Josh Malihabadi Poetry - The fierce composer known as Josh Malihabadi developed a course of untraveled pavement in poetry. The “Shabbir Hasan Khan “started writing at early age and was recognized as “Shayar-e-Inqilaab” the poet of revolution. He had a fierce penning style, eloquence and vigor in his Qalam for which the passionate poet was called “Josh Malihabadi” by a mass and even now, only in between stacks of information do we find his real name. Best notable among Urdu poets for his acute socio-political concerns on one hand and romantic preoccupations on the other, Josh Malihabadi poetry marvels the reader. Says he,
āzādi-e-fikr o dars-e-hikmat hai gunāh
daanā ke liye nahīñ koī jā-e-panāh
is azhdar-e-tahzīb ke farzand-e-rashīd
ye maz.hab o qānūn ayāzan-billāh
Josh Malihabadi has written over 100,000 beautiful couplets and more than 1,000 rubaiyat in his lifetime. Josh Malihabadi’s Qalam has a force; his autobiography “Yaadon ki Barat” is considered one of the best so far in Urdu which is written in frank and candid manner.
He published numerous collections of his poetry including
Rooh-e-Adab, Shaayer ki Raatein, Naqsh-o-Nigar, Shola-O-Shabnam, Fikr-O-Nishat, Junoon-O-Hikmat, Harf-O-Hikaayat, Aayaat-O-Naghmaat, Arsh-O-Farsh, Raamish-O-Rung, Tulu-i-Fikr, Qatra-O-Qulzum, and Nawaaredaat-e-Josh, Sumbul-O-Salaasil, Saif-O-Suboo, Surood-O-Kaharosh, Sumoom-O-Sabaa.
Josh Malihabadi Ghazals keep on winning spirits, his compositions are translated in multiple languages and gain adore and admiration from everywhere. Says he in one of his striking ghazal;
banda tire vajūd kā munkir nahīñ magar
duniyā ne kyā diye haiñ sabaq ai ḳhudā na pūchh
Josh Malihabadi Shayari is flawless and finely drawn. He also wrote in prose, the famous ones include Nujoom-O-Jawahar, Mauja-i-Fikr, Auraaq-e-Sahar, Ilhaam-O-Maqaalaat-e-Zarreen, and Ishaaraat. The reader finds himself immersed in his beautiful composition. On HamariWeb Josh Malihabadi’s complete poetry collection is available for readers to enjoy.