Qateel Shifai

Be-Khudi Mein Pahlu-E-Iqrar Pahle To Na Tha

be-khudi men pahlu-e-iqrar pahle to na tha

itna ghafil vo but-e-ayyar pahle to na tha

ahl-e-dil jaate hain ab dar-o-rasan ki raah se

is qadar mushkil visal-e-yar pahle to na tha

misr ki galiyan utar aai hain apne shahr men

husn valon ka ye hal-e-zar pahle to na tha

aa rahi hai khud-bakhud shayad koi manzil qarib

mehrban yuun qafila-salar pahle to na tha

us men bhi kuchh raaz hai varna dayar-e-husn men

dard-mandon ka koi gham-khvar pahle to na tha

hosh men aane lage hain un baharon ke tufail

varna divanon ka ye kirdar pahle to na tha

roz-o-shab apne liye hain qatl ke fatve ‘qatil’

mufti-e-shahr is qadar din-dar pahle to na tha

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