Muslim Saleem, ek qata aur chand ashaar, June 28, 2013

d ashaar, June 28, 2013

Ek qata aur chand ashaar, June 28, 2013

Aaj sandooq se daireena zamaane nikle

Diary kholi to yaadon ke khazaane nikle

Aise maazi ki phuaron men sharabor huey

Jaise bachcha koi baarish mein nahaane inkle

……………Baaqi asha’ar………………………

Log afasurdaa they ham unko hansaane nikle

Aaj phir zakhm zamaane ko dikhaane nikle

Waada-e-wasl kuchh is tarh nibhaane nikle

Apne ghar se wo saheli ke bahaane nikle

Log phirte hain yahaan bhes badal kar Muslim

Shakl-e-darwesh men ab kaun na-jaane nikle

Muslim Saleem – ghazal – June 13, 2013

Ghazal and its translation by Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem - ghazal - June 13.

Nagaah jaag uthaa wo, yeh mujh par azab tha

Main khwab bun raha tha wo jab mahv-e-khwab tha

(Hell broke when she woke up suddenly

(since) I was knitting my dreams (seeing) her asleep)

Who aakhri habeeb bhi misl-e-saraab tha

Apni har arzoo ka muqaddar kharab tha

(And lo! That last beloved also turned out to be a mirage

It was as if fate of my every longing was doomed)

Mahshar mein ham ne dekha ajab hi hisaab tha

Nakaam jo yahan tha wahaan kamyaab tha

(It was a unique scene on Day of Judgment

One who was unsuccessful here was successful there)

Parda uthae ke dekha to aankhon mein thi hayaa

Yani ke us hijaab ke andar hijaab tha

(When I removed veil, I found modesty in her eyes

It was as if there was a veil within the veil)

Jo kucch hai is zameen pe Ali ka raheen hai

Unkaa ise liye to laqab Bu Turaab tha

(Everything on the face of this Earth is indebted to Ali (AS)

That was why his pseudonym was Bu Turaab (Father of Soil)

Ummedwar kitney hi nakaam ho gaye

Mushkil tha imtihaaN ke wafaa ka nisaab tha

(Innumerable candidates proved to be unsuccessful

Exam was tough since it was question paper of loyalty)

Nazaan bahut tha apni mohabbat ke jeet par

Muslim khud us nazar ka magar intikhab tha

(He was proud to have won his love…..but

(in fact) Muslim was (himself) choice of his beloved)

Dr. Kaleem (Kalim) Ajiz

Kaleem AjizDr. Kaleem Ajiz, was born in a village in Patna district in the 1920s. He was a gold medalist in BA from Patna College and then earned his Masters degree in Urdu from Patna University. He also got his doctorate from Patna University for his thesis on “Evolution of Urdu Literature in Bihar.” This thesis is now available in a book form. He served as a lecturer for decades in the Department of Urdu at Patna University.

The author of several books and classical ghazals, Dr. Ajiz is a retired professor of Patna University and a recipient of the much coveted Padmashree award for his contributions to Urdu literature.

In 1976, his first book of ghazals was released by the President of India in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. In the ’60s and ’70s he was the only Urdu poet who represented Bihar in the Red Fort Mushaira held every year in Delhi on the eve of Independence Day.

One of the greatest Urdu poets of all time, Rahgupati Sahay Firaq Gorakpuri was a great admirer of Dr. Kaleem Ajiz. He sent his famous tape recorded words for Dr. Ajiz’s first book while he was lying on his deathbed in which he respectfully said he felt jealous of Dr. Ajiz because of the ease in which he could express his thoughts through his verses. He said he loved Mr. Ajiz’s poems so much that whenever he heard him reciting his ghazals, he always forgot his own works.

This humble and pious man is loved by every one. Even with his frail health he travels a lot especially to Middle East and North America. He has some close relatives in the United States and Canada whom he visits whenever his health allows him to. Dr. Ajiz avoids any sort of publicity or fanfare despite the fact that he has hundred of thousands of admirers all over the world. For the last 10-15 years, the winner of Padmashree award avoids mushairas as he believes their quality has gone down immensely and has become cheap and mediocre.

Currently, at least a dozen people are doing their PhD thesis on the works of Dr. Kaleem Ajiz in various universities of Bihar. Since India is celebrating its 54th Independence Day this year, it would not be out of place to say that through his verses, Dr. Ajiz has expressed his innermost feelings about the freedom from British rule and considers our Independence as the greatest event of this era and the partition of 1947 and its repercussions as the greatest tragedy in the Indian history.

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June 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm | #1

Sher Bahadur Akhtar
paas ho ke bhi ham se wo khafa khafa sa hai”….”dooriyaan hain meelon ki fasla zara sa hai”…….kiya kehne janab..waah waah..bahut khoob

Naqshband Qamar Naqvi
اچھے اشعار ہیں

Muhammad Abrar