Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Haidari Wejoudi, a wise, pious, mystic and eloquent man!

Panjshir in the Mirror of Civilization

(Part Nine)

Written by:Salar Azizpour

Translated by: Abdul Ali Faiq

I (Salar Azizpour) have known Hadari Wejoudi when he was called “Hadari Panjshiri”, and had published a new book; in the name of “the Panjshir Guideline” (Rahnooma-e-Panjshir).It was clearly indicated his passion, determination and affection towards his historical birth place Panjshir.

Actually, our scholars, poets and well-known people are belonging to the world civilization, and international community. They are not related and restricted to any tribal, or place or people or race or culture or community .They are “the capital and treasure of all humanity”! .If, we introduce them ethnically, it will be a great lost for our famous people and world population accordingly.

As our great poet Mahboobeh Ebrahimi states in Women Writers at an Afghan Literary Festival in Tehran. “We hope to introduce ourselves to the world – to countries which only see the face of poverty of Afghanistan. If you travel to Afghanistan, you will see the poverty in society; however, culturally, we are a rich people. We want to promote the face that is not seen, to have our work translated and read by the world, and to change that not very positive light in which we are represented.”

Therefore, we would like to provide as much as information and details about these (great men), it is in the same time essential to introduce them locally, nationally and internationally. Especially, from Panjshir Province. Historically and mythologically and ethnically, Panjshir Province was ignored- the (high-minded men) were imprisoned in the shadow of isolation and dogmatism by the despotism regimes- and did not pay any constructive attention to our valuable personalities, that is why, we are proudly introducing and returning our (diamond minded and precious stones) into “Panjshir in the Mirror of Civilization encyclopedia” .It is the mankind heritage as well!

As we mentioned previously that, the (Panjshir Guideline Book) which was written by Hadari Wejoudi, was comprehensively explained and illustrated the different aspect of Panjshir lives.

Ghalom Hadar is son of Mullah Shafeeullah Panjshiri according to Afghanistan Persian literature encyclopedia on 3rd volume, page 354. Born in the Pansjir in 1940 to a literate family, he was educated in the works of great poets such as Jalaludin Mohammad Balkhi (Jami) from the Timurud times; indeed the whole of his life has been immersed in literature.

When he was a child there were 95,000 households in the Panjshir but only two schools and as his district was one of the poorest areas the children often curtailed their education to work on the farms. Wejoudi was in the 5th grade when he dreamed of a beautiful girl in a garden who invited him to sit by the spring and wait for her. After she climbed over the wall he waited but she never returned. He has followed her since that time. He wrote his first poem about this episode.

What were you?

You showed your face to me

And took my heart

And made me sad

After 6th grade he stopped school but continued to read and tried to understand the deeper meaning of the great literature. As a teenager in the 1950s he went to Kabul to visit the great poets of the time. At that time the literary scene was very active and the Society of Poets had just been established in the Ministry of Education. In 1964 he started to work in the Periodicals Section of Kabul Central Library, where he can be contacted today. Numerous poetry magazines were published during this period and in addition to writing for these he also started writing novels.

During Soviet times Wewdjudi continued writing to keep the Afghan culture alive. During this period many writers left and took their knowledge and skills with them. “The Soviets ruled according to their economic plans and the great thoughts of the past disappeared” he says. “Students graduated if they had the correct Soviet thoughts. Before, young boys went to the great schools like Habibia High School and studied philosophy, but now the teachers haven’t returned or have lost their skills. The Soviets brought foreign ideas into the country and the Afghans lost control of their own culture.” (*)

He was introduced, masterminded and supervised by that diamond minded such as: Sufi Ashqari, Shaiq Jamal, and Khal Mohammad Khasta, (The king of poets) Mr. Betahab, Mr.Naweed and Fakri. Meanwhile, he published several books in the name of:

  • Hashq wa Jawani (Youth and Love)
  • Rahnooma-e-Panjshir (the Panjshir Guideline book)
  • Sale-e- dar Madar-e- Noor (a year in the orbit of the light)
  • Naqshe-e-Omaid, wa Lahza ha Sabz (the rule of hope and the green moment)
  • Sahya mahrofat ( the shadow of knowledge)
  • Sowar sabz Sada( the green photo of voice)
  • Maqat tahazal (?)
  • (Shako-e- Qamat Moqawamat( the splendid of resistence)
  • Ghorbat Mahtab(the immigrant of the moon)
  • Lahza ha dar Aab Wa Aatash( the moments in the water and fire)
  • Ahwaha kabood (the blue Ho!)?
  • The time of Ghazal
  • Arghawan Hashaq( the beauty of love)
  • Robayat wa dobyata ha)

The best thing about Hadari ‘s poems is the simpilicity of the language, words,terms and vision which he used in his poems which made the overwhelming majority of poets and ordinary people very interested to read his poems.

In addition of his social and educational life. Hadari Wejoudiwas received press rewards because of his activities and contributions .It is worthy to mention that, Hadari personality is not restricted on poems, research and writings; he is a wise, agnostic pious and great individual who has been serving his country, people, society and humanity accordingly! Afghanistan, history and humanity proud to have such a great educational (SON)All branches of art come from intelligence’ says writer Haidari Wejoudi, ‘and this intelligence knows no borders between countries.


(*) The Afghanistan Cultural Profile

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