Faiz Ahmed Faiz











Faiz-Ahmed-Faiz [1911-1984]



Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born on February 13, 1911, in Sialkot, India, which is now part of Pakistan. He had a privileged childhood as the son of wealthy landowners Sultan Fatima and Sultan Muhammad Khan, who passed away in 1913, shortly after his birth. His father was a prominent lawyer and a member of an elite literary circle which included Allama Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan.

In 1916, Faiz entered Moulvi Ibrahim Sialkoti, a famous regional school, and was later admitted to the Skotch Mission High School where he studied Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. He received a Bachelor's degree in Arabic, followed by a master's degree in English, from the Government College in Lahore in 1932, and later received a second master's degree in Arabic from the Oriental College in Lahore.After graduating in 1935, Faiz began a teaching career at M.A.O. College in Amritsar and then at Hailey College of Commerce in Lahore.

Faiz's early poems had been conventional, light-hearted treatises on love and beauty, but while in Lahore he began to expand into politics, community, and the thematic interconnectedness he felt was fundamental in both life and poetry. It was also during this period that he married Alys George, a British expatriate and convert to Islam, with whom he had two daughters. In 1942, he left teaching to join the British Indian Army, for which he received a British Empire Medal for his service during World War II. After the partition of India in 1947, Faiz resigned from the army and became the editor of The Pakistan Times, a socialist English-language newspaper.

On March 9, 1951, Faiz was arrested with a group of army officers under the Safety Act, and charged with the failed coup attempt that became known as the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case. He was sentenced to death and spent four years in prison before being released. Two of his poetry collections, Dast-e Saba and Zindan Namah, focus on life in prison, which he considered an opportunity to see the world in a new way. While living in Pakistan after his release, Faiz was appointed to the National Council of the Arts by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's government, and his poems, which had previously been translated into Russian, earned him the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963.

In 1964, Faiz settled in Karachi and was appointed principal of Abdullah Haroon College, while also working as an editor and writer for several distinguished magazines and newspapers. He worked in an honorary capacity for the Department of Information during the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, and wrote stark poems of outrage over the bloodshed between Pakistan, India, and what later became Bangladesh. However, when Bhutto was overthrown by Zia Ul-Haq, Faiz was forced into exile in Beirut, Lebanon. There he edited the magazine Lotus, and continued to write poems in Urdu. He remained in exile until 1982. He died in Lahore in 1984, shortly after receiving a nomination for the Nobel Prize.

Throughout his tumultuous life, Faiz continually wrote and published, becoming the best-selling modern Urdu poet in both India and Pakistan. While his work is written in fairly strict diction, his poems maintain a casual, conversational tone, creating tension between the elite and the common, somewhat in the tradition of Ghalib, the reknowned 19th century Urdu poet. Faiz is especially celebrated for his poems in traditional Urdu forms, such as the ghazal, and his remarkable ability to expand the conventional thematic expectations to include political and social issues.








































bol k lab azad hain tere
bol,zaban ab tak teri hai

tera sutwanjism hai tera
bol k jan ab tak teri hai

dekh k ahangur ki dukan mein
tund hain shoalay,surkh hai ahan

khulne lage khuflon k dahane
phela har ik zanjeer ka daman

jism-o-zaban ki mout se pehle
bol.k sach zinda hai ab tak

bol,jo kuch kehna hai keh le
sahal yun rah-e-zindagi ki hai

her kadam hum ne ashiqi hai
hum ne saja dil mein liye gulshan

jab baharon ne berukhi ki hai
zehar se dhoo liye hain hont apne

lutf-e-saqi ne jab kami ki hai
tere koche mein badshahi ki

jab se nikle gadagari ki hai
bus wohi surkhro hoa jis ne

behr-e-khoon mein shanawari ki hai
jo guzarte hte daag per sadmein

ab wohi kaifiat sabhi ki hai

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Guloon mien Rang Bharay Bad-e-Nobahar Chalay
Chalay b aao Kay Gulshan ka Karobaar chalay

Qafas Udaas hai Yaaro !! Saba Se Kuch Tou Kaho
Kahien Tou Behr-e-Khuda Aaj Zikr-e-Yaar Chalay

Jo Hum Pay Guzri So Guzri Magar Shab-e-Hijraan
Humare Ashk Teri Aqbat sanwaar chalay

Muqaam Faiz koi Raah Mien Jacha hee Nahi
Jo koy-e-Yaar Se Nikle Tou Soy-e-Daar Chalay

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yeh saaghar sheeshey laal-o guhar
saabit hon to qeemat paatey hain
yun tukrey tukrey hon to faqat
chubhtey hain lahoo rulwaatey hain
tum nahaq tukrey chun chun kar
daaman mein chupaaye bethey ho
sheeshon ka maseeha koi nahi
kya aas lagaye bethey ho


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Aab Kay Yoon Dil Ko Saza Di Hum Nay

Us Ki Her Baat Bhula Di Hum Nay

Eik , Eik Phool Bohat Yaad Aaya

Shakh-E-Gul Jab Woh Jala Di Hum Nay

Aaj Tak Jis Pay Woh Shermatay Hain

Baat Woh Kab Ki Bhula Di Hum Nay

Sheher-E-Jahan Rakh Say Abad Hua

Aag Jab Dil Ki Bujha Di Hum Nay

Aaj Phir Yaad Bohat Aaya Woh

Aaj Phir Us Ko Dua Di Hum Nay

Koi To Baat Hia Us Main Faiz

Her Khushi Jis Pay Luta Di Hum Nay!!
Aab Kay Yoon Dil Ko Saza Di Hum Nay

Us Ki Her Baat Bhula Di Hum Nay

Eik , Eik Phool Bohat Yaad Aaya

Shakh-E-Gul Jab Woh Jala Di Hum Nay

Aaj Tak Jis Pay Woh Shermatay Hain

Baat Woh Kab Ki Bhula Di Hum Nay

Sheher-E-Jahan Rakh Say Abad Hua

Aag Jab Dil Ki Bujha Di Hum Nay

Aaj Phir Yaad Bohat Aaya Woh

Aaj Phir Us Ko Dua Di Hum Nay

Koi To Baat Hia Us Main Faiz

Her Khushi Jis Pay Luta Di Hum Nay!!


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Hum parwarash-e-loh-o-qalam karte rahenge
Jo dil pe guzarti hai raqam karte rahenge

Asbaab-e-gham-e-ishq baham karte rahenge
Viraani-e-dauraan pe karam karte rahenge

Haan talkhi-e-ayyaam abhi aur barhe gi
Haan ahl-e-sitam mashq-e-sitam karte rahenge

Manzur yeh talkhi yeh sitam hum ko gawaara
Dam hai to madaawa-e-alam karte rahenge

Maikhana salaamat hai to hum surkhi-e-mai se
Tazzain-e-dar-o-baam-e-haram karte rahenge

Baqi hai lahu dil mein to har ashk se paida
Rang-e-lab-o-rukhsar-e-sanam karte rahenge

Ek tarz-e-taghaaful hai so woh unko mubaarak
Ek arz-e-tamanna hai so hum karte rahenge


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Chhinti hui nazron se jazbaat ki dunyaayen
Be khwaabian afsaney betaab tamannayen

Kuchh uljhee hui baten kuchh behke huye naghme
Kuchh ashk jo aankhon se bewajha chhalak jaayen

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aaye kuchh abr kuchh sharaab aaye
us ke baad aaye jo azaab aaye

baam-e-miinaa se maahataab utare
dast-e-saaqii me.n aaftaab aaye

is tarah apanii Khamashii guu.Njii
goyaa har simt se jawaab aaye

'Faiz' thii raah sar basar ma.nzil
ham jahaa.N pahu.Nche kaamayaab aaye

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garmii-e-shauq-e-nazzaaraa kaa asar to dekho
gul khile jaate hai.n vo saayaa-e-dar to dekho

aise naadaa.N to na the jaa.N se guzaranevaale
naasiho, rahabar-o-raahaguzar to dekho

vo to vo hai.n tumhe.n ho jaayegii ulfat mujhase
ek nazar tum meraa mahabuub-e-nazar to dekho

vo jo ab chaak garebaa.N bhii nahii.n karate hai.n
dekhanevaalo kabhii un kaa jigar to dekho

daaman-e-dard ko gulazaar banaa rakhaa hai
aao ek din dil-e-puraKhuu.N kaa hunar to dekho

subah kii tarah jhamakataa hai shab-e-Gam kaa ufaq
"Faiz" taabi.ndagii-e-diidaa-e-tar to dekho


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kabhii-kabhii yaad meN ubharte haiN naqsh-e-maazii miTe-miTe se
vo aazmaaiish dil-o-nazar kii, vo qurbateN sii, vo faasile se

kabhii-kabhii aarzuu ke sehraa meN aa ke rukte haiN qaafile se
vo saarii baateN lagaao kii sii, vo saare unvaaN visaal ke se

nigah-e-yaar ko qaraar kaisaa, nishaat-o-Gham meN kamii kahaaN kii
vo jab milte haiN to unse har baar kii hai ulfat naye sire se

bahut giraaN hai ye aish-e-tanhaa, kahiiN sabuktar, kahiiN gavaaraa
vo dard-e-pinhaaN ke saarii duniyaa rafiiq thii jiske vaaste se

tumhiiN kaho rind-e-mustahib meN ho aaj shab kaun farq aisaa
ye aa ke baiThe haiN mai-kade meN, vo uTh ke aaye haiN mai-qade se


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har haqiiqat majaaz ho jaaye
kaafiro.n kii namaaz ho jaaye

minnat-e-chaaraasaaz kaun kare
dard jab jaa.n navaaz ho jaaye

ishq dil me.n rahe to rusavaa ho
lab pe aaye to raaz ho jaaye

lutf kaa intazaar karataa huu.n
jor taa had-e-naaz ho jaaye

umr besood kat rahii hai 'Faiz'
kaash afshaa-e-raaz ho jaaye


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na gul khile haiN, na unse mile haiN, na mai pii hai
ajab rang meN abke bahaar guzrii hai

guloN meN rang bhare, baad-e-nau-bahaar chale
chale bhii aao ki gulshan kaa karobaar chale

zindagii kyaa kisii muflis kii qabaa hai jis men
har ghaDii dard ke paivand lage jaate haiN

chaman meN Gaarat-e-gulchiiN se jaane kyaa guzrii
qafas se aaj sabaa be-qaraar guzrii hai

terii suurat se hai aalam meN bahaaroN ko sabaat
terii aanKhoN ke sivaa duniaa meN rakhaa kyaa hai

ham parvarish-e-lauH-o-qalam karte rahenge
jo dil pe guzartii hai raqam karte rahenge



huii hai hazrat-e-naaseh se guftguu jis shab
voh shab zaruur sar-e-kuu-e-yaar guzrii hai

viiraan hai maikadaa khum-o-saaGar udaas haiN
tum kyaa gaye ki ruuTh gaye din bahaar ke


uTh kar to aa gaye haiN terii bazm se magar
 kuchh dil hii jaanta hai kis dil se aaye haiN

voh baat saare fasaane meN jiskaa zikr nahiiN
voh baat unko bohat naagavaar guzrii hai

dil meN ab yuuN tere bhuule hue Gham aate haiN
jaise bichhDe hue Kaabe meN sanam aate haiN

duniyaa ne terii yaad se begaanaa kar diyaa
tujh se bhii dil-fareb haiN gham rozgaar ke

tumhaarii yaad ke jab zaKhm bharne lagte haiN
kisii bahaane tumheN yaad karne lagte haiN



kab Thahregaa dard-e-dil kab raat basar hogii
sunte the voh aayenge, sunte the sahar hogii

aaye kuchh abr, kuchh sharaab aaye
uske baad aaye jo azaab aaye

tum aaye ho, na shab-e-intezaar guzrii hai
talaash mein hai sahar, baar baar guzrii hai

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born in Sialkot (Punjab, Pakistan) in undivided India in 1911. He achieved remarkable fame and emerged as most outstanding voice among the poets of Progressive Writers' movement. He was jailed in Pakistan and also spent years in exile. He passed away in 1984.


dil naa-ummiid to nahiiN, naakaam hii to hai
lambi hai Gham kii shaam magar shaam hii to hai

raat yuuN dil meN terii khoii huii yaad aaii
jaise viiraane meN chupke se bahaar aa jaaye

jaise sahraaoN meN haule se chale baad-e-nasiim
jaise biimaar ko be-vajah qaraar aa jaaye

mataa-e-lauH-o-qalam chhin gayii to kyaa Gham hai
ki khuuN-e-dil meN Dubo lii haiN ungliyaaN maiN ne

zubaaN par mohar lagii hai to kyaa ki rakh dii hai
har halqa-e-zanjiir meN zubaaN maiN ne

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"Sunte Hain Ki Mil Jaati Hai Har Cheez Dua Se
Ik roz tumhein maang ke dekhenge Khuda se

Tum saamne hote ho to hai kaif ki baarish
Vo din bhi the jab aag barasti thi ghata se

Ai dil tu unhein dekh ke kuch aise tarapana
Aa jaaye hansi un ko jo baithe hain khafa se

Duniya bhi mili hai gam-e-duniya bhi mila hai
Vo kyon nahi milta jise maanga tha Khuda se"
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9 comments:

  1. Kaha tha us ne kay, apna bana ke choroon Ga
    Or Phir Hua Be Yahe, Apna Bana Ke Chor Dia

    Jurtai Huaa Dekha NaheeN, Tutai Huaa Dil Ko
    Gir Jai N Jo Ansoo, Tou Uthai Naheen Jatai

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  2. Us kai Na HonaiN Se Kuch Be Naheen Badla
    Bus Jahan Phalai Dil Hota Tha, Whan Ab Dard Hota Hai

    Har Koi Ro Kai Dikhai, Ye Zaroori Tou Naheen
    Khusk Ankhon Main Be Salaab Hua Kartai Hain

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  3. Aqeel Ayub AlviJuly 30, 2012

    AAj Gam Behisaab Hye Saqi...
    AAj Maye Ka Hisaab Rehny Do...

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  4. shawkat nawaz w/c allabad swat.January 15, 2013

    i mr.shawkat nawaz wining captan much more like faiz ahmad faiz as well as his great effort of urdu poetry.

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  5. good to read Faiz after long time.....

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  6. An amazing poet !! We lost ....

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  7. Hina saleemOctober 23, 2013

    Poetry is the best. And i like to read faiz ahmed faiz.

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  8. Nah Lar Naseh Se Ghalib Kya Hua Gar Us Ne Shidat Ki
    Hamara Bhi To Aakhir Zor Chalta Hai Gareba'n Par

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