AHMAD FARAZ

GREAT OF ALL TIME

Syed Ahmad Shah (1931-2008), who acquired the pen name of Faraz, came to be known as Ahmad Faraz as a poet. His poetry was highly popular among the general public in Pakistan, India as well as among the subcontinent’s immigrant populations overseas.

tuuta to hun magar abhi bikhra nahi ‘faraz’
mere badan pe jaise shikaston ka jaal ho

Ahmad Faraz

agar tumhari anaa he ka hai sawal to phir
chalo mai haath badhata hun dosti ke liye

Ahmad Faraz

vo apne zoam men tha be-khabar raha mujhse
use khabar hi nahi mai nahi raha uska

Ahmad Faraz

kisi bewafa ke khatir ye junun ‘faraz’ kab tak
jo tumhe bhula chuka hai use tum bhi bhuul jaao

Ahmad Faraz

us ka kya hai tum na sahi to chahne vaale aur bahut
tark-e-mohabbat karne waalo tum tanha reh jaoge

Ahmad Faraz

kuch is tarah se guzari hai zindagi jaise
tamaam umr kisi dusre ke ghar men raha

Ahmad Faraz

saaqi ye khamoshi bhi to kuch ghaur-talab hai
saaqi tere mai-khwar badi der se chup hai

Ahmad Faraz

kisi ko ghar se nikalte he mil gayi manzil
koi humari tarah umr bhar safar men raha

Ahmad Faraz

zindagi phaile hui thi shaam-e-hijran ki tarah
kisko itna hausla tha kaun jee kar dekhta

Ahmad Faraz

na mere zakhm khile hai na tera rang-e-hena
mausam aaye he nahi ab ke gulabon waale

Ahmad Faraz

na shab o roz hi badle hai na haal acha hai
kisi barhaman ne kaha tha ki ye saal acha hai

Ahmad Faraz

saaye hai agar hum to ho kyun hum se gurezaan
deewar agar hai to gira kyun nahi dete

Ahmad Faraz

is ahd-e-zulm men mai bhi shareek hun jaise
mera sukut mujhe sakht mujrimaana laga

Ahmad Faraz

taana-e-nasha na do sab ko ki kuch sokhta-jaan
shiddat-e-tishna-labi se bhi behak jaate hai

Ahmad Faraz

ho duur is tarah ki tera ghum juda na ho
paas aa to yun ki jaise kabhi tu mila na ho

Ahmad Faraz

hua hai tujhse bichadne ke baad ye maalum
ki tu nahi tha tere saath ek duniya thi

Ahmad Faraz

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