By Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul
The problem of Alif explores a substantial number of topics and difficulties that exist in modern South Asia, offereing views on poetry and fiction, pop culture and mythmaking, in addition to the long-lasting resonance of Gandhian rhetoric and philosophy. regardless of the undeniably severe difficulties that afflict the folks of South Asia, there's additionally a lot to have fun after part a century of independence. there's a pervasive feel that the subcontinent has eventually emerged from lingering shadows of the British Raj, assesting a brand new and ascendant id, via artwork, literature, tune, movie, and different kinds of pop culture.
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Zahir Pirachah, "Yaum-e filastin par ek nazm",Auraq 12:7/8 (July/August 1976), 120. //yasir ke bahadur jiyalon par/ zulmat ke mitane valon par/ khurshid-e sehr ki ujalon par/ hone ke li'e qurban chalo/ lubnan chalo lubnan chalo// dam ahl-e junun ka bharne ko/ jan haqq peh nichhavar karne ko/ raste men vafa ke marne ko/ le kar sar maidan chalo/ lubnan chalo lubnan chalo// yeh jang hai amn-e 'alam ki/ yeh jang hai har ahl-e gham ki/yeh jang hai nasl-e adam ki/ insan ki barhane shan chalo/ lubnan chalo lubnan chalo", Habib Jalib, "Lubnan chalol", Harf-e haqq, 156-158.
Abi Sufyan, in which the cause of 'Ali is traditionally regarded as the righteous one. At a crucial point of the conflict, when it seemed that 'Ali's army might win, Mu'awiyah's troops entered the battleground with Qurans impaled on the points of their lances and called for a truce. In the course of the arbitration that followed, 'Ali's army broke up and Mu'awiyah gained the upper hand. 'Ali was assassinated shortly thereafter and Mu'awiyah became Caliph, founding the first hereditary dynasty in Islamic history.
7 The Urdu poetry on Vietnam, of which I have gathered several examples, has to the best of my knowledge never been studied. 8 I have confined my research to literary sources, and have not consulted the political journals of the Islamist groups in Pakistan which may contain poetry on Palestine rooted in religious sentiment. ", Ada Ja'fari, "Masjid-e Aqsa", Ghazalan turn bhi vaqifho (Lahore: Maktabah-e Funun) 1974, 13. ", Riyaz Siddiqi, "Blek sitambar", Afkar 37 (April 1973), 23. / hijrat ke manzar dikhate hain/ han log kaise ukharte hain apni zamin se/ ujarte hain apne gharon se/ bichharte hain apne hi khun se/ vaqt ki nadiyon men lahu, ag jal kar jo behte hain/ darya samundar bhala kis tarah shant rehte hain/ yeh sare manazir miri ankhon se mere andar utar kar/ dhamakon ki surat mirejism ojan par guzarte hain/aur main khud bhi arz-e filastin ki manind afat bajan hun/jo biti hai vahan, voh 56 A/I/18 (1998) mire jism men bhi bapa hai/ aise men main bhala kis tarah qubrusi nazm ka tarjamah kar sakunga/ mujh se arz-e filastin ke rangin dinon tak ka jo fasilah hai/ voh har ghair mulki adabpare ka tarjamah hair Tariq Jami, "Main filastin ka tarjamah kar raha to", % 47 (1984), 131.