the ibtidā-e-ishq meñ ham

ab jo haiñ ḳhaak intihā hai ye

aag the ibtida-e-ishq mein hum

ab jo hain KHak intiha hai ye

Meer Taqi Meer

ishq nāzuk-mizāj hai behad

aql bojh uThā nahīñ saktā

ishq nazuk-mizaj hai behad

aql ka bojh uTha nahin sakta

Akbar Allahabadi

koī samjhe to ek baat kahūñ

ishq taufīq hai gunāh nahīñ

if someone were to listen, one thing I will opine

Love is not a crime forsooth it is grace divine

koi samjhe to ek baat kahun

ishq taufiq hai gunah nahin

if someone were to listen, one thing I will opine

Love is not a crime forsooth it is grace divine

Firaq Gorakhpuri

maktab-e-ishq dastūr nirālā dekhā

us ko chhuTTī na milī jis ko sabaq yaad huā

maktab-e-ishq ka dastur nirala dekha

us ko chhuTTi na mili jis ko sabaq yaad hua

Meer Tahir Ali Rizvi

ishq par zor nahīñ hai ye vo ātish 'ġhālib'

ki lagā.e na lage aur bujhā.e na bane

Love is not in one's control, this is that fire roused

It cannot be willed to ignite, nor can it be doused

ishq par zor nahin hai ye wo aatish 'ghaalib'

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

Love is not in one's control, this is that fire roused

It cannot be willed to ignite, nor can it be doused

Mirza Ghalib

ishq ik 'mīr' bhārī patthar hai

kab ye tujh nā-tavāñ se uThtā hai

love is a real burden, Miir, it is a heavy stone

how can it be lifted by a weak person alone?

ishq ek 'mir' bhaari patthar hai

kab ye tujh na-tawan se uThta hai

love is a real burden, Miir, it is a heavy stone

how can it be lifted by a weak person alone?

Meer Taqi Meer

ishq jab tak na kar chuke rusvā

aadmī kaam nahīñ hotā

till love does not cause him disgrace

in this world man has no place

ishq jab tak na kar chuke ruswa

aadmi kaam ka nahin hota

till love does not cause him disgrace

in this world man has no place

Jigar Moradabadi

ishq hai ishq ye mazāq nahīñ

chand lamhoñ meñ faisla na karo

love is love, no joke at all

Rashly, do not make a call

ishq hai ishq ye mazaq nahin

chand lamhon mein faisla na karo

love is love, no joke at all

Rashly, do not make a call

Sudarshan Faakhir

jazba-e-ishq salāmat hai to inshā-allāh

kachche dhāge se chale ā.eñge sarkār bañdhe

jazba-e-ishq salamat hai to insha-allah

kachche dhage se chale aaenge sarkar bandhe

Insha Allah Khan 'Insha'

kuchh khel nahīñ hai ishq karnā

ye zindagī bhar rat-jagā hai

kuchh khel nahin hai ishq karna

ye zindagi bhar ka rat-jaga hai

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

jise ishq tiir kaarī lage

use zindagī kyuuñ na bhārī lage

jise ishq ka tir kari lage

use zindagi kyun na bhaari lage

Wali Mohammad Wali

ishq meñ bhī koī anjām huā kartā hai

ishq meñ yaad hai āġhāz āġhāz mujhe

in love's journey do you think you'll ever reach your goal?

ishq mein bhi koi anjam hua karta hai

ishq mein yaad hai aaghaz hi aaghaz mujhe

in love's journey do you think you'll ever reach your goal?

Zia Jalandhari

saḳht kāfir thā jin ne pahle 'mīr'

maz.hab-e-ishq iḳhtiyār kiyā

saKHt kafir tha jin ne pahle 'mir'

mazhab-e-ishq iKHtiyar kiya

Meer Taqi Meer

kūcha-e-ishq meñ nikal aayā

jis ko ḳhāna-ḳharāb honā thā

kucha-e-ishq mein nikal aaya

jis ko KHana-KHarab hona tha

Jigar Moradabadi

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