Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat – The pearl of the ocean of truth

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Karim Maherali shares his insights and knowledge interpreting Nasir Khusraw’s Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat, with extensive commentary and references from Qu’ran and Ginans.

Qasida: Dur ze daryayi haqiqat

(The pearl of the ocean of truth)

Nasir Khusraw

The Qasida Gist

Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of a Qajar manuscript of Nasir Khusraw’s Diwan. The Persian manuscript dates from AH 1257 (1841 CE). AZIZ ISLAMSHAH Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of a Qajar manuscript of Nasir Khusraw’s Diwan. The Persian manuscript dates from AH 1257 (1841 CE). AZIZ ISLAMSHAH/THEISMAILI, 14 July 2011

A Qasida is a poetical expression which was part of the historical tradition of the Ismailis of Central Asia and Persia and is now being shared by Ismailis around the world. This is a marvellous Qasida which in seven verses conveys all the essential concepts of an esoteric tradition – the importance of personal search for spiritual enlightenment, the need to transcend the duality of soul and body, obedience to the command of the spiritual guide and the…

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