Urdu Ghazal Shayari - Read Sad, Love, Romantic Urdu Ghazals Poetry in Urdu

Urdu Ghazal Shayari is the most loved form of Urdu Poetry. People love to read Urdu Ghazals and listen to them in songs in the melodious voices of famous singers. In this section, you can find a vast collection of Urdu Ghazals. Read Ghazals by your favorite Urdu Poets and the new collection of Urdu Ghazals Shayari to make your new favorites.

گل بھیک میں لیتے ہیں جس پھول سے رعنائی

Shuja - شجاعت حسین

Gil Bhik Mein Lete Hain Jis Phul Se Ranai

Shuja Urdu Poetry

اشک جو آنکھ میں ابلتے ہیں

Shuja - شجاعت حسین

Ashk Jo Aankh Mein Ubalte Hain

Shuja Urdu Poetry

زمانے کو سہی راہیں دکھاتی انگلیاں دیکھو

Shubha Shukla Mishra adhar - شبھا شکلا مشرا ادھر

Zamane Ko Sahi Rahen Dikhati Ungliyan Dekho

Shubha Shukla Mishra Adhar Urdu Poetry

وقت کا دامن پھسلتا جا رہا ہے

Shubha Shukla Mishra adhar - شبھا شکلا مشرا ادھر

Waqt Ka Daman Phisalta Ja Raha Hai

Shubha Shukla Mishra Adhar Urdu Poetry

الجھنوں میں ہی الجھتی زندگانی رہ گئی

Shubha Shukla Mishra adhar - شبھا شکلا مشرا ادھر

Uljhanon Mein Hi Ulajhti Zindagani Rah Gai

Shubha Shukla Mishra Adhar Urdu Poetry

نظر کی کیا کہیں اب تو جگر بھی ہو گئے پتھر

Shubha Shukla Mishra adhar - شبھا شکلا مشرا ادھر

Nazar Ki Kya Kahen Ab To Jigar Bhi Ho Gae Patthar

Shubha Shukla Mishra Adhar Urdu Poetry

ان سنی کرتا نہیں اس کو سنا کر دیکھنا

Shubha Shukla Mishra adhar - شبھا شکلا مشرا ادھر

An-suni Karta Nahin Usko Suna Kar Dekhna

Shubha Shukla Mishra Adhar Urdu Poetry

صحرا میں کڑی دھوپ کا ڈر ہوتے ہوئے بھی

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Sahra Mein Kadi Dhup Ka Dar Hote Hue Bhi

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

نکلنے والے نہ تھے زندگی کے کھیل سے ہم

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Nikalne Wale Na The Zindagi Ke Khel Se Hum

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

احساس کی دیوار گرا دی ہے چلا جا

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Ehsas Ki Diwar Gira Di Hai Chala Ja

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

بچھڑ گئے تھے کسی روز کھیل کھیل میں ہم

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Bichhad Gae The Kisi Rose Khel Khel Mein Hum

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

بہتا ہے کوئی غم کا سمندر مرے اندر

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Bahta Hai Koi Gham Ka Samundar Mere Andar

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

اب کے برس ہوں جتنا تنہا

Shozeb Kashir - شوزیب کاشر

Ab Ke Baras Hun Jitna Tanha

Shozeb Kashir Urdu Poetry

سرمئی راتوں سے چھنوا کر سحر کی رونقیں

Shorish kashmiri - شورش کاشمیری

Surmai Raaton Se Chhinwa Kar Sahar Ki Raunaqen

Shorish Kashmiri Urdu Poetry

راستے پر پیچ راہی رستگار (ردیف .. ے)

Shorish kashmiri - شورش کاشمیری

Raste Pur-pech Rahi Rustgar

Shorish Kashmiri Urdu Poetry

اس کشاکش میں یہاں عمر رواں گزرے ہے

Shorish kashmiri - شورش کاشمیری

Is Kashakash Mein Yahan Umr-e-rawan Guzre Hai

Shorish Kashmiri Urdu Poetry

اب جی رہا ہوں گردش دوراں کے ساتھ ساتھ (ردیف .. ن)

Shorish kashmiri - شورش کاشمیری

Ab Ji Raha Hun Gardish-e-dauran Ke Sath Sath

Shorish Kashmiri Urdu Poetry

ضبط کی حد سے بھی جس وقت گزر جاتا ہے

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Zabt Ki Had Se Bhi Jis Waqt Guzar Jata Hai

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

وہ پاس آئے تو دل بے قرار ہونے لگا

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Wo Pas Aae To Dil Be-qarar Hone Laga

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

رقص کرتے جھومتے اور جلتے پروانے ملے

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Raqs Karte Jhumte Aur Jalte Parwane Mile

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

جہاں کھنچ رہے ہیں کسی کے اثر میں

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Jahan Khinch Rahe Hain Kisi Ke Asar Mein

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

ہے سوز دل سے ساماں روشنی کا

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Hai Soz-e-dil Se Saman Raushni Ka

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

گہرائیوں میں دل کی اترتا چلا گیا

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Gahraiyon Mein Dil Ki Utarta Chala Gaya

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

فائدہ کچھ نہیں اشاروں سے

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Faeda Kuchh Nahin Ishaaron Se

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

بہت راز ہیں زندگی سے بھی آگے

Shauq Moradabadi - شوق مرادابادی

Bahut Raaz Hain Zindagi Se Bhi Aage

Shauq Moradabadi Urdu Poetry

یوں ہی ہے نور وحدت کا دل انساں میں آ جانا

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Yun Hi Hai Nur Wahdat Ka Dil-e-insan Mein Aa Jaana

یہاں تک کام آیا جذبۂ ضبط فغاں اپنا

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Yahan Tak Kaam Aaya Jazba-e-zabt-e-fughan Apna

یاد تیری فلک پیر لئے بیٹھے ہیں

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Yaad Teri Falak-e-pir Liye Baithe Hain

طرفہ چمن کھلا ہے دل داغدار کا

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Turfa Chaman Khila Hai Dil-e-dagh-dar Ka

تار نگاہ لطف سے پہلے رفو کریں

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Tar-e-nigah-e-lutf Se Pahle Rafu Karen

تقدیر سے کریں کہ گلہ باغباں سے ہم

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Taqdir Se Karen Ki Gila Baghban Se Hum

شعور فطرت‌ انساں کا ہے بیدار ہو جانا

Shola Kararvi - شعلہ کراروی

Shuur-e-fitrat-e-insan Ka Hai Bedar Ho Jaana

Urdu Ghazal Poetry is a literary shape of Ghazal (Poetry), especially in South Asia. It is generally stated that the outspread of Ghazal in South Asia is due to the domination of Sufism and the Delhi Sultanate (Islamic Empire). A Ghazal is constructed from verses that are similar to pairs. Those couplets are connected in rhymes such as AA, AB, BA, DA, EA, and much more in a single verse. Traditionally, Urdu Ghazal settles in the consciousness of an impassioned, distressed lover that is found in his Shairi, and historians call it “The Ghazal Universe”.

A Brief History

Urdu and Hindi literature was not common till the 18th century (1700s). In North India, plentiful literary traditions existed in Branjbhasha and Awadhi with premature text before the 14th century. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah founded the Hyderabadi Ghazals in the 17th century in three languages, i.e., Urdu, Persian, and Telugu. Then the Urdu Shairi came to its classical period.

Mir Taqi Mir led the way for Urdu Ghazals Poetry in the early 18th century by mingling Persian impacts with idiomatic and ordinary Urdu language. After that, many poets contributed to the Ghazal revolution, i.e., Ghalib, Zouq, Momin, Dagh, Zafar, etc. The Ghazal made its root in the 1857 war so strong that the Mughal emperors were Ghazal lovers. You can guess it by the fact that Bahadur Shah Zafar (Last Mughal Badshah) also wrote Ghazals while imprisoned by the British.

After that, Urdu poetry started to modernize, and Aligarh Movement gave it a push. Then they started preserving Urdu Ghazals, and Rekhta Foundation was the largest Urdu Ghazal protecting and preserving organization. A large number of people still like Urdu Ghazals and Urdu Shairi.

Parts of the Urdu Ghazals

Five parts of Urdu Ghazals are given below and describe the format of the Urdu Ghazals briefly.

Matla'a

It is defined as the first two lines that are called a couplet in Ghazals is called  Matla'a.

Radif

It is the word repeated at the end of every verse. Radif literary means a ride in the back.

Ghaafiyeah

Ghaafiyeah literary means the ride behind. The same weight and the same sound words that come before Radif are called Ghaafiyeah.

Maktaa

The literary meaning of the Maktaa is to end. The last couplet of the ghazal where the poet uses his pseudonym to end the couplet is finishing Maktaa.

Behr

Behr is the name of a technique that sets the length of a ghazal.

Themes of Urdu Ghazal

Initially, the Ghazals were constructed on an exclusively religious theme. After modernization, it has many other themes such as Romantic Ghazals, Sad Ghazal, love Ghazal, breakup Ghazal, and many more.

Wholehearted & Superior Love Urdu Ghazals

Love is always regarded as an essential ingredient that is necessary to complete a human. If acquired, it will raise him/her to the heights of intelligence (wise). It will also bring pleasure to his/her soul. Traditional Urdu Ghazals have no explicit or sexual element in them, and the love was purely spiritual. Love was governed by a man or woman. Urdu Ghazals were depicted the poet's point of view of unreturned love and considered as unachievable.

Mostly, either the poets’ love had not come back, or the lover has returned his sincerity in such a way that was not allowed by the societal circumstances. The love knew everything and put all on fate but continued to love unconditionally. The tension of breakup drove the lyrics. The presentation of the lover’s helplessness to counter his feelings mostly comprises excessive violence-based lyrics. Romantics, sad, breakup, and such Ghazals fall in this category.

Sufism (Religious Urdu Ghazals)

Several ancient Urdu Ghazal poets either put the taste of Sufis (Such as Rumi and Hafiz) or were supporters of Sufi ideas. Most Urdu Ghazals' content is spiritual with Mat’la (Metaphor) for God or the worthy master. The extreme divine love with Sufism is obeyed as a role model for love Ghazal poetry. Nowadays, most scholars acknowledged that many Ghazal verses are solely about Divine Love (Ishq e Haqiqi). Remaining emphasis on earthly love (Ishq e Majazi). These Ghazals are mostly written and sung by Pakistani, Afghani, and Indians.

Urdu Ghazals started to form their roots in Arab and Indo-Pak in the 17th century due to the eternal work of poets, i.e., Rumi, Hafiz Mirza Ghalib, and many more. Among all, Ghalib is known as the master of Ghazals.

Well-Known Ghazal Poets

The top Ghazal writers are Rumi, Saadi Shirazi, Mirza Ghalib, Iqbal, Friedrich Ruckert, Agha Shahid Ali, Moti Ram Bhatta, and Hamza Shinwari. These poets belong to different areas such as Pakistan, Persia, Ottoman Empire, North India, Bengal, Germany, Kashmir, and Nepal.

Conclusion

Urdu Ghazals are known as the important heritage of the Urdu language. Since the 14th century, the number of lovers of poetry is increasing day by day. People love Ghazals because of the lyrics that depict their emotions. Above all, we have provided you a piece of concise information in such a short article. Stay connected for more information.