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Raziq Faani

Raziq Faani
رازق فانی
Born 1943
Kabul, Afghanistan
Died 2007
Cause of death
Resting place
San Diego
Nationality Afghan
Ethnicity Tajik
Citizenship Afghanistan
Occupation Poet & Writer

Raziq Faani (Persian: رازق فانی‎) was a renowned Persian poet and novelist from the city Kabul. He published more than ten volumes of poetry and novels in Persian.


  • Work 1
  • Career and family 2
  • Bibliography 3
    • Works by Raziq Fani 3.1
      • Poetry 3.1.1
      • Prose 3.1.2
  • External links 4
  • References 5


Raziq Faani was one of Afghanistan’s most celebrated contemporary poets, whose work is described as mystical, compassionate, and patriotic. His poems describe the suffering of the his people through decades of war, destruction, and exile.

Career and family

Faani received his primary and secondary education in Afghanistan, and earned a Master’s degree in political economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1967. He had already published his first book of poetry, “Armaghan-e Jawani”, in 1966. Returning to Afghanistan, it was only following the Soviet invasion that he returned to literary work. His second work, the novel "Baaraana" was published in Kabul in 1983. In 1987, with the situation in Kabul worsening, he published a selection of political satire entitled “Ameer e Ba Salaheyat” (Competent director). He left Afghanistan in 1988, and lived with his family in San Diego, California. His nephew is the Afghan singer Ahmad Shah Hassan. He died on 22 April 2007 at age 63, in California.


Works by Raziq Fani


  • ARMAGHAN-E-JAWAANEE (Collection of poems) Kabul Afghanistan 1966.
  • PAYAAMBER-E-BAARAN (The Messenger of rain: a selection of poetry). Kabul, Government Printing Press, 1986.
  • ABER-WA-AFTAAB (Collection of poems) California 1994.
  • SHEKAST-E-SHAB (Collection of poems) California 1997.


  • BAARAANA (Novel). Kabul, Government Printing Press, 1983.
  • AMER-E-BA SALAHEYAT (Competent director: a collection of satire). Writers' Association of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan 1987.

External links

  • in English


  • Afghan Poet Raziq Faani’s Life and Works Celebrated, Embassy of Afghanistan in the United States of America: December 2006.
  • Rariq Fani biography:
  • Celebrated Afghan poet Ustad Faani passes away. Lalit K. Jha, Pajhwok News, 25 April 2007.
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