URDU: تصوف کا سلسلہ نقشبندیہ کاظم خان شیدا کی شاعری کے تناظر میں
Naqshbandi Sofi order in the context of Kazim Khan Sheda’s Poetry
Kazam Khan Sheda (1125 H - 1194 H) is a stalwart literary figure representing the tradition of Pashto classical poetry. He is known as a poet of Sabk-e-Hindi (Indian style of poetry) introducing new metaphors and similies with a peculiar in-depth style in pashto poetry. Apart from his poetic diction sheda was a keen observer of scattered ingredients of the vast universe in order to depict his environment, social issues and other human values in his poetic thoughts and to serve the society with the help of his deep observation and artistic approach. Humanism peace, harmony and divine love usually remained a bright dimension of sufic thoughts and mystic tradition. A number of poets related to oriental sufi background followed the said tradition in their thoughts and poetry. Similarly, Kazam Khan Sheda too was a practical sufi and a strong follower of that mystical tradition. Naqashbandi (Silsila) is a prominent and popular sufi order in Hindustan (India) mystical scenario. Our poet and sufi Kazam Khan Sheda were a strong follower of that sufi order and remained a practical individual of that spiritual way under the supervision of his spiritual guide Hazrt Mir Masoom Shah (RH). Sheda followed that spiritual path in his poetical thoughts as well. This article deals with the mentioned mystical heritage of the sub-continent and Sheda's practical journey in mysticism in the context of Naqash Bandi sufi order.