Dil-E-Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai

dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai

aḳhir is dard ki dava kya hai

Foolish heart what ails you pray?

Can antidotes this ache allay?

ham hain mushtaq aur vo be-zar

ya ilahi ye majra kya hai

I’m ardent and she turns away

Lord! what is this game you play?

main bhi munh men zaban rakhta huun

kaash puchho ki muddaa kya hai

I too am capable of speech

Just ask me what I want today

jab ki tujh bin nahin koi maujud

phir ye hangama ai ḳhuda kya hai

when but for you, naught else exists

why then o lord this noisy fray?

ye pari-chehra log kaise hain

ghamza o ishva o ada kya hai

shikan-e-zulf-e-ambarin kyuun hai

nigah-e-chashm-e-surma sa kya hai

sabza o gul kahan se aae hain

abr kya chiiz hai hava kya hai

ham ko un se vafa ki hai ummid

jo nahin jante vafa kya hai

From her I hope for constancy

who knows it not, to my dismay

haan bhala kar tira bhala hoga

aur darvesh ki sada kya hai

good you do and goodness reap

what else does the dervish say

jaan tum par nisar karta huun

main nahin janta dua kya hai

to you I do bequeath my life

I know not what it is to pray

main ne maana ki kuchh nahin ‘ghalib’

muft haath aae to bura kya hai

Ghalib’s worthless I accept

but if comes free then why delay?

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