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Shah-i Deedar – Duo

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Barketali Hunzai -Vol 3

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Nazia Amin Mohammad

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Introduction
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This site is dedicated to devotional poetry of the poet who has very kindly given permission to make his work available to those who desire for spiritual enlightenment and which is very much near to the hearts of the sufi and Ismaili believers.

His poetry is not ordinary or be linked with worldly knowledge but is a result of many years of riyazat (spiritual struggle) of body, soul and intellect. He is the perfect example and a role model for those who are searching for a living model who can be linked with Salman-i Farsi, Abu Zar, Pir Nasir Khusraw and other great dia's.

Two centuries ago, this tradition was introduced by Pirs of the Indian Sub-Continent  and Central Asia who after establishing this tradition also came to Hunza and other valleys of Northern Pakistan from Badakhshan.

The auther says that ginān, qasīdah and manqabat, in reality are the same thing. They have the same purpose, in which are included several precious gems, such as the pure life of the soul of faith, paradisaical wine of the love of Mawlā, effacement and annihilation, cure of the germs of negligence and insinuations by the fire of love, knowledge for the intellect and 'ibādat for the soul.

The author further says that in the light of the Qur'an and the Hadīth, it is realised that poets are those of two kinds. One kind of poets are those, who due to their being linked to Divine guidance, defend the truth and their poetry amounts the rank of jihād. For such poets it is possible to receive the help (ta'yīd) of the Holy Spirit and their poetry contains wisdom to a greater or less degree. The poets of the other kinds have deviated from the sirāt-i mustaqīm, the straight path, and therefore, their poetry is nothing but a cause of deviation and going astray.

Hazrat Ibn 'Abbas reports that the holy Prophet said: "Indeed, in some of the poetry there is wisdom." That is, there can be wisdom in the poetry of those poets who adhere to true guidance, otherwise the holy Qur’an condemns those poets who do not follow the true guidance and have gone astray.

God says in Surah 26: Ayat 224-27:

"And as to the poets, those who go astray follow them. Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley? And that they say that which they do not do, Except those who believe and do good and remember Allah much, and defend themselves after they are oppressed; and they who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they shall turn back."

Most references used are from the articles of the books written by Allāmah Nasīr al-Dīn Nasīr Hunzai. The other are from Sayyidna Nasir Khusraw, Sayyidna Mu'ayyid Fiddin Shirazi, Sayyidna Qazi Numan, Sayyidna Kirmani etc

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