Nami Danam Qavvali Essay

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Qavvali:  Nami Danam che Manzil Persian Text Na mi danam che manzil bud shab jayi ke man budam Bahar su raqs-e bismil bud shab jahi ke man budam Pari paikar nigar-e sarv qadd-e lala rukhsare Sarapa afat-e dil bud shab jayi ke man budam Khuda khud mir-e majlis bud andar la-makan Khusro Muhammad sham-e mahfil bud shab jayi ke man budam Poet: Amir Khusro of Delhi, died 1325 CE in Delhi, India.   Singer: Jafar Husain Khan of Badayun Language: Persian Genre of music: Qavvali Genre of poetry: Ghazal.  English Translation Which place was it last night I reached—I simply do not know Everywhere I looked I saw the dance of death—I do not know. Glowing beauties everywhere: supple like cypress in the wind, and rosy cheeked And ah, my heart, was all but ravished—more than that I do not know. God himself presided over this assembly in No-Place Muhammad was the candle in darkness—the place I was I do not know. The Social setting of poetry in Muslim culture: Bazm and Mehfil.  In Indian, Persian and Turkish Muslim culture friends gather together after dinner for small  private parties in which poetry is recited and music is sung, often by courtesans. The custom is  for the host to preside over the assembly and set the theme of the poetry for  the night and start  off  the event with a verse that he recites. The guests sit in a circle  and a candle is passed around  among the guests, the person who holds the floor and recites a poem holds the candle; as the 
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