Aale Ahmed Saroor

Poet, critic, scholar, stalwart, Ale Ahmad Suroor was the grand old man of not just Urdu adab but all of Urdu tehÿμb. His death at the ripe old age of 91 years on 9 February 2002 has left a void in the world of Urdu letters. Born in 1911 in the historic city of Budayun.Suroor Sahab’s own poetry had none of the wild passion and rebellion that marked much of the poetry of Urdu progressive writers, especially the poetry written in free-verse. Like beauty, he believed, poetry too had a thousand faces. In contrast to his vastly erudite and extremely scholarly critical writings, his ghazals and na ms have a sweet simplicity and a melodious, distinctly non-cerebral quality. Where his scholarly work is written from the head and appeals to reason and good sense and learning, his poetry is written from the heart.

List of Urdu Shairy by Aale Ahmed Saroor

  • Aankhain mujhe talvon se vo malane nahiin dete
  • Dil meraa jis se bahalataa ko_ii aisaa na milaa
  • Duniyaa main huun duniyaa kaa talab_gaar nahiin huun
  • Hangaamaa hai kyuun barpaa thorii sii jo pii lii hai
  • kal aur aaj
  • Saans lete huye bhii Darataa huun

Aankhain mujhe talvon se vo malane nahiin dete

Aankhain mujhe talvon se vo malane nahiin dete

aa.Nkhe.n mujhe talvo.n se vo malane nahii.n dete
armaan mere dil kaa nikalane nahii.n dete


Khaatir se terii yaad ko Talane nahii.n dete
sach hai ki hamii.n dil ko sa.nbhalane nahii.n dete


kis naaz se kahate hai.n vo jhu.njhalaa ke shab-e-vasl
tum to hame.n karavaT bhii badalane nahii.n dete

paravaano.n ne faanuus ko dekhaa to ye bole
kyo.n ham ko jalaate ho ki jalane nahii.n dete

hairaan huu.N kis tarah karuu.N arz-e-tamannaa
dushman ko to pahaluu se vo Talane nahii.n dete


dil vo hai ki fariyaad se lab_rez hai har vaqt
ham vo hai.n ki kuchh muu.Nh se nikalane nahii.n dete

garmii-e-mohabbat me.n vo hai aah se maane’
pankhaa nafas-e-sard kaa jhalane nahii.n dete

Dil meraa jis se bahalataa ko_ii aisaa na milaa

dil meraa jis se bahalataa ko_ii aisaa na milaa
but ke bande to mile allaah kaa bandaa na milaa

bazm-e-yaaraa.N se phirii baad-e-bahaarii maayuus
ek sar bhii use aamaadaa-e-saudaa na milaa

gul ke Khvaahaa.N to nazar aaye bahut itr_farosh
taalib-e-zamzam-e-bulbul-e-shaidaa na milaa

vaah kyaa raah dikhaa_ii hame.n murshad ne
kar diyaa kaabe ko gum aur kalisaa na milaa

sayyad uTThe jo gazaT le ke to laakho.n laaye
shaiKh quraan dikhaataa phiraa paisaa na mi

Duniyaa main huun duniyaa kaa talab_gaar nahiin huun

duniyaa me.n huu.N duniyaa kaa talab_gaar nahii.n huu.N
baazaar se guzaraa huu.N Khariidaar nahii.n huu.N

zindaa huu.N magar ziist kii lazzat nahii.n baaqii
har chand ki huu.N hosh me.n hoshiyaar nahii.n huu.N

is Khaanaa-e-hastii se guzar jaauu.Ngaa belaus
saayaa huu.N faqat naqsh-e-diivaar nahii.n huu.N

afasurdaa huu.N ibarat se davaa kii nahii.n haajat
Gam kaa mujhe ye zauf hai biimaar nahii.n huu.N

vo gul huu.N Khizaa.N ne jise bar_baad kiyaa hai
uljhuu.N kisii daaman se mai.n vo Khaar nahii.n huu.N

yaarab mujhe mahafuus rakh us but ke sitam se
mai.n us kii inaayat kaa talab_gaar nahii.n huu.N

afasurdagii-o-jaur kii kuchh had nahii.n "Akbar"
kaafir ke muqaabil me.n bhii dii.n_daar nahii.N huu.N

Hangaamaa hai kyuun barpaa thorii sii jo pii lii hai

hangaamaa hai kyuu.N barpaa tho.Dii sii jo pii lii hai
Daakaa to nahii.n Daalaa chorii to nahii.n kii hai

naa-tajurbaakaarii se vaa_iz kii ye baate.n hai.n
is rang ko kyaa jaane puuchho to kabhii pii hai

us mai se nahii.n matalab dil jis se hai begaanaa
maqasuud hai us mai se dil hii me.n jo khi.nchatii hai

vaa.N dil me.n ki sadame do yaa.N jii me.n ke sab sah lo
un kaa bhii ajab dil hai meraa bhii ajab jii hai

har zarraa chamakataa hai anavaar-e-ilaahii se
har saa.Ns ye kahatii hai ham hai.n to Khudaa bhii hai

suuraj me.n lage dhabbaa fitarat ke karishme hai.n
but ham ko kahe kaafir allaah kii marzii hai

kal aur aaj

vo bhii kyaa log the aasaan thii raahe.n jin kii
band aa.Nkhe.n kiye ik simt chale jaate the
aql-o-dil Khvaab-o-haqiiqat kii na uljhan na Khalish
muKhtalif jalve nigaaho.n ko na bahalaate the

ishq saadaa bhii thaa beKhud bhii junuu.N_peshaa bhii
husn ko apanii adaao.n pe hijaab aataa thaa
phuul khilate the to phuulo.n me.n nashaa hotaa thaa
raat Dhalatii thii to shiisho.n pe shabaab aataa thaa

chaa.Ndanii kaif_asar ruuh_afzaa hotii thii
abr aataa thaa to bad_mast bhii ho jaate the
din me.n shorish bhii huaa karatii thii hangaame bhii
raat kii god me.n muu.Nh Dhaa.Np ke so jaate the

narm rau vaqt ke dhaare pe safiine the ravaa.N
saahil-o-bahr ke aa_iin na badalate the kabhii
naaKhudaao.n pe bharosaa thaa muqaddar pe yaqii.n
chaadar-e-aab se tuufaan na ubalate the kabhii

ham ke tuufaano.n ke paale bhii sataaye bhii hai.n
barq-o-baaraa.N me.n vo hii shame.n jalaaye.n kaise
ye jo aatish_kadaa duniyaa me.n bha.Dak uTThaa hai
aa.Nsuo.n se use har baar bujhaaye.n kaise

kar diyaa barq-o-buKhaaraat ne mahashar barpaa
apane daftar me.n litaafat ke sivaa kuchh bhii nahii.n
ghir gaye vaqt kii beraham kashaakash me.n magar
paas tahaziib kii daulat ke sivaa kuchh bhii nahii.n

ye andheraa ye talaatum ye havaao.n kaa Kharosh
is me.n taaro.n kii subuk narm ziyaa kyaa karatii
talKhii-e-ziist se ka.Davaa huaa aashiq kaa mizaaj
nigaah-e-yaar kii maasuum adaa kyaa karatii

safar aasaan thaa to manzil bhii ba.Dii raushan thii
aaj kis darjaa pur_asaraar hai.n raahe.n apanii
kitanii parachhaa_iyaa.N aatii hai.n tajallii ban kar
kitane jalvo.n se ulajhatii hai.n nigaahe.n apanii

Saans lete huye bhii Darataa huun

saa.Ns lete huye bhii Darataa huu.N
ye na samajhe.n ki aah karataa huu.N

bahar-e-hastii me.n huu.N misaal-e-hubaab
miT hii jaataa huu.N jab ubharataa huu.N

itanii aazaadii bhii Ganimat hai
saa.Ns letaa huu.N baat karataa huu.N

sheKh saahab Khudaa se Darate ho
mai.n to angrezo.n hii se Darataa huu.N

aap kyaa puuchhate hai.n meraa mizaaj
shukr allaah kaa hai marataa huu.N

ye ba.Daa aib mujh me.n hai ’akbar’
dil me.n jo aaye kah guzarataa huu.N