Urdu Qataat Shayari - Famous Urdu Qataat Poetry by Renowned Poets

Urdu Qataat Poetry is a famous and most read form of Urdu Poetry. It is a short paragraph that is meaningful and is independent of the Ghazal or Nazam. At UrduPoint, you can read the best collection of Urdu Qataat Shayari by famous Urdu Poets. Here you will find all your favorite Urdu Qataat Shayari. It can be of any type, either sad, happy, love, romantic, funny, humor, etc. We recommend you try reading our latest Urdu Qataat Poetry by emerging poets; they are doing a great job.

دو بیویاں

Khalid Irfan - خالد عرفان

Do Biwiyan

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دروغ گوئی

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Darogh-goi

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چیٹ روم

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Chat-room

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چیٹ

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Chat

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بجلی

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Bijli

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علامہ

Khalid Irfan - خالد عرفان

Allama

Khalid Irfan Urdu Poetry

اللہ توبہ

Khalid Irfan - خالد عرفان

Allah-tauba

Khalid Irfan Urdu Poetry

آب و دانہ

Khalid Irfan - خالد عرفان

Aab-o-dana

Khalid Irfan Urdu Poetry

زندگی کی حسین شہزادی

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Zindagi Ki Hasin Shahzadi

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

تمہاری یاد کے اجڑے ہوئے، اداس چمن

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Tumhaari Yaad Ke Ujde Hue, Udas Chaman

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

تم گناہوں سے ڈر کے جیتے ہو

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Tum Gunahon Se Dar Ke Jite Ho

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

تم گھٹاؤں کا اہتمام کرو

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Tum Ghataon Ka Ehtimam Karo

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

تو مرے ساتھ اب نہیں ہے دوست

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Tu Mere Sath Ab Nahin Hai Dost

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

سخت جاں بھی ہیں اور نازک بھی

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Sakht-jaan Bhi Hain Aur Nazuk Bhi

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

نہ تیرے درد کے تارے ہی اب سلگتے ہیں

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Na Tere Dard Ke Tare Hi Ab Sulagte Hain

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

مری جوانی بہاروں میں بھی اداس رہی

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Meri Jawani Bahaaron Mein Bhi Udas Rahi

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

مری گلی میں یہ آہٹ تھی کس کے قدموں کی

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Meri Gali Mein Ye Aahat Thi Kis Ke Qadmon Ki

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

کاوش صبح و شام باقی ہے

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Kawish-e-subh-o-sham Baqi Hai

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

اتنی تلخ فضا میں بھی ہم زندہ ہیں

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Itni Talkh Faza Mein Bhi Hum Zinda Hain

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

ہم فقیروں کی بات کیوں پوچھو

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Hum Faqiron Ki Baat Kyun Puchho

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

گلوں کا، نغموں کا، خوابوں کا چاندنی کا سلام

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Gulon Ka, Naghmon Ka, Khwabon Ka Chandni Ka Salam

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

دل جلوں کو ستانے آئے ہیں

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Dil-jalon Ko Satane Aae Hain

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

درد کا جام لے کے جیتے ہیں

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Dard Ka Jam Le Ke Jite Hain

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

بڑی شفیق، بڑی غم شناس لگتی ہیں

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Badi Shafiq, Badi Gham-shanas Lagti Hain

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

اے غم دوست، ہم نے تیرے لئے

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Ai Gham-e-dost, Humne Tere Liye

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

آسماں کی بلندیوں سے ندیم

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Aasman Ki Bulandiyon Se Nadim

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

آرزو کے دیئے جلانے سے

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Aarzu Ke Diye Jalane Se

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

آ کہ بزم طرب سجا لیں ہم

Kashmiri Lal Zakir - کشمیری لال ذاکر

Aa Ki Bazm-e-tarab Saja Len Hum

Kashmiri Lal Zakir Urdu Poetry

بقول سوز جرأتؔ کیا کہیں ہم فکر کو اپنی

Jurat Qalandar Bakhsh - جرأت قلندر بخش

Ba-qaul-e-soz Jurat Kya Kahen Hum Fikr Ko Apni

امیر خسرو

Jameel Ahmad Jaisi - جمیل احمد جائسی

Amir Khusraw

Jameel Ahmad Jaisi Urdu Poetry

شریعت بل نہیں ہے

Inayat Ali Khan - عنایت علی خاں

Shariat Bill Nahin Hai

Inayat Ali Khan Urdu Poetry

صدائے درویش

Inayat Ali Khan - عنایت علی خاں

Sada-e-darwesh

Inayat Ali Khan Urdu Poetry

Qataat is the plural of Qata, which is an ancient term in the history of Urdu poetry. Qata is an Arabic word that means a segment or division. Qataat are s several lines or verses forming a short song or poem. It is an ancient genre of Urdu along with qaseeda and ghazal. Qata is different from a ghazal as it may contain a thematic structure. It means to describe the whole thing with the help of few words.

Qata writers can write any event, emotion, or behavior, but the idea is that all the verses of Qata should make sense together.

History of Urdu Qataat

Qata was initially said to be a part of Qaseeda or Ghazal that can be interconnected or separate, and Qata was read independently. Afterward, Qata was considered a form of poem that can be seen separately from ghazal or qaseeda. When we talk about the form, it has the same structure as a ghazal or qaseeda. It just doesn’t necessarily have Matla as we have in a ghazal.

Poets of Qataat

In the beginning, poets wrote Qataat as part of a ghazal. Many poets liked this genre and tried their hands to write Qata. Some famous poets of Qata are Nazeer Akber Abaadi, Momin, Ghalib, Maulana Haali, Shibli Nomani, Akber Alla Abaadi, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Allama Iqbal, etc.

Structure of Qataat

Qata Means verses of the couplet in a ghazal having the same thought process going on. They are primarily based on the same theme, and there is no limit of lines in a Qata. It may have a qafiya and a rhyming pattern at the end of each line. A Qata is supposed to have two couplets at the least and should not be more than 15 couplets. The rhyming scheme of Qata is the same for the 2nd and 4th lines, such as abcb.

A Qata can be written in any meter freely. It is an exposure of ideas with a specific starting and ending. Two main things that a Qata should have are conciseness and comprehensiveness. Qata can be read alone independent of the ghazal as it has its central theme and a specific climax. A Qata can be written independently. It should not be incomplete or without any end.

Urdu Qataat is a form of poetry. In English, the meaning of Qataat is “polarities”. The singular of Qataat is “Qata”. The meaning of Qata is stanzas. Some other words related or similar to Qata are “Rubai” and “Band”. The word Qata is generated from Arabic that means ‘to cut’ or ‘to cut off’.

Moreover, its literary meaning is a piece, a segment, and a cutting or detached piece. The pronunciation of Qata in Arabic is ‘qita’. It is the oldest genre of Urdu. Qata is just like a qaseeda, ghazal, and rubai. The first couplet consists of kafiya and a rhyme scheme at the end of all the lines. The following couplet has the rhyme scheme and kafiya at the end of the second lines. 

A ‘matla’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘the place from where the sun rises. Qata does contain matla, but maybe sometimes it includes matla. Qata describes and develops the idea perfectly in all the couplets, such as beginning, in the middle, and then, in the end, it gives an amazing climax ending.

In a ghazal, a Qata has a series of couplets that conveys the continuity of thought, and the theme is described in a very good way that attracts the reader’s attention. The literal meaning of Qata is ‘separated’. The features of a good Qata are preciseness and comprehensiveness.

A ghazal is known as Qata-Band ghazal that contains one or more Qata. A Qata may include two couplets and may consist of more couplets, but the best Qata consists of a maximum of 15 couplets.

Theme of Qataat

The theme of Qataat varies according to poets. For example, Ghalib wrote Qataat about the philosophy of life, Akhtar Ansari wrote Qataat about the glory of night and the aura it holds. Akbar Alla Abaadi's Qataat foreshadowed his personality and behavior. So we can say that every Qata has its value according to the theme it contains. Qata should portray the whole theme throughout the verses within the word limit.

Nowadays, funny Qataat is pretty famous among the readers as they love to read the fun parts repeatedly.

FAQs

What is Qata in Urdu poetry?

Qata is a popular form of poetry that means ‘to cut' or ‘to cut off'. Qata represents a long-lost piece or a segment.  

What does Qata mean?

The word Qata means “separated”. It means a series of couplets that have the same thought or theme. They are independently comprising at least four lines. 

How is Qataat different from ghazal?

There is not much difference between a ghazal and Qata. Qata was somewhat part of ghazal before, but now it is independent of ghazal and mostly read independently. They have the same structure apart from Matla as Qata doesn’t need any matla in it.

How can I write Qataat?

A Qata should have a specific theme which is flowed all along with the couplets. It should be comprehensive and concise. You should be clear about the theme you are writing about and the structure of Qata.

What can be the theme of Qata

Qata can be on different themes such as night, circle of life, etc. It can be happy or funny depends on the writer.