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Shad Azimabadi

1846 - 1927 | Patna, India

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets.

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets.

ab bhī ik umr pe jiine na andāz aayā

zindagī chhoḌ de pīchhā mirā maiñ baaz aayā

ab bhi ek umr pe jine ka na andaz aaya

zindagi chhoD de pichha mera main baz aaya

ḳhamoshī se musībat aur bhī sañgīn hotī hai

taḌap ai dil taḌapne se zarā taskīn hotī hai

silence only intensifies one's grief

cry out heart and you will find relief

KHamoshi se musibat aur bhi sangin hoti hai

taDap ai dil taDapne se zara taskin hoti hai

silence only intensifies one's grief

cry out heart and you will find relief

jaise mirī nigāh ne dekhā na ho kabhī

mahsūs ye huā tujhe har baar dekh kar

jaise meri nigah ne dekha na ho kabhi

mahsus ye hua tujhe har bar dekh kar

tamannāoñ meñ uljhāyā gayā huuñ

khilaune de ke bahlāyā gayā huuñ

tamannaon mein uljhaya gaya hun

khilaune de ke bahlaya gaya hun

kaun baat na.ī ai dil-e-nākām huī

shaam se sub.h huī sub.h se phir shaam huī

o luckless heart what was new today you tell me pray

day first turned into night, then night turned into day

kaun si baat nai ai dil-e-nakaam hui

sham se subh hui subh se phir sham hui

o luckless heart what was new today you tell me pray

day first turned into night, then night turned into day

DhūñDoge agar mulkoñ mulkoñ milne ke nahīñ nāyāb haiñ ham

jo yaad na aa.e bhuul ke phir ai ham-nafaso vo ḳhvāb haiñ ham

DhunDoge agar mulkon mulkon milne ke nahin nayab hain hum

jo yaad na aae bhul ke phir ai ham-nafaso wo KHwab hain hum

sun chuke jab haal merā le ke añgḌā.ī kahā

kis ġhazab dard zālim tere afsāne meñ thā

sun chuke jab haal mera le ke angDai kaha

kis ghazab ka dard zalim tere afsane mein tha

ye bazm-e-mai hai yaañ kotāh-dastī meñ hai mahrūmī

jo baḌh kar ḳhud uThā le haath meñ miinā usī hai

ye bazm-e-mai hai yan kotah-dasti mein hai mahrumi

jo baDh kar KHud uTha le hath mein mina usi ka hai

kahāñ se lā.ūñ sabr-e-hazrat-e-ayyūb ai saaqī

ḳhum aa.egā surāhī aa.egī tab jaam aa.egā

kahan se laun sabr-e-hazrat-e-ayyub ai saqi

KHum aaega surahi aaegi tab jam aaega

jab kisī ne haal pūchā ro diyā

chashm-e-tar ne to mujh ko kho diyā

jab kisi ne haal pucha ro diya

chashm-e-tar tu ne to mujh ko kho diya

bhare hoñ aañkh meñ aañsū ḳhamīda gardan ho

to ḳhāmushī ko bhī iz.hār-e-mudda.ā kahiye

bhare hon aankh mein aansu KHamida gardan ho

to KHamushi ko bhi izhaar-e-muddaa kahiye

maiñ 'shād' tanhā ik taraf aur duniyā duniyā ik taraf

saarā samundar ik taraf aañsū qatra ik taraf

main 'shad' tanha ek taraf aur duniya ki duniya ek taraf

sara samundar ek taraf aansu ka qatra ek taraf

tere bīmār-e-mohabbat ye hālat pahuñchī

ki haTāyā gayā takiya bhī sirhāne vaalā

tere bimar-e-mohabbat ki ye haalat pahunchi

ki haTaya gaya takiya bhi sirhane wala

ek sitam aur laakh adā.eñ uf javānī haa.e zamāne

tirchhī nigāheñ tañg qabā.eñ uf javānī haa.e zamāne

ek sitam aur lakh adaen uf ri jawani hae zamane

tirchhi nigahen tang qabaen uf ri jawani hae zamane

jo tañg aa kar kisī din dil pe ham kuchh Thaan lete haiñ

sitam dekho ki vo bhī chhūTte pahchān lete haiñ

jo tang aa kar kisi din dil pe hum kuchh Than lete hain

sitam dekho ki wo bhi chhuTte pahchan lete hain

dil apnī talab meñ sādiq thā ghabrā ke sū-e-matlūb gayā

dariyā se ye motī niklā thā dariyā meñ kar Duub gayā

dil apni talab mein sadiq tha ghabra ke su-e-matlub gaya

dariya se ye moti nikla tha dariya hi mein ja kar Dub gaya

ajal bhī Tal ga.ī dekhī ga.ī hālat na āñkhoñ se

shab-e-ġham meñ musībat musībat ham ne jhelī hai

ajal bhi Tal gai dekhi gai haalat na aankhon se

shab-e-gham mein musibat si musibat hum ne jheli hai

nāzuk thā bahut kuchh dil merā ai 'shād' tahammul ho na sakā

ik Thes lagī thī yuuñ kiyā jald ye shīsha TuuT gayā

nazuk tha bahut kuchh dil mera ai 'shad' tahammul ho na saka

ek Thes lagi thi yun hi si kiya jald ye shisha TuT gaya

ḳhāroñ se ye kah do ki gul-e-tar se na uljheñ

sīkhe koī andāz-e-sharīfāna hamārā

KHaron se ye kah do ki gul-e-tar se na uljhen

sikhe koi andaz-e-sharifana hamara

shab ko mirī chashm-e-hasrat sab dard-e-dil un se kah jaanā

dāñtoñ meñ dabā kar hoñT apnā kuchh soch ke us rah jaanā

shab ko meri chashm-e-hasrat ka sab dard-e-dil un se kah jaana

danton mein daba kar honT apna kuchh soch ke us ka rah jaana