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Paeveen Shakir Ghazal

This ghazal /nazm was taken from Facebook page named “Parveen Shakir”. There is no guarantee that it was penned by her. I assume that it was.

It is a beautiful piece, and many  who have come far out in life will see truth.

 

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samundar saarey sharaab hotey to socho ktne fasaad hotey
gunaah na hotey sawaab hotey to soch kitne fasaad hote
kisi ke dil mein kya chhupa hai, buss khuda hee to jaanta hai
dil agar be naqaab hotey to socho kitne fasaad hotey
thee khamoshi hamaari fitrat, jo kuchh barsoN nibah gaye hain
hamaare munh mein jawaab hote to socho kitne fasaad hote
ham acche the par sada un ki nazar mein bure rahe
ham jo sach mein kharaab hote to socho kitne fasaad hote

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if all the seas were to be full of wine, just imagine how much chaos would there be
if there were no sins, only good deeds, just imagine how much chaos would there be.
what is in the heart, only God knows,
If the hearts were to be open,just imagine how much chaos would there be.
it was in my nature to keep quite.and with that I get on with you for so many years
if I had talked back, just imagine how much chaos would there be.
I was a good person, but always seen by you as bad.
If I were to be bad actually, just imagine how much chaos would there be.
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(Parveen Shakir)
 
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Posted by on April 29, 2017 in adab and literature, Urdu Poetry

 

IQBAL VS GHALIB

I AM NO EXPERT OF GHALIB OR OF IQBAL, BUT, I FEEL THERE IS SOME DIFFERENCE IN THEIR STYLE.

غالب اور اقبال دونوں عظیم ہیں- عظیم تر کا تعین کرنا ممکن اس لیےؑ نہیں ہے کہ دونوں کا کلام مختلف مزاج کا حامل ہے-

فرق اگر جاننا ہو تو دل اور دماغ کے فرق، بے خودی اور خودی کے فرق کی طرف توجہ دینا ہو گی-

دمک اور چمک کا فرق بھی نظر میں رکھنا ہو گا-

فراق اور وصال کا بھی-  

مے سے غرض نشاط ہے کس رو سیاہ کو

اک گونہ بے خودی مجھے دن رات چاہیے

 

خودی کو کر بلند اتنا کہ ہر تقدیر سے پہلے

خدا بندے سے خود پوچھے بتا تیری رضا کیا ہے-

 

جی ڈھونڈتا ہے پھر وہی فرصت کے رات دن

بیٹھے رہیں تصور جاناں کیےؑ ہوےؑ

 

اپنے من میں ڈوب کر پا جا سراغ زندگی

تو اگر میرا نہیں بنتا نہ بن اپنا تو بن

 

یہ نہ تھی ہماری قسمت کہ وصال یار ہوتا

اگر اور جیتے رہتے یہ ہی انتظار ہوتا

 

مانا کہ تیری دید کے قابل نہیں ہوں میں

تو میرا شوق دیکھ میرا انتظار دیکھ۔

Disclaimer: Since I am no expert on either Ghalib or on Iqbal, the above observation may entirely be wrong. Please forgive me if you think different. To disprove any thing one counter example suffices. To prove something on the other hand, no amount of examples are enough. I have tried to give only a few examples above. The aim is to provoke a debate. a healthy one. 

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in GHAALIB, Ghalib ki Shan meiN