Khwab Shayari

Dream is not only that which we have during our sleep; they also come to us when we are wide awake and we chase them feverishly. Here is a selection of verses that draw upon the experience of dream, their realisation, and how they represent human concerns. Read them and you will find the reflections of your own dreams here.

ab judā.ī ke safar ko mire āsān karo

tum mujhe ḳhvāb meñ aa kar na pareshān karo

ab judai ke safar ko mere aasan karo

tum mujhe KHwab mein aa kar na pareshan karo

Munawwar Rana

uTho ye manzar-e-shab-tāb dekhne ke liye

ki niiñd shart nahīñ ḳhvāb dekhne ke liye

uTho ye manzar-e-shab-tab dekhne ke liye

ki nind shart nahin KHwab dekhne ke liye

Irfan Siddiqi

ḳhvāb tarah bikhar jaane ko chāhtā hai

aisī tanhā.ī ki mar jaane ko chāhtā hai

KHwab ki tarah bikhar jaane ko ji chahta hai

aisi tanhai ki mar jaane ko ji chahta hai

Iftikhar Arif

ik muamma hai samajhne na samjhāne

zindagī kaahe ko hai ḳhvāb hai dīvāne

ek muamma hai samajhne ka na samjhane ka

zindagi kahe ko hai KHwab hai diwane ka

Fani Badayuni

aur to kyā thā bechne ke liye

apnī āñkhoñ ke ḳhvāb beche haiñ

aur to kya tha bechne ke liye

apni aankhon ke KHwab beche hain

Jaun Eliya

tumhāre ḳhvāb se har shab lipaT ke sote haiñ

sazā.eñ bhej do ham ne ḳhatā.eñ bhejī haiñ

tumhaare KHwab se har shab lipaT ke sote hain

sazaen bhej do hum ne KHataen bheji hain

Gulzar

kahānī likhte hue dāstāñ sunāte hue

vo so gayā hai mujhe ḳhvāb se jagāte hue

kahani likhte hue dastan sunate hue

wo so gaya hai mujhe KHwab se jagate hue

Saleem Kausar

āshiqī meñ 'mīr' jaise ḳhvāb mat dekhā karo

bāvle ho jāoge mahtāb mat dekhā karo

aashiqi mein 'mir' jaise KHwab mat dekha karo

bawle ho jaoge mahtab mat dekha karo

Ahmad Faraz

ye zarūrī hai ki āñkhoñ bharam qaa.em rahe

niiñd rakkho na rakkho ḳhvāb meyārī rakho

ye zaruri hai ki aankhon ka bharam qaem rahe

nind rakkho ya na rakkho KHwab meyari rakho

Rahat Indori

yahī hai zindagī kuchh ḳhvāb chand ummīdeñ

inhīñ khilaunoñ se tum bhī bahal sako to chalo

yahi hai zindagi kuchh KHwab chand ummiden

inhin khilaunon se tum bhi bahal sako to chalo

Nida Fazli

kabhī jo ḳhvāb thā vo liyā hai

magar jo kho ga.ī vo chiiz kyā thī

kabhi jo KHwab tha wo pa liya hai

magar jo kho gai wo chiz kya thi

Javed Akhtar

ḳhvāb hote haiñ dekhne ke liye

un meñ kar magar rahā na karo

KHwab hote hain dekhne ke liye

un mein ja kar magar raha na karo

Muneer Niyazi

āñkheñ khulīñ to jaag uThīñ hasrateñ tamām

us ko bhī kho diyā jise paayā thā ḳhvāb meñ

as my eyes did ope my yearnings did rebound

for I lost the person who in my dreams I found

aankhen khulin to jag uThin hasraten tamam

us ko bhi kho diya jise paya tha KHwab mein

as my eyes did ope my yearnings did rebound

for I lost the person who in my dreams I found

Siraj Lakhnavi

bārhā terā intizār kiyā

apne ḳhvāboñ meñ ik dulhan tarah

barha tera intizar kiya

apne KHwabon mein ek dulhan ki tarah

Parveen Shakir

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

roz vo ḳhvāb meñ aate haiñ gale milne ko

maiñ jo sotā huuñ to jaag uThtī hai qismat merī

roz wo KHwab mein aate hain gale milne ko

main jo sota hun to jag uThti hai qismat meri

Jaleel Manikpuri

beTiyāñ baap āñkhoñ meñ chhupe ḳhvāb ko pahchāntī haiñ

aur koī dūsrā is ḳhvāb ko paḌh le to burā māntī haiñ

beTiyan bap ki aankhon mein chhupe KHwab ko pahchanti hain

aur koi dusra is KHwab ko paDh le to bura manti hain

Iftikhar Arif

muddat se ḳhvāb meñ bhī nahīñ niiñd ḳhayāl

hairat meñ huuñ ye kis mujhe intizār hai

muddat se KHwab mein bhi nahin nind ka KHayal

hairat mein hun ye kis ka mujhe intizar hai

Shaikh Zahuruddin Hatim

maiñ ne dekhā hai bahāroñ meñ chaman ko jalte

hai koī ḳhvāb tābīr batāne vaalā

main ne dekha hai bahaaron mein chaman ko jalte

hai koi KHwab ki tabir batane wala

Ahmad Faraz

haañ kabhī ḳhvāb-e-ishq dekhā thā

ab tak āñkhoñ se ḳhuuñ Tapaktā hai

han kabhi KHwab-e-ishq dekha tha

ab tak aankhon se KHun Tapakta hai

Akhtar Ansari

mere ḳhvāboñ meñ bhī mere ḳhayāloñ meñ bhī

kaun chiiz tujhe tujh se judā pesh karūñ

mere KHwabon mein bhi tu mere KHayalon mein bhi tu

kaun si chiz tujhe tujh se juda pesh karun

Sahir Ludhianvi

kyā jaane use vahm hai kyā merī taraf se

jo ḳhvāb meñ bhī raat ko tanhā nahīñ aatā

I wonder to what misgivings she is prone

that even in my dreams she's not alone

kya jaane use wahm hai kya meri taraf se

jo KHwab mein bhi raat ko tanha nahin aata

I wonder to what misgivings she is prone

that even in my dreams she's not alone

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

har ek raat ko mahtāb dekhne ke liye

maiñ jāgtā huuñ tirā ḳhvāb dekhne ke liye

har ek raat ko mahtab dekhne ke liye

main jagta hun tera KHwab dekhne ke liye

Azhar Inayati

zindagī ḳhvāb dekhtī hai magar

zindagī zindagī hai ḳhvāb nahīñ

zindagi KHwab dekhti hai magar

zindagi zindagi hai KHwab nahin

Maqbool Naqsh

dekhī thī ek raat tirī zulf ḳhvāb meñ

phir jab talak jiyā maiñ pareshān rahā

dekhi thi ek raat teri zulf KHwab mein

phir jab talak jiya main pareshan hi raha

Raza Azimabadi

raat kyā so.e ki baaqī umr niiñd uḌ ga.ī

ḳhvāb kyā dekhā ki dhaḌkā lag gayā tābīr

raat kya soe ki baqi umr ki nind uD gai

KHwab kya dekha ki dhaDka lag gaya tabir ka

Ahmad Faraz

abhī vo aañkh bhī soī nahīñ hai

abhī vo ḳhvāb bhī jaagā huā hai

abhi wo aankh bhi soi nahin hai

abhi wo KHwab bhi jaga hua hai

Naseer Ahmad Nasir

talab kareñ to ye āñkheñ bhī in ko de duuñ maiñ

magar ye log in āñkhoñ ke ḳhvāb māñgte haiñ

talab karen to ye aankhen bhi in ko de dun main

magar ye log in aankhon ke KHwab mangte hain

Abbas Rizvi

āñkhoñ meñ jo bhar loge to kāñToñ se chubheñge

ye ḳhvāb to palkoñ pe sajāne ke liye haiñ

aankhon mein jo bhar loge to kanTon se chubhenge

ye KHwab to palkon pe sajaane ke liye hain

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

raat ko sonā na sonā sab barābar ho gayā

tum na aa.e ḳhvāb meñ āñkhoñ meñ ḳhvāb aayā to kyā

raat ko sona na sona sab barabar ho gaya

tum na aae KHwab mein aankhon mein KHwab aaya to kya

Jaleel Manikpuri

log karte haiñ ḳhvāb bāteñ

ham ne dekhā hai ḳhvāb āñkhoñ se

log karte hain KHwab ki baaten

hum ne dekha hai KHwab aankhon se

Sabir Dutt

ḳhvāb rishta haqīqat se na joḌā jaa.e

ā.īna hai ise patthar se na toḌā jaa.e

KHwab ka rishta haqiqat se na joDa jae

aaina hai ise patthar se na toDa jae

Malikzada Manzoor Ahmad

kyā hasīñ ḳhvāb mohabbat ne dikhāyā thā hameñ

khul ga.ī aañkh to tābīr pe ronā aayā

kya hasin KHwab mohabbat ne dikhaya tha hamein

khul gai aankh to tabir pe rona aaya

Shakeel Badayuni

jis tarah ḳhvāb mire ho ga.e reza reza

us tarah se na kabhī TuuT ke bikhre koī

jis tarah KHwab mere ho gae reza reza

us tarah se na kabhi TuT ke bikhre koi

Parveen Shakir

hamāre ḳhvāb chorī ho ga.e haiñ

hameñ rātoñ ko niiñd aatī nahīñ hai

hamare KHwab chori ho gae hain

hamein raaton ko nind aati nahin hai

Bakhsh Layalpuri

maanā ki sab ke sāmne milne se hai hijāb

lekin vo ḳhvāb meñ bhī na aa.eñ to kyā kareñ

mana ki sab ke samne milne se hai hijab

lekin wo KHwab mein bhi na aaen to kya karen

Akhtar Shirani

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

ḳhvāboñ par iḳhtiyār na yādoñ pe zor hai

kab zindagī guzārī hai apne hisāb meñ

KHwabon par iKHtiyar na yaadon pe zor hai

kab zindagi guzari hai apne hisab mein

Fatima Hasan

kaisā jaadū hai samajh aatā nahīñ

niiñd merī ḳhvāb saare aap ke

kaisa jadu hai samajh aata nahin

nind meri KHwab sare aap ke

Ibn-e-Mufti

aisā bhī kabhī ho maiñ jise ḳhvāb meñ dekhūñ

jāgūñ to vahī ḳhvāb ta.abīr batā.e

aisa bhi kabhi ho main jise KHwab mein dekhun

jagun to wahi KHwab ki tabir batae

Mustafa Shahab

uThā laayā huuñ saare ḳhvāb apne

tirī yādoñ ke bosīda makāñ se

uTha laya hun sare KHwab apne

teri yaadon ke bosida makan se

Rasa Chughtai

ḳhvāb ḳhvāb kab talak dekhūñ

kaash tujh ko bhī ik jhalak dekhūñ

KHwab hi KHwab kab talak dekhun

kash tujh ko bhi ek jhalak dekhun

Obaidullah Aleem

niiñd ko log maut kahte haiñ

ḳhvāb naam zindagī bhī hai

nind ko log maut kahte hain

KHwab ka nam zindagi bhi hai

Ahsan Yusuf Zai

zindagī chhīn le baḳhshī huī daulat apnī

ne ḳhvāboñ ke sivā mujh ko diyā bhī kyā hai

zindagi chhin le baKHshi hui daulat apni

tu ne KHwabon ke siwa mujh ko diya bhi kya hai

Akhtar Saeed Khan

nīndoñ meñ phir rahā huuñ use DhūñDhtā huā

shāmil jo ek ḳhvāb mire rat-jage meñ thā

nindon mein phir raha hun use DhunDhta hua

shamil jo ek KHwab mere rat-jage mein tha

Ahmad Mushtaq

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

phir na intizār meñ niiñd aa.e umr bhar

aane ahd kar ga.e aa.e jo ḳhvāb meñ

ta phir na intizar mein nind aae umr bhar

aane ka ahd kar gae aae jo KHwab mein

Mirza Ghalib

āñkheñ kholo ḳhvāb sameTo jaago bhī

'alvī' pyāre dekho saalā din niklā

aankhen kholo KHwab sameTo jago bhi

'alwi' pyare dekho sala din nikla

Mohammad Alvi

vaqt-e-pīrī shabāb bāteñ

aisī haiñ jaise ḳhvāb bāteñ

in old age talk of youth now seems

to be just like the stuff of dreams

waqt-e-piri shabab ki baaten

aisi hain jaise KHwab ki baaten

in old age talk of youth now seems

to be just like the stuff of dreams

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

ā.īna ā.īna tairtā koī aks

aur har ḳhvāb meñ dūsrā ḳhvāb hai

aaina aaina tairta koi aks

aur har KHwab mein dusra KHwab hai

Atiiqullah