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.

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

us galī ne ye sun ke sabr kiyā

jaane vaale yahāñ ke the nahīñ

us gali ne ye sun ke sabr kiya

jaane wale yahan ke the hi nahin

Jaun Eliya

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

zindagī kyā hai anāsir meñ zuhūr-e-tartīb

maut kyā hai inhīñ ajzā pareshāñ honā

zindagi kya hai anasir mein zuhur-e-tartib

maut kya hai inhin ajza ka pareshan hona

Chakbast Brij Narayan

maut ek din muayyan hai

niind kyuuñ raat bhar nahīñ aatī

when for death a day has been ordained

what reason that I cannot sleep all night?

maut ka ek din muayyan hai

nind kyun raat bhar nahin aati

when for death a day has been ordained

what reason that I cannot sleep all night?

Mirza Ghalib

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

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

zamāna baḌe shauq se sun rahā thā

hamīñ so ga.e dāstāñ kahte kahte

zamana baDe shauq se sun raha tha

hamin so gae dastan kahte kahte

Saqib Lakhnavi

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

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

rone vāloñ ne uThā rakkhā thā ghar sar par magar

umr bhar jāgne vaalā paḌā sotā rahā

rone walon ne uTha rakkha tha ghar sar par magar

umr bhar ka jagne wala paDa sota raha

Bashir Badr

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

qaid-e-hayāt o band-e-ġham asl meñ donoñ ek haiñ

maut se pahle aadmī ġham se najāt paa.e kyuuñ

prison of life and sorrow's chains in truth are just the same

then relief from pain, ere death,why should man obtain

qaid-e-hayat o band-e-gham asl mein donon ek hain

maut se pahle aadmi gham se najat pae kyun

prison of life and sorrow's chains in truth are just the same

then relief from pain, ere death,why should man obtain

Mirza Ghalib

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

mirī zindagī to guzrī tire hijr ke sahāre

mirī maut ko bhī pyāre koī chāhiye bahāna

meri zindagi to guzri tere hijr ke sahaare

meri maut ko bhi pyare koi chahiye bahana

Jigar Moradabadi

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

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

'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

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

rahne ko sadā dahr meñ aatā nahīñ koī

tum jaise ga.e aise bhī jaatā nahīñ

rahne ko sada dahr mein aata nahin koi

tum jaise gae aise bhi jata nahin

Kaifi Azmi

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

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

nā-umīdī maut se kahtī hai apnā kaam kar

aas kahtī hai Thahar ḳhat javāb aane ko hai

na-umidi maut se kahti hai apna kaam kar

aas kahti hai Thahar KHat ka jawab aane ko hai

Fani Badayuni

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

zindagī hai apne qabze meñ na apne bas meñ maut

aadmī majbūr hai aur kis qadar majbūr hai

zindagi hai apne qabze mein na apne bas mein maut

aadmi majbur hai aur kis qadar majbur hai

Ahmed Amethwi

shukriya ai qabr tak pahuñchāne vaalo shukriya

ab akele chale jā.eñge is manzil se ham

shukriya ai qabr tak pahunchane walo shukriya

ab akele hi chale jaenge is manzil se hum

Qamar Jalalvi

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

zindagī ik hādsa hai aur kaisā hādsa

maut se bhī ḳhatm jis silsila hotā nahīñ

zindagi ek hadsa hai aur kaisa hadsa

maut se bhi KHatm jis ka silsila hota nahin

Jigar Moradabadi

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

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

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

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

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

zindagī se to ḳhair shikva thā

muddatoñ maut ne bhī tarsāyā

zindagi se to KHair shikwa tha

muddaton maut ne bhi tarsaya

Naresh Kumar Shad

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

uTh ga.ī haiñ sāmne se kaisī kaisī sūrateñ

roiye kis ke liye kis kis mātam kījiye

uTh gai hain samne se kaisi kaisi suraten

roiye kis ke liye kis kis ka matam kijiye

Haidar Ali Aatish

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

maut kyā ek lafz-e-be-ma.anī

jis ko maarā hayāt ne maarā

maut kya ek lafz-e-be-mani

jis ko mara hayat ne mara

Jigar Moradabadi

maut intizār baaqī hai

aap intizār thā na rahā

maut ka intizar baqi hai

aap ka intizar tha na raha

Fani Badayuni

vo jin ke zikr se ragoñ meñ dauḌtī thiiñ bijliyāñ

unhīñ haath ham ne chhū ke dekhā kitnā sard hai

wo jin ke zikr se ragon mein dauDti thin bijliyan

unhin ka hath hum ne chhu ke dekha kitna sard hai

Bashir Badr

maut kahte haiñ jis ko ai 'sāġhar'

zindagī koī kaḌī hogī

maut kahte hain jis ko ai 'saghar'

zindagi ki koi kaDi hogi

Saghar Siddiqui

tirī vafā meñ milī ārzū-e-maut mujhe

jo maut mil ga.ī hotī to koī baat bhī thī

teri wafa mein mili aarzu-e-maut mujhe

jo maut mil gai hoti to koi baat bhi thi

Khalilur Rahman Azmi

miTTī badan kar diyā miTTī ke havāle

miTTī ko kahīñ tāj-mahal meñ nahīñ rakkhā

miTTi ka badan kar diya miTTi ke hawale

miTTi ko kahin taj-mahal mein nahin rakkha

Munawwar Rana

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 ik savāl hai jis javāb maut hai

maut bhī ik savāl hai jis javāb kuchh nahīñ

zindagi ek sawal hai jis ka jawab maut hai

maut bhi ek sawal hai jis ka jawab kuchh nahin

Amn Lakhnvi

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

na gor-e-sikandar na hai qabr-e-dārā

miTe nāmiyoñ ke nishāñ kaise kaise

na gor-e-sikandar na hai qabr-e-dara

miTe namiyon ke nishan kaise kaise

Haidar Ali Aatish

maut se kyuuñ itnī vahshat jaan kyuuñ itnī aziiz

maut aane ke liye hai jaan jaane ke liye

why this dread of death and why life be held so dear

death is meant to come and life- meant to disappear

maut se kyun itni wahshat jaan kyun itni aziz

maut aane ke liye hai jaan jaane ke liye

why this dread of death and why life be held so dear

death is meant to come and life- meant to disappear

Unknown

zindagī firdaus-e-gum-gashta ko saktī nahīñ

maut aatī hai ye manzil dikhāne ke liye

zindagi firdaus-e-gum-gashta ko pa sakti nahin

maut hi aati hai ye manzil dikhane ke liye

Hafeez Jalandhari