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(Bal-e-Jibril-096) Jamal-e-Ishq-o-Masti Ne Nawazi

Jamal-e-Ishq-o-Masti Ne Nawazi
Jalal-e-Ishq-o-Masti Be-Niazi

The beauty of mystic love is shaped in song;
The majesty of mystic love is abandon;

Kamal-e-Ishq-o-Masti Zaraf-e-Haidar (R.A.)
Zawal-e-Ishq-o-Masti Harf-e-Razi

The peak of mystic love is Hyderʹs power;
The decline of mystic love is Raziʹs word.


  1. zawaal e ishq o masti harf e raazi . . . ?
    raazi yani agree ?

    1. no,it's referring to Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi,a theologian in 11-12 century,i hope

    2. no, its referring to Imam Fakhar ud din Razi (R.A).

  2. No, its referring to Fakhruddin ar Razi a kalam (islamic philoshophy) scholar and expert in many sciences... he used logic to defend the tenets of Islam.. Iqbal is saying mystic love does not need logic, for one who "sees" realities of faith does not need logic

  3. Also, there is a world beyond the tafseer and explanation of Quranic ayat. Hz Fakhruddin Razi (ra)'s Tafseer al-Kabeer is one of the most well known and accepted tafseer of Quran but Allama is saying, even such tafseer and explanation is the zawaal of Ishq OR can cause Or lead into the zawaal of Isqh.

    I have NO intention at all to discredit such Personality and His Writings but only trying to share my understanding of what Allama is saying. Allah Azza-wa-Jal knows Best and the Accurate.

    Moudud, NY, USA

    1. i'm finding its tafseer for many days your explanation helps me a lot. thanks

  4. "Herf e Razi" symbolises intellect (eql) which Allama says can never reach glories of spirituality. In other worda, even the loftiest 'intellectual interpretation' of deen can never reach any heights in spirituality. Relate it to another verse of his:
    "Beikhatr kood para aatish e Namrood mei Ishq
    'Aql ha mehvey tamasha e labey baam abhe.

    To my humble understanding, Allama presents typical parallelism between 'Aql and Ishq.