Ashwaqullah’s Poems on the Gallows

, Sher o Sukhan

#Ashfaqullah #shair

Ashfaqullah Khan (22 October 1900 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian freedom fighter who had sacrificed his life along with Ram Prasad Bismil.

Bismil and Ashfaq were good friends and Urdu shayers. Bismil was the takhallus or pen name of Pandit Ram Prasad whereas Ashfaq used to write poetry with the pen name of Hasrat

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 #Ashfaqullah #shair

vo gulshan jo kabhii aazaad thaa guzare zamaane meN
maiN hooN shaaKh-e-shikasta yaaN usii ujaRhe gulistaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

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 #Ashfaqullah #shair

ye jhagRhe aur bakheRhe meT kar aapas meN mil jaao
abas tafreeq hai tum meN yeh hindoo aur musalmaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

sabhii saamaan-e-ishrat the, maze se apnii kaTtii thii
watan ke ishq ne ham ko havaa khilvaaii zindaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

ba_hamd illaah chamak uTThaa sitaaraa merii qismat kaa
ki taqleed-e-haqeeqee kii ataa shaah-e-shaheedaaN kii #Ashfaqullah #shair

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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