12 Feb

I got inspiration of this post from Rooha Tariq’s post on
Ghalib said in this sher:

دونو جہان دے کے وہ سمجھے کہ خوش رہا
یاں آ پڑی یہ شرم کہ تکرار کیا کریں


(After giving me both the worlds my benefactor thought I should be happy. I was kept from asking for more by fear of looking greedy. [and thus settled with what I got])

Here I cannot but remember a tale from Hindu mythology where Sudama, Lord Krishna’s childhood friend, visits Him. Now Sudama was very poor yet his mother gave him, as a token gift for Krishna, a small quantity of roasted rice, wrapped in a piece of old cloth. This little bundle was hidden under his arm at the time of the meeting. Sudama was thinking of saving this rice and of taking it back when Krishna asked him what was there under his arm. (Although He knew it very well). Sudama pretended that it was nothing and found himself pressing the bundle in an effort to hide it. The pressure made the old fragile cloth give way and the rice started pouring forth which Krishna collected in his hands. He put the rice in His mouth and granted Sudama Pataal Lok (Under ground World). He quickly caught another handful of rice and put it in His mouth and granted Sudama Thal Lok (Land World). He was about to reach for the rice a third time when His wife stopped him,” If you will give Sudama Par Lok (Upper World) also, what will become of Us?” There He stopped.
See this affair on the You Tube:

Note that Hinduism has Three Worlds as opposed to Islam’s Two.(Here and Hereafter)

If Ghalib were a Hindu he might have written, “teeno Jahan de ke……..”

Also note that it is possible for one to be given two worlds at a time.

So let us hope and do something for this. insha Allah.


Posted by on February 12, 2013 in GHAALIB, Uncategorized


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  1. Dr Yousuf H. Qureshi

    February 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I wonder whether there was any controversy, ever, about Ghalib’s religion! It was very well established that he was a Muslim. However there is a controversy about his beliefs as a Sunni or Shia.
    What I can say that he was a “Non Practicing Muslim” but was a Sunni otherwise we would have some “Marsias and Nohas” in his poetry.

    • shakilakhtar

      February 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Dr. Y. Hayat sahab, aap ne theek kaha.
      Meer aur Ghalib donnoN ne apne apne mazhab ke baare mein kaha hai. apne apne andaz mein.
      mulaheza ho:
      میر کے دین و مذہب کا کیا پوچھتے ہو انے تو
      کشکا کھینچا دیر میں بیٹھا کب کا ترک اسلام کیا

      بندگی میں بھی وہ آزادہ و خودبین ہیں کہ ہم
      الٹے پھر آے در کعبہ اگر وا نہ ہوا

  2. Rafiullah Mian

    February 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Ghalib k shair ki tashreeH main Sudama k waqiye ka zimnan khoob istimal kia hay. 🙂
    A nice post. I believe k Ghalib k hawalay say ap ko “moqa” miss nahi kartay!

  3. shakilakhtar

    February 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Ghalib to hamara man pasand shayer hai. aur bhi kuchh ashaar hain jo dimagh mein goonj rahe hain. Jald hi insha Allah aap dekheN ge. waise is post mein, aap ko to pata hai, ham ne “Rabbana aatena fidduniya…..” bhi shamil kiya tha. lekin teen doston mein se do ne jawab hi nahiN diya. Ham samajh gaye k gadbad hai aur Allah se dar gaye. k aadab ke khilaf ho ga. Allah se darna to ham sab ko hota hai. aap ki raye bhi theek thi lekin ham ne chance nahin liya. Allah ham sab ko muaf kare. aameen. aap ki khusoosi mohabbat ka shukria bhai.

  4. Sharmishtha

    February 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    what a way of comparing two worlds!


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