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December 5, 2005 / Taimur Khan

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Dear visitors,

Ghani.info has recently been redesigned. We have tried to make it easier to browse, and will hopefully keep updating it regularly.

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  1. AG / Jan 18 2006 8:11 am

    To be honest , I am very much looking forward to this website, where I expect an unbiased and purely artistic and philosophical presentation and review of Ghani’s work.

    It would be a great addition if not only literary but also philosophical reviews and exchange of Ghani’s work can be presented in here. As there are few people who can understand or even imagine the real essence of his poetry.

    Many more people will switch onto here to get a guideline to Ghani’s work.

  2. ahmad / Mar 22 2006 12:40 am

    salam.

    i am looking forward to this website. i am a big fan of Ghani khan and his poetry.
    I live in london, and it is very hard to find many pashto books here. so it will be great for people like me who want to read ghani khan’s poetry and don’t have access to it.

    good luck and keep up the good work.

  3. Ali / May 16 2006 5:49 am

    To Who it may concer,
    I am extremly happy to have the chance to write my views here on this page as a big fan of late Mr. Ghani Khan Saheeb.
    He was a legendary Pashto Poet and he is still consider as a great poet among all Pashtons across the border.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    I have recently visited this great web site and I was able to find much more then I have expected.
    I hope those who are behind this wonderful scheme should arrange more information regarding music and poetry.
    May God bless all of you.
    With Sincer regards,
    Ali From Afghanistan.

  4. Jahangir khan / Aug 7 2006 12:13 pm

    Asalamoalaikom. I am very happy to find this site about the Great Pushto poet and philosopher Ghani Khan as he is my favourite poet. I would like to say thanks to the administrator of this site.

    Yours truly.
    Jahangir Khan

  5. Nasir Khan Durrani / Aug 16 2006 9:22 am

    Greetings
    I would like to extend my appreciation to the owner of this website for designing and maintain such an amazing website. Ghani Khan poetry has inspired me personally to learn more about my mother language. He is the greatest poet of his generation. I would also like to extend my appreciation to Sardar Ali Takkar who introduce me to Ghani Khan poetry. Long Live Pukhto.

  6. Omar Khan / Sep 2 2006 4:41 am

    I am very pleased to see a website on so wonderful a man as Ghani Khan. However, I am sorry to see that the author has simply copied an interview I did with Ghani Khan some years ago, and used it without attribution on this website. If this is an inadvertent error, I understand, but if not, I doubt that Ghani Khan would approve of this kind of copyright violation. Please see http://www.harappa.com/sounds/ghani0.html for the original interview.

  7. Muhammad Ayaz / Sep 4 2006 5:54 pm

    I am an old reader of the poetry of great pashto poet Ghani Khan and that is why I am so happy to see this site> I hope and pray that very soon I will see his poetry and other collection. I appreciate the pioneers of this site as they are introducing the most ignored poet and philosopher of our time.

  8. lailoma / Sep 10 2006 9:08 pm

    i am like all the other pathans very happy for the setting up of this website. it is one other step taken in marking our identity in the world. i was hoping to find paintings of ghani khan which are still not on the website to my disappointment.
    i would also like to suggest that english translations should be written under the pashto text for those who can not read pashto.

  9. lailoma / Sep 10 2006 9:13 pm

    i am sorry. i just went back to the pages that did not open and found some paintings and translations as wel. but the paintings are very limited and their particulars are not written

  10. magickhan / Sep 18 2006 7:06 am

    Ghani Khan is a celebration of the Pukhtun spirit. Read him or listen to his poems and you will always go with something to wonder and marvel at. I wish to thank you guys for bringing this richly deserved tribute to Ghani khan. I am sure Ghani Khan’s spirit and poems will invigorate the generations of Pushtuns to come.
    I wish you Godspeed!
    Cheers

  11. sanaullah khan / Oct 25 2006 10:51 pm

    I was on cloud nine when I looked at this site which offers such good insight into the Ghani khan’s world.Unfortunately,as we all know that Ghani baba is one of the most controversial figures not only in political spheres but also in the realm of literature,nevertheless this site can and hopefully will give information to its readers about ghani baba,information that was somehow effectively kept hidden so that people and admirers may not get it.

  12. Sadeequllah Mohmand / Oct 27 2006 9:22 pm

    Well this is a very good move to develop this website about Ghani khan. I am a great fan of Ghani Khan like many other people. We would like to have more information about him and more about his poetry and other works.

    I suggest that some of his popular quotes should be put on the website (like he says 1.”Pashtun is not merely a race but, in fact, a state of mind; there is a Pashtun lying inside every man, who at times wakes up and overpowers him”. 2.”The Pashtun, are rain sown wheat-they all came up on the same day they are all the same!… But the chief reason why I love him is because he will wash his face and oil his beard and perfume his locks and put on his best pair of clothes when he goes out to fought and die”. 3. “I want to see my people educated and enlightened. A people with a vision and a strong sense of justice who can carve out a future for themselves, in harmony with nature”. )

  13. shuja / Nov 7 2006 7:04 am

    Hi to all
    my name is shuja Mohammad khan. i think it is good to see that some one made site for Ghani Khan.who was a great person for our pahkthon people.
    i like his poetry and his thinking level and the messeges about Almighty Allah.i tell u something about ghani kan when i started hearing ghani khan poetry in the voice of sardar ali takkar i dont know reach the depth of his poeatry when i started drinking then i know what he says
    like
    che nasha sham da khafala zan ouzam
    laka ouzay che tanzary day panjary na
    ma zaarkay da gham da ranga ochat shey
    laka gul purta kay sar day aderay na
    doorun wajood majbora tan makaan kay prekdam
    au da khayal pa khafaray banday sham sur
    da waam asman pa tayal karam rawan
    latawam da jawand chena da ralar koor
    da sakhi khumar sorro may pakar naday
    da za ghuram da khafal nilay laar
    da day rangena wajood khurak day
    da mastey mena da husan au dil dar

    da che zay da janan stergay khukalwama
    da chemkay dala warkum da raftar
    daa shafak da saro zan la dakuma da jamuna
    da che stergay seray kum pa kumar
    say pa ishq day jwandon teaer kay mullajaan
    day talaash day swazay duna khabar nashay
    ibbadat saray talay huray ghalmaan
    da arman khawaray kay duna khabar nashway…………….

    if any one to the reach depth he will become made like ghani khan……..
    like me………
    so ghani khan is the best …………….
    i cant exprees my feelings about ghani khan i m gonna made abt him
    i want to reach the depth his poerty its make me more and more ….. and drink alot for this.
    wat mula says that u all will go to hell if u dun give us money.mula will go directly t hell wat the hell he is talkin about Allah.i swear thay doesnt know abt Allah.they only knows how to eat from ordinary muslim.They only read bookd but dun follow it ask any mula can u kill ur self in the way of Allah. i swaer they eill not be ready they are ready for eating nothin else.Ghani khan tell us abt them very clearly………..
    there is saying abt mula in pashtu
    that one day a man bring halwa for two mula one died because of happiness and the other one was eatin and cryin…
    someone asked him that why r u cryin he replies that if i stop eatin it will leave and criyin because i m goin to die……
    acutally he dun want to leave halwa…………wat they studeid is only for halwa not for Allah..
    Ghani khan says
    toora ra wakh la toora porta kay maidan ta za
    genay dubay gay pa paytay au pa halwa kay mula…
    so they are dividing our relegion just for halwa nothin else they are creatin parties just for halwa everythin they are doin is just for halwa….. so who is goin to hell they are us…
    they will go to hell because we only worhsip one Allah………..they worship halwa halwa halwa………………..
    try wat i said keep little halwa in front of mula jaan he will come like dog…not all but most of them…
    Ghani khan explianed abt them in very depth but it must be understand but other person……..
    i know ghani khan family because wali khan grand son was studyin with me in A level and was my best frnd cuz cuz of ghani khan.
    one day we were talking abt him he told me very good story abt him
    Lavengeen says that he was giving land to a farmer free he dad khan abdul ghaffar khan came and told him that wat r u doin ghani i m giving it because i m a peace leader y u r giving he replied why u kept my name Ghani.ghani means rich and the one who gives…look it this who is giving land like this…
    i hav alot abt ghani khan which i will post on this site when i m hearing his poetry and in my suroooooooooor…………………..

  14. Asif Yousafzai / Nov 11 2006 10:59 pm

    We should follow the liberalism and secularism of Ghani Khan. We are just listening to his fine poetry but not thinking about his war against mullas and religious extremists.

    Let’s fight against all mythologies.

  15. magickhan / Nov 15 2006 4:02 am

    If the Mulla scares me of the hell, Ghani khan makes me love God,
    I want to be an athiest when i hear the Mulla, I want to embarce Allah when i hear Ghani khan sing His Praise, Ghani Khan is a sufi in the guise of disguise🙂🙂 Ghani reminds me of the spirit of Mansoor and the Prophets, he wants me to tread the path of Pakhtuns…when he hates my mosutache because it stands between my freedom and my ego and wants me to fight a battle for my beloved… I want to shun all the shakles that hold me to the bound and fly with my broken wings in search of myself…I want to love and loose my heart and get bitten and be not shy. I love flowers and birds for now I know i will wither away vanish and not be seen but here now and the present I promise I will make the garden of Eden of My beloved homeland that is called the Pukhtunistan.. Let us make a journey then and show what stuff we are made of. let us not be afraid let us stand for our rights and for our honour…..
    as when he asks and replies to his own queries are prayers a virtue or mastee holds the field and is it the making of beauty or is it the worship of beauty that counts… mara beauty is the creation of man and needs a heart that can hold oceans in a droplet… Ghani khan wherever you are and I know you can hear me if God cant bless you I Make a the call for rebellion.

  16. Maverickkhan / Nov 15 2006 5:28 am

    Ghani khan belongs to the post modernist epoch of Pukhtuns. When he thinks like we do and clothes our thoughts in simple words, that becomes his genious.
    Ghani Khan wants us to move mountains to bring forth the aspirations of our elders. He wants us to love human beings and God in the same spirit. The genius of Khan is that he will outlast his generation and his contemporarties. He is immortal like Homer and Socrates. The best in the Pukhtun can only dawn when we follow the high aspirations. He wants us to live like faqeers and aspire imprisononment to ministries. He wants us to follow Moses quest for the search of God and Jesus hut and not be ashamed of our flaws. he stands for principles because he knows that character outlasts fame and fortune. That’s why he advises us to follow Hussain and not Yazeed and be like Mansoor.
    His questioning and his complaints and his geelay from the high powers leads us to think about our frailities. There will always be new interpretations to his poetry, but his essence to think and to reflect and to question God to know why he gave us heart and mind or reason in the same kingdom will always inspire pukhtuns to know what it is that makes the foundations of true faith. And it’s a faith woven in the colours of nature and love not in medieval religiosity. Music and nightingale can lead us to Allah. So does women count for purity and love. A pukhtun always brandishes his sword for the protection of his honour and for winning his prize and his prize is always a female hidden behind veils and the mud walls of land of Roh. Ghani Khan wants us to be lions and to be the custodians of the spirit of Sher Shah and Khushal and that means a life devoted to service and to a death without the travails and fears of becoming dust. Lets embrace a death that leads to immortality fame and glory…. Lets pave the wave the path for truth and true friendship..

    (Dedicated to Mashal and Bahram the Inheritors of true legacy of Ghani khan)

  17. sakraan / Nov 16 2006 2:05 pm

    Ghani khan is my interested poet. I m thankful to u.

  18. fakhrealam hamid / Dec 6 2006 9:52 am

    ghani khan has been an outstanding figure in pashto literature.he has a unique style of poetry and he goes very deep in his poetry as a poet.his poetry is full of wisdom and reality. i m very much thankful to the whole team of this website who have tried their best to represent the poetry of the great ghani khan to the public.

  19. ALLAH BAKHASH / Dec 12 2006 12:01 pm

    SALAM I AM ALSO VERY MUCH IMPRESSED FROM ONE OF THE BEST POETS OVER ALL IN PASHTO LITERATURE.I GREET THE WHOLE TEAM OF THIS WEBSITE WHO HAS GIVEN US A CHANCE TO READ THE GOLDEN POETRY OF THE GREAT GHANI KHAN

  20. MUHAMMAD BILAL AKHONZADA / Jan 4 2007 11:37 am

    The personality which i have impressed ie the great Pushtoon Philospher and also a great poet Khan Abdul Ghani Khan Late. I Thanks all the team which introduce these kind of websites to learn about our pushto king.

  21. MUHAMMAD BILAL AKHONZADA / Jan 4 2007 11:41 am

    Great man has also Great

  22. MUHAMMAD RIAZ / Jan 4 2007 11:47 am

    “kpe o lass me sa de tasha khora da deran de
    “da asta Ghani na de da da khalko Ghani khan de.

    at the end

    margia rasha che kala de was we.

  23. Nusat Ahmadzai / Jan 17 2007 8:02 pm

    Salam.

    Zinda Bad Zinda Bad

    Great to have such a pretty website regarding such a great man. I’m proud having visited this site, and keep it up, you have my full support. Once again, zinda bad.

    tal de wee wadan Pakhtana

  24. Naib ullah Shinwari / Jan 20 2007 1:44 pm

    Ghani Khan was a great pushto poet. He wrote on true love and reality. He had always tried to go into the deep secrets of life. He has a unique position and style in pushto poetry. I warmly congratulate the whole team of this site who did their best to show Khan’s poetry to the public. His great pushto poetry is now being sung by great singers like Takkar, Gulzar Alam and many more.

  25. fida / Feb 27 2007 9:33 am

    Cheers. I do not know what people think about Ghani Khan in many aspects, but I know one thing for sure: that I trust his words and he is more meaningful than people can imagine, specially his anti-mullah stance. I support his ideas about how life and love should be. He was born in a very wrong country, but did his poetry for a perfect language. He should be considered not at the level of prophet, but somewhere close to it. God bless him. Thanks a lot for creating breathing space on the web for followers of GHANI KHAN.

  26. Colonel (R) Zahid Iqbal / Apr 20 2007 8:26 pm

    I was working on producing a music CD with unique style of Ghani Khan’s poetry. It was my desire since I was a student in Edwards Collage to work on Ghani Khan’s poetry. His verses kept me dancing on thousand tongues of flames and his concepts kept on rushing with my blood toward my heart with his sweet taste of wine. Now I have done it. The CD will be in the market within two weeks.

  27. Colonel (R) Zahid Iqbal / Apr 25 2007 2:37 pm

    In my bright day his (Ghani Khan) verses are rushing in my blood towards my heart and I am dancing on thousand tongues of flames during night his words and concepts fall like a drizzling rain upon my roof and walls.
    Colonel (R) Zahid IQBAL

  28. zahir / May 14 2007 3:52 pm

    salamalecom foto da faredun gazal de ghani khan baba zapa spain ke yem

  29. Ali Zaib / May 19 2007 1:30 pm

    Great work done here.
    I have a request if you can please consider.
    My Pashto language is not that strong that i can understand ghani khan’s peoms.
    thats why i am in search of some books where his poetry is explained.

    IF YOU PEOPLE CAN PLEASE HELP ME.

    YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL ADDRESS…

    alizaib79@yahoo.com

  30. irfan / Jun 6 2007 12:50 pm

    salaam
    pushto and pushto language zinda bad zinda bad
    i am proude that i am a pukhtun.
    i am the fan of great and mastermind poet of pushto language.

    ‘zma pa dwaro owgo nasto prekhto owleekay
    ‘ owleekay har sa chay leekay kho pa pukhto owleekay.

  31. Dr jehanger / Jun 10 2007 6:51 pm

    salam…its was the necessity of the time to establised such a website which give insight into the great legendary and dynamic philoshoper of time Ghani Khan BaBa..keep it up my best wishes are with u…
    manana

    Dr jehanger
    xian,china

  32. Hamid Khattak / Jun 28 2007 3:19 pm

    Salaam,

    Well, first of all I would like to thank the owner on making such a website on the great Ghani Khan. We pukhtoon people have so many heroes who have not had any exposure. We know them, but other people don’t. That’s why our younger generation is also forgetting these heroes. We should all contribute toward maintaining their reputation, and show them to the rest of the world as well.

    About Ghani Khan, I will only like to say these words: if we were allowed to worship a human being, then Ghani Khan is the person whom I would worship…

    Regards,

    Hamid Khattak

  33. M WAQAR / Aug 2 2007 7:30 am

    TUL DE VE PAKHTOONISTAN.

  34. jehangir khan / Aug 27 2007 8:50 am

    very nice and beautiful presentation of a great poet and phylosopher’ work which was still unseen by million of people like me. I heard a lot but never seen so many paintings and scluptures created by Ghani Khan. Well done!!

    jehangir khan
    Cambridge, ON. Canada

    • Shahid Khan / Jun 1 2010 2:03 pm

      AOA,

      I went through another good web site. http://www.awaminationalparty.org
      Found tones of info about Ghafar Khan and his family. Got some links to books as well. The one I read was “Facts are Facts” by wali khan.
      Do visit it if you havent yet.

  35. Muhammad Humayun khan / Sep 4 2007 2:48 am

    assalm-o-alakum to All
    i realy like the poetry of Ghani an want to have more knowlgde about Ghani khan,
    i realy appritiate all of them who contribute in creating of this website.

    Engineer Humayun khan yousafzai
    karachi

  36. khan muhammad / Sep 11 2007 6:04 pm

    Excellent to know about launching of this website. Thank you for this great contribution.

    His poetry is one of the few things that gives us an image of life in broader sense.

    Ghani Khan’s thoughts had no bounds. Whether it was loyalty to his homeland or love for his mortal fellow beings or Allah.

    If you conclude his poetry, its all about love. He touched on subtle issues that shape our lives with supreme honesty, however it was the immense potential of fearless love and honesty, ridicule of his own mistakes as well as people’s mistakes irrespective of their position and relation towards him that drove his aspirations eventually towards sufi-ism( to my own feeble understanding).

    We still have a lot to learn from his poetry, though after understanding it, so as to realize our shortcommings as a nation.

    I hope we all should study his poetry not for enjoyment but to learn to leave a better future for those who follow us.

    Ghani has played that role to quite a big extent during his life.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    some great pictures as well.

    best regards and thank you.

  37. azam / Oct 6 2007 2:42 pm

    salam!

    i like ghani khan so very much. he is the legend of pashto poetry.

  38. riaz ali / Jan 5 2008 7:51 pm

    sallam.da pahtoo azeem saer ta sallam.pa pahtoo jaba ka da dvee na lvey saeer nesta.ta de pata da de na hum lagoole se,jesardar ali taker ta way je zama weana kawee no pa qamees partoog ke ba razee,ganee zama weena ba na kowey.

  39. riaz ali / Jan 5 2008 7:53 pm

    Salaam.

    Ghani Khan is a great pashto poet.

  40. SALMAN KHAN S K / Mar 11 2010 12:08 am

    assalam o alaikum.

    i became very happy to find about GHANI KHAN. my name is SALMAN KHAN . I M FROM KALU KHAN SWABI.(NWFP).I m an electronics engineering student. GHANI KHAN is great. he work in all fields.please improve the website. about GHANI KHAN i can only say

    DA GHANI HO YO GHANI DA , TE PAIDA SHWE LA KAM HWA
    LEWANEY KE FALSAFI YE NA POHEGAMA PA DA

    STA SEFAT KAWALEY NA SHAM NA CHE SHI LA MA HATA
    QUDRAT POWE DEY CH QUDRAT STA DA HAR TAKI MANAA

    skyflower2003@yahoo.com

  41. Psycho Mudasir / Apr 3 2015 10:00 am

    I love Ghani khan baba he was a great philospher, and he belongs to our village charsadda
    “khudaya aqal che wo zrra d wale rakro,
    pa yo mulk ki dwa khudsara badshahan”

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