momin-khan-momin

Asar Usko Zara Nahin Hota

asar us ko zara nahin hota

ranj rahat-faza nahin hota

she remains unmoved and hard to please

my pain persists, does not provide release

bevafa kahne ki shikayat hai

to bhi vada-vafa nahin hota

she objects being labelled faithless still

not a single vow does she fulfil

zikr-e-aghyar se hua maalum

harf-e-naseh bura nahin hota

mention of my rivals made me know

the preacher’s word isn’t harsh somehow

kis ko hai zauq-e-talkh-kami lek

jang bin kuchh maza nahin hota

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tum hamare kisi tarah na hue

varna duniya men kya nahin hota

your love by any means I could not gain

Or else in life what would not one attain

us ne kya jaane kya kiya le kar

dil kisi kaam ka nahin hota

I wonder why she took my heart away

it is of no avail I’ve heard them say

imtihan kijiye mira jab tak

shauq zor-azma nahin hota

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ek dushman ki charkh hai na rahe

tujh se ye ai dua nahin hota

that heavens be my enemy no more

this task, prayers, you cannot ensure

aah tul-e-amal hai roz-fuzun

garche ik muddaa nahin hota

my efforts daily multiply and yet

the only thing I want I do not get

tum mire paas hote ho goya

jab koi dusra nahin hota

in such a manner are you close to me

when no one else at all there ever be

hal-e-dil yaar ko likhun kyunkar

haath dil se juda nahin hota

to her, how do I write my state of heart

from my heart my hand just cannot part

rahm bar-khasm-e-jan-e-ghair na ho

sab ka dil ek sa nahin hota

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daman us ka jo hai daraz to ho

dast-e-ashiq rasa nahin hota

she may be generous, still it is in vain

a lover’s hand does not ever attain

chara-e-dil sivae sabr nahin

so tumhare siva nahin hota

no cure, save patience, can there ever be

and that, without you, will not come to me

kyuun sune arz-e-muztar ai ‘momin’

sanam akhir khuda nahin hota

Momin distressed pleas, why will she heed

a paramour she is, not God indeed

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