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Peace

Chapter One
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Begin in the name of Allah, the Supreme and the Lord of the Universe, by His Divine powers He is the Omnipotent since infinity. He is Uncreated and Unchangeable. He is the provider of sustenance; He is Fosterer and the Compassionate. Praise Him, Verily all praise is due to Him. He is the Sagacious. It was His kindness that He, the perfected the universe by satisfying all its requirements in due measure.

2

So long as you affirm the Oneness of God, you should sincerely and lovingly belief in apostleship of Prophet Muhammad, for his sake the world was created. You should not, under any circumstance, Prostrate before any object other than God.

3

Whoso reiterated their faith in The Oneness of God, they also heartily believed in the apostleship of Prophet Muhammad, for whose sake the universe was created. No such believer would be pushed to an unfavorable place.

4

Whoso faithfully admitted the Oneness of God, they also accepted the apostleship of Prophet Muhammad, with their mind and tongue. They are always prominent in the execution of Allah’s orders. Such persons, shall not miss the proper journey.

5

Those persons who had the divine knowledge and who recognized the "oneness" of God and the apostleship of the Prophet, became one with God even in this world. Such valued persons went straight to good ferries without being drifted to wrong places. These inestimable friends were elevated to higher destinations from the begning.

6

At the precreation stage God made them as embodiment of light. These truthful have no fear of interrogation on the Day of judgement nor y remorse at what they left behind in this world. In fact God had decreed their elevation before the world was created.

7

Those seekers of Oneness of God, advocate that there is none except God. In fact they are, as if, cut into pieces on the Unity of God. It is only unfortunate persons, who, noticing the above conditions of the seekers, give-up their desire for reunion with God.

8

Whoso are deeply assimilated in the Oneness of God and have reached the state of complete self-effacement, they have fully recognized the & Prophet-hood of Prophet Muhammad, as the final apostle of Allah and submitted themselves totally to the orders of is Allah and the Prophet. Thus they are Muslims. They have done it in love. In their recognition, God has absolved them of all earthly affiliations and impurities, more so because they are assimilated in the Oneness of Allah. This is what Abdul Latif says.

9

Those seekers who fully support and ardently believe in the Oneness of God, affirm and identify themselves with the theory that there is no god except Allah. Their hearts are absorbed in the Reality; and thus placed, they practise self-abnegation. Very unobtrusively and uncommunicatively they visit remote places and delve deep spiritually in quest of the Divine knowledge. But they know no rest, nor do they settle down at a particular place as an evidence of inertia. Abdul Latif says: “these lovers cut themselves into pieces from their shoulders downwards."

10

O you deaf! Did you not hear the fact that God is Unique and without a partner? Would you still remain apathetic to the perceivable promptings and exhortations of your soul in this connection? In that case, you shall be the sufferer on the Day of judgement, when witnesses shall tell against you.

11

You must buy merchandise of Oneness of Allah. Whether you gain or lose, you will make the future by your faith and deeds, in this world. This world is that of action and it paves way for your future life. In case you stick y to your faith in the Oneness of Allah, you shall be called and rewarded with a cup-full of wine available in Paradise.

12

Allah is Unique and without a partner. It is His significant and unflinching claim in respect of Oneness. Those persons who clung to their belief in duality or polytheism went astray without doubt.

13

These persons, particularly when they are in spritual meeting with their beloved, feel uncertain about themselves whether they are without head and whether their hands, wrists and fingers have been truncated. In fact those seekers who sought union with Allah, had to efface their entity.

14

Plurality has emanated from the unity. The fact is that both of them originate from the Unique God. Verily there is the one transcendental being of Allah. There is nothing outside or beside Him. Do not be misled in this connection. I swear by God that nothing else exists. All what you hear in this connection is a mere noise and speculation, originated by even just him.

18

He is the possessor of Majesty. Simultaneously he is the sole essence of beauty. He himself is the beloved and embodiment of beauty. He himself is the guide, and simultaneously the follower also. He is his own manifestation. The seeker can know all this introspectively from within his heart.

19

He is the lover of himself and he is the beloved of himself. He create everything beautiful and keep desire for his own creatures.

20

He is this and He is same that, He is the destroyer and is the creator too. He is the beloved and also the life. He is the enemy and simultaneously the guide as well.

21

Do not call him the lover nor the beloved. Do not address him as the creator nor as the creature. But this matter can only be explained along with the higher mysteries to those whose faith and character are without blemish.

22

The sound and its echo are in reality one and the same thing, If you can ascertain the truth, void of its intricacies, you will find that. Actually they are not two but one, just heard that they are two.

23

This universe is like a palace with a millions doors and windows. Wherever I look I find my master before me.

24

Your manifestations are in millions of forms. Your essence is present in every human being, and yet human appearances and actions are dissimilar to each other. Your manifestations through them accordingly are different. My beloved! How can I describe your Attributes?

25

All worship the beloveds. The eyes express love for him and his remembrance through them is considered a great virtue.
He knows even whatever we harbor in our mind. Verily Latif's sayings about you is tantamount to a sound of you.

16

Say, "Allah is One. Forget everything else." Only then will you find your beloved with you in your heart and in your being.

17

Say that Allah is one, leave the rest. Just learn that lesson what your loved one has sent to you.

15

Say that Allah is one, forget other things. Just keep repeating the memories of your beloved in your being all the time.

Chapter Two
1

My illness has obtained the requisite result. My beloved was grieved because of my sickness. I got the pleasure of life and truth, after mounting the gallows.

2

O you perverse physician! Why do you burn my skin? I am already in bodily distress and you force me to take the bitter potions! Whoso deem the gallows a bridal bed, death to them is the means to their union with beloved.

3

The gallows is calling. Would any of my friends accompany me there? Only such persons will go there who claim to love.

4

The gallows is calling such lovers who are impatient to sacrifice themselves. If you really have pretension to be in love, do not keep yourself away from it. You should be prepared first to surrender your head before you think of love.

5

The gallows has always been primarily an embellishment for lovers. They are prominently present there for sacrifice and they would consider it an ignominy to turn aside or withdraw there from. They had in fact covenanted at the beginning of the creation to sacrifice their lives.

6

The gallows as a matter of fact, adorns the lovers. Latif says: “lovers would never waver but would offer themselves before the spears fixed in the gallows for self immolation. They are then called to its side and immolated on its spear”.

7

Even if you are put on the gallows spears and immolated a hundred times a day, see that you do not cease yearning for the beloved. Once the love is generated, it should know no limitations.

8

Why are the lovers so eager to be immolated on the gallows? That is a explained by the fact that ever since they saw the beloved, and their eyes met mutually, gallows becomes a bridegroom's bed for them.

9

Mounting on the gallows and lying on bed of bridegroom is the job for lovers, They do not look back but keep walk forward.

10

First surrender yourself completely and annihilate the self and then think of love. Your whole system should pulsate rhythmically like a musical instrument due to the travails of separation from God. If you think of love and claim to be a lover, you should be prepared for roasting your flesh on iron rods in sacrifice.

11

It is not fault of knife, but the hands of the killer, whose will matters. Perceiving the will of the beloved, the knife does its job. Truth is, lover is all the time worried about the pleasure of the beloved always.

12

This is my wish that, the knife may not be sharp! Please let it be blunt. That way the hands of my beloved shall be touching me for a longer time.

13

The beloved's knife, at the most, will affect the skin and affiliations. On the other hand the lovers have offered their life as sacrifice for the sake of Allah.

14

If you are a true lover, do not groan when the knife is applied to you. Stifle the pain caused to you by the beloved and do not let it out to others. Keep the anguish to yourself, consider it a blessing, and celebrate the occasion by offerings.

15

O Lover! Stay on, it is settled to behead you, else go your way. This country belongs to those who hold the knife in their hands.

16

I love him who holds the knife. I continue to advance along the path of love in spite of it. In fact I have already kept my head on the chopping block wishing the beloved to behead me.

17

The first ones stand ready at the chopping block and the rear ones hold themselves in readiness. Offer your head promptly so that you may be accepted. Else you are likely to be under rated. Think not of any lesser sacrifice. Do you not observe the fallen heads of the first ones lying on they ground? At this liquor shop you are offered a cup of wine in barter for your head.

18

If you have the desire to sip the wine, visit the liquor shop. Latif says: “then offer your head as sacrifice near the jar of liquor. Drink deep of the thick wine, O groom! If you get the liquor, which intoxicates even veteran persons, in exchange for your head, then it would be a good bargain you".

19

If you are keen to drink the wine, contact the wine shop. Latif says: “then put off your head and place it near the wine jar. Barter it for wine and enjoy quite a few of its cupfuls”.

20

If you are really interested in this wine, then proceed to its vendor's way. You will always find rush there, implying acute demand for this hallmark wine approved by beloved. Personally when I realized the significance of its kind, I at once offered my head for a blessed sip thereof.

21

If you long for a sip of wine, go to its maker's house. His tradition for a bargain is first to tear into pieces the customer. Syed says, in spite of it if you can get a cup of wine, consider it an cheap bargain.

24

The wine is not available for cash transaction. Or is its value much too high so that none can buy it. The Syed says: “Keep ready your head for sacrifice. This is the place meant for those who lay down their life near the wine jars".

25

Do not wish for, the wine if you can not bear a little bitter fruit (like colocynths). After taking it, the life lies dormant in the nervous system. Latif suggests "Sacrifice your head and then taste the wine".

26

Why are the false lovers inquiring about this wine? They get scared at the sight of daggers of the wine producer and retreat. Only those shall sip they wine, who offer their heads in barter for it.

27

Not only are heads severed from trunks, but the limbs too are boiled in cauldron. Such persons may by all means think of wine who are ever ready for the sacrifice of their heads in payment of the fixed price of wine.

28

Their body pieces are boiling in cauldrons, and still not even a whimper from them is audible. In these conditions the worldly physicians are ineffective, and they just leave the wounds of such persons bleeding.

29

The Lovers are addicted to poison taking. Hence when they see the poison, they become jubilant. They are always accustomed to the bitter and deadly wine. Latif says: “They have fallen in love, and separation from their Beloved has completely obliterated them. Even though they actually suffer from the wounds, they would never speak about it to any person."

30

True lovers never think of safeguarding their heads. Latif says: "they are always ready to die and sacrifice their lives. In fact they cut off their heads right from their shoulders first and then request for love".

31

True lovers have always believed in sacrifice of self. For them, a moment with the their beloved is by far better than possession of hundred lives. This body of flesh and bones is not worth a sip of the beloved's wine.

33

The wine makers demand of you your head. So why would those who have prepared the wine ask for anything else?

34

If union with the beloved could be had in exchange of life, everybody would have aspired for the honour. If the sacrifice of life were to conclude the bargain, all lovers would have offered themselves en masse. The most precious and priceless is beloved. He is attainable only as a matter of good luck irrespective of any efforts in that direction.

35

A drop of this wine is inestimable. Even a yearning for it is worth the sacrifice of life. Our duty is to worship, beloved's seeing to us lovingly is enough.

22

If you have wine available and cheap, why don't you take it? Only those who have taken and used it know the true meaning of love and tranquility. Remember that the graves of those who drank even some sips will be found near the breweries.

23

Never extinguish the fire of winery, for princes are on the way, who will spend their wealth for a few sips.

36

O my lord! I am humbled and wounded in your love. One is the perfection of your beauty and the other is that you neglect me, because of which I am tormented inwardly. And now I am tired of asking physicians everywhere.

37

O my beloved! I am yours. I have been your slave all my life. Just be kind to me, don't forget me. I have such a disease of love that I can't even tell anyone. Now all my being and honour is just for you.

Chapter Three
1

The Beloved has caused within me the all consuming agonies of love and then left me. He has implanted in me the consequential suffering and restlessness. Any consultation with physicians for relief is fruitless. There is no pleasure in my life now.

2

I absolutely dislike any sort of contact with physicians. My beloved is my only consultant and the physician of my present ailment.

3

My beloved became my consultant guide and healer, He has, by forcefully curbing the malady uprooted it, and it has completely vanished. His method, no doubt, was harsh, but it has definitely cured me of all suffering.

4

The ailment becomes significantly unusual when the guide is the friend. The conventional physician would not in the least be effective in his treatment. Finally it is my beloved, the guide and the preserver, who like the medicine, would restore me to health.

5

My beloved is my only remedy. To all and sundry generally He is kind in company. When he is particularly interested in you, he calls you to himself. He then tests you in different cruel ways. He, repeatedly stabs you when he becomes friendly to you. But he is the lord and the coverer of sins. He covers up your deficiencies as He knows your vital arteries.

6

My all veins vibrate constantly, like the strings of a rebec. I remain in pain but do not even moan and the beloved too remains unconcerned and unresponsive. But it is my firm belief that he, who has caused me so much torturous suffering, will cure and re-enliven me. If he causes acute suffering, He also grants relief and tranquility to the soul.

7

It is he who blocks the way of guidance, health or elevation and it is he who leads the way to it.

8

In confidence he enquired from me about the causes and symptoms of love. Then he prescribed what was rather hard to take. Eventually he advised patience in the matter. Thereafter, I constantly yearn for an opportunity to do obeisance to him.

9

Why are you merely yearning for doing obeisance to him? Why do you not take initiative in that respect and pay homage to him? Those who know him, discard all other sources and concentrate on him.

10

When he speaks, his every word is very melodious and a sheer blessing. There is no bitterness in his talk. But when he does not speak, even then his silence radiates peace.

11

All divine directions are palatable and favorable to you. Only develop proper receptivity for them and try to know them in the correct perspective. You will then find that none of them is bitter or unfavorable.

12

He has deliberately subjected you to certain discomforts. How could you under the circumstances discuss them with others.

13

Those whom you remember, they too remember you. Note and follow implications of the Quranic provisions: “Remember me and I remember you”. Beloved carries a knife in his hand and sweets in his mouth. That is the beloved’s tradition.

14

My beloved had once called me lovingly. I recalled it for the rest of my life with sweet pain.

15

Once my beloved smilingly asked me: "Am I not your Lord” The impact of his embrace has not yet ceased its effect on my body.

16

Those persons enquire smilingly as to where the beloved's hand is, so that they may offer themselves for sacrifice. They do not flinch a bit under the beloved's spear. In fact they come there for death with high heads without the least compunction. To those who hold acceptance of their life's sacrifice by the beloved as a matter of favor to them, death actually means an audience with the beloved.

17

Either he calls you to kill you or he kills you and thereby calls you immediately after your self immolation or death in the cause of beloved. In any case do not keep away from the beloved's spear. O lover! proceed thither without self-consciousness or ego to meet your death.

18

The rejection by the beloved, tantamount to your acceptance by him. This reverse or unusual procedure actually evokes more ardor. That is how love recoils. Never yield to frustration. The fact is that when He disrupts, actually he connects you. It is solely his privilege to connect or disrupt association.

20

When he kills you i.e. subjects you to hardships, he in fact fosters you i.e. He draws you to himself. Similarly, when he wants to nurse you i.e. to elevate you, He subjects you to some killing tests. O mother! His acts may harm me and at the same time they may benefit me ultimately. Verily it is his privilege to cause harm or to exhilarate me in turn.

21

He who kills you, also fosters you. In either case he beckons you nearer to himself. That has been his trait at all times. The surgeon who operates on you and uses the knife, also affords you healing and heart felt happiness thereby.

22

To kill you or to call you near himself has been the prominent feature of the beloved's policy. He would put you on the gallows i.e. put you to the maximum test, and give you pain daily. Thus does he distribute the love's tribulations. O affected of love! Come and purchase the same.

19

He loves and slaughters, he is the one who comes and does justice. Whenever he invited me, he wants to slaughter. The truth is that the one who is giving pain to me also gives peace and comfort to my soul.

23

O friend! I am in love with my beloved.
I feel severe pain at every night and longing to my beloved during the day, but what do people know?
Only you, my God, can cure my pain.
I heart is wrenched but the cure is in my master's hands.

24

My beloved your eyes are beautiful, very enchanting.
Like a lotus flower in water, and this flower has magic.
Just like clouds cover the moon
In this way I will shower flower petals on your bed. Just come to my house.

Chapter Four
33

I saw and recognized my beloved while I was taking the wine of love. After taken a cupful thereof, I was fully initiated in the mysteries of love. Inwardly I am on the fire of love of my beloved. The human life is not eternal, It is hardly worth the count, being barely two days. Abdul Latif says: “O Allah! You alone pervade the entire universe and only you are permanent”.

1

When Allah created and perfected the universe, He particularly created prophet Muhammad, May Allah's blessings be on him! and sent him to this world as His apostle. He clearly included him in the Kalima-e-Touhid; and further declared: "I am your Lord and you are My beloved". He perfected both the worlds, and as per the Sayed, He then presented them to him.
He was the cause of creation of the two worlds, he knows the significance of "Be and it became". He rules in the spaceless-ness. Peace be on Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam

3

After harmonizing ideally the conditions in the universe Allah manifested Himself through the Prophet of Islam, the helper and the guide, the scion of the illustrious tribe of Hashmites, and the leader of all prophets. It fitted well with his position to be amidst his comrades in that auspicious mosque. His four companions particularly were constantly with him.

4

You should always recite and continue to recite: "Allah is One and without partners". Do not forsake, any category of Namaz. Simultaneously offer repentance repeatedly on rosary. O naked (or ignorant man!) put your self on the straight path so that the flames of Hell may not approach you.

22

I am confident that my beloved, as the specialist in human diseases, will successfully administer medicine of my disease.
My merciful Lord will come to me and give me a potion of mercy for my malady. He will come and attend to me of his own accord.
The expert physician has actually come and cured all sufferings in my body. Abdul Latif says: “O sisters! My beloved is indeed an expert physician".

Harmony

Chapter One
1

You are the friend, you are the healer. You are the medicine for my trouble. O dear me! I have lots of maladies from which my body suffers. O Lord physician! kindly cure all diseased persons of their troubles.

23

My heart is affected by the love and the poor physicians have been confounded in its diagnosis. O physicians! please walk away and put out your medicines. My heart suffers from the pain of separation from the beloved. My beloved, who had caused the pain, has now come and he would give me the merciful drug and enliven me.

2

You are the friend, you are the healer! You constitute the sole medicine for my ailment. To remember you works as a healer to my heart. I beseech you earnestly for relief, because none else is competent to diagnose my malady and treat it.

6

O my beloved! Do a favour to me, raise your hand and strike me with the knife forcefully.
My beloved! If I die of the wound caused by you, I shall be honoured on that account.

3

You are the friend, you are the healer! You alone can give treatment for all sufferings. O Lord! You alone can cure them. Medicines can work only when you command to them.

4

You are the friend and you are the healer! You indeed constitute the medicine for the poor sicks. It is your privilege to cause troubles and also to remove them. You indeed are the real Guide and the real Lord. It is really baffling to ascertain why you have created and maintained the human physicians and made us consult them.

5

While the physician is busy treating my troubles, my beloved neutralizes the effects of physician's medicines.

8

O Beloved! Please take your aim clearly and shoot the arrow from your bow with precision. I would then have the pretext to fall in your lap. O beloved! In case I get that opportunity, I shall have an occasion to be with you.

7

O my beloved! it is my cordial prayer that you hit me vigorously. I would never cry loudly, but much less a shriek as it would mean giving publicity to pains! Although I have not the fortitude to bear your hitting with complete unconcern. However, I would never convey to others that my beloved has struck me.
How can I do it?

9

When my beloved shoots an arrow with love, and causes a wound, right there physicians forgotten the wisdom which they got from their experiences.

10

O my beloved! If you are pleased to wound me with love, I would certainly not consult a physician for treatment, but would prefer to live peacefully with the injuries of your love.

11

Beloved pulled at the cord, took aim, and released the arrow. I believe the arrow has gone well as the target having been struck raised or straightened himself to signify that he has been struck.

12

Those who are struck with iron arrows hardly groan, they just toss about on the field of love, red with blood. They dress their wounds and treat them themselves. It is worth while passing a night with these wounded persons.

13

It is worth while passing a night with such persons, who suffer from ache in their bodies, not because of the external injuries but due to the internal injuries. They keep their injuries secret and bandage these themselves.

14

They clean and bandage their own wounds. Maybe they will die tomorrow if not today because healers don't treat them. But they do not tell anyone that our heart is full of pain.

15

Today too there is an apparent restlessness in the cottage of the love-stricken persons. As soon as evening sets in, they are busy treating the same with the bandages to their wounds as usual.

16

What led to the shriek that was heard from the cottage of the wounded lovers? Possibly the physicians has lifted the arm of the injured person to have a look at the wound.

17

The miserable love-smitten persons are always thankfully reconciled with the suffering by their beloved. They do not want temporary or half way in cure or relief because they are not interested in cheap ways. They constantly strive to reach their goal.

18

The love-strickens always remain under the restlessness caused to them due to the love-affiliation. They quietly bear it in their being and they do not put bother to others. Whatever the diversions, they revert to the old happenings of their love and keep it fresh.

19

Those who are healthy and common ones, that have not been affected by the devine love, know nothing about the pangs of love and the way the love-stricken persons live. The real lovers are so immersed in love, that they do not care to change sides while lying on the naked ground. In fact, even while lying on one side, they are in the grip of yearning for their beloved, and they weep for his union. These persons remember him constantly. They do not sleep but they pass the night in tears.

20

Those who are physically healthy cannot know of the pain that is suffered by the love stricken persons, who on that account groan constantly. Their severe malady was fixed by God in the prescribed medicines. Latif says: they are the victims of love and they suffer from permanent pain. Those seekers whose love is perfect and all-engrossing, pass nights in tears.

21

The love affected persons always groan due to the pain. Some of those, who consulted with physicians, got no relief. The distressed persons have been recompensed in as much as their groans have brought them close to God. Actually they have been united with God.

22

O my mother! I don't appreciate those who weep for demonstration or publicity, but for those who constantly remember the beloved, do not weep publicly or complain to others.

Chapter Two
1

O you incompetent physician! You have not diagnose my disease yet? It is better to bury all your medicines in soil. You know that I do not want a life separated from my beloved.

2

They had not obeyed to their physicians and they did not abstain from what was forbidden to them. But those who accepted the advice, and acted accordingly, soon became healthy.

3

They made lots of controversies with the physicians and they did not avail of the guidance that was offered to them. Behold! On account of their recalcitrance the diseased people languish in their ailment.

4

Some patients stayed with physicians and patiently abided by what was suggested to them. The physicians felt compassionate towards them, treated them carefully, and gradually restored them to health.

5

The physicians had done enough for cure to the patients. They did their best to make them healthy, but their efforts proved abortive due to the persistent carelessness of the latter.

6

The diseased people who did not care for the physicians in the least and paid no regard to their prescriptions, they drifted further from the cure.

Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
10

A wine dealer can never be good man. In fact his origin is ill mannered. By giving excessive cup fulls of drinks he is responsible for the annihilation of many stalwarts.

Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
1

To visit door of the beloved again and again would certainly reflect immaturity and it is stupid act. O ignorant man! it would not befit you at all to visit the beloved’s locality aimlessly. Do not, like the immature lovers, communicate to passers-by the divine love secrets or consult them with regard to the travails of separation. According to Abdul Latif, the beloved will automatically convert your sorrows into happiness. Your job should be to talk to him secretly and have mutual exchange of love with Him within yourself.

Remaining Verses
27

O friends! I am suffering agony due to separation from the beloved. Lots of love loin persons like me are bound to be hovering round the beloved’s abode to see him.
The beloved is famous everywhere for his beauty and people talk about it.
Treat the beloved’s dust of feet as the special remedy for your eyes.
Abdul Latif says: “My Beloved is remains always very beautiful”.

28

My beloved has stepped in. I have had an occasion to meet him. It is after many days that I am meeting with the grace of Allah.
God, has done a good turn to me, and now separation has receded and given place to union.
He who was said to be remote has today come close to me.
Abdul Latif says: "my wonderful beloved has himself done this great favor to me.

Moonlight

Chapter One
16

O night! Stay on. Do not recede quickly. I have the beloved reconciled to myself. I would burn like a lamp during the night, and consume myself in joy celebrating the beloved’s visit and his reconciliation.
Would that I were to burn and reburn alternately after getting extinguished in turn like the fire of the roving nomads.
An amature man cannot understand the full impact of the love that I bear for the beloved.
The fact is that I have a permanent pain the beloved.
I am a friend of the Prophet. There is no defect left in me, I have no further ambition. His friendship is enough for me.
Latif says: I entertain an everlasting love.
If I were really absorbed in the love, I would verily glitter in the mirage.
The black Day of Judgement would be quite easy for him whom he patronizes.
I have got to dwell among the people so long I am ordained by my Lord.

1

When my beloved lifts his intoxicating eyes, the sun’s rays turn oblique and the moon becomes haggard. The stars respectfully retreat and at his sight. Even the precious stones lose their lustre too at the sight of the beauty of the beloved.

Chapter Two
Chapter Three
1

My beloved is an embodiment of grace, he very much unique in grace. He is so kind that he would not scold any person face to face, even though I have committed sins, he is always prone to do good in return.

Remaining Verses

Voyage

Chapter One
1

It is possible that the beloved may inquire about you. Hence always bear him in mind. In addition comply his directives so that you may not be empty in innermost.

4

The beloved may possibly think of you. Hence always be in communion with him. Cleanse your heart by means of soap (i.e. have it purged of all ungodly thoughts by means of worship). O sea-farer! Keep awake, so that you may reach your destination safely.

16

Thousands of thanks for innumerable favors of the Gracious Allah. Recite humbly praises of the Gracious Allah with full zest.
My Lord! Kindly show to me the secret mysteries.
O seeker! Do not forget to glorify Allah. Bear Him in mind and also remember Him vocally.
Do not spare yourself. Nay, annihilate yourself in contemplation of Allah.
Thereby Allah may be pleased to grant you favors.
O bondman! Submit yourself humbly to Him and purge all perfidy from your mind.
O mad man! Be discreet and know that He likes what is the truth.
How can those persons who had completely submitted themselves to the will of Allah, be or remain unhonoured?
Whoso kept vigil for Allah at night they were definitely honored. Allah says in the Quran: “Remember Me and I remember you” and “Be thankful to Me and do not take to disbelief”. Divest yourself of ingratitude, Allah would set right (pardon) all your bad deeds.
Praise Allah sincerely, properly and heartily. O you man! Offer repentance quickly and enthusiastically, so that Allah, the Compassionate, may be pleased to lead you on the path of belief and security.

Chapter Two
26

O Allah! You are ever present in my mind, but I have drifted away from you.
I have no guide to lead me correctly.
My eyes longingly look in the direction of the beloved and the prostrate before them.
Since they annihilated themselves they became immortal. It entirely rest with Allah to create in human beings, the tendency to offer prostration and repentance.
Only those persons would be approved by Allah who have neutralizer themselves.

Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Remaining Verses

Seafarers

Chapter One
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O wife of seafarer! Stay at the rope of ship and exercise vigil, lest they may sail away surreptitiously at any time and thereby plunge you in distress.

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O seafarer's wife! Be close to their boats and keep burning a blaze of love in your heart. Be in the vicinity of their boats, lest they may sail away surreptitiously.

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O mother! What can I do? My uncontrollable love knows no restraint. My trader friend has put me on the pyre of separation by sailing away.
I lament this connection with the seaman night and day in tears.
Sorrows climb upwards on me as do the white ants i.e. they would soon eat me up.
In fact they entwine me as do the creepers.
O mother! I would like to go to my beloved with folded hands.
“O mother! I would clasp and hold fast my beloved and go with him.”

Chapter Four
Chapter Five
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With the advent of the Diwali the sea-farers hoisted sails. With tears in her eyes the wife of the trader clung to the mast hoping him to suspend departure. O poor forlorn woman! The terrible anguish of separation from the loved one at dawn would kill you.

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Eternal Beauty

Chapter One
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The crows were perched on the river-bank-trees and the time for late afternoon prayer was practically over. Sohni got into the water with a clay water pot after hearing the call for the evening prayer. She searched for the place where her beloved was likely to be.

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The river's current is swift and tumultuous and so are the creeks. But the course of love, where it exists, is different. Though externally it controls the lover and keeps him tight lipped. The persons who are in love with the deep sea of existence, are seclusion-minded. O Patron Lord! Kindly return those who have captivated my mind.

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On what utility would be my existence without the beloved?
Prize not that life which passes without love.
That time alone was good, which was passed in company of the Friend. The remaining period was aimless and void.
O maid! Abstain from sins. In good deeds too, there is no particular benefit, nor in music.
O man! Bypass the religions. In the course of love sinfulness and righteousness cannot be discriminated.
What concern has a reckless fellow with the demonstrative reformation or piety? What relationship has the sermon with music on rebeck?
The fact of the matter is that if you keep humble and forbearing, you will automatically be evolved spiritually. Even a depraved reprobate can become chaste and be acceptable to Allah. Nothing can come upto the humble and forbearing earth like disposition. It is only then that one can attract.
How can a rock bear verdure in spring? Be dust so that different kinds of flowers may spring up.
Whatever particle sparkles on water is a mere bubble without substance. Proceed to your goal across the border as a loyal slave in the company of the guide.
O Falcon! swiftly swoop upon the thief, hold him in your talons and disable him. Maintain contact with your guide else the veil created by your transgressions shall obstruct the view of your friend or his patronage.
Just as in merger two letters lose their separate entity and merge into one letter, similarly the union with Allah necessitate effacement of self. Prepare to roast yourself in Divine love, and in addition keep your mouth sealed as if it has ceased to function.
O Allah! Better serve the celestial wine to those who yearn for it. I have given vent to the above worthless prattle while in disease.
Lest what I have expressed is misconstrued I must say that it is the result of ecstasy.

Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
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Raining

Chapter One
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Latif says to herdsmen: “It is cloudy. Look at the rainy clouds that have gathered in a mass against the silvery sky. It is actually raining in big drops. You had better take out your herds of cattle, and leave for open plains. Hurry up take your baggage with yourselves. This is no occasion at all for pessimism in Allah’s favor.”

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The summer rains have staged a come back and formed clouds. The lightning too has accompanied it to bring rain to the earth which gets illumined all around by its flashes. Some of the lightning left for Constantinople and some turned towards the west. It glittered over China also, and some covered Samarkand. Some of it went to Turkey and some operated in Kabul and Kandahar. Delhi, Deccan and Girnar also received showers and light bolts. Some lightning glittered over Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Bakar, and a heavy downpour to Bhuj and then to borders of the desert. Some went to Lahore and Punjab for raining.
Some drenched Umerkot and Walhar or low areas. My Lord! Keep Sindh prosperous at all times! My dear master! make fertile and rich the entire world!

Chapter Four
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Battle

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Remaining Verses

Exploring

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
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Crippled

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
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Local

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
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Mountains

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
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Cries

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
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Mourning

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
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Love

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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Longing

Chapter One
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I kept the candle burning till the first streaks of day appeared at dawn. O my dear beloved, my husband! In the name of Allah kindly return to me as I am dying without you! Ere this I have sent out crows from "Kaak" to fetch me some news about you.

Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
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Discoverers

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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Yogis

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
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East

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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Munificence

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
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Cupidity

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
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Days bygone

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
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Praises

Chapter One
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Spinners

Chapter One
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Pain

Chapter One
Chapter Two
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Dawn

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
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Revenge

Chapter One
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The surge in the sea was terrific. At sight even the self confident experts lost nerve and got non plussed. Their six brothers were simultaneously dragged into the vortex. Down the dark abyss they went helplessly. Ah poor chaps, forgetting all the tricks and tips that they knew about the murderous vortex.

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The fishermen have not returned home. Possibly they have been seized by the whale. Hence O sailors! Navigate your boats in the direction of the whale and attack the evil one energetically.
Where are your hooks and nets?
The vortex is thunderous and full of white surf. It is just ahead of you.
Abdul Latif says: “O sisters! All shall steer through this wide expanse of water.”

Battle lion

Chapter One
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Troth

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eightteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
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Beingness

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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Swans

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Chapter Two
Chapter Three
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