Aake Sajjaada Nashiin

Lyrics by Meer Taqi Meer

aake sajjaada nashiin qais hua mere baad
na rahi dasht mein khaali koi jaa mere baad

Sajjaada: A Prayer Carpet
Nashiin: Sitting In
Qais: Majnu”s Real Name (Majnu of Laila-Majnu Fame)
Dasht: Desert, Hands, Jungle, Wilderness

chaak karna hai isi gham se girebaan-e-kafan
kaun kholega tere band-e-qabaa mere baad

Chaak: Slit, Torn, Tear Off
Gham: Concern, Care, Grief, Sorrow, Woe
Girebaan: Collar
Kafan: Cloth To Cover The Corpse, Shroud
Band: Closed, Shut
Qabaa: Gown, Long Coat Like Garment

wo hawa-khaah-e-chaman hoon ki chaman mein har subah
pehle main jaata tha aur baad-e-sabaa mere baad

Hawaa: Air, Atmosphere, Breeze, Desire, Greed, Wind
Khaah: One who eats (?)
Chaman: Flower Garden, Flower Bed, A Blooming or Flourishing Place
Hawaa-Khaah-e-Chaman: One who walks in the garden
Baad: Wind, Air, Breeze
Sabaa: Breeze Wind
Baad-e-Sabaa: Morning Breeze

tez rakhna sar-e-har khaar ko ay dasht-e-junoon
shaayad aa jaaye koi aabla-paa mere baad

Tez: Caustic, Clever, Fiery, Hot, Keen Pungent, Sharp, Spicy, Swift
Sar: Beginning, Chief, Desire, Epilepsy, Head, Origin, Pinnacle, Top
Har: Every
Khaar: Barb, Thistle, Thorn
Junoon: Craze, Ecstasy, Frenzy, Insanity, Lunacy, Mania, Madness, Passion, Zealotry
Dasht-e-Junoon: Crazy desert
Aabla: Blister, Pustule
Paa: Feet
Aabla-Paa: Blistered feet

muhn pe rakh daaman-e-gul royenge murgaan-e-chaman
har ravish khaakh udaayegi sabaa mere baad

Muhn: Mouth
Daaman: Skirt, Foot Of A Mountain, Lap
Gul: Rose, Flower, Ornament, Brand
Murgaan: Birds
Ravish: Behaviour
Khaakh: Ashes, Dust, Dirt, Earth, Land

baad marne ke meri qabr pe aaya woh ‘Meer’
yaad aayi mere iisaa ko dawaa mere baad

Qabr: Grave, Tomb
Meer: A reference to the poet, Meer Taqi Meer
Iisaa: Christ
Dawaa: Medicine, Remedy

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3 comments so far

  1. n k mishra on

    Fot the last twenty years i was wandering to understand the meaning of this ghazal.Thanks to u to let me fathom the ocean of sweetness….I would be grateful to u for the rest of my life.

  2. naveed on

    Thnxxxxxxx alot i am so glad

  3. pomdeo sharma on

    shabdartha deneke liye hriday se dhanyavaad !


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