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وَمُنْذُ اَلْزَمْتُ اَفْكَارِىْ مَدَآئِحَهٗ

وَجَدْتُّهٗ لِخَلَاصِىْ خَيْرَ مُلْتَزِمٖ

 

WA MUNZU ALZAMTU AFKAARI MADAA’IHAHU

WAJADTUHU LIKHALAASI KHAYRA MULTAZIMI

Since I have regarded it as compulsory, in writing the Praise of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), I have found a beautiful way of seeking protection.

 

Allama says that from the moment I changed my life style, I began to write about the Praises of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). I never wrote any other Poems besides this. From that moment I felt satisfied that these Praises are a powerful way of gaining Freedom. I found these moments as the best, for my place of safety.

وَ لَنْ يَّفُوْتَ الْغِنٰى مِنْهُ يَدًا تَرِبَتْ

اِنَّ الْحَيَا يُنْبِتُ الْاَزْهَارَ فِیْ الْاَكَمٖ

 

WALAY YAFOOTAL GHINA MINHU YADAN TARIBAT

INNAL HAYAA YUMBITUL AZ-HAARA FIL AKAMI

Whoever stretches his hands towards the Sacred Court of the Generous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), never leaves without being enriched. Just like when the rain falls on the mountaintops, the flowers begin to bloom there also.

 

Ghina means riches, wealth.

 

Haya meant that rain which showers everywhere and the barren lands turn green.

 

So this Couplet means: That rich person who attained this Grace and Favours from the Sacred Court of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) never has to turn to anyone else again.

 

He makes everyone rich because His Generosity is for all. Just like the rain that turns the lands green, at the same time it showers on the mountain, where the water does not stop and the flowers begin to bloom there also.

 

وَ لَمْ اُرِدْ زَهْرَةَ الدُّنْيَا الَّتِىْ اقْتَطَفَتْ

يَدَا زُهَيْرٍ مبِمَآ  اَثنٰى عَلٰى هَرَمٖ

 

WALAM URID ZAHRATAD DUNYAL LATEEQ-TATAFAT

YADAA ZUHAIRIM BIMA ASNAA ALAH HARAMI

I have no desire to earn money in writing the Praises of the Generous Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

Like the Poet Zuhair bin Salma (a famous Poet of Arabia) made a fortune by writing poems in the praise of King Sinaan bin Haram of Arabia.

 

Zuhair bin Salma was regarded as one of the famous Poet. He was known as Ashaarun Naas. His son Hazrat Kaab read Qasida Baanat Saad in the Sacred Court of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

In Washa ibn Dareed it is related that Zuhair’s family name was Abu Buhaira. He died before the Holy Arrival of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him)

 

Sal’ab ibn Abbaas states that Ameerul Moh’mineen Sayyidina Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) asked me to read a Poem from the famous Poets.  I asked which Poet? He replied: Zuhair.

 

Sheikh Muheeyuddin Ibn Arabi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) states that Zuhair possessed something special that no one else possessed. His father was a Poet. He also was a Poet. His uncle and sisters Salma and Khansa were also Poets. His two sons Kaab and Buhaira were also Poets.

 

Zuhair used to write many Qasidas, in praise of the King Sinaan bin Haram who used to reward him for it.

 

So Imam Bosairi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) writes that I do not write Praises of the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him), like Zuhair wrote, to gain rewards from the King.

 

I wrote these Praises with the hopes of attaining the Wealth of the Hereafter.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan,

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

يَآ اَكْرَمَ الْخَلْقِ مَالِىْ مَنْ اَلُوْذُ بِهٖ

سِوَاكَ عِنْدَحُلُوْلِ الْحَادِثِ الْعَمَمٖ

 

YA AKRAMAL KHALQI MAALEE MAN ALOOZUBIHI

SIWAAKA INDA HULOOLIL HAADISIL AMAMI

Oh Gracious and Noblest of Mankind! There is no one besides You, or any place where I can seek shelter, when the difficulties descend on me.

 

The Couplet is clear that besides the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) no one can help his slaves. The Holy Quran also shows the road towards this Intercession.

 

It says: When any one of you, oppresses your Souls, due to sins, then come towards Our Beloved Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). Ask for forgiveness, My Beloved will intercede for you and you will find Allah as best Forgiver.

 

وَ لَنْ يَّضِيْقَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ جَاهُكَ بِىْ

اِذَا الْكَرِيْمُ تَحَلّٰى بِاِسْمِ مُنْتَقَمٖ

 

WALAY YADHEEQA RASULALLAHI JAAHUKA BEE

IZAL KAREEMU TAJALLA BISMI MUNTAQIMI

The Shelter of Holy Prophet’s (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) Dignity and Honour will not be small for me. On the Day of Qayaamat, His Reality and Status will be exposed.

 

The Status, Greatness, Dignity Honour and Reality of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) shall be exposed, before everyone, on the Day of Resurrection. A poor and needy sinner like me, will not be left out from His Intercession.

 

Allah will call out: Pick up Your Forehead Oh Beloved One! Ask whatever you desire. When He will intercede, it will be accepted. Then why must I worry.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi.

 

 

فَاِنَّ مِنْ جُوْدِكَ الدُّنْيَا وَضَرَّتَهَا

وَمِنْ عُلُوْمِكَ عِلْمُ اللَّوْحِ وَالْقَلَمٖ

 

FA INNAH MIN JOODIKAD DUNYA WAAZARATAHA

WAMIN ULOOMIKA ILMAL LOWHI WAL QALAMI

This World and the Hereafter exist only, through Your Grace and Mercy.

The Knowledge of the Tablet and the Pen are circles of a part of Your Knowledge.

 

Whatever secrets were hidden in the first Couplet, the Commentary was given in this Couplet. It is not difficult for me, to attain Intercession from the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) because the stubbornness of this World and the rival, who is mixed with this world, are absurd. The Hereafter and everything are pieces of the Grace of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). If the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was not created, then this World and the Hereafter would not exist.

 

Jood in Arabic, is such a Gift that is granted to someone, without him asking for it or working towards it.

 

The Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) said: Whoever loves the Hereafter then this is Muhabbat-e- Azow (Stubbornness of the World).  Whoever loves the World, then this is Muhabbat-e- Zid (Stubbornness of the Hereafter.)

 

Allama points towards this Hadith that Allah says that if I did not create You, I would not have created anything. The Pen and the Tablet are a part of the Holy Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). This also is a Speciality of the Sacred Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him).

 

Lauhow Qalam

 

Lauh is a Sacred Book that is beyond the understanding of Human Being. It comes from Dignity, Pleasantness, Letters and Writing. The first thing that Allah created was the Qalam.  Allah placed 360 teeth on it.  On each tooth, He placed 360 Worlds of Wonders and this whole detail, he put into Lauheh Mah’fooz.

 

Hazrat Sheikh Muheeyuddin Ibn Arbi (May Allah shower mercy upon him) states that when Allah Ta’ala enlightened the Pen, another form was created from it, which was called Lauh. Then the Pen was ordered, to teach everything, to the Lauh.  It was granted complete Knowledge of the Beginning till Qayaamat.

 

Imam Abdul Wahan Sha’raani (May Allah shower mercy upon him) writes in Al-Yuwaaqitu Wal Jawahir that if someone asks: Can the Saints get news from this World, what the Pen has written?

 

The answer Sheikh Akbar writes in Futuhaateh Makkiya Part 168 that Yes! I am from among them, whom Allah has revealed to us. Allah informed me about the numbers of mothers, from the Knowledge of Ummul Kitaab. It is 138000 in six varieties.

 

Mowla Ya Swalli Wa Sallim Daa’iman Abadan

Alah Habeebika Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi

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