Hafiz Saheb passed on there was apparently disagreement as to how he should be buried. Many of the orthodox Muslims objected to the content of his poems with their emphasis on love and drinking wine; references to human beauty. To resolve the conflict it was agreed they would use his Divan. The many poems were divided into separate verses and placed in a container. A young child was asked to pull one out at random. The verse that was pulled out is the last verse of ghazal number (W-C 60) in this edition.
O from the shrouded corpse of Hafiz, pray do not walk away,
For all the sin he is wrapped in, yet he goes to paradise this day.
To general agreement he was formally buried in the Islamic way as a Muslim.
About this book vi
Technical Notes xi
Glossary 1 Some Symbols 313
Glossary 2 315
Some books related to Sufism 331