Persian poet, 1454-1535
Ahli Shirazi (1454 – 1535) was a Persian poet, who lived in Shiraz.
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- One night I saw Master Hafiz in a dream;
I said, 'O thou who art peerless in excellence and learning
Wherefore didst thou take to thyself this verse of Yazid,
Notwithstanding all this virtue and eminence?'
He answered, 'Thou understandest not this matter;
The infidel's goods are lawful spoil to the true believer!
- translated by Edward. G. Browne, A Literary History of Persia, 1909, p.225