Rekhta Rewind 2022
The year 2022 is over. Looking back, it was anything but usual. Won’t be interesting to turn the wheel of time and look back at your most loved bits of literature?
That’s precisely what we will do toda, Discuss your favourites across every category.
Starting with couplets, The most read and loved couplet across the year wasn’t from a Ghazal but a Nazm by Faiz.
Aur bhi dukh hain zamane mein mohabbat ke siva
Rahatein aur bhi hain vasl ki rahat ke siva
On The second place, We have this eternal couplet by Mirza Ghalib:
Ham ko maloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin
Dil ke khush rakhne ko ‘Ghalib’ ye khayal accha hai
Interestingly, This lovely couplet by an unknown poet climbed to the third position out of nowhere. Just social-media things.
Agar vo pooch lein ham se tumhein kis baat ka gham hai
To phir kis baat ka gham hai agar vo pooch lein ham se
The fourth and fifth position was held by these couplets by Shauq Bahraichi and Majrooh Sultanpuri respectively:
Barbaad gulistaan karne ko bas ek hi ullu kaafi tha
Har shaakh pe ullu baitha hai anjaam-e-gulstaan kya hoga
Main akela hi chala tha janib-e-manzil magar
Log saath aate gaye aur karvaan banta gaya
Talking of Ghazals and not just couplets, We have an interesting and compelling list of some of the most popular and rightly-so Ghazals. The Ghazals respectively are:
Suna hai log use aankh bhar ke dekhte hain
So us ke shahr mein kuchh din thahar ke dekhte hain
Umr guzregi imtihaan mein kya
Dagh hi denge mujh ko daan mein kya
Tera chup rehna mere zahn mein kya baith gaya
Itni aawazein tujhe diin ki gala baith gaya
Hazaron khwahishein aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle
Bahut nikle mire armaan lekin phir bhi kam nikle
Donon jahaan teri mohabbat mein haar ke
Wo ja raha hai koi shab-e-gham guzaar ke
-Faiz Ahmad Faiz
For Nazms, much hasn’t changed. Classics are classics for a reason, and our readers know it well. The most read Nazms for 2022 were:
Mujh se pehli si mohabbat – Faiz
Jawab-e-Shikva – Allama Iqbal
Shikva – Allama Iqbal
Hamesha der kar deta hoon main – Muneer Niyazi
Bhali si ek shakl thi – Ahmad Faraz
The new year has already begun, and we wish you all the very best for this year. Happy Reading!
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