Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah

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Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1565 – 11 January 1612) was the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golkonda and founded the city of Hyderabad, in South-central India and built its architectural centerpiece, the Charminar and Mecca Masjid. He was an able administrator and his reign is considered one of the high points of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. He ascended to the throne in 1580 at the age of 15 and ruled for 31 years.



  • Without my love, I have no taste for wine.
    Without my love, what use this life of mine?
    • Urdu And South Muslim Asia, p. 41
  • The spot on your forehead is a sign of great good fortune.
    The pearl in your ear is the light of Venus and Jupiter.
    • Urdu And South Muslim Asia, p. 45
  • I am drunk in your love, Lala;
    give me the cup to drink from your lips.
    I am drunk with your love,
    and that love gives me excitement.
    • Urdu And South Muslim Asia, p. 46

External links[edit]

  • Christopher Shackle: Urdu And South Muslim Asia, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1991 [1]
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