Ashfaqullah Khan recited this poem before his execution in Faizabad jail in 1927

, Sher o Sukhan

#Ashfaqullah Khan executed on 19th December 1927 was a famous freedom fighter

Just before he was hanged at the Faizabad jail, he was asked

about his last wish. In reply, he recited the following

Kuchh aarzoo naheeN hai, hai aarzoo to yeh hai

Rakh de koi zara si KHaak-e-watan kafan men

bahaar aaii hai, shorish hai, junoon-e-fitnaa saamaaN kii

ilaahii Khair rakhnaa too mire jaib-o-GhariibaaN kii

bhalaa jazbaat-e-ulfat bhii kahiiN miTne se miTte haiN

abas haiN dhamkiaaN daar-o-rasan kii aur zindaaN kii

vo gulshan jo kabhii aazaad thaa guzare zamaane meN

maiN hooN shaaKh-e-shikasta yaaN usii ujaRhe gulistaaN kii

nahiiN tum se shikaayat ham_safeeraan-e-chaman mujh ko

mirii taqdeer hii meN thaa qafas aur qaid zindaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

zamiiN dushman, zamaaN dushman, jo apne the paraae haiN

sunoge daastaaN kyaa tum, mire haal-e-pareeshaaN kii

ye jhagRhe aur bakheRhe meT kar aapas meN mil jaao

abas tafreeq hai tum meN yeh hindoo aur musalmaaN kii

sabhii saamaan-e-ishrat the, maze se apnii kaTtii thii

watan ke ishq ne ham ko havaa khilvaaii zindaaN kii

ba_hamd illaah chamak uTThaa sitaaraa merii qismat kaa

ki taqleed-e-haqeeqee kii ataa shaah-e-shaheedaaN kii

idhar Khauf-e-KhizaaN hai aashiyaaN ka Gham udhar dil ko

hameN yaksaaN hai tafreeh-e-chaman aur qaid zindaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

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