Lyrics & Translation of “Mere Rashk-e-Qamar”

This Urdu ghazal was penned by the Pakistani poet Fana Buland Shehri and performed as a qawwali by the great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997). I could not find much online about the poet’s life, but quite a few famous qawwalis are attributed to him. Although “Mere Rashk-e-Qamar” is not as famous as other qawwalis performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in my opinion it is one of the most poetic and powerful ones.

میرے رشکِ قمر تو نے پہلی نظر، جب نظر سے ملائی مزہ آ گیا
mere rashk-e-qamar tu ne pehli nazar, jab nazar se milaaii maza aa gaya
O my envy of the moon, when your eyes first met mine, I was overjoyed

برق سی گر گئی، کام ہی کر گئی، آگ ایسی لگائی مزہ آ گیا
barq si gir gaii kaam hi kar gaii, aag aisi lagaaii maza aa gaya
Lightning struck and destroyed me; you ignited such a fire that it made me ecstatic

جام میں گھول کر حسن کی مستیاں، چاندنی مسکرائی مزہ آ گیا
jaam mein ghol kar husn ki mastiyaan, chaandni muskuraaii maza aa gaya
Mixing beauty’s mischief into my drink, the moonlight smiled – how enjoyable!

چاند کے سائے میں اے میرے ساقیا، تو نے ایسی پلائی مزہ آ گیا
chaand ke saaey mein ae mere saaqiya, tu ne aisi pilaaii maza aa gaya
In the moon’s shadow, O my cup-bearer, you made me drink such a wine that I was ecstatic

نشہ شیشے میں انگڑائی لینے لگا، بزمِ رنداں میں ساغر کھنکنے لگے
nasha sheeshe mein angraaii lene laga, bazm-e-rindaan mein saaghar khanakne lage
Intoxication spread through the bottle, and goblets clinked in the party of debauchees

میکدے پہ برسنے لگیں مستیاں، جب گھٹا گھر کے چھائی مزہ آ گیا
maikade pe barasne lagiin mastiyaan, jab ghata ghir ke chaaii maza aa gaya
Mischief descended upon the tavern, and when storm clouds poured down, I was overjoyed

بےحجبانہ وہ سامنے آ گئے، اور جوانی جوانی سے ٹکرا گئی
behijaabana woh saamne aa gae, aur jawaani jawaani se takra gaii
Unveiled, she came before me, and her youthful splendor collided with mine

آنکھ اُن کی لڑی یوں میری آنکھ سے، دیکھ کر یہ لڑائی مزہ آ گیا
aankh un ki lari yuun meri aankh se, dekh kar yeh laraaii maza aa gaya
Her eyes clashed with mine in such a way that seeing this fight made me joyful

آنکھ میں تھی حیاہ ہر ملاقات پر، سرخ عارض ہوئے وصل کی بات پر
aankh mein thi hayaa har mulaaqaat par, surkh aariz hue wasl ki baat par
Modesty was in her eyes every time we met; her cheeks blushed red when I spoke of our union

اُس نے شرما کے میرے سوالات پہ، ایسے گردن جھکائی مزہ آ گیا
us ne sharma ke mere sawaalaat pe, aise gardan jhukaaii maza aa gaya
Embarrassed by my questions, she lowered her head in such  a way that I was delighted

شیخ صاحب کا ایمان مٹ ہی گیا، دیکھ کر حسنِ ساقی پگھل ہی گیا
shaikh saahib ka eemaan mit hi gaya, dekh kar husn-e-saaqi pighal hi gaya
The shaikh’s faith was obliterated; upon seeing the cup-bearer’s beauty, it melted away

آج سے پہلے یہ کتنے مغرور تھے، لٹ گئی پارسائی مزہ آ گیا
aaj se pehle ye kitne maghroor the, lut gaii paarsaaii maza aa gaya
Before today, how proud he was; now his piety has been lost – how enjoyable!

اے فناؔ شکر ہے آج بعدِ فنا، اُس نے رکھلی میرے پیار کی آبرو
ae Fana shukar hai aaj baad-e-fana, us ne rakhli mere pyaar ki aabroo
O Fana, today I am grateful that after my demise, she has maintained the honor of my love

اپنے ہاتھوں سے اُس نے میری قبر پر، چادرِ گل چڑھائی مزہ آ گیا
apne haathon se us ne meri qabar par, chaadar-e-gul charhaaii maza aa gaya
With her own hands, she spread a sheet of flowers on my grave – how delightful!

* Note on the takhallus: The takhallus (Urdu: تخلص) is the pen name adopted by a poet in Urdu, and is usually incorporated into his/her poems near the end. It often has a double meaning as both a name and as a word. Fana Buland Shehri included his takhallus in this qawwali when he says, “ae Fana shukar hai aaj baad-e-fana, us ne rakhli mere pyaar ki aabroo”. Fana is the author’s name, but it also means “annihilation”. This adds another meaning to that line: “O annihilation (death), today I am grateful that after my demise, she has maintained the honor of my love”.

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230 Comments

  1. Kamaal vry nyc

  2. Wah wah wah

  3. sun kar es pyar ke dastan ko maza aagaya, great peom

    • Qasam sy ye ghazal ghazab kee hy…….bus men itna kahoonga k………..ye ghazal akele men sunain………. GREAT !

  4. it’s really awsm..
    Mza aa gya😊

  5. my fvr8 qawali <3

  6. hum bhi ishq m kalb hue thye fana_o _fana sun kar ab ye rubai
    maza aa gaya.

  7. awesume ……..me to fida hogi lyric pe

  8. MashaAllah bhot Aalla

  9. Mza aa gya jb suni ye gazal

  10. Sohan singh parmar

    Nyce

  11. Sohan singh parmar

    One of the best gazal ,I have ever heard.

  12. Truly melodious!
    Ishq ke bhi faraez ada ho gaye,mausam-e-gul bhi aaya maza aagaya !!

  13. Rooh tak utar gayi ye gazal

  14. My picked-up lines

    جام میں گھول کر حسن کی مستیاں، چاندنی مسکرائی مزہ آ گیا

    چاند کے سائے میں اے میرے ساقیا، تو نے ایسی پلائی مزہ آ گیا

    آنکھ میں تھی حیا ہر ملاقات پر، سرخ عارض ہوئے وصل کی بات پر

    اُس نے شرما کے میرے سوالات پہ، ایسے گردن جھکائی مزہ آ گیا

  15. Navneet Ranjan Soni

    Marvelous compilation …. It is indeed a powerful ghazal… It inchants my soul everytime whenever I listens this composition.

  16. rashke qamar meaning in hindi
    plzz plzz send me

  17. Sach me mja aa gya is gajal ko dunkr….

  18. Simply superb

  19. Tune jbse ghazal, ye sunai mujhe..rooh ko meri firse mazah aa gaya…

  20. Tune jbse qawwal, ye sunai mujhe..rooh ko meri firse mazah aa gaya…

    • मयंक शुक्ला

      खिल उठा दिल ये फिर से ख्वाब में,
      नींद ऐसी आई के मज़ा आ गया

  21. ARJUN THAKUR ANTAWA

    bht acha song hai sahi me , maja aa gaya

  22. Beautiful. Powerful lines. Nusrat sahab has sung it so Beautifully.. Amazing and evergreen… Wow!

  23. Deepness of love cant feel every one its only for true lovers…such a beautyness of urdu…really “maza aa gaya” I listen this song first time today I feel very shame on me…

  24. Lyrics are so deep and meaningful that I can’t resist myself I’m listening from 4 days hats of for the poet & all people who worked on it

    Mashalllah

  25. kya Baat Hai Bhai maza aa gaya……………..

  26. Best ever…..salute to both compiler and legend nusrath saab late.heart touching. Excellent. Superb

  27. मयंक शुक्ला

    ऐसे रस्ते में रुक सा गया मेरा दिल ,
    उनकी आहट सुनी तो मज़ा आ गया

    बहुत खूबशूरत

  28. Heart touching great

  29. Mil jaaye gi manzil bhatakate bhatakate hi sahi,
    Guraah to wo hai jo ghar se nikale hi nahi.

  30. Bohat he awlaa qawai..n remix is also sooper dooper by nusrat sb.. Hats of…..

  31. shairi bht he kamal ki hai. Jitni mrtba b sun lo utna he mza ata hai..dl krta hai bar bar sun,nay ko…

  32. Mashaallah love song

  33. سیف الاسلام

    Amazing lines..
    بھت ھی لا جواب غزل یار

  34. raskhe kamar ka matlb kia he?

  35. Wah nice song soon kr Maza at gya jitna tarif ki Jaay km h

  36. Sach mai bhai maza aa gaya

  37. waqyi khubsurat ghazal h…

  38. dard itna hotha hai mohhabth mein ki
    yaad uske karne se maaza aagaya……..

    Thum bhi tho na bhul saake hume
    Aise yaad kiya tho maaza agaaya…

    SSK

  39. Kya kisi ne khudha dekha
    kya kisi ne mauth ke badh zindagi deki
    humne tho dono hi dekhe
    jab mohabath huvi tere saath aur
    judai ke mauth ke badh

    SSK

    Guys how is it??….written by me ….hopefully u guys like it.
    Any changes please let me now .

  40. Awesome …. Mazaaa agaya..!!!

  41. Very nice yr really maza aagya….☺

  42. M Umair Bashir Bhalyar

    Nice ghazal.main to is ghazal ka dewana hn.

  43. maza aaa haha…

  44. Ye gana maine 1000 se jyada sun liye i love this qwalli

  45. Tune aisi Sinai maza aa gaya.

  46. Owsm
    hearttouching
    I like it

  47. Yeh kya hai yaar jo seedhe dil ko chhu gayi

  48. what a song yrr its very good song

  49. Awsm lines & nice romantic song

    i love vry much

  50. SUPER LALLANTOP GHAZAL…

  51. واقعی مزہ أ گیا

    بہت عمدہ اور بیمثال

  52. Lajawab bemisal

  53. super..jio_jio_
    maza _ageya..!Sh!!

  54. Sach m sun k mzaa aa gya

  55. Jab Suni ye Gazal To Maza AA gaya
    Mashaallah

  56. Music has no boundries..lots of love from India..thanks for sharing

  57. Superb…… Song I like this….

  58. heart touching gazal….really maza aa gaya…

  59. Jndge bdl gye sase ruk gye sun ke ye gzal mza aa gya

  60. this is truly awesome

  61. عءعشق@
    چاند کے سائے میں اے میرے ساقیا، تو نے ایسی پلائی مزہ آ گیا
  62. Fresh even today.
    Kya zamana hoga us waqt to get such thoughts in the poets mind.

  63. truly heart touching, I’m short of words to describe how awesome it is… in short waqai maza aagya…

  64. Valentine Munuswamy

    Superb😘 1song I like it I listen dis sng dly i lv it 😍

  65. Sunke ishqe Bayaan iskadar apka…rooh bhii muskurayiii maza ageya….raj diwana sa ho gaya ajkl…essii mastii chadhayiii maza ageya…. Raj dhinjan

  66. Superb i like it

  67. Maza aaa gaya

  68. Karke yad jo bite hue lamho ko, gajal tumne banai maja aa gaya. Chadni me padhake hamne tere gajal, Shama jo banai maja aa gaya. Hai dua rab se yar ye tere liye, Bheje de khusiya sari wo tere liye. Rakh ke daman jo apna khuda ke samne. Dua maine lagai maja aa gaya. Rahe meri mohabbat salamat sada. Aisi ki hai khudai maja aa gaya. Tere rashke kamar tune pahli najar , jo najar se milai maja gaya.

  69. Itni gazal suni hai maine aaj kal,jab ise sunke mujhko maza hi maza aagya.

  70. Sunke ye gazal-goyi tere ishq ki
    Huyi ‘Qaafir’ khudaayi mzaa aa gyaa

  71. Regarding the poet i have feeling looking at his name of Fahad Bulandshahar he was from city of Bulandsharbin India probably he went after partion to Pakistan.Thanks for yor effort to translate this lovely gazal.

  72. Please post the lyrics and translation of “Bina Mahi” by NFAK. Please please please… I like this Ghazal vary very much and want to learn this Ghazal but don’t have this

  73. Rakh ke daman jo apna khuda ke samne. Dua maine lagai maja aa gaya.

  74. Sheikh Mantasha Mukhtar

    Nice ghazal
    Behijabana wo samne agye or jwani jwani se tkragyi

  75. Sunkar ye gajal to mazaa aa gaya

  76. world ka best song he arjit ki voice me to maza aa gaya

  77. One of the best gazal ,I have ever heard.
    bas maza aa gaya

  78. Wwwaahhh…💐💋🌺

  79. Best gazal my furate gazal

  80. heart touching gajal..sun k mano ruh jag jaye

  81. aapne u gaya ki maza aa gya

  82. बहुत खूबसूरत योगदान है आपका ।।।

  83. I love that song

  84. The composition of the song is great, no doubt. Thank you Hamza, not only for sharing the lyrics but also translating them for folks like me who wouldn’t understand some of the Urdu phrases.

  85. Very nice this gajal & Arijit singh sang this very beautifully this song

  86. Dharmender Sharma

    This is awesome… I loved it.

  87. Great translation. I appreciate. Applause.

  88. sun kar ye line mera babu yaad aayyaa ….mazaa aa gyaa💜💜

  89. Manoj Bhatnagar

    Thanks for translation…. Amazing wordings..!!

  90. Thanks a lot for the translation. I was looking for such translations for all of his songs but couldn’t find . I would appreciate if someone could provide me the link for other songs. Thanks.

  91. I love that song this song is very beautiful

  92. Hamza sahab
    धन्यवाद.
    आपने एक उम्दा गजल का उम्दा अनुवाद कर, उर्दू भाषा की दिव्य सुगन्ध से हमारा परिचय कराया |
    वाकई मजा आगया |

  93. आशुतोष माधव

    एक ज़माना ऐसा भी आएगा जब हिन्दुस्तान और पाकिस्तान ‘सुबह के भूले शाम को घर लौटे’ भाइयों की तरह हमेशा के लिए एक हो जाएंगे।सरहदें बेनामी हो जाएंगी।

    ऐसा ज़माना लाने के लिए इन फनकारों और कलम के जादूगरों को बड़ी शिद्दत के साथ याद किया जाएगा।

    🙂

  94. Best Heart Touching Loving words Ever…
    It would not be comparable…
    Realy niiiice…
    It touch’s the heart deeply….
    Sooo nice…..
    I am missing my love with listening it…
    But she wouldn’t be meet me ever:-(
    Miss u jaan…
    (≧DS≦)

  95. Itni kamal poetry, itna aala bayan.. fana buland shehri was no doubt a great poet, but its a pity very few people know him. He lived a died in solitute. Gumnam shaer. Even internet has very few information

  96. Sir surkheariz ka matalb kya hai

  97. Please anyone can send full translations in Hindi from Urdu

  98. Wahaaa maza agya sir ji

  99. Thanks for giving the meaning!
    Enjoyed more after translation!

  100. Mashalla great

  101. Gazab janab… sach me maja aa gya

  102. suni thi gazhle kayi logo ki,jab apki suni to maza aagya

  103. Veri nice song
    by nasrat fateh ali khan sahab
    jiske samne ye song gao wo yahi kahata hi zara dobara sunaiye

  104. kaash aisa koi manzar hota
    tere kandho pe mere sir hota

  105. Abu Zeeshan Azmi

    Maza aagya..

  106. Pehle gazal sunne me bahut mazaa aagaya….ab aap ka translation sun kar tho aur bi zyada maza agaya….Tq

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  108. My best one

  109. Sachin Kumar Gupta

    Mast….
    Zabardast. ….hai yaar

  110. He suni hamne bahut see ghazal,
    Is ghazal me to waqai maza agaya.

  111. Awesome ….cant express my feelings…overwhelmed

  112. Maza aagaya

  113. Such an Ossum ghazal it is.. Sunke maza aagaya😊😊😊

  114. Aaj Ki kintne bhi aawaz sunane par bhi nusrat ji aawaz ko koi takkar nahi…..

  115. Salute to the translator!!
    Loved the ghazal and the translation was even better ..
    A job well done ..

  116. Yun to hain shayar bohat magar suna jb fana sehari ko toh maza agya….

  117. अनूप सिंह

    कमाल की गजल है,, सच मे , मजा ही आ गया।।

  118. gourav mehra (RV)

    mst gajal hai…

    nusrat ji nd rahat ji mst ho aap

  119. Hum apka samne kuch kehna ka layakk nhi hain
    Ap Ustad ho

  120. Zabardast… Jaandaar…Shaandaar…………

    Aisi gazal humne kbi suni naa thi…
    Jo nusrat saahab ne sunai maja aa gya………………

  121. kaisay karloo mai sahib ka ab shukriya
    itna Jo sunliya to maZa aagaya.

    I love it

  122. Wow ! Very very nice & mastiii song…now it’s my favourit song
    Thank you so much #NUSRAT_FATEH_ALI_KHAN.

  123. Awesome nd heart touching

  124. I cnt stop myself listening this Gajal again and again..
    Wordings of every line are mind blowing.. Salute to the poet.. And fateh Ali Saaheb..

  125. zahid hussain jutt

    nice and beautiful ghazal

  126. thanx bhaii itnee undaa tareeke se translate karne ke liye.. GOD bless you

  127. Is gazhal Ko har Roz sunta hun subah daftar jaane waqt har bar sun k ek current salary daudta hai shareer mei…. Beautifully penned down. Speechless.

  128. kuch mere taraf se char line arz karta hu, pasand aye to commet kijyega.

    Karke shukre ada us Khudavand ka
    Jisne sunli mere pyar ki Ilteja

    Likh k taqdeer me mere is mehboob ko
    Mere kismat banadi maza agaya

  129. Mohammed Afzal

    i never heard a song as beautiful as this

  130. MAza A GAya

  131. Heart touching

  132. Even though I’m a huge fan of NFAK, I never heard of it before the remix came out. I’m glad you did a translation, thank you so much!

  133. Thanks hamja ..for valuable translation…..
    Very nicely sung by nusrat

  134. suna hai hamne to bahoot se gazal…..
    jab inse mulaakaat huyi to maja a gya……..

  135. Vry nyc lines … waah maashaallah…. plz koi bhai isko Hindi m translate krke de skta h… jitna b pta ho .. plz send me :- [email protected]

  136. such mai mazaa aa gaya🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😘😘

  137. mast gajal ekdam faadu….,,,, dil ko chu gya…., aag aisi lgayi mja aa gya

  138. Wwwohhh😍 Awesome Lovely Heart Touching I Like It……!!😍😍😍😍😘😘🌹🌹🌹🌹💗💗💗💗

  139. Thanks a trillion ! for translating the qawwali/ Ghazal. Ur right nusrat sahab has sung it so passionately, simply mind blowing stuff. Thanks again for all the information about it too..

  140. Maza aa gaya😍

  141. Zyada tar arbi /farsi alfaz he….. Bahot umda laajawab vaah…. Vaah khan Saab

  142. sun kar maja sa hi aa gaya wah

  143. l listen this song as much as possible
    👇👇
    “Mere Rashk-e-Qamar”
    👆👆

  144. Thank you thank you thank you so much……………………………………….. Nusarat Sahib was great.. no one can beat him… I don’t understand Urdu… I searched and got meaning… Its fabulous….. Likha bhi bahot hi accha hai ye qawali and singing to hats off Nusarat sahab…
    Love from INDIA..

  145. Hi Hamza,
    I’m from India. You translated beautifully and I appreciate the amount of effort you put in. Thanks from bottom of my heart. Nusrat saab was unparalleled genius. Best wishes.

  146. An amazing qawalli from an incredible artist Nusrat Sahab. The urza he carries in his singing is just out of this world. Thank you so much sir for such an epic qawalli.

  147. Koi misal nahi…… Laa jawab qawwali.. …. Maza aa gaya

  148. It’s really a most enchanting poetry,the best ever rendered by Khan Sb the blessed one,Maza Aa Gaya😍😍😍

  149. Mohammed Aasif Ansari

    Simply mesmerizing…

  150. I love this song

  151. Great post Mr Hamza!!!
    superb!!!
    awesome!!!

  152. I have surrendered to this song .one of the most unbelievable song I have ever come across .

    The tune is so melodious so awesome.It influences me a lot.

    The meaning is very very good.

    I love this song to the core .

    Thank you to the person who took the efforts to post this , my gratitude to you is never ending .

    Thanks a lot !!!!

  153. Hamza jiyo salam from india

  154. Yeh gaana ka lyrics samjha toh maza aa gaya-my fav. Song.!

  155. Thanks! Mr.hamza shad.

  156. Song sunte hi nasha chhaya to dekh kar khud ki rooh ko maza aa gya….. Laga….

  157. Hi Hamza this composition is really out of this world, but the translation made by you deserve nothing less than a billion “salaam” cause millions wouldn’t have understood the composition if you had not translated “MERE RASHKE QAMAR”

  158. Sridhar kanta mohanty

    Nice and very beautiful song…it has a great meaning…loveit..✌️

  159. Great. was looking for this original lyrics.

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