Urdu poetry has many genres and each brings out the sweetness of the language in a unique way. The great poets in the subcontinent have added some valuable gems to a vast collection of famous shayari which reflects our culture, emotions, traditions and linguistics. Urdu poetry has Persian and Arabic roots. Their influence is very evident in the structure and format of the verses. Poets like Allama Iqbal and Mirza Ghalib are legends in the world of poetry. Their collection of famous shayari are researched, read and shared by masses around the world. Some of the most popular forms of poetry in Urdu include;
Ghazal: It is a set of two lines which should end with the same rhyme. A ghazal contains a minimum of five couplets. One of the most renowned ghazal writers is Mirza Ghalib, whose work has been translated in many languages.
Hamd: Hamd is a poem, written in praise for Allah. Its English translation is “praise.” The word 'hamd' is derived from the Quran.
Masnavi: In majority of the cases, Masnavi is poetic romance. A few of them deal with ordinary domestic occurrences. Writers like Mir and Sauda wrote this kind of poetry.
Naat: This form of poetry specifically praises the Prophet Mohammad. In Naat, some of the most beautiful words are used to describe one’s love for the Holy Prophet.
Nazm: It is a major part of Urdu poetry. Renowned poets like Iqbal, Firaq, Nazeer Akarabadi and Kaifi Azmi have covered the issues of common life, philosophical thinking and national issues in this form of poetry.
Qawwali: This is a form of Urdu poetry which focuses on devotional lyrics. It is almost always dedicated to a particular Sufi. Examples of Qawwali poets include one of the most popular qawwali singers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose outstanding compositions gained international recognition.
Marsiya: This is an elegy, typically composed about the death of Hasan, Hussain or their relatives. A fully developed Marsiya is always an epic. Some of the famous Marsiya writers include Mir Nawab Ali ‘Munis’, Mustafa Meerza and Syed Sajjad Hussain.
Our website features archive collection of evergreen Urdu poetry. It includes some of the finest poets such as Munir Niazi, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mirza Ghalib, Ahmed Faraz, Parveen Shakir, Syed Wasi Shah and many more. You can read and share this poetry according to your mood and choice. People with great taste in poetry would love to read our collection. It gives words to our thoughts and emotions like no other form of literature.