Read Best Urdu Ghazal Collection, Famous Romantic Urdu Ghazal Shayari

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.

طنزیہ شاعری سے ماروں گی

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Tanziya Shairi Se Maaron Gi

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

بڑی وحشت بڑی بے چارگی محسوس ہوتی ہے

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Bari Wehshat Bari Bechargi Mehsoos Hoti Hai

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

اے ڈرامے باز شر جلدی نکل

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Ae Dramebaaz Shar Jaldi Nikal

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

آپ کی تلخ بیانی سے نکل سکتا ہے

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Aap Ki Talkh Bayani Se Nikal Sakta Hai

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

کیا کہا پھر سے کہو دنیا مری اچھی لگی

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Kya Kaha Phir Se Kaho Duniya Meri Achi Lagi

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

ہر ایک جلوہ نمائی سے جھوٹ بولتے ہیں

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Har Aik Jalwa Numai Se Jhoot Bolte Hain

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

وحشت جب التجاؤں کے حصے میں آ گئی

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Wehshat Jab Iltijaon Ke Hisse Mein Aa Gayi

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

کسی سلطان سے ڈرنا نہیں ہے

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Kisi Sultan Se Darna Nahi Hai

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

کیسا جنون عشق کے دفتر میں آ گیا

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Kaisa Junoon Ishq Ke Daftar Mein Aa Gaya

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

مسئلے حل ہوں گے اس تدبیر سے

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Masale Hal Hun Ge Is Tadbeer Se

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

بس ایک بار کہا نا نہیں بنا سکتی

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Bas Ek Baar Kaha Na Nahi Bana Sakti

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

کمزور دعویدار نے رسوا بہت کیا

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Kamzor Dawedar Ne Ruswa Bahut Kya

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

ہوا کا رخ بدلنے سے پرندہ ہو گیا غصہ

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Hawa Ka Rukh Badalne Se Parinda Ho Gaya Ghussa

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

غالباََ موصول ہے کوئی کھلونا ان دنوں

Shazia Niyazi - شازیہ نیازی

Ghaliban Mosool Hai Koi Khilona In Dinon

Shazia Niyazi Urdu Poetry

جہاں پانی نہیں ہوتا وہاں مسکن نہیں ہوتے

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad - قاضی ظہیر احمد

Jahan Pani Nahi Hota Wahan Maskan Nahi Hote

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad Urdu Poetry

اردو زبان

Aftab Alam Shah Noori - آفتاب عالمؔ شاہ نوری

Urdu Zaban

Aftab Alam Shah Noori Urdu Poetry

پردہ کھڑکی کمرہ درپن

Aftab Alam Shah Noori - آفتاب عالمؔ شاہ نوری

Parda Khidki Kamra Darpan

Aftab Alam Shah Noori Urdu Poetry

کبھی کبھی تو مجھے مل کسی بہانے سے

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad - قاضی ظہیر احمد

Kabhi Kabhi To Mujhe Mil Kisi Bahane Se

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad Urdu Poetry

یہ کس مقام پہ لے آئی زندگی مجھ کو

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad - قاضی ظہیر احمد

Yeh Kis Maqam Pe Le Aayi Zindagi Mujh Ko

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad Urdu Poetry

وفاؤں کے حسیں موتی جو الفت میں پروتا ہے

Aftab Alam Shah Noori - آفتاب عالمؔ شاہ نوری

Wafaon Ke Hasin Moti Jo Ulfat Mein Pirota Hai

Aftab Alam Shah Noori Urdu Poetry

مجھ کو اب صبح کے اخبار سے ڈر لگتا ہے

syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib - سید اقبال رضوی شارب

Mujh Ko Ab Subah Ke Akhbar Se Dar Lagta Hai

Syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib Urdu Poetry

کُچھ بتائیں دِل کا شِیشہ چُور کیوں رکھا گیا

Professor Rasheed Hasrat - پروفیسر رشید حسرت

Kuch Bataeen Dil Ka Sheesha Chur Kyun Rakha Gaya

Professor Rasheed Hasrat Urdu Poetry

آستین کے کردار ۔۔۔۔۔ رہزنوں پہ اعتبار

Fozia Bashir alvi - فوزیہ بشیر علوی

Aasteen Ke Kirdar Rahzanon Pe Aitbaar

حسین ہی تو ہیں اس کائنات کی زینت

syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib - سید اقبال رضوی شارب

Hussain Hi To Hain Is Kainat Ki Zeenat

Syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib Urdu Poetry

دولت کجا کجا ہے تو شہرت کجا کجا

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad - قاضی ظہیر احمد

Daulat Kuja Kuja Hai To Shohrat Kuja Kuja

Qazi Zaheer Ahmad Urdu Poetry

ستاتا ہے گگن کا چاند یا تارے، تُمہیں کیا

Professor Rasheed Hasrat - پروفیسر رشید حسرت

Satata Hai Gagan Ka Chand Ya Tare Tumhein Kya

Professor Rasheed Hasrat Urdu Poetry

خیالِ یار جو دل میں یہاں آٹھوں پہر آیا

Aftab Alam Shah Noori - آفتاب عالمؔ شاہ نوری

Khayal E Yaar Jo Dil Mein Yahan Aathon Pehar Aaya

Aftab Alam Shah Noori Urdu Poetry

نئی قدروں پہ اترانے لگا ہوں

syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib - سید اقبال رضوی شارب

Nai Qadron Pe Itrane Laga Hoon

Syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib Urdu Poetry

آستین کے کردار ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ رہزنوں پہ اعتبار

Fozia Bashir alvi - فوزیہ بشیر علوی

Aasteen Ke Kirdar Rahzanon Pe Aitbaar

وہ مُجھے چھوڑ گیا دشت میں تنہا کر کے

Professor Rasheed Hasrat - پروفیسر رشید حسرت

Woh Mujhe Chor Gaya Dasht Mein Tanha Kar Ke

Professor Rasheed Hasrat Urdu Poetry

پُکارتا بھی رہُوں تو قرِیب آنا مت

Professor Rasheed Hasrat - پروفیسر رشید حسرت

Pukarta Bhi Rahun To Qareeb Aana Mat

Professor Rasheed Hasrat Urdu Poetry

دنیائے احساس

Fozia Bashir alvi - فوزیہ بشیر علوی

Duniya E Ehsaas

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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.