Majaaz Lakhnawi ki yeh ghazal hameN hamare dost Mazhar Masood ke tawassul se mili hai. Ummeed ke parhne waloN ko pasand ayegi.
It will be of interest to note that Majaz was the brother of very literary person Safia Akhtar (See Safia ke khatoot) and thus closely related to present great shayer Javed Akhtar. Greatness of Javed Akhtar is also guaranteed because he is the son of JaaN Nisaar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar. There were two brothers, Javed and one other, as we learn from “the letters of Safia” but what happened to the other one I wonder. (Incidentally, Javed married Shabana who herself hails from no less a person than Maulana Hali. Her father Kaife Azmai was the grand son (from his daughter) of Maulana Hali who in turn was favourite pupil of Ghalib)
Ab ghazal parheN aur sar dhuneN.
Look at me very carefully, I am Asrar
I’m in need of a commodity called love
My world knows love and only love
I am averse to the tricks of intellect
The faults that define Hafiz and Khayyam (Two very famous poets)
Yes I too have those same faults.
What is life but a result of Adam’s sin?
If there is life then I am a sinner.
Whatever I do say or do actually is Maseehayi (ability to cure like Jesus)
The people think that I am but a sick man.