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Behind this link Poetry Chaikhana | Mansur al- Hallaj - Muslim/Sufi - Poetry, Biography, Books is a brief biographical note and links to eleven of his poems.

Hallaj was passionate about unification with God.
His language is sometimes disturbing.
But can you express the inexpressible with words that will not disturb?
His words got him executed for blasphemy.
I don't think he cared.

A friend was upset
because someone translated a line
from "On a Dark Night"
(usually translated as  "He wounded my neck)
as "He slit my throat."
He had better not read Hillaj.

The only thing separating me from God is me.
 (From "Kill me, my faithful friends")

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o_laila
Jul. 3rd, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
even now, i am not here for S/He is Alone.
bobby1933
Jul. 3rd, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
:)
reginaterrae
Jul. 4th, 2016 12:47 pm (UTC)

My God got Himself crucified. Whatever happens to me doesn't seem so fearsome in comparison, even if it were a slit throat.

bobby1933
Jul. 5th, 2016 01:05 am (UTC)
:) Thank you,
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