A Comparative Study of Elucidations of Ghalib's Mystical Poetry


  • Dr. Afzal Hameed Associate professor Urdu Department G C University, Faisal Abad
  • Khalil Anjum PhD Scholar, Department of Urdu, Govt College University, Faisalabad


Ghalib, Mystical verses, religion, interpretation, comparison


Ghalib’s mystical verses are very important for understanding his religious thoughts. Usually, these verses are complicated to explain.To understand his religious philosophy; many expositors are trying to perceive this and have given their interpretations. So, a comparative study of these explanations is also a very important in order to more and more suasion the theories of Ghalib.This article will be reviewed a critical and comparative study between those commentators who have chosen the mysticism of Ghalib. In this regards, three interpretations will be given more importance which are as follows, ‘Ghalib aur Wahdat ul Wajood’, ‘Phalsphy e Ghalib’ and ‘Ghalib aur Tasawuf’.” 


Altaf Hussain, Hali, “ Yadgar-e- Ghalib”, New Delhi: Ghalib Institute, 1986, p 74

Ghalib, “Diwan-e- Ghalib”, Edited By : Hamid Ali Khan, University of the Punjab, Lahore,1969 , p 50

Ahmad Raza, “Phalsaphi Ghalib”, Lucknow: Matbooa Press, 1973, 42

Habib-ul-Nisa Begum, Dr,” Ghalib and Wahdat-ul-Wujud”, Bangalore: Urdu Library, 1971, p 47

Muhammad Mustafa Sabri, Syed,” Ghalib or Tasawuf “, Delhi: Educational Publishing House, p 57

“Phalsaphi Ghalib”, p 43

“Ghalib and Wahdat-ul-Wujud”, p 47

” Ghalib or Tasawuf “, p 64

“Ghalib and Wahdat-ul-Wujud” p 47

” Ghalib or Tasawuf “, p 73

“ Sharh-e- Diwan Ghalib” Lucknow: Al-Nazir Press, 1916, 53

“Ghalib and Wahdat-ul-Wujud”, p 53

” Ghalib or Tasawuf “, p 19



How to Cite

Dr. Afzal Hameed, and Khalil Anjum. “A Comparative Study of Elucidations of Ghalib’s Mystical Poetry”. Zaban-O-Adab, vol. 13, no. 2, Jan. 2021, pp. 161-73, //zabanoadab.gcuf.edu.pk/index.php/1/article/view/20.