‘Ishq’

Mevlana_Wajd Ecstasy Sufism

As drops of summer rain plows her barren land of heart

Desire of ‘Wisaal‘ sprouts; years of ‘Separation‘ cut apart

Renunciation of will, ecstatic pain of love’s desire grows

With the light ofIrfan, ruptured veins of her soul glows

Self is abandoned; dew of ‘love‘ turns her dust into mud

From the very bosom of self, arises the scent of beloved

This tightly coiled fire of love is neither requited nor denied

Conventional ‘wisdom‘ reverses, ‘Junoon‘ cries out with pride

Shackles of ‘reason‘ are broken, It’s wise lectures are declined

Wish to become dust of His feet echoes in her oblivious mind

Then crushed soul leaves the body, far away from time and space

It becomes One with beloved while ‘Nafs‘ drowns in His grace

Human unites with God, Divine unites with Man; a bridge is done

Rhythm in the cry of Hu‘ merges with the melody of ultimate One !

Secrets are unveiled, paradoxes solved, mystical assent completes

Levels of ‘Ishq‘ conquered, Mortality and immortality finally meets

Annihilation, Fan’a; Death is all left behind, nothing to be afraid

Contentment in non-existence, euphoria from the death of blade.

(Wisaal:Reunite, Irfan:theological philosophy which seeks to describe being, Junoon:Madness, Nafs:Ego,  Hu: Sound that imprint marks on heart, part of Allah’s name, Fan’a: Ultimate destruction)

 

This poem is dedicated to all the lovers of Allah, experiencing Ishq-e-haqiqui. Love is just a primary stage in the journey of Ishq. I have tried to explain all the levels of Ishq in my poem, through which one passes to reach the ultimate level, the level of death. May Allah blesses us with His Ishq.

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41 thoughts on “‘Ishq’

    • Hey Kalyani, so good to see you here reading my writing and appreciating it. I feel honored, trust me ! Apologies for the hard to understand native language words… I hope you managed to understand what I wanted to depict. Love you loads ❤

    • Oh yes Umer I remember that post from you, It was very well written. You are right, nothing is left behind… Fana k baad bhi kuch aa sakta hai kya ? Many thanks for reading my post and appreciating me. Have a wonderful day !

  1. Stages in the journey of ishq to the levels, all explained so beautifully.. I’m under an awe of this masterpiece and the connection that each of us is trying to find to connect us to divinity..
    This is such an inspiration 🙂

    • You are right sir, we need to spread positivity. Love can never be bound by the walls of religion cast creed or anything like that. Many thanks for taking out time to read and appreciate. Have a great day !

  2. Secrets are unveiled, paradoxes solved, mystical assent completes

    Levels of ‘Ishq‘ conquered, Mortality and immortality finally meets

    Best lines, I can connect myself !!!!!!!!!……….So divine!

  3. Hi Lala. It’s funny because I was thinking, “What do all these words mean?” And then you gave us a glossary. Thank you for that.
    As for me, I can totally relate to connection with the Divine. I even wrote a song called, “Jehovah Shammah”, which means ‘God, my holy presence’. It basically states that He is with me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And I’m so glad for that, because this world is a really touch place to live.
    You have a real gift, Lala. A true poet full of passion and spirit.
    Bless you.
    🙂 ❤

    • Oh my dear friend I kind of figured out while publishing this post that many of my friends won’t be able to understand these concepts in my native language. That is why I translated them at the end but I know you won’t be able to understand them still. Apologies for that 😦
      I believe the same my friend that God is with us all the time. Thank you so much love, you are beautiful.

      • Awwww, thank you Lala. You are not only a poet when writing a poetry, but even in your comments/replies. YOU are beautiful.
        By the way, if you would like to hear the song I spoke of above, you can find the audio on the right side bar of my blog. I have six of my songs up there (actually, 1 is a friend’s in Portuguese that they asked me to do an English version to). Anyhow, if you get the chance sometime, please feel free to take a listen sweetie.
        Much love and blessings.
        🙂

  4. “From the very bosom of self, arises the scent of beloved
    This tightly coiled fire of love is neither requited nor denied
    Conventional ‘wisdom‘ reverses, ‘Junoon‘ cries out with pride”

    best lines.

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