Maut Shayari

Even though it is bitter, death is the ultimately reality. Human beings have been constantly preoccupied with the idea of death. Sometimes, it is welcome while at others, it is scary. As such, poets in every generation have tried to unravel its reality without ever finding an answer. Some of these verses will tell you about death as an idea as well an experience.

aa.ī hogī kisī ko hijr meñ maut

mujh ko to niiñd bhī nahīñ aatī

aai hogi kisi ko hijr mein maut

mujh ko to nind bhi nahin aati

Akbar Allahabadi
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āḳhir ik roz to paivand-e-zamīñ honā hai

jāma-e-zīst nayā aur purānā kaisā

aaKHir ek roz to paiwand-e-zamin hona hai

jama-e-zist naya aur purana kaisa

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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ab nahīñ lauT ke aane vaalā

ghar khulā chhoḌ ke jaane vaalā

ab nahin lauT ke aane wala

ghar khula chhoD ke jaane wala

Akhtar Nazmi

ai ajal ek din āḳhir tujhe aanā hai vale

aaj aatī shab-e-furqat meñ to ehsāñ hotā

ai ajal ek din aaKHir tujhe aana hai wale

aaj aati shab-e-furqat mein to ehsan hota

Imam Bakhsh Nasikh
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ai ajal kuchh zindagī haq bhī hai

zindagī terī amānat sahī

ai ajal kuchh zindagi ka haq bhi hai

zindagi teri amanat hi sahi

Akbar Haidri

ai hijr vaqt Tal nahīñ saktā hai maut

lekin ye dekhnā hai ki miTTī kahāñ hai

ai hijr waqt Tal nahin sakta hai maut ka

lekin ye dekhna hai ki miTTi kahan ki hai

Hijr Nazim Ali Khan
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'anīs' dam bharosā nahīñ Thahar jaao

charāġh le ke kahāñ sāmne havā ke chale

'anis' dam ka bharosa nahin Thahar jao

charagh le ke kahan samne hawa ke chale

Meer Anees
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apne kāñdhoñ pe liye phirtā huuñ apnī salīb

ḳhud mirī maut mātam hai mire jiine meñ

apne kandhon pe liye phirta hun apni hi salib

KHud meri maut ka matam hai mere jine mein

Haneef Kaifi

baḌī talāsh se miltī hai zindagī ai dost

qazā tarah patā pūchhtī nahīñ aatī

baDi talash se milti hai zindagi ai dost

qaza ki tarah pata puchhti nahin aati

Shaanul Haq Haqqi

bahr-e-ġham se paar hone ke liye

maut ko sāhil banāyā jā.egā

bahr-e-gham se par hone ke liye

maut ko sahil banaya jaega

Jaleel Manikpuri
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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

balā chamak us ke chehre pe thī

mujhe kyā ḳhabar thī ki mar jā.egā

bala ki chamak us ke chehre pe thi

mujhe kya KHabar thi ki mar jaega

Ahmad Mushtaq
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bandhan ik bañdhā thā rag-o-pai se jism meñ

marne ke ba.ad haath se motī bikhar ga.e

bandhan sa ek bandha tha rag-o-pai se jism mein

marne ke baad hath se moti bikhar gae

Bashiruddin Ahmad Dehlvi
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be-ta.alluq zindagī achchhī nahīñ

zindagī kyā maut bhī achchhī nahīñ

be-talluq zindagi achchhi nahin

zindagi kya maut bhi achchhi nahin

Hafeez Jalandhari

bichhḌā kuchh is adā se ki rut badal ga.ī

ik shaḳhs saare shahr ko vīrān kar gayā

bichhDa kuchh is ada se ki rut hi badal gai

ek shaKHs sare shahr ko viran kar gaya

Khalid Sharif

būḌhoñ ke saath log kahāñ tak vafā kareñ

būḌhoñ ko bhī jo maut na aa.e to kyā kareñ

buDhon ke sath log kahan tak wafa karen

buDhon ko bhi jo maut na aae to kya karen

Akbar Allahabadi
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chhoḌ ke māl-o-daulat saarī duniyā meñ apnī

ḳhālī haath guzar jaate haiñ kaise kaise log

chhoD ke mal-o-daulat sari duniya mein apni

KHali hath guzar jate hain kaise kaise log

Akbar Hyderabadi

dard ko rahne bhī de dil meñ davā ho jā.egī

maut aa.egī to ai hamdam shifā ho jā.egī

dard ko rahne bhi de dil mein dawa ho jaegi

maut aaegi to ai hamdam shifa ho jaegi

Hakim Mohammad Ajmal Khan Shaida

din Dhal rahā thā jab use dafnā ke aa.e the

sūraj bhī thā malūl zamīñ par jhukā huā

din Dhal raha tha jab use dafna ke aae the

suraj bhi tha malul zamin par jhuka hua

Mohammad Alvi

duniyā merī balā jaane mahñgī hai sastī hai

maut mile to muft na luuñ hastī kyā hastī hai

duniya meri bala jaane mahngi hai ya sasti hai

maut mile to muft na lun hasti ki kya hasti hai

Fani Badayuni

fil-haqīqat koī nahīñ martā

maut hikmat ek pardā hai

fil-haqiqat koi nahin marta

maut hikmat ka ek parda hai

Shaikh Zahuruddin Hatim

ghasīTte hue ḳhud ko phiroge 'zeb' kahāñ

chalo ki ḳhaak ko de aa.eñ ye badan us

ghasiTte hue KHud ko phiroge 'zeb' kahan

chalo ki KHak ko de aaen ye badan us ka

Zeb Ghauri

had se guzrā jab intizār tirā

maut ham ne intizār kiyā

had se guzra jab intizar tera

maut ka hum ne intizar kiya

Meer Ali Ausat Rashk
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hamārī zindagī to muḳhtasar ik kahānī thī

bhalā ho maut jis ne banā rakkhā hai afsāna

hamari zindagi to muKHtasar si ek kahani thi

bhala ho maut ka jis ne bana rakkha hai afsana

Bedam Shah Warsi

haañ ai falak-e-pīr javāñ thā abhī aarif

kyā terā bigaḌtā jo na martā koī din aur

han ai falak-e-pir jawan tha abhi aarif

kya tera bigaDta jo na marta koi din aur

Mirza Ghalib

hue nāmvar be-nishāñ kaise kaise

zamīñ khā ga.ī āsmāñ kaise kaise

hue namwar be-nishan kaise kaise

zamin kha gai aasman kaise kaise

Ameer Minai
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is vahm se ki niiñd meñ aa.e na kuchh ḳhalal

ahbāb zer-e-ḳhāk sulā kar chale ga.e

is wahm se ki nind mein aae na kuchh KHalal

ahbab zer-e-KHak sula kar chale gae

Josh Malsiani
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jaane kyuuñ ik ḳhayāl aayā

maiñ na hūñgā to kyā kamī hogī

jaane kyun ek KHayal sa aaya

main na hunga to kya kami hogi

Khalilur Rahman Azmi

jo log maut ko zālim qarār dete haiñ

ḳhudā milā.e unheñ zindagī ke māroñ se

jo log maut ko zalim qarar dete hain

KHuda milae unhen zindagi ke maron se

Nazeer Siddiqui
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jo unheñ vafā sūjhī to na ziist ne vafā

abhī aa ke vo na baiThe ki ham uTh ga.e jahāñ se

jo unhen wafa ki sujhi to na zist ne wafa ki

abhi aa ke wo na baiThe ki hum uTh gae jahan se

Abdul Majeed Salik

kahānī ḳhatm huī aur aisī ḳhatm huī

ki log rone lage tāliyāñ bajāte hue

kahani KHatm hui aur aisi KHatm hui

ki log rone lage taliyan bajate hue

Rehman Faris

kaise aa saktī hai aisī dil-nashīñ duniyā ko maut

kaun kahtā hai ki ye sab kuchh fanā ho jā.egā

kaise aa sakti hai aisi dil-nashin duniya ko maut

kaun kahta hai ki ye sab kuchh fana ho jaega

Ahmad Mushtaq

kam se kam maut se aisī mujhe ummīd nahīñ

zindagī ne to dhoke pe diyā hai dhoka

kam se kam maut se aisi mujhe ummid nahin

zindagi tu ne to dhoke pe diya hai dhoka

Firaq Gorakhpuri
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kaun jiine ke liye martā rahe

lo sambhālo apnī duniyā ham chale

kaun jine ke liye marta rahe

lo sambhaalo apni duniya hum chale

Akhtar Saeed Khan

kaun kahtā hai ki maut aa.ī to mar jā.ūñgā

maiñ to dariyā huuñ samundar meñ utar jā.ūñgā

kaun kahta hai ki maut aai to mar jaunga

main to dariya hun samundar mein utar jaunga

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
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ḳhaak aur ḳhuun se ik sham.a jalā.ī hai 'nushūr'

maut se ham ne bhī sīkhī hai hayāt-ārā.ī

KHak aur KHun se ek shama jalai hai 'nushur'

maut se hum ne bhi sikhi hai hayat-arai

Nushur Wahidi
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ḳhāk-e-badan tirī sab pāmāl hogī ik din

reg-e-ravāñ banegā āḳhir ko ye jazīra

KHak-e-badan teri sab pamal hogi ek din

reg-e-rawan banega aaKHir ko ye jazira

Mushafi Ghulam Hamdani
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ḳhūb-o-zisht-e-jahāñ farq na pūchh

maut jab aa.ī sab barābar thā

KHub-o-zisht-e-jahan ka farq na puchh

maut jab aai sab barabar tha

Imdad Imam Asar

kisī ke ek ishāre meñ kis ko kyā na milā

bashar ko ziist milī maut ko bahāna milā

kisi ke ek ishaare mein kis ko kya na mila

bashar ko zist mili maut ko bahana mila

Fani Badayuni

log achchhe haiñ bahut dil meñ utar jaate haiñ

ik burā.ī hai to bas ye hai ki mar jaate haiñ

log achchhe hain bahut dil mein utar jate hain

ek burai hai to bas ye hai ki mar jate hain

Rais Farogh
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maiñ nāhaq din kaaT rahā huuñ

kaun yahāñ sau saal jiyā hai

main nahaq din kaT raha hun

kaun yahan sau sal jiya hai

Mohammad Alvi

maañ āġhosh meñ kal maut āġhosh meñ aaj

ham ko duniyā meñ ye do vaqt suhāne se mile

man ki aaghosh mein kal maut ki aaghosh mein aaj

hum ko duniya mein ye do waqt suhane se mile

Kaif Bhopali

māñgī thī ek baar duā ham ne maut

sharminda aaj tak haiñ miyāñ zindagī se ham

Once upon a time for death I did pray

I am ashamed of life my friend to this very day

mangi thi ek bar dua hum ne maut ki

sharminda aaj tak hain miyan zindagi se hum

Once upon a time for death I did pray

I am ashamed of life my friend to this very day

Unknown

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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maut aane tak na aa.e ab jo aa.e ho to haa.e

zindagī mushkil thī marnā bhī mushkil ho gayā

maut aane tak na aae ab jo aae ho to hae

zindagi mushkil hi thi marna bhi mushkil ho gaya

Fani Badayuni
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maut bar-haq hai ek din lekin

niiñd rātoñ ko ḳhuub aatī hai

maut bar-haq hai ek din lekin

nind raaton ko KHub aati hai

Jamal Owaisi
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maut bhī duur bahut duur kahīñ phirtī hai

kaun ab aa ke asīroñ ko rihā.ī degā

maut bhi dur bahut dur kahin phirti hai

kaun ab aa ke asiron ko rihai dega

Mohammad Alvi

maut insān dushman nahīñ

zindagī bhī jaan le kar jā.egī

maut hi insan ki dushman nahin

zindagi bhi jaan le kar jaegi

Arsh Malsiyani
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maut bhī ilaaj ho shāyad

zindagī koī ilaaj nahīñ

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

maut ka bhi ilaj ho shayad

zindagi ka koi ilaj nahin

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

Firaq Gorakhpuri

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