Zindagani Habab Ki Si Hai

zindagānī habāb kī sī hai

hast-o-būd apnī ḳhvāb kī sī hai

hai har ik saañs ik varaq jaisā

ziist apnī kitāb kī sī hai

un kī mastāna añkhḌiyāñ tauba

koī dūkāñ sharāb kī sī hai

tishna-kām-e-havas tū kyā jaane

are duniyā sarāb kī sī hai

chāk-e-zātī kā aib bhī hai kamāl

kyā qabā bhī gulāb kī sī hai

chheḌ mujh ko ko rāz-e-dil sun lo

merī hālat rabāb kī sī hai

hiddat-e-nāz-e-ġham ma.āz-allāh

dil kī hālat kabāb kī sī hai

dushman-e-hosh hai shabāb kā daur

is meñ mastī sharāb kī sī hai

kyoñ na ḳhūñ-reziyāñ hoñ duniyā meñ

aamad ik inqalāb kī sī hai

ishq meñ tere talḳhī-e-ġham bhī

mujh ko ik shahd-e-nāb kī sī hai

ziist meñ marg hai to marg meñ ziist

hālat ik mauj-e-āb kī sī hai

sifat-o-zāt ek haiñ dar-asl

nisbat āb-o-habāb kī sī hai

baḳhshish ahl-e-karam kī ai ‘zā.iq’

tābish-e-āftāb kī sī hai

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