Brief Biography of Mahsati Ganjavi

Mahsati Ganjavi (also written Ganja’i or Ganjevi) lived during the 12th century, born in Ganje, Azerbaijan. Her poetry was a strong voice against prejudice and…

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The Pathway Finally Opened

When my heart came to rule in the world of love, it was freed from both belief and from disbelief. On this journey, I found…

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A world there is for those in love with mines of precious stones

A world there is for those in love with mines of precious stones, But bards select a different world as setting for their thrones. The…

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Brief Biography of Muhyiddin ibn Arabi

Ibn ‘Arabi is considered by many to be the greatest Sufi philosopher. His was more of a structured approach to Sufi mysticism directed toward gnosis,…

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My heart has become able

My heart has become able To take on all forms. It is a pasture for gazelles, For monks an abbey. It is a temple for…

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When we came together

When we came together to bid each other adieu You would have thought that we were Like a double letter At the moment of union…

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Oh, her beauty–the tender maid

Oh, her beauty–the tender maid! Its brilliance gives light like lamps to one travelling in the dark. She is a pearl hidden in a shell…

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If what she says is true

If what she says is true And she feels for me The obsessive desire That I feel for her, Then, in the sweltering heat of…

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While the sun’s eye rules my sight

While the sun’s eye rules my sight, love sits as sultan in my soul. His army has made camp in my heart — passion and…

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If what she says is true

If what she says is true And she feels for me The obsessive desire That I feel for her, Then, in the sweltering heat of…

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While the sun’s eye rules my sight

While the sun’s eye rules my sight, love sits as sultan in my soul. His army has made camp in my heart — passion and…

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In the Mirror of a Man

She said: I wondered at a love that struts its glory through the garden’s flowers as they blossom. I said: don’t wonder at what you…

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In Memory of Those Who Melt the Soul Forever

Their spring meadows are desolate now. Still, desire for them lives always in our heart, never dying. These are their ruins. These are the tears…

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As Night Let its Curtains Down in Folds

Peace, Salma, and peace to those who halt awhile at al-Hima. It is right for one like me to greet you. Would it have hurt…

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Brief Biography of Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre is considered by many to be one of the most important Turkish poets. Little can be said for certain of his life other…

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Oh disciple of love, open your eyes

Oh disciple of love, open your eyes, look to the face of the land. See these subtle plants, how their flowering passes. With such care…

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One Who Is Real Is Humble

To be real on this path you must be humble — If you look down at others you’ll get pushed down the stairs. If your…

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That by which our hearts are held

That by which our hearts are held, whole worlds love it too. I can’t deny the truth — many ways lead to the One. Those…

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The drink sent down from Truth

  The drink sent down from Truth, we drank it, glory be to God. And we sailed over the Ocean of Power, glory be to…

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The lover is outcast and idle

My soul, the way of the masters is thinner than the thinnest. What blocked Solomon’s way was an ant. Night and day the lover’s tears…

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The mature ones are a sea

The mature ones are a sea. A lover is needed to take the plunge, a diver to bring up a pearl. When you have brought…

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The Truth fills the world

The Truth fills the world, but to whom is Truth known? You ask so much of It, but It isn’t separate from yourself. You believe…

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Those who became complete

Those who became complete didn’t live this life in hypocrisy, didn’t learn the meaning of things by reading commentaries. Reality is an ocean; the Law…

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True speech is the fruit of not speaking

True speech is the fruit of not speaking. Too much talking clouds the heart. If you want to clear the heart, say this much, the…

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We entered the house of realization

We entered the house of realization, we witnessed the body. The whirling skies, the many-layered earth, the seventy-thousand veils, we found in the body. The…

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Let Them Have Paradise

My eyes exist to see You. My hands exist to reach You. Today I set my life on your Path — Tomorrow I will find…

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Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge

Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge: Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul. If you have failed to understand yourself, Then all…

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I haven’t come here to settle down

I haven’t come here to settle down. I’ve come here to depart. I am a merchant with loots of goods, selling to whoever will buy….

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I am before, I am after

I am before, I am after The soul for all souls all the way. I’m the one with a helping hand Ready for those gone…

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I am before, I am after

I am before, I am after The soul for all souls all the way. I’m the one with a helping hand Ready for those gone…

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Go and let it be known to all lovers

Go and let it be known to all lovers: I am the man who gave his heart to love. I turn into a wild duck…

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Ask those who know

Ask those who know, what’s this soul within the flesh? Reality’s own power. What blood fills these veins? Thought is an errand boy, fear a…

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A single word can brighten the face

A single word can brighten the face of one who knows the value of words. Ripened in silence, a single word acquires a great energy…

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Let’s Take

Let’s be companions, the two of us. Let’s go to the Friend, my soul. Let’s be close intimates, the two of us. Lets go to…

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Brief Biography Of Hazrat Amir Khusrow

Ab’ul Hasan Yamin al-Din Khusrow, usually known by his pen name as Amir Khusrow Dehlawi (or Amir Khusrau Dehlavi), is a greatly loved composer of…

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The River of Love

Khusro! the river of love has a reverse flow He who enters will drown, he who drowns will get across. Amir Khisrou

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I Asked

I asked, ‘What’s bright as the Moon?’ ‘My beautiful face,’ was the answer. I said, ‘What’s sweet as sugar?’ ‘My speech,’ was the answer. ‘What…

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Last Night

I don’t know what place it was Where I found myself last night; Everywhere they were dancing, Love-stricken, where I was last night. Fairy-faced, cypress-like…

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Just A Glance

You’ve taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance. By making me drink the wine from the distillery of love You’ve intoxicated me…

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Selected Couplets: Abdul Qadir Bedil

A short introduction of the poet: Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (1642-1720) popularly known as Bedil was a poet of the Indian school of Persian poetry. Ethnically…

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The Watchers By Qushayri

The Watchers by Qushayri English version by Michael A. Sells Original Language Persian/Farsi As if a spy from you were watching my inclinations, and another…

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The Round Of A Cup By Qushayri

The round of a cup by Qushayri English version by Michael A. Sells Original Language Persian/Farsi The round of a cup has made the people…

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When Morning Arose By Qushayri

When morning arose by Qushayri English version by Michael A. Sells Original Language Persian/Farsi When morning arose on the star of a strong wine, drunkenness…

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Your Waking Through My Words To You By Qushayri

Your waking through my words to you by Qushayri English version by Michael A. Sells Original Language Persian/Farsi Your waking through my words to you…

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hands over the Manuscript Collection of Al Tawaif and Safiana al Zaraif to the Ministry Of Information and Culture

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hands over the Manuscript Collection of Al Tawaif and Safiana al Zaraif, which was Smuggled outside of the country to the…

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глаза пусть сердце станет глазом

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هغې ته هم، یوه بې مینې مینه ورکړې

ای لوی څښتنه! هغې ته هم، یوه بې مینې مینه ورکړې یوه زړه وړونکې، سرکښه او خونړۍ مینه تر څو وپوهېږي چې زموږ شپې څنګه…

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زه ستا مینه د آسمانونو

زه ستا مینه، د آسمانونو پر سر ږدم ځکه ستا مینه، ما ته له آسمانونو پورته ده… ستا د سِتم لاس پر خپل غمجن زړه…

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هر هغه قام چې د لمر په څېر تګ ولري

قومیکه چو آفتاب دارند قدوم در صدق چو آهنند و در لطف چو موم هر هغه قام چې د لمر په څېر تګ ولري، په…

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ای ملګریا

ای ملګریا! نورې پړې لګول پرېږده راشه! زما د رنځ درملنه وکړه، ای ملګریا! له ما مه بېلېږه، ما له بلا او غم بېل کړه…

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د مولانا رح د مړینې ورځ

او په هغه ورځ (د مولانا رح د مړینې ورځ) داسې یوه پېښه وشه چې د مولانا رح کورنۍ او د هغه مینه وال یې…

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له لوی څښتن د ادب غوښتنه کوو

از خدا جوییم توفیق ادب  بی ادب محروم ماند از لطف رب له لوی څښتن د ادب غوښتنه کوو، ځکه چې بې ادبه د خدای…

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د مولانا جلال الدين محمد بلخي ژوند

د مولانا جلال الدين محمد بلخي رومی ژوند: داچې مولوي جلال الدين بلخي ثم رومي داسلامي نړۍ یوه داسې اغيزمنه علمي،تصوفي څټه وه چې څو…

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طاقت بار ملامت نبود گردون را – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

طاقت بار ملامت نبود گردون را وین شرف شیفتگان راست نه هر مادون را من دل سوخته با این همه خامان چه کنم نافه را…

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مرا سودایِ تو دیوانه کرده ست – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

مرا سودایِ تو دیوانه کرده ست ز خویش و آشنا بی گانه کرده ست فغان از چشمِ دل دزدت که چشمم چو گوشَت معدنِ دُردانه…

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بس فتنه کز آن نگار برخاست – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

بس فتنه کز آن نگار برخاست آشوب ز هر دیار برخاست هر جا که دلیست صیدِ او شد تا در طلبِ شکار برخاست هرجا که…

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بیا و بوسه بده از آن لبان خندانت – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

بیا و بوسه بده از آن لبان خندانت که در دلم زدی آتش به آب دندانت به ابروان خوش آشفته کردی ام با خود چه…

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بوی عرق چین تو باد صبا برگرفت – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

بوی عرق چین تو باد صبا برگرفت یا زخواص بهار نشو و نما برگرفت گویی عطار صبح کرد معنبر جهان نافه ی چین برگشاد مشک…

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آنجا همه شیر و انگبین است – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

آنجا همه شیر و انگبین است این جا بنگر که همچنین است ساقی غِلمانِ ماه روی اند شیر و می و شهد و حور عین…

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امروز که باده می توان خورد – حکیم نزاری قهستانی

امروز که باده می توان خورد یک هفته بهانه می توان کرد هان تا به موافقت برآریم از مغزِ خمِ گرفته سر گرد هر کو…

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