Kya khabar kya saza mujh ko millti, mere aaqa ne izzat bchali

Kya khabar kya saza mujh ko millti, mere aaqa ne izzat bchali

Frdِ e isiyaan meri mujh se le kar, kaali kamli mein apni chupali

 

woh ataa par ataa karne walay aur hum bhi nahi talnay walay

jaisi deorhi hai waisay bhikari, jaisa dataa hai waisay sawali

 

mein gadda hon magar kis ke dar ka? woh jo Sultan kon o makan hain

yeh ghulami barri mustand hi, mere sir par hai taaj blali

 

meri umar rawan bas thehr ja, ab safar ki zaroorat nahi hai

un ke qadmon mein meri jabeen hai aur hathon mein roze ki jaali

 

iss ko kehte hain bandah nawazi, naam iss ka hai rehmat mizaji

doston par bhi chashm-e karam hai, dushmanon se bhi sheree maqali

 

mein madeeney se kya agaya hon, zindagi jaisay bujh si gayi hai

ghar ke andar fiza sooni sooni, ghar ke bahar samaa khaali khaali

 

koi baad-e mukhalif se kahde, ab meri roshni mujh se cheenney

mein ne aankhon ki shammen bujha kar, dil mein tayyiba ki shama Jalali

 

mein faqat naam lewa hon un ka, un ki tauseef mein kya karoon ga

mein nah Iqbal Khusroo, nah Saadi, mein nah Qudsi nah Jami, nah Hali