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.

ujāle apnī yādoñ ke hamāre saath rahne do

na jaane kis galī meñ zindagī shaam ho jaa.e

ujale apni yaadon ke hamare sath rahne do

na jaane kis gali mein zindagi ki sham ho jae

Bashir Badr

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

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

tumhārī yaad ke jab zaḳhm bharne lagte haiñ

kisī bahāne tumheñ yaad karne lagte haiñ

tumhaari yaad ke jab zaKHm bharne lagte hain

kisi bahane tumhein yaad karne lagte hain

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

ranjish sahī dil dukhāne ke liye aa

aa phir se mujhe chhoḌ ke jaane ke liye aa

ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa

aa phir se mujhe chhoD ke jaane ke liye aa

Ahmad Faraz

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

mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai farq jiine aur marne

usī ko dekh kar jiite haiñ jis kāfir pe dam nikle

In love there is no difference 'tween life and death do know

The very one for whom I die, life too does bestow

mohabbat mein nahin hai farq jine aur marne ka

usi ko dekh kar jite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

In love there is no difference 'tween life and death do know

The very one for whom I die, life too does bestow

Mirza Ghalib

kis kis ko batā.eñge judā.ī sabab ham

mujh se ḳhafā hai to zamāne ke liye aa

kis kis ko bataenge judai ka sabab hum

tu mujh se KHafa hai to zamane ke liye aa

Ahmad Faraz

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

ishq nāzuk-mizāj hai behad

aql bojh uThā nahīñ saktā

ishq nazuk-mizaj hai behad

aql ka bojh uTha nahin sakta

Akbar Allahabadi

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

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

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

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

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

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

tire ishq intihā chāhtā huuñ

mirī sādgī dekh kyā chāhtā huuñ

tere ishq ki intiha chahta hun

meri sadgi dekh kya chahta hun

Allama Iqbal

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

us yaad aa.ī hai sāñso zarā āhista chalo

dhaḌkanoñ se bhī ibādat meñ ḳhalal paḌtā hai

us ki yaad aai hai sanso zara aahista chalo

dhaDkanon se bhi ibaadat mein KHalal paDta hai

Rahat Indori

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

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

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

karūñgā kyā jo mohabbat meñ ho gayā nākām

mujhe to aur koī kaam bhī nahīñ aatā

karunga kya jo mohabbat mein ho gaya nakaam

mujhe to aur koi kaam bhi nahin aata

Ghulam Mohammad Qasir

terā milnā ḳhushī baat sahī

tujh se mil kar udaas rahtā huuñ

tera milna KHushi ki baat sahi

tujh se mil kar udas rahta hun

Sahir Ludhianvi

jhukī jhukī nazar be-qarār hai ki nahīñ

dabā dabā sahī dil meñ pyaar hai ki nahīñ

jhuki jhuki si nazar be-qarar hai ki nahin

daba daba sa sahi dil mein pyar hai ki nahin

Kaifi Azmi

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

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

ye ishq nahīñ āsāñ itnā samajh liije

ik aag dariyā hai aur Duub ke jaanā hai

ye ishq nahin aasan itna hi samajh lije

ek aag ka dariya hai aur Dub ke jaana hai

Jigar Moradabadi

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

vo to ḳhush-bū hai havāoñ meñ bikhar jā.egā

mas.ala phuul hai phuul kidhar jā.egā

wo to KHush-bu hai hawaon mein bikhar jaega

masala phul ka hai phul kidhar jaega

Parveen Shakir

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

yaad rakhnā mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai sab kuchh

bhuul jaanā bhī baḌī baat huā kartī hai

yaad rakhna hi mohabbat mein nahin hai sab kuchh

bhul jaana bhi baDi baat hua karti hai

Jamal Ehsani

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

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

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

log kahte haiñ ki ab bhī ḳhafā hai mujh se

terī āñkhoñ ne to kuchh aur kahā hai mujh se

log kahte hain ki tu ab bhi KHafa hai mujh se

teri aankhon ne to kuchh aur kaha hai mujh se

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

tum mire paas hote ho goyā

jab koī dūsrā nahīñ hotā

in such a manner are you close to me

when no one else at all there ever be

tum mere pas hote ho goya

jab koi dusra nahin hota

in such a manner are you close to me

when no one else at all there ever be

Momin Khan Momin

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

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

maiñ jab so jā.ūñ in āñkhoñ pe apne hoñT rakh denā

yaqīñ aa jā.egā palkoñ tale bhī dil dhaḌaktā hai

main jab so jaun in aankhon pe apne honT rakh dena

yaqin aa jaega palkon tale bhi dil dhaDakta hai

Bashir Badr

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

tum ko aatā hai pyaar par ġhussa

mujh ko ġhusse pe pyaar aatā hai

tum ko aata hai pyar par ghussa

mujh ko ghusse pe pyar aata hai

Ameer Minai

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

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

ishq mujh ko nahīñ vahshat sahī

merī vahshat tirī shohrat sahī

ishq mujh ko nahin wahshat hi sahi

meri wahshat teri shohrat hi sahi

Mirza Ghalib

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

mohabbat ek ḳhushbū hai hamesha saath chaltī hai

koī insān tanhā.ī meñ bhī tanhā nahīñ rahtā

mohabbat ek KHushbu hai hamesha sath chalti hai

koi insan tanhai mein bhi tanha nahin rahta

Bashir Badr

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

pūchh lete vo bas mizāj mirā

kitnā āsān thā ilaaj mirā

puchh lete wo bas mizaj mera

kitna aasan tha ilaj mera

Fahmi Badayuni

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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