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Paradise Spied

Sadia Dehlvi has, by her own admission, quoted Annemarie Schimmel extensively in her book. She also quotes Rumi and Saadi and others she does not know

Paradise Spied
Paradise Spied
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"Tha woh to rashke hoor-e-behesti hameen mein mir! Samjhe na hum to fahm ka apne qusoor tha." (That hoor from paradise was part of my being. I blame it on my utter lack of comprehension of the Ultimate Truth). Mir, like other great Urdu poets, has seen Simurgh.

Sadia’s next assignment should be to persuade Khushwant Singh to translate Sufi couplets of Urdu poets.

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