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Mann Chalay Ka Sauda / من چلے کا سودا

4.4  ·  Rating details ·  361 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
An unforgettable spiritual journey! Undoubtedly, one of Ashfaq Ahmed's greatest works of literature. This drama will move you, inspire you, and probably even change your life.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 2011 by Sang-e-Meel Publications
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Momina Masood
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urdu-lit, plays
This book is very personal to me. It dropped into my hands from the blue sky and the fact that the heroine and I shared names, faced the same spiritual struggles, and suffered from that itch to get answers, remains a mystery to me. But she finds Irshad, whereas I have found nobody yet.

We remain stranded, for now.
A story of a sojourner, a traveler , an explorer on the path of spirituality. More than mysticism, this philosophical magnum opus is about code of life, rather about life itself. From the protagonist’s, Irshad, standpoint existence transcends. The supreme dialogues engrossed in cordial philosophy, saturated with meaning coerce an individual to seek the higher meaning of life.
For anybody interested in reading philosophical mastery to quench their thirst for spirituality must read this book. Here
Anand Krishna
This is the best ever novel in Urdu on the Theme of Tasawuff (Sufi). Its a pity that nobody has ever thought of translating this into English, wish i could do that myself, but my Urdu is not up to the mark.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
It felt good revising my 'Baba Sahba' memories.. :)

Ashfaq Ahmad is love.
God bless Noor walay..! ♥
Ammara Mirza
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There was something bout this book...
Its awesome!!!!!! No words to appreciate it ...
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I love this book and this drama. Watched this drama many many times.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sufism
A classic in true sense. When you go through such literature at your early age, you find it like some boring sermon, but the discussions in this drama really touch your soul, when you are able to make some sense and relate to it with your own life.

Like all classics of the world (like Mahabharata), most of the characters are with gray shades and are not rigidly black & white. Every character has its own point of view for his / her actions. The transformation of main character Irshad from a b
Seher Alvi
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tere mann chale ka sauda hai....
Kuch khatta or meetha.....

Ishfaq Ahmed's writings hold a beauty that someone could write a whole book in order to praise his writing , this exactly happened with me I want to write about this legendary piece of writing but running out of words but I'll try and let the goodreaders know the beauty lies beneath it.

This book revolves around an ordinary man who chooses the path of Sufis over all the worldly affairs and luxuries, On this journey, he meets several men
Muhammad Waqas
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Epic Spiritual experience to feel
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Chaly Aao
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The drama is great about getting some insight into sufi path way. However anyone looking for a way to become Sufi ,Spiritual, Faqeer or a true person. Can further look into the BOoks of Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® , there after he will not need to look any further for his spiritual guidance Allah willing. Here is the link to the free reading of the Sultan Bahu ® books .
Hassan Ali
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A tale of a person's spiritual transformation. Ashfaq Ahmed discussed the pre-requisites to get the journey started on the path of Sufism or Tasawuf. Before travelling on this way one should analyze the heart and look deep inside if she really wants to travel on this way. He discusses things related to metaphysics. The things where sufism and science overlap and the way Sufis observe things like scientists do.
Also the hypocrisy of our society is discussed as how people from different schools of
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
achi book the lkn parhny k bd kuch kmi si lgi shayd is mein mrdon ko aurton sy boht superior kaha gya hy.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
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one of the finest writings of Ashfaq Ahmad....
Kamran Afridi
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Hadir Khan
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It provoked many thoughts!
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