A Radiant Missing Star Of Lahore City

  • Dr Rizwana Naqvi Lecturer, Govt Associate College for Women, Jalalpur Sharif, Jhelum
Keywords: Lahore, Masood Saad Salman, Ghaznavi, Qaseeda, Poetry, Poet, , Ameer Khusro, Chronology, History, 11th Century


Masood Saad Salman was a great but unfortunate poet of Lahore. He saw the ruling period of six Ghaznvi sovereigns but passed almost 20 years of his life in prison faultlessly. Masood was a genius of his era who suffered a lot of adversities but didn’t give up, rather than these calamities embellished his art. His ancestors were related to Afghanistan & Middle East but he was born in the lap of Punjab’s heart the ‘Lahore’ so feels like an amorous & loving son of this soil in his poetry. He was the choicest poet of encomium (Qaseeda) yet he has practiced in all pieces of poetry but his afflicted odes which are called ‘Jassiyat’ are masterworks. His encomium and ‘Jassiyat’ are not only a masterpiece of poetry but also become authentic sources of history by their chronology, another special aspect of these ‘Jassiyat’ is the love for r homeland where the poet pulsator like Blackbird in the detachment of his homeland Lahore. His poetry has such artistic qualities that it has bewitched not only the east but western poets & critics are also admirers of him especially prof Brown and Eliot who have translated his poetry and written books on his great art. In Urdu literature he has considered the foremost poet of the Urdu language on the account of Mohammad Oofi and Ameer Khusro however his Urdu Deewan is not available. This article throws light upon the life and art of Masood Saad Salman.


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Ameen Ahmad Ghazi. Haft Iqleem. Tehran. 1010 AH. P 554

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Ibid. P 511

Ibid. P 87

Ibid. P 620

Ibid. P 729

Ibid. P 40

Ibid. P 731

Ibid. P 604

Ibid. P 734

Abu al-Faraj Nasr bin Rustam, who, like Mas'ud, was a resident of Lahore and had court influence. This man became jealous of Mas'ud's growing closeness to the sultans and his fame and continued to provoke Sultan Ibrahim against Mas'ud. Sultan Ibrahim imprisoned Mas'ud. Some of the narrators, deceived by the name Of Abu l-Faraj, have described Abu al-Faraj Rofi as the enemy of Mas'ud and have used the following verse of Mas'ud:

ابوالفرج شرم نامدت کہ بجہد

بچنیں حبس و بند افگندی

(Dewan e Masood Saad Salman. P 635)

But later research proved that "Abu al-Faraj" here does not mean Abu al-Faraj Rufi, but Abu al-Faraj Nasr. Because Abu al-Faraj Al-Rufi has been praised by Mas'ud in one of his stories and has adopted a manner of respect for him. which is referenced in the text.

Masood Saad Salman. Dewan e Masood Saad Salman. P 281.

Ibid. P 280

Ibid. P 493

Ibid. Preface.

Ibid. P 455-56

Ibid. P 122

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Ibid. P 46

Ahmad Bin Mahad Kallati. Moonis al Ahrar. Qalmi Nuskha 411. Ali Garh: Molana Azad Library. P 281.

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Ahmad Bin Mahad Kallati. Moonis al Ahrar. P 106

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Ibid. P 58

How to Cite
Dr Rizwana Naqvi. 2022. “MASOOD SAAD SALMAN”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 4 (2), 173-95.