Muhammad Aufi

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Sadīd ud-Dīn Muhammad Ibn Muhammad 'Aufī Bukhārī (1171 - 1242) (Persian: سدید الدین محمد عوفی‎), also known under the laqab Nour ud-Dīn, was a Persian historian, philologist, and author.


  • The chiefs had been informed that in India drugs were procurable which possessed the property of prolonging human life, by the use of which the kings of India attained to a very great age. The Rais were careful in the preservation of their health, and the chiefs of Turkistan begged that some of this medicine might be sent to them, and also information as to the method by which the Rais preserved their health so long. The ambassadors having reached Hindustan, delivered the letters entrusted to them. The Rai of Hind having read them, ordered the ambassadors to be taken to the top of an excessively lofty mountain [to obtain it].
    • Jamiul Hikayat by Muhammad Ufi. Quoted from Lal, K. S. (1992). The legacy of Muslim rule in India. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan. Chapter 1.



  • Deep in the desert of Thy love uncrossed
    Wander like me a thousand wretches lost.
    Love to their anguish myriad guises lends,
    Anguish their souls in myriad pieces rends.
    Thy beauty is the medicine of their care,
    Union with Thee their hope that kills despair.
    Unless with loving hand Thou lead them on,
    Their souls will go the way their hearts have gone.
    Where Thou art throned above our human fate,
    Fraud and religion bear an equal rate;
    Milk of Thy grace the wise old man, world-soiled,
    Tastes and becomes again a new-born child.
    • Lubab ul-Albab: vol. 2, p. 164, quoted in Islamic Poetry and Mysticism, p. 27

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