Ishq Ek Hikayat Hai Sarfarosh Duniya Ki

ishq ik hikāyat hai sarfarosh duniyā kī

hijr ik masāfat hai be-nigār sahrā kī

un ke rū-ba-rū nikle nutq o lafz be-ma.anī

baat hī ajab lekin ḳhāmushī ne paidā kī

vaqt ke tasalsul meñ ham ba-rañg-e-sho.ala the

umr-e-yak-nafas meñ bhī raushnī the duniyā kī

ham ko sahal-añgārī ġharq kar chukī hotī

himmat-āfrīñ niklī lahar lahar dariyā kī

yuuñ to vo farokash the jāda-e-rag-e-jāñ meñ

māvarā-e-imkāñ thī raushnī kaf-e-pā kī

sham-e-mahfil-e-yak-shab aur tūl-e-fikr itnā

kaun shaḳhs thā jis ne ārzū-e-fardā kī

ham bhī haiñ niko-sūrat ham bhī nek-sīrat haiñ

ham ne bandagī kī hai ik jamāl-e-ra.anā kī

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