what a hollow comment! and how many fallacies can you count in this statement? --- alaHazrat's poetry is not mere poetry: it is full of references from the qur'an and sunnah. as someone put it in an unguarded moment: it makes the soul to coruscate. as for ishq - is there any replacement? don't all roads lead to this path? if your short-sighted external knowledge gains proper sight, and then an insight, you will see that it is maHabbah that the sufis talk about as their ultimate goal.ay ishq terey sadqey, jalney sey chuTTey sastey jo aag bujha deygi, woh aag lagaa di hai o love, in your lieu - we are freed for less from fire ye set a spark sinew - to douse the fiery fire and one with that kind ishq will not go astray. it is this ishq which bestows knowledge that no other source can grant. in fact, it is this source which makes one to differentiate between the knowledge of animals and prophets. --- also for any of you planning to comment on the 'argument' in this thread: for goodness' sake! it is at least 7 months old.