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Hafeez Banarasi

  • Ghazal


ek shagufta gulab jaisa tha


ik shagufta gulāb jaisā thā
vo bahāroñ ke ḳhvāb jaisā thā

paḌh liyā ham ne harf harf use
us kā chehra kitāb kaisā thā

duur se kuchh thā aur qarīb se kuchh
har sahārā sarāb jaisā thā

ham ġharīboñ ke vāste har roz
ek roz-e-hisāb jaisā thā

kis qadar jald uḌ gayā yaaro
vaqt rañg-e-shabāb jaisā thā

kaise guzrī hai umr kyā kahiye
lamha lamha azaab jaisā thā

zahr thā zindagī ke sāġhar meñ
rañg rañg-e-sharāb jaisā thā

kyā zamāna thā vo zamāna bhī
har gunah jab savāb jaisā thā

kaun gardāntā use qātil
vo to izzat-ma.āb jaisā thā

be-hijābī ke bāvajūd bhī kuchh
is ke ruḳh par hijāb jaisā thā

jab bhī chheḌā to ik fuġhāñ niklī
dil shikasta rabāb jaisā thā

is ke ruḳh par nazar Thahar na sakī
vo 'hafīz' āftāb jaisā thā

ek shagufta gulab jaisa tha
wo bahaaron ke KHwab jaisa tha

paDh liya hum ne harf harf use
us ka chehra kitab kaisa tha

dur se kuchh tha aur qarib se kuchh
har sahaara sarab jaisa tha

hum gharibon ke waste har roz
ek roz-e-hisab jaisa tha

kis qadar jald uD gaya yaro
waqt rang-e-shabab jaisa tha

kaise guzri hai umr kya kahiye
lamha lamha azab jaisa tha

zahr tha zindagi ke saghar mein
rang rang-e-sharab jaisa tha

kya zamana tha wo zamana bhi
har gunah jab sawab jaisa tha

kaun gardanta use qatil
wo to izzat-maab jaisa tha

be-hijabi ke bawajud bhi kuchh
is ke ruKH par hijab jaisa tha

jab bhi chheDa to ek fughan nikli
dil shikasta rabab jaisa tha

is ke ruKH par nazar Thahar na saki
wo 'hafiz' aaftab jaisa tha


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