Ai Mere Watan Ke Khush-Nawao

ik umr ke baad tum mile ho

ai mere vatan ke khush-navao

har hijr ka din tha hashr ka din

dozakh the firaq ke alaao

ro.uun ki hansun samajh na aae

hathon men hain phuul dil men ghaao

tum aae to saath hi tumhare

bichhde hue yaar yaad aae

ik zakhm pe tum ne haath rakkha

aur mujh ko hazar yaad aae

vo saare rafiq pa-ba-jaulan

sab kushta-e-dar yaad aae

ham sab ka hai ek hi qabila

ik dasht ke saare ham-safar hain

kuchh vo hain jo dusron ki khatir

ashufta-nasib o dar-ba-dar hain

kuchh vo hain jo khilat-o-qaba se

aivan-e-shahi men mo’tabar hain

suqrat o masih ke fasane

tum bhi to bahut suna rahe the

mansur o husain se aqidat

tum bhi to bahut jata rahe the

kahte the sadaqaten amar hain

auron ko yahi bata rahe the

aur ab jo hain ja-ba-ja saliben

tum bansuriyan baja rahe ho

aur ab jo hai karbala ka naqsha

tum madh-e-yazid ga rahe ho

jab sach tah-e-tegh ho raha hai

tum sach se nazar chura rahe ho

ji chahta hai ki tum se puchhun

kya raaz is ijtinab men hai

tum itne kathor to nahin the

ye be-hisi kisi hisab men hai

tum chup ho to kis tarah se chup ho

jab khalq-e-khuda azaab men hai

socho to tumhen mila bhi kya hai

ik luqma-e-tar qalam ki qimat

ghairat ko farokht karne vaalo

ik kasa-e-zar qalam ki qimat

pindar ke tajiro batao

darban ka dar qalam ki qimat

nadan to nahin ho tum ki samjhun

ghaflat se ye zahr gholte ho

thame hue maslahat ki mizan

har sher ka vazn taulte ho

aise men sukut, chashm-poshi

aisa hai ki jhuut bolte ho

ik umr se adl o sidq ki laash

ghasib ki salib par jadi hai

is vaqt bhi tum ghazal-sara ho

jab zulm ki har ghadi kadi hai

jangal pe lapak rahe hain shole

ta.us ko raqs ki padi hai

hai sab ko aziiz ku-e-janan

is raah men sab jiye mare hain

haan meri bayaz-e-sher men bhi

barbadi-e-dil ke marsiye hain

main ne bhi kiya hai tuut kar ishq

aur ek nahin kai kiye hain

lekin gham-e-ashiqi nahin hai

aisa jo subuk-sari sikhae

ye gham to vo khush-maal gham hai

jo koh se ju-e-shir laae

teshe ka hunar qalam ko bakhshe

jo qais ko kohkan banae

ai hila-garan-e-shahr-e-shirin

aaya huun pahad kaat kar main

hai be-vatani gavah meri

har-chand phira huun dar-ba-dar main

becha na ghurur-e-nai-navazi

aisa bhi na tha subuk hunar men

tum bhi kabhi ham-nava the mere

phir aaj tumhen ye kya hua hai

mitti ke vaqar ko na becho

ye ahd-e-sitam jihad ka hai

daryuza-gari ke maqbaron se

zindan ki fasil khushnuma hai

kab ek hi rut rahi hamesha

ye zulm ki fasl bhi kategi

jab harf kahega qum-be-izni

marti hui khaak ji uthegi

laila-e-vatan ke pairahan men

barud ki bu nahin rahegi

phir bandhenge abruon ke dohe

phir madh-e-rukh-o-dahan kahenge

thahraenge un labon ko matla

janan ke liye sukhan kahenge

afsana-e-yar o qissa-e-dil

phir anjuman anjuman kahenge

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