Valentine's Day Shayari

A list of love shayari has been presented to express the complex emotion. Love shayari is one of the most extensively written about topics in Urdu shayari. Love, as promised, does not conquer all but it does make the world go round.

aahaT koī aa.e to lagtā hai ki tum ho

saaya koī lahrā.e to lagtā hai ki tum ho

aahaT si koi aae to lagta hai ki tum ho

saya koi lahrae to lagta hai ki tum ho

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

aaj dekhā hai tujh ko der ke ba.ad

aaj din guzar na jaa.e kahīñ

aaj dekha hai tujh ko der ke baad

aaj ka din guzar na jae kahin

Nasir Kazmi

aap pahlū meñ jo baiTheñ to sambhal kar baiTheñ

dil-e-betāb ko aadat hai machal jaane

when you come into my arms you should be aware

my restless heart is wont to leap, it may give you a scare

aap pahlu mein jo baiThen to sambhal kar baiThen

dil-e-betab ko aadat hai machal jaane ki

when you come into my arms you should be aware

my restless heart is wont to leap, it may give you a scare

Jaleel Manikpuri

āshiqī sabr-talab aur tamannā betāb

dil kyā rañg karūñ ḳhūn-e-jigar hote tak

Love has a need for patience, desires are a strain

as long my ache persists, how shall my heart sustain

aashiqi sabr-talab aur tamanna betab

dil ka kya rang karun KHun-e-jigar hote tak

Love has a need for patience, desires are a strain

as long my ache persists, how shall my heart sustain

Mirza Ghalib

aate aate mirā naam rah gayā

us ke hoñToñ pe kuchh kāñptā rah gayā

aate aate mera nam sa rah gaya

us ke honTon pe kuchh kanpta rah gaya

Waseem Barelvi

ab ke ham bichhḌe to shāyad kabhī ḳhvāboñ meñ mileñ

jis tarah sūkhe hue phuul kitāboñ meñ mileñ

should we now be parted, in dreams we might be found

like dried flowers found in books, fragile, fraying browned

ab ke hum bichhDe to shayad kabhi KHwabon mein milen

jis tarah sukhe hue phul kitabon mein milen

should we now be parted, in dreams we might be found

like dried flowers found in books, fragile, fraying browned

Ahmad Faraz

ab tak dil-e-ḳhush-fahm ko tujh se haiñ umīdeñ

ye āḳhirī sham.eñ bhī bujhāne ke liye aa

my heart is optimistic yet, its hopes are still alive

come to snuff it out, let not this final flame survive

ab tak dil-e-KHush-fahm ko tujh se hain umiden

ye aaKHiri shamen bhi bujhane ke liye aa

my heart is optimistic yet, its hopes are still alive

come to snuff it out, let not this final flame survive

Ahmad Faraz

ab to miliye bas laḌā.ī ho chukī

ab to chaliye pyaar bāteñ kareñ

ab to miliye bas laDai ho chuki

ab to chaliye pyar ki baaten karen

Akhtar Shirani

achchhā ḳhāsā baiThe baiThe gum ho jaatā huuñ

ab maiñ aksar maiñ nahīñ rahtā tum ho jaatā huuñ

achchha KHasa baiThe baiThe gum ho jata hun

ab main aksar main nahin rahta tum ho jata hun

Anwar Shuoor
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ahl-e-havas to ḳhair havas meñ hue zalīl

vo bhī hue ḳharāb, mohabbat jinhoñ ne

ahl-e-hawas to KHair hawas mein hue zalil

wo bhi hue KHarab, mohabbat jinhon ne ki

Ahmad Mushtaq

ai dost ham ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bāvajūd

mahsūs hai terī zarūrat kabhī kabhī

ai dost hum ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bawajud

mahsus ki hai teri zarurat kabhi kabhi

Nasir Kazmi

apne jaisī koī tasvīr banānī thī mujhe

mire andar se sabhī rañg tumhāre nikle

apne jaisi koi taswir banani thi mujhe

mere andar se sabhi rang tumhaare nikle

Salim Saleem

apnī āñkhoñ ke samundar meñ utar jaane de

terā mujrim huuñ mujhe Duub ke mar jaane de

apni aankhon ke samundar mein utar jaane de

tera mujrim hun mujhe Dub ke mar jaane de

Nazeer Baaqri

aur bhī dukh haiñ zamāne meñ mohabbat ke sivā

rāhateñ aur bhī haiñ vasl rāhat ke sivā

sorrows other than love's longing does this life provide

comforts other than a lover's union too abide

aur bhi dukh hain zamane mein mohabbat ke siwa

rahaten aur bhi hain wasl ki rahat ke siwa

sorrows other than love's longing does this life provide

comforts other than a lover's union too abide

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

bas ek balā hai mohabbat kaheñ jise

vo pāniyoñ meñ aag lagātī hai aaj bhī

bas ek hi bala hai mohabbat kahen jise

wo paniyon mein aag lagati hai aaj bhi

Ajeet Singh Hasrat

bhūle haiñ rafta rafta unheñ muddatoñ meñ ham

qistoñ meñ ḳhud-kushī mazā ham se pūchhiye

bhule hain rafta rafta unhen muddaton mein hum

qiston mein KHud-kushi ka maza hum se puchhiye

Khumar Barabankavi

bulbul ke kārobār pe haiñ ḳhanda-hā-e-gul

kahte haiñ jis ko ishq ḳhalal hai dimāġh

bulbul ke karobar pe hain KHanda-ha-e-gul

kahte hain jis ko ishq KHalal hai dimagh ka

Mirza Ghalib

chalo achchhā huā kaam aa ga.ī dīvāngī apnī

vagarna ham zamāne bhar ko samjhāne kahāñ jaate

twas a good thing that my madness was to some avail

else, for my state, what other reason could the world I show?

chalo achchha hua kaam aa gai diwangi apni

wagarna hum zamane bhar ko samjhane kahan jate

twas a good thing that my madness was to some avail

else, for my state, what other reason could the world I show?

Qateel Shifai

chand kaliyāñ nashāt chun kar muddatoñ mahv-e-yās rahtā huuñ

terā milnā ḳhushī baat sahī tujh se mil kar udaas rahtā huuñ

chand kaliyan nashat ki chun kar muddaton mahw-e-yas rahta hun

tera milna KHushi ki baat sahi tujh se mil kar udas rahta hun

Sahir Ludhianvi
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chupke chupke raat din aañsū bahānā yaad hai

ham ko ab tak āshiqī vo zamānā yaad hai

chupke chupke raat din aansu bahana yaad hai

hum ko ab tak aashiqi ka wo zamana yaad hai

Hasrat Mohani

dil dhaḌakne sabab yaad aayā

vo tirī yaad thī ab yaad aayā

dil dhaDakne ka sabab yaad aaya

wo teri yaad thi ab yaad aaya

Nasir Kazmi

dil choToñ ne kabhī chain se rahne na diyā

jab chalī sard havā maiñ ne tujhe yaad kiyā

dil ki choTon ne kabhi chain se rahne na diya

jab chali sard hawa main ne tujhe yaad kiya

Josh Malihabadi

dil meñ kisī ke raah kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

kitnā hasīñ gunāh kiye rahā huuñ maiñ

dil mein kisi ke rah kiye ja raha hun main

kitna hasin gunah kiye ja raha hun main

Jigar Moradabadi

dil mujhe us galī meñ le kar

aur bhī ḳhaak meñ milā laayā

dil mujhe us gali mein le ja kar

aur bhi KHak mein mila laya

Meer Taqi Meer

dil pe aa.e hue ilzām se pahchānte haiñ

log ab mujh ko tire naam se pahchānte haiñ

dil pe aae hue ilzam se pahchante hain

log ab mujh ko tere nam se pahchante hain

Qateel Shifai

dil thaam ke karvaT pe liye jā.ūñ huuñ karvaT

vo aag lagī hai ki bujhā.e na bane hai

dil tham ke karwaT pe liye jaun hun karwaT

wo aag lagi hai ki bujhae na bane hai

Kaleem Aajiz
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duniyā ke sitam yaad na apnī vafā yaad

ab mujh ko nahīñ kuchh bhī mohabbat ke sivā yaad

duniya ke sitam yaad na apni hi wafa yaad

ab mujh ko nahin kuchh bhi mohabbat ke siwa yaad

Jigar Moradabadi

ik be-qarār dil se mulāqāt kījiye

jab mil ga.e haiñ aap to kuchh baat kījiye

ek be-qarar dil se mulaqat kijiye

jab mil gae hain aap to kuchh baat kijiye

Naushad Ali

ek chehra hai jo āñkhoñ meñ basā rahtā hai

ik tasavvur hai jo tanhā nahīñ hone detā

ek chehra hai jo aankhon mein basa rahta hai

ek tasawwur hai jo tanha nahin hone deta

Javed Naseemi
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ik lafz-e-mohabbat adnā ye fasānā hai

simTe to dil-e-āshiq phaile to zamāna hai

ek lafz-e-mohabbat ka adna ye fasana hai

simTe to dil-e-ashiq phaile to zamana hai

Jigar Moradabadi

ek muddat se tirī yaad bhī aa.ī na hameñ

aur ham bhuul ga.e hoñ tujhe aisā bhī nahīñ

ek muddat se teri yaad bhi aai na hamein

aur hum bhul gae hon tujhe aisa bhi nahin

Firaq Gorakhpuri
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ik roz khel khel meñ ham us ke ho ga.e

aur phir tamām umr kisī ke nahīñ hue

ek roz khel khel mein hum us ke ho gae

aur phir tamam umr kisi ke nahin hue

Vipul Kumar

fāsle aise bhī hoñge ye kabhī sochā na thā

sāmne baiThā thā mere aur vo merā na thā

fasle aise bhi honge ye kabhi socha na tha

samne baiTha tha mere aur wo mera na tha

Adeem Hashmi

garmī-e-hasrat-e-nākām se jal jaate haiñ

ham charāġhoñ tarah shaam se jal jaate haiñ

I burn up in the flames of unfulfilled desire

like lanterns are, at eventide I am set afire

garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain

hum charaghon ki tarah sham se jal jate hain

I burn up in the flames of unfulfilled desire

like lanterns are, at eventide I am set afire

Qateel Shifai

ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ

maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā

gham aur KHushi mein farq na mahsus ho jahan

main dil ko us maqam pe lata chala gaya

Sahir Ludhianvi

hañs ke farmāte haiñ vo dekh ke hālat merī

kyuuñ tum āsān samajhte the mohabbat merī

seeing my condition, she laughs and asks of me

"Easy did you then imagine, loving me would be?"

hans ke farmate hain wo dekh ke haalat meri

kyun tum aasan samajhte the mohabbat meri

seeing my condition, she laughs and asks of me

"Easy did you then imagine, loving me would be?"

Ameer Minai

har mulāqāt pe siine se lagāne vaale

kitne pyāre haiñ mujhe chhoḌ ke jaane vaale

har mulaqat pe sine se lagane wale

kitne pyare hain mujhe chhoD ke jaane wale

Vipul Kumar

hosh vāloñ ko ḳhabar kyā be-ḳhudī kyā chiiz hai

ishq kiije phir samajhiye zindagī kyā chiiz hai

hosh walon ko KHabar kya be-KHudi kya chiz hai

ishq kije phir samajhiye zindagi kya chiz hai

Nida Fazli

ham bahut duur nikal aa.e haiñ chalte chalte

ab Thahar jaa.eñ kahīñ shaam ke Dhalte Dhalte

hum bahut dur nikal aae hain chalte chalte

ab Thahar jaen kahin sham ke Dhalte Dhalte

Iqbal Azeem

ham ko kis ke ġham ne maarā ye kahānī phir sahī

kis ne toḌā dil hamārā ye kahānī phir sahī

hum ko kis ke gham ne mara ye kahani phir sahi

kis ne toDa dil hamara ye kahani phir sahi

Masroor Anwar

ibtidā vo thī ki jiine ke liye martā thā maiñ

intihā ye hai ki marne bhī hasrat na rahī

At the start, life prolonged,was my deep desire

now at the end, even for death, I do not aspire

ibtida wo thi ki jine ke liye marta tha main

intiha ye hai ki marne ki bhi hasrat na rahi

At the start, life prolonged,was my deep desire

now at the end, even for death, I do not aspire

Mahirul Qadri

ilaaj apnā karāte phir rahe ho jaane kis kis se

mohabbat kar ke dekho mohabbat kyuuñ nahīñ karte

ilaj apna karaate phir rahe ho jaane kis kis se

mohabbat kar ke dekho na mohabbat kyun nahin karte

Farhat Ehsas
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is ta.alluq meñ nahīñ mumkin talāq

ye mohabbat hai koī shādī nahīñ

is talluq mein nahin mumkin talaq

ye mohabbat hai koi shadi nahin

Anwar Shuoor
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ishq mujh ko nahīñ vahshat sahī

merī vahshat tirī shohrat sahī

If not love, then madness, my feelings deem you be

And so be it my craziness is cause of fame for thee

ishq mujh ko nahin wahshat hi sahi

meri wahshat teri shohrat hi sahi

If not love, then madness, my feelings deem you be

And so be it my craziness is cause of fame for thee

Mirza Ghalib

ishq nāzuk-mizāj hai behad

aql bojh uThā nahīñ saktā

ishq nazuk-mizaj hai behad

aql ka bojh uTha nahin sakta

Akbar Allahabadi
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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 se tabī.at ne ziist mazā paayā

dard davā paa.ī dard-e-be-davā paayā

my being did, from love's domain, the joy of life procure

obtained such cure for life's travails, which itself had no cure

ishq se tabiat ne zist ka maza paya

dard ki dawa pai dard-e-be-dawa paya

my being did, from love's domain, the joy of life procure

obtained such cure for life's travails, which itself had no cure

Mirza Ghalib

ishq sunte the jise ham vo yahī hai shāyad

ḳhud-baḳhud dil meñ hai ik shaḳhs samāyā jaatā

ishq sunte the jise hum wo yahi hai shayad

KHud-baKHud dil mein hai ek shaKHs samaya jata

Altaf Hussain Hali
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jab bhī aatā hai mirā naam tire naam ke saath

jaane kyuuñ log mire naam se jal jaate haiñ

whenever my name happens to be linked to thee

I wonder why these people burn with jealousy

jab bhi aata hai mera nam tere nam ke sath

jaane kyun log mere nam se jal jate hain

whenever my name happens to be linked to thee

I wonder why these people burn with jealousy

Qateel Shifai

jab se ne mujhe dīvāna banā rakkhā hai

sañg har shaḳhs ne hāthoñ meñ uThā rakkhā hai

jab se tu ne mujhe diwana bana rakkha hai

sang har shaKHs ne hathon mein uTha rakkha hai

Hakeem Nasir

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