Bani Adam (the Children of Adam) and One of Shaadi’s Bayts

“Humans (lit., ‘children of Adam’) are the limbs of one/the same body,
and are from the same essence in their creation.
When the conditions of the time hurt one of these parts,
other parts will suffer from discomfort/restlessness, as well.
If you are indifferent about the misery of others,
it is not deserving to call you a human being.”

– Shaadi Shirazi

Original of the bayt:

 بنى آدم اعضاء يک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز يک گوهرند
چو عضوى بدرد آورد روزگارد
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار 

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Photo: Kobani, Western Kurdistan. Aftermath of Isis’s Siege

About Alîbeg Shaqaqi
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4 Responses to Bani Adam (the Children of Adam) and One of Shaadi’s Bayts

  1. lebkhand says:

    this was the first poem which I learned from my Iranian ostad. so it’s so nice to see that in here.

    Like

  2. lebkhand says:

    haha yes, long time no see I’ve missed here. I’m back after a long time.🙂

    Like

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