Roshni Saaya-E-Zulmaat Se


Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni

रौशनी साया-ए-ज़ुल्मात से आगे न बढ़ी
ज़िन्दगी शमा की इक रात से आगे न बढ़ी

roshni saayaa-e-zulmaat se aage na badhi
zindagi shamaa ki ik raat se aage na badhi

रौशनी, Roshani: Eyesight, Light
साया, Saaya: Shadow, Shade, Shelter, Apparition
ज़ुल्मात, Zulmaat: Darkness, Obscurity
शमा, Shamaa: Lamp, Candle

अपनी हस्ती का भी इनसान को इरफ़ान न हुआ
खाख फिर खाख थी औक़ात से आगे न बढ़ी

apni hasti kaa bhi insaan ko irfaan na hu_aa
khaak phir khaak thi auqaat se aage na badhi

हस्ती, Hasti: Being, Existence, Life
इरफ़ान, Irfaan: Knowledge, Science, Wisdom
खाख, Khaak: Dust, earth; ashes;—little, precious little, none at all, nothing whatever
औक़ात, Auqaat: Standing As In Status, Status, Position, Times (Plural Of Waqt)

दिल तो आमादा-ए-फ़रियाद रहा उनके हुज़ूर
आरजू शिद्दत-ए-जज़्बात से आगे न बढ़ी

dil to aamaadaa-e-fariyaad rahaa unke huzur
aarzu shiddat-e-jazbaat se aage na badhi

आमादा, Aamaadaa: Prepared, Ready, Alert, Willing
फ़रियाद, Fariyaad: Complaint, Plea
हुज़ूर, Huzuur: Presence Of Superior Authority, Your Highness
आरजू, Aarzu: Aspiration, Desire, Hankering, Hunger, Longing, Solicitude, Wish, Yearning, Yen
शिद्दत, Shiddat: Rigor, Severity, Intensity
जज़्बात, Jazbaat: Affect, Desire, Emotion, Enthusiasm, Feeling, Passion, Rage

ज़ुल्फ़ बर-दोश वो इक बार तो आये थे ‘शकील’
फिर कोई रात भी उस रात से आगे न बढ़ी

zulf bar-dosh wo ik baar to aaye the ‘shakil’
phir ko_i raat bhi us raat se aage na badhi

ज़ुल्फ़, Zulf: Curl, Hair, Locks, Ringlet, Tress
बर, Bar: At, Bear Fruit, Land
दोश, Dosh: Shoulder
बर-दोश, Bar-Dosh: At Shoulders
ज़ुल्फ़ बर-दोश, Zulf Bar-Dosh: In this context, with (uncovered) shoulder length hair — possibly a poetic way of saying “without purdah/veil”
Shakeel: A reference to the poet, Shakeel Badayuni

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