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Kis Se Puuchhein

Lyrics by Taskeen Qureshi

kis se puuchhe.n ham ne kahaa.N wo cheharaa-e-roshan dekhaa hai
mehfil mehfil Dhuu.NDh chuke hai.n gulshan gulshan dekhaa hai

Chehara: Face
Roshan: Ablaze, Bright, Clear, Explicit, Light, Lit, Lucid, Luminescent, Luminous, Lustrous Illuminated
Mehfil: Assembly, Gathering, Party
Gulshan: Garden

kis ko dekhe.n kis ko na dekhe.n, phuul bhii hai.n kaliyaa.n bhii magar
jis se lagaayii aa.Nkh usii ko dil kaa dushman dekhaa hai

Kali: Blossom, Bud

rang-e-bahaar-e-subah-e-gulistaa.N kyaa dekhe wo diiwaanaa
jis ki nazar ne ek hii gul me.n saaraa gulshan dekhaa hai

Bahaar: Bloom, Beauty, Glory, Delight, Elegance, Enjoyment, Fine Landscape, Flourishing State, Prime, Spring
Gulistaan: Garden, Rose Garden

ahl-e-wafaa kii Khuun kii chhii.nTe.n duur tak u.Dakar jaatii hai.n
meraa ta.Dapanaa dekhane waale apanaa bhii daaman dekhaa hai?

Ahl: People
Wafaa: Fulfilling A Promise, Fulfillment, Fidelity, Faithful, Sincerity, Sufficiency
Chiinta: Shot, spot, splash, a sprinkle, a slight shower (of rain); bespattering, aspersion, ridicule, raillery, banter
Tadap: Yearning, Yen
Daaman: Skirt, Lap

aaj u.nhe.n jo chaahe samajh lo warnaa yahii ‘taskii.n’ hai.n ji.nhe.n
kal tak ham ne kuu-e-butaa.N me.n Khaak_ba_daaman dekhaa hai

Warna: And If Not, Else, Otherwise
Taskiin: Calming, Stilling, Tranquillizing, Soothing, Consolation, Comfort, Assurance, Peace Of Mind, Also a reference to the poet, Taskeen Qureshi
Kuu: Street, Lane
Butaan: Beloved, Idols Plural of But
Kuu-e-Butaan: Lane in which the beloved lives
Khaakh: Ashes, Dust, Dirt, Earth, Land
Baa: With, by; possessed of
Khaakh_Ba_Daaman: Dusty, Dirty, Soiled clothes