Part 1 Poem 15 (He Came to Know Himself) Summary & Short Questions

Who treated the bazaars of Egypt?

This is a reference to Prophet Joseph (A.S). He was cheaply sold as a slave in Egypt.

Why does the poet put emphasis on knowing himself?

The poet believes that one can know God only if he knows his own self. In order to be closer to God, it is essential that he should know his own self.

What makes one entangled in love?

Love is Sublime. Love is truth. If one gets entangled in love, he can reach the Sublime truth.

Why did Mansur mount the gallows?

Mansur mounted the gallows because he got entangled in love and said, “I am god”. This statement was against the teaching of islam. Therefore, Mansur Was sentenced to death.

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