Uski Hasrat – Meharbaan Hoke

Lyrics of Uski Hasrat Hai by Ameer Minai sung by Jagjit Singh
and
Lyrics of Meharbaan Hoke by Mirza Ghalib sung by Chitra Singh

us kii hasrat hai jise dil se miTaa bhii na sakuu.N
Dhuu.NDhane us ko chalaa huu.N jise paa bhii na sakuu.N

Hasrat: Desire, Intense Sorrow, Longing, Regret, Wish, Yearning
Mitaana: Erase, Eradicate, Exterminate, Obliterate, Quell

meharbaa.N ho ke bulaa lo mujhe chaaho jis waqt
mai.n gayaa waqt nahii.n huu.N ke phir aa bhii na sakuu.N

Meharbaan: Beneficent, Kind

daal kar khaak mere khuun pe qaatil ne kahaa
kuchh yeh mehandii nahii.n merii ke chhupaa bhii na sakuu.N

Khaakh: Ashes, Dust, Dirt, Earth, Land
Qaatil: Assassin, Homicide, Killer, Lethal, Murderer
Mehandii: The Henna plant, or Broad Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia alba, or L. inermis, or L. spinosa

zauf me.n taanaa-e-aGyaar kaa shikvaa kyaa hai
baat kuchh sar to nahii.n hai ke uThaa bhii na sakuu.N

Zauf: Weakness
Taanaa: Taunt, Sarcastic Remarks
Agyaar: Strangers, Enemy, Rivals, Plural Of ‘Gair’
Shikvaa: Complaint, Chiding

zabt kam-baKht ne aur aa ke galaa gho.NTaa hai
ke use haal sunaa_uu.N to sunaa bhii na sakuu.N

Zabt: Administration, Confiscation, Control, Fore-Beareance, Governing, Patience, Restraint, Seizure
Bakht: Destiny, Fate, Good Fortune, Luck, Prosperity
Kam_Bakht: Unfortunate, Wretched
Galaa: Throat
Ghont: A sense of suffocation
Ghontnaa: Suffocate, Throttle

zahar milataa hii nahii.n mujhako sitam_gar varnaa
kyaa qasam hai tere milane kii ke khaa bhii na sakuu.N

Zahar: Poison, Venom
Sitamgar: Oppressor, Tyrant
Varnaa: And If Not, Else, Otherwise
Qasam: An Oath

us ke pahaluu me.n jo lejaa ke sulaa duu.N dil ko
niind aisii use aaye ke jagaa bhii na sakuu.N

Pahaluu: Side, Advantage, Flank Of An Army, Lap
Niind: Sleep

naqsh-e-paa dekh to luu.N laakh karuu.Ngaa sajade
sar meraa arsh nahii.n hai ki jhukaa bhii na sakuu.N

Naqsh: Copy, Engraving, Print, Painting, Picture, Mark
Paa: Feet
Sajda: Bow In Prayer, Touching The Forehead To The Ground, To Prostrate Oneself
Arsh: Roof, Canopy, Heaven, Highest Heaven, Seventh Heaven, Closest To God, Sky

bevafaa likhate hai.n vo apanii kalam se mujh ko
ye vo qismat kaa likhaa hai jo miTaa bhii na sakuu.N

Bevafaa: Faithless, Ungrateful, Treacherous, Unfaithful
Kalam: Pen

is tarah soye hai.n sar rakh ke mere zaano.n par
apanii so_ii hu_ii qismat ko jagaa bhii na sakuu.N

Zaanon: Thigh, Knee

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4 comments so far

  1. diary2dotcom on

    I love this ghazal … nice post

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    heard this ghazal when I was very young and didn’t get it, thanks for uploading it.

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