ek :taraf jibriil aataa hai ek :taraf laataa hai kitaab
ek :taraf pinhaa;N hai dilo;N me;N ek :taraf paidaa hai ((ishq

1) from one direction, Gabriel comes; from one [other] direction he brings a book
2) in one direction it is hidden in hearts; in one [other] direction it is manifest, passion



jibriil [var of jabra))iil]: ''Servant, or man, of God'; the archangel Gabriel'. (Platts p.375)

S. R. Faruqi:

[SRF discusses both this ghazal and the previous, formally identical one, {1658}, together in {1658,1}.]

He has again expressed the themes used in




But now, by using the theme of Gabriel and Revelation, he has composed a verse in praise of the Prophet [na((tiyah shi((r] with a strange style.

For the coming of Gabriel (because he can't be seen by anyone) is an example of the hiddenness of passion. (The Prophet was the beloved of the Lord, and the Lord was his beloved. The beloved's letter comes to the lover in such a way that the Messenger remains concealed, but the message arrives.)

Thus if the coming of Gabriel is a proof of the hiddenness of passion, then the book brought by him is a proof of the manifestness of passion. If one wants to use a mystical theme, then this is how to do it!



I have nothing special to add.