Aarzoo Shayari

Our yearnings, or desires, characterize us as human beings. In fact, we live most of our lives desiring, yearning, or pining for one thing or the other. There are many facets to this experience; some of them are sweet while others are sour. This selection will take you along and help you appreciate some of these conditions of our existence.

aaj tak dil aarzū hai vahī

phuul murjhā gayā hai hai vahī

aaj tak dil ki aarzu hai wahi

phul murjha gaya hai bu hai wahi

Jalal Manikpuri

aarzū hai ki yahāñ aa.e

aur phir umr bhar na jaa.e kahīñ

aarzu hai ki tu yahan aae

aur phir umr bhar na jae kahin

Nasir Kazmi

aarzū hasrat aur ummīd shikāyat aañsū

ik tirā zikr thā aur biich meñ kyā kyā niklā

aarzu hasrat aur ummid shikayat aansu

ek tera zikr tha aur bich mein kya kya nikla

Sarwar Alam Raz

aarzū terī barqarār rahe

dil kyā hai rahā rahā na rahā

aarzu teri barqarar rahe

dil ka kya hai raha raha na raha

Hasrat Mohani

aarzū vasl rakhtī hai pareshāñ kyā kyā

kyā batā.ūñ ki mere dil meñ hai armāñ kyā kyā

aarzu wasl ki rakhti hai pareshan kya kya

kya bataun ki mere dil mein hai arman kya kya

Akhtar Shirani

armān vasl mirī nazroñ se taaḌ ke

pahle se vo baiTh ga.e muñh bigāḌ ke

arman wasl ka meri nazron se taD ke

pahle hi se wo baiTh gae munh bigaD ke

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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ba.ad marne ke bhī chhoḌī na rifāqat merī

merī turbat se lagī baiThī hai hasrat merī

even after death my love did not forsake

at my grave my desires kept a steady wake

baad marne ke bhi chhoDi na rifaqat meri

meri turbat se lagi baiThi hai hasrat meri

even after death my love did not forsake

at my grave my desires kept a steady wake

Ameer Minai

baḌī aarzū thī ham ko na.e ḳhvāb dekhne

so ab apnī zindagī meñ na.e ḳhvāb bhar rahe haiñ

baDi aarzu thi hum ko nae KHwab dekhne ki

so ab apni zindagi mein nae KHwab bhar rahe hain

Obaidullah Aleem

bād-e-tark-e-ārzū baiThā huuñ kaisā mutma.in

ho ga.ī āsāñ har ik mushkil ba-āsānī mirī

baad-e-tark-e-arzu baiTha hun kaisa mutmain

ho gai aasan har ek mushkil ba-asani meri

Tilok Chand Mahroom

baaqī abhī hai tark-e-tamannā aarzū

kyūñ-kar kahūñ ki koī tamannā nahīñ mujhe

baqi abhi hai tark-e-tamanna ki aarzu

kyun-kar kahun ki koi tamanna nahin mujhe

Muzaffar Ali Aseer
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bahāne aur bhī hote jo zindagī ke liye

ham ek baar tirī aarzū bhī kho dete

bahane aur bhi hote jo zindagi ke liye

hum ek bar teri aarzu bhi kho dete

Majrooh Sultanpuri

bahut aziiz thī ye zindagī magar ham log

kabhī kabhī to kisī aarzū meñ mar bhī ga.e

bahut aziz thi ye zindagi magar hum log

kabhi kabhi to kisi aarzu mein mar bhi gae

Abbas Rizvi

Dartā huuñ dekh kar dil-e-be-ārzū ko maiñ

sunsān ghar ye kyuuñ na ho mehmān to gayā

I'm fearful when I see this heart so hopeless and forlorn

why shouldn't this home be desolate, as the guest has gone

Darta hun dekh kar dil-e-be-arzu ko main

sunsan ghar ye kyun na ho mehman to gaya

I'm fearful when I see this heart so hopeless and forlorn

why shouldn't this home be desolate, as the guest has gone

Dagh Dehlvi

dil meñ vo bhiiḌ hai ki zarā bhī nahīñ jagah

aap aa.iye magar koī armāñ nikāl ke

dil mein wo bhiD hai ki zara bhi nahin jagah

aap aaiye magar koi arman nikal ke

Jaleel Manikpuri

dil-e-vīrāñ ko dekhte kyā ho

ye vahī aarzū bastī hai

dil-e-viran ko dekhte kya ho

ye wahi aarzu ki basti hai

Saifuddin Saif

ek bhī ḳhvāhish ke hāthoñ meñ na mehñdī lag sakī

mere jazboñ meñ na dūlhā ban sakā ab tak koī

ek bhi KHwahish ke hathon mein na mehndi lag saki

mere jazbon mein na dulha ban saka ab tak koi

Iqbal Sajid

ġham-e-zamāna ne majbūr kar diyā varna

ye aarzū thī ki bas terī aarzū karte

gham-e-zamana ne majbur kar diya warna

ye aarzu thi ki bas teri aarzu karte

Akhtar Shirani

hai husūl-e-ārzū raaz tark-e-ārzū

maiñ ne duniyā chhoḌ to mil ga.ī duniyā mujhe

hai husul-e-arzu ka raaz tark-e-arzu

main ne duniya chhoD di to mil gai duniya mujhe

Seemab Akbarabadi

ham kyā kareñ agar na tirī aarzū kareñ

duniyā meñ aur bhī koī tere sivā hai kyā

hum kya karen agar na teri aarzu karen

duniya mein aur bhi koi tere siwa hai kya

Hasrat Mohani
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hameñ bhī dekh ki ham aarzū ke sahrā meñ

khile hue haiñ kisī zaḳhm-e-ārzū tarah

hamein bhi dekh ki hum aarzu ke sahra mein

khile hue hain kisi zaKHm-e-arzu ki tarah

Mohammad Deen Taseer
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hazāroñ ḳhvāhisheñ aisī ki har ḳhvāhish pe dam nikle

bahut nikle mire armān lekin phir bhī kam nikle

I have a thousand yearnings , each one afflicts me so

Many were fulfilled for sure, not enough although

hazaron KHwahishen aisi ki har KHwahish pe dam nikle

bahut nikle mere arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

I have a thousand yearnings , each one afflicts me so

Many were fulfilled for sure, not enough although

Mirza Ghalib

hikāyat-e-ishq se bhī dil ilaaj mumkin nahīñ ki ab bhī

firāq talḳhiyāñ vahī haiñ visāl aarzū vahī hai

hikayat-e-ishq se bhi dil ka ilaj mumkin nahin ki ab bhi

firaq ki talKHiyan wahi hain visal ki aarzu wahi hai

Ghulam Husain Sajid

hotī kahāñ hai dil se judā dil aarzū

jaatā kahāñ hai sham.a ko parvāna chhoḌ kar

hoti kahan hai dil se juda dil ki aarzu

jata kahan hai shama ko parwana chhoD kar

Jaleel Manikpuri

ik vo ki ārzuoñ pe jiite haiñ umr bhar

ik ham ki haiñ abhī se pashīmān-e-ārzū!

ek wo ki aarzuon pe jite hain umr bhar

ek hum ki hain abhi se pashiman-e-arzu!

Akhtar Shirani

insāñ ḳhvāhishoñ koī intihā nahīñ

do gaz zamīñ bhī chāhiye do gaz kafan ke baad

insan ki KHwahishon ki koi intiha nahin

do gaz zamin bhi chahiye do gaz kafan ke baad

Kaifi Azmi

is liye aarzū chhupā.ī hai

muñh se niklī huī parā.ī hai

is liye aarzu chhupai hai

munh se nikli hui parai hai

Qamar Jalalvi
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jān-levā thiiñ ḳhvāhisheñ varna

vasl se intizār achchhā thā

jaan-lewa thin KHwahishen warna

wasl se intizar achchha tha

Jaun Eliya

jab koī naujavān martā hai

aarzū jahān martā hai

jab koi naujawan marta hai

aarzu ka jahan marta hai

Farooq Nazki
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jiine vāloñ se kaho koī tamannā DhūñDeñ

ham to āsūda-e-manzil haiñ hamārā kyā hai

jine walon se kaho koi tamanna DhunDen

hum to aasuda-e-manzil hain hamara kya hai

Mahmood Ayaz

kabhī mauj-e-ḳhvāb meñ kho gayā kabhī thak ke ret pe so gayā

yūñhī umr saarī guzār faqat ārzū-e-visāl meñ

kabhi mauj-e-KHwab mein kho gaya kabhi thak ke ret pe so gaya

yunhi umr sari guzar di faqat aarzu-e-visal mein

Asad Badayuni

kaTtī hai aarzū ke sahāre pe zindagī

kaise kahūñ kisī tamannā na chāhiye

kaTti hai aarzu ke sahaare pe zindagi

kaise kahun kisi ki tamanna na chahiye

Shaad Aarfi

ḳharāb-e-dahr na maiñ ḳhud huā na ne kiyā

jo kuchh kiyā tire milne aarzū ne kiyā

KHarab-e-dahr na main KHud hua na tu ne kiya

jo kuchh kiya tere milne ki aarzu ne kiya

Zaidi Balgami
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khul gayā un aarzū meñ ye raaz

ziist apnī nahīñ parā.ī hai

khul gaya un ki aarzu mein ye raaz

zist apni nahin parai hai

Shakeel Badayuni

ḳhvāb, ummīd, tamannā.eñ, ta.alluq, rishte

jaan le lete haiñ āḳhir ye sahāre saare

KHwab, ummid, tamannaen, talluq, rishte

jaan le lete hain aaKHir ye sahaare sare

Imran-ul-haq Chauhan

ḳhvāhishoñ ne Dubo diyā dil ko

varna ye bahr-e-be-karāñ hotā

KHwahishon ne Dubo diya dil ko

warna ye bahr-e-be-karan hota

Ismail Merathi
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kisī tamannā nikaltī rahī

mirī aarzū haath maltī rahī

kisi ki tamanna nikalti rahi

meri aarzu hath malti rahi

Mubarak Azimabadi
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kisī se shikva-e-mahrūmī-e-niyāz na kar

ye dekh le ki tirī aarzū to ḳhaam nahīñ

kisi se shikwa-e-mahrumi-e-niyaz na kar

ye dekh le ki teri aarzu to KHam nahin

Figar Unnavi
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kitāb-e-ārzū ke gum-shuda kuchh baab rakkhe haiñ

tire takiye ke nīche bhī hamāre ḳhvāb rakkhe haiñ

kitab-e-arzu ke gum-shuda kuchh bab rakkhe hain

tere takiye ke niche bhi hamare KHwab rakkhe hain

Ghulam Mohammad Qasir

kyā vo ḳhvāhish ki jise dil bhī samajhtā ho haqīr

aarzū vo hai jo siine meñ rahe naaz ke saath

kya wo KHwahish ki jise dil bhi samajhta ho haqir

aarzu wo hai jo sine mein rahe naz ke sath

Akbar Allahabadi
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lahū Tapkā kisī aarzū se

hamārī aarzū Tapkī lahū se

lahu Tapka kisi ki aarzu se

hamari aarzu Tapki lahu se

Bayan Ahsanullah Khan
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lutf duunā ho jo donoñ ghar mire ābād hoñ

rahe pahlū meñ terī aarzū dil meñ rahe

lutf duna ho jo donon ghar mere aabaad hon

tu rahe pahlu mein teri aarzu dil mein rahe

Jaleel Manikpuri
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maiñ aur us ġhuncha-dahan aarzū

aarzū sādgī thī maiñ na thā

main aur us ghuncha-dahan ki aarzu

aarzu ki sadgi thi main na tha

Abdul Hamid Adam

marte haiñ aarzū meñ marne

maut aatī hai par nahīñ aatī

I die yearning as I hope for death

Death does come to me but then not quite

marte hain aarzu mein marne ki

maut aati hai par nahin aati

I die yearning as I hope for death

Death does come to me but then not quite

Mirza Ghalib

maut aa jaa.e qaid meñ sayyād

aarzū ho agar rihā.ī

maut aa jae qaid mein sayyaad

aarzu ho agar rihai ki

Rind Lakhnavi
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merī ye aarzū hai vaqt-e-marg

us āvāz kaan meñ aave

meri ye aarzu hai waqt-e-marg

us ki aawaz kan mein aawe

Ghamgeen Dehlvi

milo milo na milo iḳhtiyār hai tum ko

is aarzū ke sivā aur aarzū kyā hai

milo milo na milo iKHtiyar hai tum ko

is aarzu ke siwa aur aarzu kya hai

Mubarak Azimabadi
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mirī apnī aur us aarzū meñ farq ye thā

mujhe bas vo use saarā zamāna chāhiye thā

meri apni aur us ki aarzu mein farq ye tha

mujhe bas wo use sara zamana chahiye tha

Bushra Ejaz

mudda.ā duur tak gayā lekin

aarzū lauT kar nahīñ aa.ī

muddaa dur tak gaya lekin

aarzu lauT kar nahin aai

Abdul Hamid Adam
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muddat se aarzū hai ḳhudā vo ghaḌī kare

ham tum piyeñ jo mil ke kahīñ ek sharāb

muddat se aarzu hai KHuda wo ghaDi kare

hum tum piyen jo mil ke kahin ek ja sharab

Shaikh Zahuruddin Hatim

mujh ko ye aarzū vo uThā.eñ naqāb ḳhud

un ko ye intizār taqāzā kare koī

I had hoped she would unveil at her own behest

and she waits for someone to make a request

mujh ko ye aarzu wo uThaen naqab KHud

un ko ye intizar taqaza kare koi

I had hoped she would unveil at her own behest

and she waits for someone to make a request

Asrarul Haq Majaz

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