Archive for the ‘Sufi/Mystical’ Category

And Yusuf Was His Name….

I’m your Venus, I’m your fire, at your desire- Shocking Blue   Venus came across a man Gazing with her crystal eyes Burning like a silver flame Yearning with desire She’s got it, yeah baby she’s got it I’m your Venus, I’m your fire At your desire   This stranger looked into her face Her […]

The Grass

“All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass”. W B Yeats A lush and fertile patch of grass shivered in the breeze, sighing blissfully. Fully exposed to the benevolent sun and enriched by the timely monsoons, the grass grew to a staggering height, accommodating countless creatures great and small. Nothing, […]


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Salman The Green Of Syria

. Salman the Green of Syria Roamed the streets in search of marifah Missiles whizzed and whined above his head Children hid and the skinny street dogs fled.

Arise Dear Friend!

. Arise my friend! And contemplate the Real World For I need your help as time is running out If I have no companion here to help me, My eyes will close Then sleep will cast me out.

Where did you go last night?

. He arose with gleaming eyes and the traces of last night still smouldering from the ardour of the tryst. From her side of the bed, she sat up, carefully observing Pangs of suspicion swelling, sensing some foreboding:

What Do You Sing With A Drunken Dervish?

  . What do you sing with a drunken dervish? Sing and cry with a drunken dervish? What do you cheer with a drunken dervish? Early in the morning! .


. A dedication to Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Al Habib, Allah sanctify his secret . If you gaze at this world with your spirit, You’ll see the light that shines through Him If you pierce through the earth with your secret There’s naught to fear or to grieve. .


By Novid Shaid, 2011 . Manifesting lights of infinity Undertaking quests of profundity Resonating with Divine symphony Synthesising law and subtle mystery Honouring the rich and poor equally Instilling disciples with deep certainty Disguising majesty with humility. . Notes: Murshid: an Arabic word for spiritual guide

When the Cynical CEO Saw the Treasures Of Lahore

By Novid Shaid, 2011 *** For Data Saheb, Ali Al Hujwiri, Qaddus Allahu sirruhu *** As he strode by blessed Bhatti gate, The CEO’s pulse quickened with contractions of hate, for what he deemed a place of superstition and ignorance. But his mother told him to pass by Daata’s gate, Weekly visits she instructed, to […]