Syed Zia Khairabadi’s poem “Woh Nazren” dedicated to his mother Syeda Sarfaraz Fatima Nashtar Khairabad

Happy Mother’s Day

Syed Zia Khairabadi, Atlanta Georgia USA

وہ نظریں

 [اپنی  شفیق ماں سیّدہ سرفراز فاطمہ نشتر خیرابادی کی اُن محبّت اور شفقت بھری نظروں کے نام جو شاید آج بھی میراتعاقُب کرتی ہیں]

میری جا نِب کو تکتی ہوئ وہ مُحبّت کی نظریں

اپنی قُربت کا مُجھے اِحساس دِلا دیتی ہیں

رات  جو  اُٹھ جاوں اچانک کِسی  خُواب کے ڈر سے

میٹھی لوری  سی سنُا کر مُجھے پِھر  سُلا دیتی ہیں

وہ نظریں میرے درد کا مسیحا بن کر

میرے دِل کو میری روح کو  جِلا دیتی ہیں

گربھٹک جاوں  کِسی راہ  میں چلتے چلتے

وہ نظریں مُجھے منزل کا پتہ دیتی ہیں

دُور   ہو کر بھی ہر وقت میرے پاس ہیں وہ

دشِت مایوسی میری اُمید ہیں میری آس ہیں وہ

اُنکی قُربت کا  مُجھے ہر لمحہ گُماں ہوتا ہے

بہِر شفقت ہے جو اُن نظروں سے عیاں ہوتا ہے

وہ نظریں ہر وقت میرے دِل پہ اثر کرتی ہیں

مُجھ سے پتّھر کو وہ لال و گُہر کرتی ہیں

مُجھ پے برساتی ہیں اپنی مُحبّت کی بارش

دامِن زیست کو اپنی شفقت سے وہ تر کرتی ہیں

میری دُنیاں میرا عُقبا مادرِ آغوش رہی

زندگی میری ہر غم سے  سُبکدوش رہی

تیرگی میں مِلی  مُجھ کو ضیائے شفقت

زندگی درد کے آنگن سے روپوش رہی

یاد  آتا ہے مُجھے بچپن سے جوانی کا سفر

میرے قدموں کو تکا کرتی تھی اُن کی نظر

دیر ہو جائے اگر راہ میں کِسی بھی و جہہ

اپنی آغوش میں سما لیتی تھیں وہ دیدوتر

اُنکی یادوں کا ایک سایہ دار شجر

اپنےکاندھوں پر  اُٹھائے ہوئے مُحبّت  کے ثمر

دِل کے آنگن میں پنپا ہے پھلا پھولا ہے

دِل بِسمل اُن نظروں کو کہاں بھولا ہے

چاند کو دیکھ کر لگتا ہے کہ ماں ہے شاید

چاندنی آنکھوں کو میرے بہت بھلی لگتی ہے

جب بھی ہوتا ہے تنہائ کا اِحساس مُجھے

ماں کی گود   ستِارں  سے سجی لگتی ہے

چاند اپنی طرف بُلاتا ہے  مجُھے ماں کی طرح

چاندنی باہیں پھیلائے بڑھتی ہے مُجھے چھُونے کو

ایک سر گو شی سنُائ دیتی ہے  کہیں پاس میرے

آجا بیٹا کہ میں آئ ہوں تُجھے لینے کو

ہاتھ کا لمس مِرے ہاتھ  پے ہوتا ہے کُچھ ایسا

آنکھ کھُل جائے حقیقت میں گر یہ  خواب ہو کوئ

وہ سرگوشی، وہ باہیں، وہ شفقت، وہ نظریں

ایسا لگتا ہے یہ حقیقت میں مُلاقات ہو  کو ئ

وہ  نظریں اب بھی میری آنکھوں میں

گھومتی پِھرتی ہیں   مسُکراتی ہیں

وہ آوازیں  اب بھی میرے کانوں میں

گونجتی ہیں دِل کے تاروں کو جھنجھناتی ہیں

اور میں راتوں میں پچھلے پہر اُٹھ کر

بے قراری کے سمندر میں خود کو غرق پاتا ہوں

آنسووں سے بھِگوتا ہوں اپنے دامن کو

اور چپکے سے صحرا میں نِکل جاتا ہوں

میرا ہاتھ تھام کر میری پیشانی پہ بوسہ دے کر

وہ نظریں مُجھے اپنے ہمراہ گھر لا تی ہیں

اپنی آغوش میں چھُپاکر میرا ننھا سا وُجود

وہ نظریں مُجھے غِم دوراں کی نظروں سے بچا لیتی ہیں

سیّد ضیاء خیرابادی

Barqi Azmi Na’at Jan. 24, 2013

 

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(This directory has been compiled by Muslim Saleem)

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012. The Jashn was organised by World Urdu Youth Forum to acknowledge Muslim Saleem’s literary contribution and service to Urdu through his websites and blogs,

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2013.

About Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1 2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II 3. Urdu poets and writers of World part-I 4. Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :- 1. www.khojkhabarnews.com 2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com 3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com, 4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com. 5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in 6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in 7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in (Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979. (Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad. (Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012). (Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active. (Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them. (Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry. (Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs. (Address): Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001 Mobiles: 0 9009217456 0 9893611323 Email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com saleemmuslim@yahoo.com Best couplets: Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen…… kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd…. zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam My Facebook url is http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664#!/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664?sk=info Other blogs http://urdupoetswriters.blogspot.com/ http://muslimspoetry.blogspot.com/ http://abdulahadfarhan.blogspot.com/ http://ataullahfaizan.blogspot.com/ http://hamaramp.blogspot.com/ http://madhyanews.blogspot.com/ http://cimirror.blogspot.com/
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2 Responses to Syed Zia Khairabadi’s poem “Woh Nazren” dedicated to his mother Syeda Sarfaraz Fatima Nashtar Khairabad

  1. What a remarkable poem by my brother! I am very proud of him. I used to carry him around when he was a baby. Dr. Shahzad Rizvi

    • Syed Zia Khairabadi says:

      Mohatram bhaijaan ,thank you so much for your kind comment.I am also very proud of you as a brother, as a man and as a writer&poet.With best best
      regards, many many thanks , high high esteem& great great love.
      Xaaksaar
      Apka apna bhai
      Syed Zia Khairabadi

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