“Throw my ashes
where you will
but lest you err
I want children’s laughter
in my dead ears”
(Salim Ebrahim, from Epigrams I)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the recent passing in Pakistan of Mr. Salim-el-azhar Ebrahim, an epigrammatist, poet, essayist and a friend to Simerg. A prolific and fearless writer, he was the author of Reason! The Measure of Thought, a collection of 500 original epigrams as well as The Hourglass and the Pen – the Measures of Thought, a short booklet of original epigrams and poems, which is now out of print.
Excellence is a never ending journey to understand one’s own hazy and even
fearsome areas of the mind: needs, wants, desires, greed, jealousy, anger,
revenge, power, status, pride, arrogance, intolerance, rigidity, tyranny, violence
and battering, cruelty, sadism and masochism, lying, cheating, hypocrisy – and
the rectifying of those parts of the mind in both thought and action —
Salim e-a Ebrahim from Dialog…, see link below.
We pray that Mr. Salim Ebrahim’s soul may rest in eternal peace. We also convey our heartfelt condolences to all his family members and friends around the world.
We honour Mr. Ebrahim by providing links to numerous pieces that he contributed to this website. His comments and contributions in the formative months of this website encouraged us to create a special category for poetry.
- Salim-el-azhar Ebrahim: Epigrams I
- Salim-el-azhar Ebrahim: The Pragmatist, High in the Hindu Kush and The Samurai
- Salim-el-azhar Ebrahim: Dialog – the Concept; Excellence; Descartes You Erred; The Art of Thinking
- Salim-el-azhar Ebrahim: Islam Explained
Date posted: January 10, 2016.
We invite your tributes and reactions to this sad loss. Please click Leave a comment.
If you wish to contribute an obituary or pay a tribute in the loving memory of deceased member(s) in your family who passed away recently or in the past, please visit Passings.