Hazaaron Khwaahishen Aisi

Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib

hazaaron Khvaahishen aisii ki har Khvaaish pe dam nikale
bahut nikale mere armaaN lekin phir bhii kam nikale

Khwaahish: Demand, Desire, Keenness, Liking, Request, Want, Wish, Will
Dam: Breath, Deception, Edge Of A Sword, Energy, Life, Moment, Strength, Might, Temper, Thrust, Vitality, Zap
Nikalna: Appear, Emerge, Jut, Rise (Sun)
Armaan: Desire, Keenness, Longing, Yearning, Wish

nikalanaa Khuld se aadam kaa sunate aaye hain lekin
bahut beaabaruu hokar tere kuuche se ham nikale

Khuld: Heaven, Paradise
Aadam: Adam (of Adan and Eve), Man
Aabaruu: Credit, Chastity, Dignity, Honor, Fame, Good Name, Reputation Respect, Status
Be-Aabaruu: Honourless
Kuuche: Street, Lane

muhabbat men nahiin hai farq jiine aur marane kaa
usii ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kaafir pe dam nikale

Farq: Defect, Difference, Distance, Separation
Kaafir: Infidel, Sweetheart, Mistress, Impious, Ungrateful, Wanton, Non-Believer, Disbeliever, One who worships someone else in place of Allah, Unfaithful, Disloyal

Khudaa ke vaaste pardaa naqaabii si uThaa zaalim
Kahiin aisaa na ho yaaN bhii vahii kaafir sanam nikale

Vaasta: For, For The Sake Of, On Behalf Of
Pardah: Curtain, Eyelid, Modesty, Privacy, Screen, Secrecy, Veil, Wall
Naqaab: Veil
Zaalim: Bully, Cruel, Fell, Grim, Heartless, Kindless, Oppressor, Tyrant, Unjust, Viper, Wanton, Wicked
Yaan: Here (a contraction of Yahaan?)

KahaaN maiKhaane ka daravaazaa ‘Ghalib’ aur kahaaN vaaiz
par itanaa jaanate hain kal vo jaataa thaa ke ham nikale

Maikhaana: Drinking Bar, Tavern
Ghalib: A reference to the poet, Mirza Ghalib
Vaaiz: Preacher, Advisor, Religious Wise Man, Learned Man, Wise Man

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1 comment so far

  1. Arth on

    This is wrong –

    “Khudaa ke vaaste pardaa naqaabii si uThaa zaalim
    Kahiin aisaa na ho yaaN bhii vahii kaafir sanam nikale”

    It goes thus:

    Khudaa ke vaaste pardaa naa Qaa’be se uthaa zaalim
    Kahin aisaa naa ho yaan bhi wohi qaafir sanam nikle

    The couplet alliterated to the reason why the stone at Qaa’baa is kept covered

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