Hum Junun Ko Zindagi Ka Mustaqar Samjha Kiye

ham junūñ ko zindagī kā mustaqar samjhā kiye

ai ‘shifā’ manzil kidhar thī aur kidhar samjhā kiye

vaa.e ye kotāhī-e-ehsās-o-tangī-e-nazar

zindagī ko zindagī bhar muḳhtasar samjhā kiye

kārvāñ pahuñche qarīb-e-sa.ī-e-anjām-e-safar

aur ham mafhūm-e-āġhāz-e-safar samjhā kiye

be-ḳhudī ne kis qadar gumrāh rakkhā ishq ko

ham tasavvur hī ko husn-e-mo’atabar samjhā kiye

dekh kar bhī un ko ham māyūs-e-nazzāra rahe

har nazar ko laġhzish-e-zauq-e-nazar samjhā kiye

husn ke rangīñ muamme ishq ke ġhamgīn raaz

kuchh samajh meñ to na aate the magar samjhā kiye

zarre zarre kā shu.ūr o zehn ko irfān thā

be-ḳhabar the ḳhud jo ham ko be-ḳhabar samjhā kiye

aaj tak ham ne faroġh-e-dil pe nazreñ hī na kiiñ

mehr-o-mah par munhasir apnī sahar samjhā kiye

dar-haqīqat vo halākat-āfrīñ niklī ‘shifā’

ham jise ab tak mohabbat kī nazar samjhā kiye

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