Tughluqabad

Itimad ud-Daulah's tomb, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 124

7 verses (out of 7); rhyming elements: aah ho
composed after 1847; Arshi #123

{124,1}

tum jaano tum ko ;Gair se jo rasm-o-raah ho
mujh ko bhii puuchhte raho to kyaa gunaah ho

{124,2}

bachte nahii;N muvaa;xa;zah-e roz-e ;hashr se
qaatil agar raqiib hai to tum gavaah ho

{124,3}

kyaa vuh bhii be-gunah-kush-o-;haq naa-shinaas hai;N
maanaa kih tum bashar nahii;N ;xvurshiid-o-maah ho

{124,4}

ubhraa hu))aa naqaab me;N hai un ke ek taar
martaa huu;N mai;N kih yih nah kisii kii nigaah ho

{124,5}

jab mai-kadah chhu;Taa to phir ab kyaa jagah kii qaid
masjid ho madrasah ho ko))ii ;xaanaqaah ho

{124,6}

sunte hai;N jo bihisht kii ta((riif sab durust
lekin ;xudaa kare vuh tiraa jalvah-gaah ho

{124,7}

;Gaalib bhii gar nah ho to kuchh aisaa .zarar nahii;N
dunyaa ho yaa rab aur miraa baadshaah ho