Rahman Baba

[Sufi Rehman Baba] (1650 – 1715 / Peshawar / Pakistan (Mughal Empire))

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Abdul Rahman Baba (Pashto: عبدالرحمان بابا‎; popularly Rahman Baba, Pashto: رحمان بابا‎), was a Pashtun poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire (modern-day Pakistan). He remains the most popular poet among the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His poetry expresses a peaceful mystical side of local culture which is becoming increasingly threatened by less tolerant interpretations of Islam.

Rahman was a member of the Khalil Mohmand (Bahader Kalay) sub-tribe of the Pashtuns, a group which originally migrated from Kandahar to the Peshawar valley, from the 13th to the 16th century. He grew up in a small pocket of Mohmand settlers on the outskirts of Peshawar. Rahman ... more »

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On Knowledge

Lights in the world are those, who know,
Guides of mankind are those, who know
When looking for the road to God
And prophet, ask from those, who know
The alchemist in his research
Finds sympathy with those, who know
A desert stone will turn to gold
In company with those, who know
An ignorant is like a corpse,
Like Jesus Christ are those, who know
For by His breath the dead arose,
The saintly breath of those, who know
Those are not humans, only shells,
The empty ones, who do not know
No matter to which low degree,
REHMAN will serve the ones, who know

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