Mawla Celebi

Ali Mustafa b. Ahmad b.Abd al Mawla Celebi One of the most oustanding reprsentatives of Turkish literature of the 16th Century ( AD ). Born in 1541 at Gallipoli and a pupil of Sururi and also Muhyl al Din. He presented the ” Mihr u Mah ” , which determined his career. In 1572 he compiled the […]

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Shair

” Poetry is the Diwan ( the register, the memory of the Arabs ” , so said the Caliph Umar. ” Shair ”  is  term for a Poet. Amongst those endowed with knowledge and with power in ancient Arabia is the figure of the Shair. Originally the Shair was the repository of magical rather then divinatory […]

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Ruswa

Mirza Muhammad Hadi- Born in Lucknow in 1858 and acquired his early education in Arabic, Persian , and mathematics from his Father- Agha Muhammad Taqi.  Ruswa also learnt English at La Martiniere College. He had inherited some money but this quickly spent and had to take up a menial job. In 1888 he joined the […]

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Mazhar

Mirza Djandjanan- ( 1700-1781) Urdu Poet and eminent Sufi. Born in Talabagh, Malwa, India. He was received into the Nakshbandi order by Sayyid Mir Muhammad Abid Sumani. Mazhar did have religious students and wrote on social and religious themes. In Persian poetry his Diwan is of 1000 verses selected from the original 20,000 verses. However, very little of his Urdu poetry […]

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Dard

Khawaja Mir Nasir Audalib- Born in Delhi in 1720 and claimed descent from Al Askari. He is considered to be one of the 4 pillars of Urdu poetry. Dard is said to have received his early education from his Father at home. His Father is known to have written ” Nala i Andalib “- a […]

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