The annual Urs of Bulleh Shah, the Punjabi mystic poet, concluded yesterday in Kasur yesterday. Bulleh’s poetry reflected his rejection of orthodox hold of mullahs over Islam, the nexus between the clergy and the rulers and all the trappings of formal religion that created a gulf between man and his Creator. A common theme of his poetry is the pursuit of self-knowledge that is essential for the mystical union with the Beloved.
Mufamat: Compromise Nasheb-e-arz pe zarroñ ko mushta.il pā kar bulandiyoñ pe safed-o-siyāh mil hī ga.e jo yādgār
Afiya Zia, the author of ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan’, tells Raza Rumi that women