a Prayer on Inspiration …..

My friend Sadiq has shared this prayer posted on his blog Inspirations and Creative Thoughts. He calls this a prayer on Inspiration, Work and becoming…

I have two ways of loving You

Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya, also known as Rabia Basri(c.717-801) was one of the early mystics from Basra  a port city in Iraq. Being a woman she…

You I choose, of all the world, alone…

This 16th century miniature (BNF Paris) depicts Shams Tabriz – from an illustrated copy of the Divan-i-Shams Tabriz, collection of Rumi’s verse named after…

Urs of Bulleh Shah

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…

Perfection of my companion…

Read Ammar Qureshi’s improvised translation of Sa’adi. Profound and delicate! A sweet-smelling piece of clay, one day in the bath, Came from the hand…

Perfection of my Companion II

Further to my earlier post “Perfection of my Companion” on Saadi’s beautiful poetry, Isa Daudpota from Islamabad has sent me the Urdu translation. I…