What "What You Seek Is Seeking You" Means

Ms. Marvel heavily features Pakistani history and culture, even including a well-known quote "What you seek is seeking you." Here is what that means.

Ms. Marvel episode 5 transports viewers back to 1942 during the British rule of India. Aisha is separated from the MCU's newest supervillains, the ClanDestines.

She meets Hasan (Fawad Khan) while running away from the British Armed Forces and falls in love with him, eventually starting a family.

"What you seek is seeking you," Hasan quoted from a poem he was reminded of upon seeing Aisha lying in his rose garden.

Aisha's death marked the end of their relationship, which had been centred around this mantra that was repeated several times.

The inscription on Kamala Khan's bangle, “What you seek is seeking you," is a quote from the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī.

The quote specifically comes from the poem "A Great Wagon," which Hasan recites in Ms. Marvel episode 5. Rūmī’s poetry mostly dealt with the idea of an ideal, and how one could gain knowledge and live through love.

Aisha delivers the line “What you seek is seeking you” in episode 5 during critical times — both as comfort for Hasan’s doubts about the Partition and guidance for her daughter Sana before her death.

Kamala's extended family now includes her, which was only possible because both moments pushed them out of India and into safety.