Aab-e-Hayaat (Water of Life)

Anisur Rahman

Aab-e-Hayaat (Water of Life)

Anisur Rahman

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    Aab-e-Hayaat, as the name suggests, stands for the water of life which gives an eternal existence to one who drinks it. Khizr also drank this water and became eternal. That is how he came to be kown as the one who had lived the longest and travelled the most. As such, he became the eternal guide for those who had lost their ways. In Urdu poetry, aab-e-hayaat has various names like aab-e baqaa, aab-e-Khizr, aab-e-haiwaan, zalaal-e-Khizr, zalaal-e baqaa, zalaal-e-zindagani etc.

    Aab-e-Hayaat, as the name suggests, stands for the water of life which gives an eternal existence to one who drinks it. Khizr also drank this water and became eternal. That is how he came to be kown as the one who had lived the longest and travelled the most. As such, he became the eternal guide for those who had lost their ways. In Urdu poetry, aab-e-hayaat has various names like aab-e baqaa, aab-e-Khizr, aab-e-haiwaan, zalaal-e-Khizr, zalaal-e baqaa, zalaal-e-zindagani etc.

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