Just yesterday when I posted this great and one of the best ghazals of Faiz Saab, I wondered which other ghazal could match the intensity, the depth, and the texture of Phir Aaina e Alam, and then it dawned upon me that in my collection, I have a very good contender. It’s Chand Nikle Kisi Janib by Faiz Saab and beatifully sung (as always) by Farida Khanum.
I am making it available here for download. Just right click and save it. I bet you will love it.
And here are the lyrics if you are interested
chand nikle kisi janib teri zebai ka
rang badle kisi surat shab-e-tanhai ka
daulat-e-lab se phir ai khusraw-e-shirin-dahan
aj riza ho koi harf shanasai ka
dida-o-dil ko sambhalo k sar-e-sham-e-firaq
saz-o-saman baham puhuncha hai ruswai ka
(and while you are at it, don’t forget to download an unplugged version of Aaj Jaane ki Zid Na Karo by Farida Khanum)