Jannat shayari

We all have heard of heaven and hell but we have not seen either of them. It occupies our imagination as it does the imagination of the poets. Poetry in all languages has constructed heaven and hell in their own ways but the Urdu poets have added yet another set of meanings to them. This selection brings some of them to you.

ham ko ma.alūm hai jannat haqīqat lekin

dil ke ḳhush rakhne ko 'ġhālib' ye ḳhayāl achchhā hai

hum ko malum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

dil ke KHush rakhne ko 'ghaalib' ye KHayal achchha hai

Mirza Ghalib

jis meñ lākhoñ baras hūreñ hoñ

aisī jannat ko kyā kare koī

where virgins aged a million years reside

hopes for such a heaven why abide

jis mein lakhon baras ki huren hon

aisi jannat ko kya kare koi

where virgins aged a million years reside

hopes for such a heaven why abide

Dagh Dehlvi

ye jannat mubārak rahe zāhidoñ ko

ki maiñ aap sāmnā chāhtā huuñ

ye jannat mubarak rahe zahidon ko

ki main aap ka samna chahta hun

Allama Iqbal

jannat milī jhūToñ ko agar jhuuT ke badle

sachchoñ ko sazā meñ hai jahannam bhī gavārā

jannat mili jhuTon ko agar jhuT ke badle

sachchon ko saza mein hai jahannam bhi gawara

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

apnī jannat mujhe dikhlā na sakā vaa.iz

kūcha-e-yār meñ chal dekh le jannat merī

apni jannat mujhe dikhla na saka tu waiz

kucha-e-yar mein chal dekh le jannat meri

Fani Badayuni

gunāhgār ke dil se na bach ke chal zāhid

yahīñ kahīñ tirī jannat bhī paa.ī jaatī hai

gunahgar ke dil se na bach ke chal zahid

yahin kahin teri jannat bhi pai jati hai

Jigar Moradabadi

maiñ samajhtā huuñ ki hai jannat o dozaḳh kyā chiiz

ek hai vasl tirā ek hai furqat terī

main samajhta hun ki hai jannat o dozaKH kya chiz

ek hai wasl tera ek hai furqat teri

Jaleel Manikpuri

kahte haiñ jis ko jannat vo ik jhalak hai terī

sab vā.izoñ baaqī rañgīñ-bayāniyāñ haiñ

kahte hain jis ko jannat wo ek jhalak hai teri

sab waizon ki baqi rangin-bayaniyan hain

Altaf Hussain Hali