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Destination of love by Ahmad-i-Jam

Sohaib Qureshi has translated 12th century mystic Ahmad-i Jam’s verse – thanks to his endeavours

Manzil-i ishq az makàn-i dìgar ast
Mard-i ìn ràh rà nishàn-i dìgar ast

Bar sar-i bazàr-i sarràfàn-i ishq
Zìr-i har dàr-ì jawàn-i dìgar ast

Kushtagàn-i khanjar-i taslìm rà
Har zamàn az ghaìb jàn-i dìgar ast

Ahmadà! Tà gúm nagardì, hushyàr!
Kìn jaras az karwàn-i dìgar ast

Destination of love […]

January 11th, 2011|Sufi poetry, Sufism|7 Comments

saare aalam mein bhar raha hai ishq

What dependent creatures we are..

Since last week, there is no power supply at my house. It has been a time of reflection and getting back to books in dim candle lit rooms. Refreshingly quaint but this has meant that my blog is a stranger to me..

I cannot blog duing work-hours. This is against my grain […]

October 3rd, 2006|South Asian Literature, Urdu, Urdu Literature|3 Comments