Sharab Shayari

If you wish to be intoxicated and be swayed, here are some select verses for you. You would realise that the taste of wine and its intoxicating quality have entered these lines also. So, they will let you enjoy yourself and would also surprise you for their sheer appeal to your senses. You would wonder how wine that intoxicates may also become a rich metaphor of a liberated world.

kuchh bhī bachā na kahne ko har baat ho ga.ī

aao kahīñ sharāb piyeñ raat ho ga.ī

kuchh bhi bacha na kahne ko har baat ho gai

aao kahin sharab piyen raat ho gai

Nida Fazli

ab to utnī bhī mayassar nahīñ mai-ḳhāne meñ

jitnī ham chhoḌ diyā karte the paimāne meñ

the tavern does not even give that much wine to me

that I was wont to waste in the goblet casually

ab to utni bhi mayassar nahin mai-KHane mein

jitni hum chhoD diya karte the paimane mein

the tavern does not even give that much wine to me

that I was wont to waste in the goblet casually

Divakar Rahi

ġham-e-duniyā bhī ġham-e-yār meñ shāmil kar lo

nashsha baḌhtā hai sharābeñ jo sharāboñ meñ mileñ

let love's longing with the ache of existence compound

when spirits intermingle the euphoria is profound

gham-e-duniya bhi gham-e-yar mein shamil kar lo

nashsha baDhta hai sharaben jo sharabon mein milen

let love's longing with the ache of existence compound

when spirits intermingle the euphoria is profound

Ahmad Faraz

ḳhud apnī mastī hai jis ne machā.ī hai halchal

nasha sharāb meñ hotā to nāchtī botal

KHud apni masti hai jis ne machai hai halchal

nasha sharab mein hota to nachti botal

Arif Jalali

zāhid sharāb piine de masjid meñ baiTh kar

vo jagah batā de jahāñ par ḳhudā na ho

Priest I know this is a mosque, let me drink inside

Or point me to a place where God does not reside

zahid sharab pine de masjid mein baiTh kar

ya wo jagah bata de jahan par KHuda na ho

Priest I know this is a mosque, let me drink inside

Or point me to a place where God does not reside

Unknown

aa.e the hañste khelte mai-ḳhāne meñ 'firāq'

jab chuke sharāb to sanjīda ho ga.e

we came to the tavern all gay and frolicsome

now having drunk the wine, somber have become

aae the hanste khelte mai-KHane mein 'firaq'

jab pi chuke sharab to sanjida ho gae

we came to the tavern all gay and frolicsome

now having drunk the wine, somber have become

Firaq Gorakhpuri

tumhārī āñkhoñ tauhīn hai zarā socho

tumhārā chāhne vaalā sharāb piitā hai

tumhaari aankhon ki tauhin hai zara socho

tumhaara chahne wala sharab pita hai

Munawwar Rana

shab jo ham se huā muaaf karo

nahīñ thī bahak ga.e hoñge

shab jo hum se hua muaf karo

nahin pi thi bahak gae honge

Jaun Eliya

itnī jaa.e ki miT jaa.e maiñ aur tamīz

yaanī ye hosh dīvār girā jaa.e

the formality of you and I should in wine be drowned

meaning that these barriers of sobriety be downed

itni pi jae ki miT jae main aur tu ki tamiz

yani ye hosh ki diwar gira di jae

the formality of you and I should in wine be drowned

meaning that these barriers of sobriety be downed

Farhat Shahzad

be piye sharāb se nafrat

ye jahālat nahīñ to phir kyā hai

without drinking, to abhor wine so

what is this if not igorant stupidity

be piye hi sharab se nafrat

ye jahaalat nahin to phir kya hai

without drinking, to abhor wine so

what is this if not igorant stupidity

Sahir Ludhianvi

piitā huuñ jitnī utnī baḌhtī hai tishnagī

saaqī ne jaise pyaas milā sharāb meñ

pita hun jitni utni hi baDhti hai tishnagi

saqi ne jaise pyas mila di sharab mein

Unknown

bārish sharāb-e-arsh hai ye soch kar 'adam'

bārish ke sab hurūf ko ulTā ke gayā

barish sharab-e-arsh hai ye soch kar 'adam'

barish ke sab huruf ko ulTa ke pi gaya

Abdul Hamid Adam

zāhid sharāb piine se kāfir huā maiñ kyuuñ

kyā DeḌh chullū paanī meñ īmān bah gayā

zahid sharab pine se kafir hua main kyun

kya DeDh chullu pani mein iman bah gaya

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

shikan na Daal jabīñ par sharāb dete hue

ye muskurātī huī chiiz muskurā ke pilā

shikan na Dal jabin par sharab dete hue

ye muskuraati hui chiz muskura ke pila

Abdul Hamid Adam

lutf-e-mai tujh se kyā kahūñ zāhid

haa.e kam-baḳht ne nahīñ

you've never drunk O hapless priest

The joys of wine how will you see

lutf-e-mai tujh se kya kahun zahid

hae kam-baKHt tu ne pi hi nahin

you've never drunk O hapless priest

The joys of wine how will you see

Dagh Dehlvi

ai 'zauq' dekh duḳhtar-e-raz ko na muñh lagā

chhuTtī nahīñ hai muñh se ye kāfar lagī huī

ai 'zauq' dekh duKHtar-e-raz ko na munh laga

chhuTti nahin hai munh se ye kafar lagi hui

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

aa.e kuchh abr kuchh sharāb aa.e

is ke ba.ad aa.e jo azaab aa.e

aae kuchh abr kuchh sharab aae

is ke baad aae jo azab aae

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

pahle sharāb ziist thī ab ziist hai sharāb

koī pilā rahā hai piye rahā huuñ maiñ

pahle sharab zist thi ab zist hai sharab

koi pila raha hai piye ja raha hun main

Jigar Moradabadi

'ġhālib' chhuTī sharāb par ab bhī kabhī kabhī

piitā huuñ roz-e-abr o shab-e-māhtāb meñ

'ghaalib' chhuTi sharab par ab bhi kabhi kabhi

pita hun roz-e-abr o shab-e-mahtab mein

Mirza Ghalib

tark-e-mai samajh ise nāseh

itnī hai ki nahīñ jaatī

tark-e-mai hi samajh ise naseh

itni pi hai ki pi nahin jati

Shakeel Badayuni

ham intizār kareñ ham ko itnī taab nahīñ

pilā do tum hameñ paanī agar sharāb nahīñ

hum intizar karen hum ko itni tab nahin

pila do tum hamein pani agar sharab nahin

Nooh Narvi

kidhar se barq chamaktī hai dekheñ ai vaa.iz

maiñ apnā jaam uThātā huuñ kitāb uThā

where does lightening strike, priest, let us look

I will raise my glass you raise your holy book

kidhar se barq chamakti hai dekhen ai waiz

main apna jam uThata hun tu kitab uTha

where does lightening strike, priest, let us look

I will raise my glass you raise your holy book

Jigar Moradabadi

shab ko mai ḳhuub sub.h ko tauba kar

riñd ke riñd rahe haath se jannat na ga.ī

shab ko mai KHub si pi subh ko tauba kar li

rind ke rind rahe hath se jannat na gai

Jaleel Manikpuri

saaqī mujhe sharāb tohmat nahīñ pasand

mujh ko tirī nigāh ilzām chāhiye

the charge of being affected by wine, I do despise

I want to be accused of feasting from your eyes

saqi mujhe sharab ki tohmat nahin pasand

mujh ko teri nigah ka ilzam chahiye

the charge of being affected by wine, I do despise

I want to be accused of feasting from your eyes

Abdul Hamid Adam

mire ashk bhī haiñ is meñ ye sharāb ubal na jaa.e

mirā jaam chhūne vaale tirā haath jal na jaa.e

my tears too this does contain,this wine may start to boil

be careful for my goblet burns with rare intensity

mere ashk bhi hain is mein ye sharab ubal na jae

mera jam chhune wale tera hath jal na jae

my tears too this does contain,this wine may start to boil

be careful for my goblet burns with rare intensity

Anwar Mirzapuri

ai mohtasib na pheñk mire mohtasib na pheñk

zālim sharāb hai are zālim sharāb hai

ai mohtasib na phenk mere mohtasib na phenk

zalim sharab hai are zalim sharab hai

Jigar Moradabadi

pūchhiye mai-kashoñ se lutf-e-sharāb

ye mazā pāk-bāz kyā jāneñ

puchhiye mai-kashon se lutf-e-sharab

ye maza pak-baz kya jaanen

Dagh Dehlvi

āḳhir gil apnī sarf-e-dar-e-mai-kada huī

pahuñchī vahīñ pe ḳhaak jahāñ ḳhamīr thā

aaKHir gil apni sarf-e-dar-e-mai-kada hui

pahunchi wahin pe KHak jahan ka KHamir tha

Meerza Jawan Bakht Jahandar

vo mile bhī to ik jhijhak rahī

kaash thoḌī ham piye hote

wo mile bhi to ek jhijhak si rahi

kash thoDi si hum piye hote

Abdul Hamid Adam

achchhī ḳharāb

jaisī paa.ī sharāb

achchhi pi li KHarab pi li

jaisi pai sharab pi li

Riyaz Khairabadi

azaañ ho rahī hai pilā jald saaqī

ibādat kareñ aaj maḳhmūr ho kar

tis the call to prayer, hasten, pour me wine

today inebriated, I'll worship the divine

azan ho rahi hai pila jald saqi

ibaadat karen aaj maKHmur ho kar

tis the call to prayer, hasten, pour me wine

today inebriated, I'll worship the divine

Unknown

sab ko maarā 'jigar' ke sheroñ ne

aur 'jigar' ko sharāb ne maarā

sab ko mara 'jigar' ke sheron ne

aur 'jigar' ko sharab ne mara

Jigar Moradabadi

zabān-e-hosh se ye kufr sarzad ho nahīñ saktā

maiñ kaise bin piye le luuñ ḳhudā naam ai saaqī

zaban-e-hosh se ye kufr sarzad ho nahin sakta

main kaise bin piye le lun KHuda ka nam ai saqi

Abdul Hamid Adam

be-piye shaiḳh farishta thā magar

ke insān huā jaatā hai

be-piye shaiKH farishta tha magar

pi ke insan hua jata hai

Shakeel Badayuni

jaam le kar mujh se vo kahtā hai apne muñh ko pher

rū-ba-rū yuuñ tere mai piine se sharmāte haiñ ham

jam le kar mujh se wo kahta hai apne munh ko pher

ru-ba-ru yun tere mai pine se sharmate hain hum

Ghamgeen Dehlvi

garche ahl-e-sharāb haiñ ham log

ye na samjho ḳharāb haiñ ham log

garche ahl-e-sharab hain hum log

ye na samjho KHarab hain hum log

Jigar Moradabadi

ḳhushk bātoñ meñ kahāñ hai shaiḳh kaif-e-zindagī

vo to kar milegā jo mazā piine meñ hai

o priest where is the pleasure in this world when dry and sere

tis only when one drinks will then the joy truly appear

KHushk baaton mein kahan hai shaiKH kaif-e-zindagi

wo to pi kar hi milega jo maza pine mein hai

o priest where is the pleasure in this world when dry and sere

tis only when one drinks will then the joy truly appear

Arsh Malsiyani

vaa.iz baḌā mazā ho agar yuuñ azaab ho

dozaḳh meñ paañv haath meñ jām-e-sharāb ho

waiz baDa maza ho agar yun azab ho

dozaKH mein panw hath mein jam-e-sharab ho

Dagh Dehlvi

'adam' roz-e-ajal jab qismateñ taqsīm hotī thiiñ

muqaddar jagah maiñ sāġhar-o-mīnā uThā laayā

'adam' roz-e-ajal jab qismaten taqsim hoti thin

muqaddar ki jagah main saghar-o-mina uTha laya

Abdul Hamid Adam

shauq se vaa.iz are kyā baat hai Dar

dozaḳh tire qabze meñ hai jannat tire ghar

pi shauq se waiz are kya baat hai Dar ki

dozaKH tere qabze mein hai jannat tere ghar ki

Shakeel Badayuni

kisī tarah to ghaTe dil be-qarārī bhī

chalo vo chashm nahīñ kam se kam sharāb to ho

kisi tarah to ghaTe dil ki be-qarari bhi

chalo wo chashm nahin kam se kam sharab to ho

Aftab Hussain

khulī fazā meñ agar laḌkhaḌā ke chal na sakeñ

to zahr piinā hai behtar sharāb piine se

khuli faza mein agar laDkhaDa ke chal na saken

to zahr pina hai behtar sharab pine se

Shahzad Ahmad

vaa.iz na tum piyo na kisī ko pilā sako

kyā baat hai tumhārī sharāb-e-tuhūr

waiz na tum piyo na kisi ko pila sako

kya baat hai tumhaari sharab-e-tuhur ki

Mirza Ghalib

sharāb band ho saaqī ke bas baat nahīñ

tamām shahar hai do chaar das baat nahīñ

sharab band ho saqi ke bas ki baat nahin

tamam shahar hai do chaar das ki baat nahin

Asad Multani

har-chand ho mushāhida-e-haq guftugū

bantī nahīñ hai bāda-o-sāġhar kahe baġhair

On nature of eternal truth were there to be discourse

Sans mention of goblet and wine there is no recourse

har-chand ho mushahida-e-haq ki guftugu

banti nahin hai baada-o-saghar kahe baghair

On nature of eternal truth were there to be discourse

Sans mention of goblet and wine there is no recourse

Mirza Ghalib

shirkat gunāh meñ bhī rahe kuchh savāb

tauba ke saath toḌiye botal sharāb

shirkat gunah mein bhi rahe kuchh sawab ki

tauba ke sath toDiye botal sharab ki

Zaheer Dehlvi

kar do ghūñT dekh zāhid

kyā tujh se kahūñ sharāb kyā hai

pi kar do ghunT dekh zahid

kya tujh se kahun sharab kya hai

Hafeez Jaunpuri

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

'ārzū' jaam lo jhijak kaisī

lo aur dahshat-e-gunāh ga.ī

'arzu' jam lo jhijak kaisi

pi lo aur dahshat-e-gunah gai

Arzoo Lakhnavi

pilā mai āshkārā ham ko kis sāqiyā chorī

ḳhudā se jab nahīñ chorī to phir bande se kyā chorī

pila mai aashkara hum ko kis ki saqiya chori

KHuda se jab nahin chori to phir bande se kya chori

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq