In the Urdu poetic tradition, most poets (Shayar) use a pen name called the Takhallus. This can be either a part of a poet's (Shayar) given name or something else adopted as an identity. The traditional convention in identifying Urdu poets is to mention the takhallus at the end of the name. The word takhallus is derived from Arabic, meaning "ending". This is because in the ghazal form, the poet would usually incorporate his or her pen name into the final couplet (Maqta) of each poem (Sher).