Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo by Farida Khanum Mp3

Pakistan’s Ghazal music so deeply romantic, touching and full of soul, that if someone would ask me to pick one favorite, i would certainly won’t be able to do so. Yet, this one ghazal, always always stands out. I am listening to it while I write this and I am engrossed in the romance of the poetry, the melody and lyrics. Nothing, no one ghazal can be compared to this Ghazal which I rate as the Ghazal of all times. Written by Fayyaz Hashmi, the Ghazal is sung by a number of artists. It eventually became popular in India, when it was used in the Bollywood Flick, Monsoon Wedding. Guess our film producer never thought of that. The best thing Mira Nair did, while using it in Monsoon Wedding was to use the version sung by Farida Khanum. Hats off to her!

Coming back to the Ghazal itself. I haven’t read a more beautiful way a poet has expressed the desperation of a lover, who helplessly requests his/her love to stay, stay for the while. This part, Jaan jaati jab uth ke jaate ho tum, in so intensely powerful, the lover expressing the feelings of sheer emptiness and lifelessness for the moment his/her lover departs.

Someone with limited vocabulary like me may not be able to paraphrase the ghazal, so I leave for you too read and let the poetry grow on you. Oh yes, and as always, you can download the free mp3 version of it from below

Download Aaaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo by Farida Khanum

The Lyrics:
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Tonight, don’t insist on leaving
Yunhi pehlu mein bethey raho
Sit here close to me
Haaye mar jaayein ge
I will die
Hum to lutt jaayein ge
I will be lost
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Don’t say such things
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Tonight, don’t insist on leaving

Tumhi socho zara
Just ponder for a second
kyu’n na rokein tumhey
Why shouldn’t I stop you?
jaan jaati hai jab uth ke jaatey ho tum
When my life leaves every time you go
tum ko apni qasam jaan-e-jaa’n
I swear to you, my love
baat itni meri maan lo
Listen to my one request
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Tonight, don’t insist on leaving

Waqt ki qaed mein zindagi hai magar
Life is trapped in time’s prison but
chand gharriya’n yahi hain jo aazaad hain
These are the few moments that are free
inko khho kar kaheen jaan-e-jaa\’n
By losing them, my love
umr bhar na tarastey raho
Don’t start a life of regret
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Tonight, don’t insist on leaving

Kitna masoom aur rangeen hai yeh sama
How innocent and colorful is the weather
husn aur ishq ki aaj me\’raj hai
It is the reign of beauty and love
kal ki kis ko khabar jaan-e-jaa\’n
Who knows what tomorrow will bring
rok lo aaj ki raat ko
Let’s stop this night right here
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Tonight, don’t insist on leaving



176 Responses to “ “Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo by Farida Khanum Mp3”

  1. Ashish says:

    thanks a million.. I was looking for this Ghazal from quite long time. God Bless!!

  2. farooq sayed says:

    thanks a lot, thank u so much :)

  3. prakash says:

    so nice I just listened it by a friend’s mobile and I like it so much that I just wished to hear it over and over again.
    Thank you so much !

  4. Gaurav chauhan says:

    thank you to sung gazal like dis. its really amazing. one must be listen atleast once in life,

  5. TARUN KUMAR DAVE says:

    The greatness of this ghazal lies in its simplistic use of words. The second stanza is also marvellous:
    “Waqt ki qaed mein zindagi hai magar
    Life is trapped in time’s prison but
    chand gharriya’n yahi hain jo aazaad hain
    These are the few moments that are free”.
    Someone has rightly said “A thing is beauty is a joy forever”.
    In this world full of sorrow, these few transcendental things give us strength to live.

  6. Deepika says:

    It’s such a soulful song.. love it !!! thnks for posting it.

  7. MALVIKS says:

    WHAT IS THE RAAG OF THIS GHAZAL?

  8. Anand says:

    Amazing..thanz a million for sharing along with the information and song

  9. jaydev says:

    i like this gazal realy,

  10. ayush man says:

    its a beautiful song…no word is made to describe

  11. Allen says:

    One of my n my mums fav

  12. pkaul says:

    hi.. those 4 years when dad and ma didnt see each other due to some personal spat,, ma often used to listen to this song, nd i spcly downloaded this original version 4 her,, so i kinda connect wid dis song, nd find meaning in each and every word..

  13. Priya says:

    Thanks dude…:-)

  14. ketaki says:

    Thanks dear

  15. maneesh kumar says:

    hame to intazar hai ki wo ek bar ye kahne ki khata kare ham ta umra baithe rahege

  16. Neha Bandral says:

    thnx for writing such a beautiful gazal…… and thnx to u i could finally download it

  17. Abhijeet P says:

    Farhan Sahab,

    This is fantastic!! Now some of the Nayyar Noor Ghazals also please!!

  18. smita says:

    thanks!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Lovely song yaar haay maar jayenge….

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thanx mam for giving such a wonderful track

  21. atiya says:

    Thanks sooooooooooooo much:)

  22. aliya says:

    its amazing ,,,,
    thanks for posting

  23. Siya says:

    Thanks a ton i just so wanted to hear this song…bahut bahut shukriya

  24. bird's eye view says:

    There’s an interesting song of which I’ve heard the Roger Whitaker version – morning please don’t come – the meaning of the lyrics is quite similar

  25. Anonymous says:

    thanx a ton…..Farhan…i m so gr8ful to u ….this has been my most fav gazal…so nice of u….i cud download today….FARIDA has been FOREVER GREAT!!!

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