I belong to the 21st century where the young generation loves listening music which is a blend of remixes, unplugged songs, and EDM. Today’s generation hardly understands the real meaning of Poetries, Ghazals, and Shayari blissfully enchanted and written by the poets. Well, though I belong to this generation I am deeply in love with popular works by the poets of different eras who made me believe that the language Urdu has a unique magic and there lies a true beauty in the words from Urdu.
There are few poets who with their works beautifully evoked out the charm Urdu words hold. If these poets had not used these words in their lyrics, ghazals, and Shayari I would not have fallen in love with the language.
Below is the list of all such poets below:
1. Mirza Ghalib:
“Hum ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin, dil ko khush rakhne ko ‘ghalib’ ye khayal achcha hai”
2. Faiz Ahmad Faiz:
“Aur bhi dukh hain zamaane mein mohabbat ke siwa Raahatein aur bhi hai wasl ki raahat ke siwa, Mujhse pehli si mohabbat Mere mehboob na maang”
“Tere Bina Zindagi se koi shikwa toh Nahin, Tere Bina Zindagi Bhi lekin Zindagi toh Nahin”
4. Javed Akhtar:
“Kyun darein zindagi mein kya hoga, kuch na hoga toh tajurba hoga”
5. Ada Jafri:
“Hothon pe kabhi unke mera naam hi aaye, Aaye toh sahi bar- sar-e-ilzam hi aaye”
6. Firaq Gorakhpuri:
“Aaye the hanste- khelte maikhaane mein ‘Firaq’, Jab pee chuke sharaab toh sanjeeda ho gaye”
7. Sahil Ludhianvi:
“Woh afsaana jise anjaam tak lana na ho mumkin, usse ek khoobsoorat mod de kar chhorna accha hota hai”
8. Bashir Badr:
“Kabhi main apne haathon ki lakeeron se nahin uljha mujhe maloom hai kismat ka likha bhi badalta hai”
9. Majrooh Sultanpuri:
“Rehte the kabhi jin ke dil mein hum jaan se bhi pyaaron ki, tarah, Baithe hai unhi ke kooche mein hum aaj gunehgaaron ki tarah”
10. Rahat Indori:
“Phoonk daalunga main kisi roz dil ki duniya, yeh tera khat toh nahin hai ki jala bhi na sakun”
Really, Urdu words have power to touch souls!!!