Archive for the ‘Special Moments’ Category

Kya Maheena hai Ramadan
August 31, 2007

My first Urdu Poem……

Kya Ala maheena hai Ramadaan,
Jis mai Khuda nai shuru kiya Apna akhri Paighaam,

 Kya Shaan wala maheena hai Ramadan,
Jis mai Rab ki rahmath barasthi hai subhau Shaam,

 Kya Barkathau wala maheena hai Ramadan,
Jis mai virdh hautha hai Allah he ka naam,

 Kya Pyara maheena hai Ramdaan,
Jis mai fana hau jathai hai sab Ghulaam,

 Kya Ibadathau wala maheena hai Ramadaan,
Jis mai din raath para jaatha hai Rab ka Kalaam,

 Kya Sahaulthau wala maheena hai Ramadan,
Jis mai jal jathai hai shaythaan kai sab Kaam,

 Kya Meeta maheena hai Ramadan,
Jis mai khoob Aashiq parthai hai Darud aur Salaam,

 Kya Khoobsurath maheena hai Ramadaan,
Jis mai Aqa dua jahan kua mila Quraan,

 Kya Kamal ka maheena hai Ramadaan,
Jis kailiya hau ja’u mai Qurbaan,
Jis kailyia dhaidhu mai apni Jaan.

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The Night Journey
August 13, 2007

Amidst the Dark,
Jibra’il came with the Buraaq,
To begin the journey of Miraj,
For Muhammad was to become Sahib-at-Taj.

This was the Journey of a man inspired by the Divine,
A man, who among other men would brightly shine,
This was the Journey through an endless night,
A night that froze in time when a traveler came in its sight.

The earth became speechless by witnessing this,
And watched motionless, humbled and still,
The Prophets had all gathered at Baytul-maq-dis,
Waiting for their leader with God’s will,

The best of creation appeared before them,
One who they took a covenant with in the past,
When they saw the most beloved of their Lord they said;
Peace and Blessings be upon You O First, O Last.

That was the Prophet’s salutation,
Then came the time for the blessed congregation,
Who would lead other than Rahmathal-lill-alameen?
Him in front, all others behind Khatham-mann-nabiyyen.

There after Imam-Al-Ambiya chose to depart,
For it was time to meet the Love of his heart,
He was taken up and beyond Samaa,
In Allah’s remembrance he was Fanaa
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He went through each heaven,
One by one he passed all seven,
Thus he reached Sidratul Muntaha,
The furthest Lote tree near Jannatul Almawa.

Fakana Qaba Qawsayn,
‘Until he was but two bow-lengths away’,
‘Aw adna’ ‘Or even closer’
Was Imam Al Qiblatayn.

Ma zagha albasaru,
‘His eyes did not sway’,
‘Indeed He saw his Lord’,
Walaqad raahu.

The Lord said;
‘Peace be upon you O Messenger now it is you and I’,
He replied;
‘Peace be upon Your righteous servants for them I shall intercede and cry’.

Explanation of non-English terms used

Buraaqa winged creature which carried him from Makka to Masjid al Aqsa

Sahib-at-Taj – the one crowned on the night of Mi‘raj.

Baytul-maq-dis – another name for Masjid Al Aqsa

Rahmathal-lill-alameen – Mercy to the Worlds

Khatham-mann-nabiyyen – Seal of the Prophets

Imam-Al-Ambiya – Leader of the Prophets

Samaa – Sky

Fanaa – A state of annihilation

Sidratul Muntaha – The Furthest lote tree mentioned in the Quran

Jannatul Almawa – Garden of eternity

Fakana Qaba Qawsayn – Quranic ayah meaning ‘Until he was but two bow-lengths away’

Aw adna – Quranic ayah meaning ‘Or even closer’

Imam Al Qiblatayn The leader of the two qiblas,

Ma zagha albasaru Quran ayah meaning ‘His eyes did not sway’

Walaqad raahu – Quran ayah meaning ‘Indeed He saw his Lord’,

Only if they could tell us
August 4, 2007

Only if the moon could have spoke to us,

To tell us how it felt when it obeyed it’s beloved,

That moon that was given the command,

To split itself in two,

To show the rejecters that indeed it’s master is true,

Yes this was a miracle,

But the moon was only a servant of a greater miracle,

This was a sacrifice in the name of the miracles of miracles,

A sacrifice the world witnessed when it glared above,

This was a symbol of the Moon’s deepest love,

A love that sparkled the time it saw a supreme beauty,

A beauty that dissolved its laws of nature to fulfill its duty.

 

Only if the sun could have broke free from its silence,

To tell us about its experience when it obeyed its master,

That sun that was given the order,

To bring itself back,

To allow a sincere servant to get back on track,

Yes this was a miracle,

But the sun was only a servant of a greater miracle,

This was an offering in the name of the miracles of miracles,

An offering acknowledged by those who realized the sun was turning,

This was a sign of the Sun’s yearning,

A yearning that shone the moment it saw a superior light,

A light so powerful that it dazzled everything in its sight.

The Day you were born
August 4, 2007

The day you were born changed the world for ever,

With the greatest of pearls mankind was gifted,

That day I can forget never,

From a dark & deep hole people were lifted.

 

No mother had given birth to someone as handsome as you,

It was as you were created to your will,

Your majestic words are full of wisdom and always true,

Your love is ever living, the whole world does it fill.

 

That day the earth must have rejoiced,

For the best of creation had landed on its dust,

The one who is exalted, noble and just.

 

The day your presence revived this dying planet,

 Is the cause for all other days,

You being among us is a sign,

 For the world entering into its final phase,

Everything will happen just as you said,

Until the final hour is upon us,

 A time which mankind will dread.

What would our state be if you are not there?

No doubt we would be in great despair,

Then how fortunate are we?

That you will be there occupying the praiseworthy station,

Ready to intercede for your nation.

 

Endless peace be upon the day you were Born,

This day I shall always adorn,

Amidst those who tell me that I should mourn,

Endless blessings be upon the day you were Born.