First Couplet ابي القلب الا ان يكون متيما حليف غرام بالنبي مهيما Click Here to hear it My heart adamantly rejects all else and is besieged with yearning and being, enamoured with love and ardent longing for the Prophet. The Prophet(SAW) is referred to as Qiblatil Qulub in Sufi terms. All pious hearts turn toward him(SAW). Qurán 9:24 stated, Say, if it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline; or the dwellings in which ye delight ARE DEARER TO YOU THAN ALLAH, OR HIS MESSENGER, or the striving in His cause; then wait until Allah brings about His decision; and Allah guides not the rebellious.
Second Couplet ابيت بليل التم سهران منشدا لدكر الدي قد طاب بدءا و مختما Click Here to hear it.. I spend the entire night wide awake and alert composing songs and poetry for the, one who is completely pure from the beginning (of his life) to the end (of his life). The Holy Quran 68:4 describing the prophet(SAW) said, And Lo! Thou art of best character. The hadith Not vanity, Im the best of mankind
Third Couplet اساجل فيه الورق ليلي و جيرتي نيام و جفني كالمدانب مغرما Click Here to hear it. I am recording my poem in my night vigil while my neighbours are, asleep and my eyelids are shedding tears like falling rain.. The sweet hours of the night when neighbours are all sleeping is sacrificed by Sheikh(RA) to record poems in the love of the prophet(SAW), the love that couldnt allow him to sleep. Safwan ibn Qudama said "I emigrated to the prophet and went to him and said, 'MESSENGER OF ALLAH, I LOVE YOU' He said, 'A man is with the one he loves'" Sunna of Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, page 23
Fourth Couplet انظم دراللفظ في دكر وصفه و احسن بوصف البدر درا منظما Click Here to hear it. I compose the verses in proper order by mentioning his attributes and description, what can be better than eulogizing the precious moon? Narrated Anas(RA), the prophet said, "WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL BE WITH ME IN THE GARDEN Quran 3:31 says, Say (O Muhammad, to mankind & Genie): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is forgiving, Merciful
Fifth Couplet محمد مفتح الفتوحات سيد وخاتم سلك الرسل ختما مقدما Click Here to hear it. Muhammad (SAW) is the key to success, (my) Master the seal of the Messengers, while he is also their predecessor and leader. Quran 48:1 says, Lo, we have given thee(Muhammad) signal victory(over everything). Quran 33:40 says, Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the seal of the Prophets; and Allah is aware of all things.
Sixth Couplet به نال كل الانبياء منالهم به زينت الحضرات وقر و عظما Click Here to hear it. Through him(SAW) all prophets(ASA) achieve their goals, And through him(SAW) Divine Presence was beautified and adorned, so exalt and venerate him. Quran 33:46 says, And a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light. The prophet(SAW) lead other Messengers of God in observing some cycles of prayers, on the night of ascension in Bayt Al-Maqaddis indicates his leadership role of the remaining Messengers.
Seventh Couplet رسول من المولي و ءادم لم يكون ويبقي رسولا داءما ومعظما Click Here to hear it. He(SAW) was Messenger from God, when Adam was not (even Created), And will remain forever magnified and greatest Messenger of God. Prophetic Hadith says, I am the first Prophet to be created and the last to be sent. The prophet(SAW) said, I was a prophet while Adam was still between the spirit and the body. The prophet(SAW) said, I was a prophet while Adam was still between water and clay. Narrated Ali bn Al-Husayn from his father from his grandfather said that the prophet(SAW) said, I was a light in front of my Lord for fourteen thousand years before He created Adam. Fadhaílil sahaba 2:663 #1130 Quran 26:218 says, Who seeth thee when thou standest up.
Eighth Couplet فنشءته كنزية الحق وحده لداك اتانا قاسما و مقسما Click Here to hear it. He(SAW) emerged as a unique treasure of the Absolute Reality (God), And He(SAW) manifests before us as The Distributor and The Distributed. The Prophet (SAWS) said, I am the distributor while Allah is the One Who Gives. (Sahih al- Bukhari). Quran 59:7..And whatsoever the messenger giveth you take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth abstain( from it). And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in reprisal. Allah in Hadith Al-Qudsi says, I was a hidden treasure and I wished to be known, so I created a creation(Muhammad) then made Myself known to them, and they recognised Me. Allah in another Hadith Al-Qudsi says, Were it not for you (O Muhammad), I would not have created the universe.
Ninth Couplet فءاي جميع الرسل ءاي محمد فمنه اليه كل شان معمما Click Here to hear it. The virtues (and miracles) of all the Messengers of God is sourced from that of Muhammad(SAW), All (Gods) affairs are originated from him(SAW) and returned back to him.. The author himself said in another write ups, Moses(AS) striking rock and 12 fountains of water gushing out is a great miracle. But naturally water used to come out of rocks, but Muhammad(SAW) placed his finger in a container and water keeps on gushing out until men and camels drink to their satisfactions. Mirat documented about 300 major miracles of the prophet(SAW) not done by any prophet(AS). For more on miracles of Muhammad(SAW) visit http://www.sunnah.org/history/miracles_of_Prophet.htm http://www.sunnah.org/history/miracles_of_Prophet.htm
Tenth Couplet مواحب رب العرش طه محمد و رحمته و هو الرحيم فاكرما Click Here to hear it. He is The Gift from the Lord of the Throne, (he is) TaHa, (he is also) Muhammad (SAW), He(SAW) is His mercy, and he (is called) Rahim, so lets honour him(SAW).. Quran 21:107 says, We sent thee not save as mercy to all worlds. Holy Quran 9:128 says, There hath come unto you a Messenger, (one) of yourselves, unto whom aught that ye are overburdened is grievious, full of concern for you, for the believers full of pity, Merciful. From the above verse, three divine names were also given to Muhammad(SAW) by God Himself; Azeez, Rauf and Rahim.
Eleventh Couplet بشير ندير مقسط و هو قاسم جواد كريم باسط الكف منعما Click Here to hear it. (He is) The informer of Boom and the Warner of Doom, and (he is) an Equitable Distributor, The noble and Profuse philanthropist (whose philanthropy ) touches Everyone.. Quran 33:45 says, O Prophet (Muhammad), Lo! We have sent you as a Witness, and a Bringer of glad tidings and a Warner.
Twelfth Couplet مقفي امين و هو في الرسل مجتبي حبيب اله العرش بدءا و مختما Click Here to hear it. (He is) A Paragon, Trustworthy and the best out of the Messengers of God He(SAW) is the beloved to the Lord of the Throne, the first and the last.. Holy Quran 47:33 says, O ye who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger. And render not your actions vain.
Thirteenth Couplet و ابيض يستسقي الغمام بوجهه به نار ليل الجهل ادا كان مظلما Click Here to hear it. (He is) A white cloud cover, in which profitable rain is sought by his countenance, By him(SAW) the dark night of ignorance is glowed.. The holy Quran 48:28 says, He it is who hath sent His MESSENGER with the guidance and the religion of truth, that he may cause it to prevail over all religion. And Allah sufficeth as a witness. The holy Quran 62:2 says, He it is who hath sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own, to recite unto them His revelations and to make them grow, and to teach them the scripture and wisdom, though heretofore they were indeed in error manifest. Narrated Anas bin Malik:Two of the companions of the Prophet departed from him on a dark night and were led by two lights like lamps (going in front of them from Allah as a miracle) lighting the way in front of them, and when they parted, each of them was accompanied by one of these lights till he reached their (respective) houses. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 454
Fourteenth Couplet قلوب جميع الخلق احيا بنوره و السنهم احيا فزكي و علما Click Here to hear it. The hearts of all (intelligent) creatures live (spiritually) by his halo, And their tongues live purified and made (to speak) knowledgeable (by him).. The holy Quran 49:3 says, Lo! They who subdue their voices in the presence of the messenger of Allah, those are they whose hearts Allah hath proven unto righteousness. Theirs will be forgiveness and immense reward.
Fifteenth Couplet و والله لا تلفي لاحمد ثانيا فاحمد فرداجوهر لن يقسما Click Here to hear it. By Allah, Never was the like of Ahmad(SAW), For Ahmad is a single and indivisible Jewel.. Narrated Jabir bn Mutim Allah's Apostle said, "I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected there after; and I am also Al-'Aqib (i.e. There will be no prophet after me)." Bukhari Vol.4 Book 56 Hadith #732.
Sixteenth Couplet عليه صلاة الله ثم سلامه مع الال واصحب الكرام دوءالنما Click Here to hear it. Upon him(SAW) shall be the blessings of Allah and divine peace, And on his family and noble companions.. The holy Quran 33:56 says, Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.
Seventeenth Couplet فان تسءلون عن حبيبي و سيدي فطه حبيب الله ما الغير ماوما Click Here to hear it. If you were to ask me Who is my beloved and master, (I will answer) Taha, the beloved to Allah, none but he alone.. Safwan ibn Qudama said "I emigrated to the prophet and went to him and said, 'MESSENGER OF ALLAH, I LOVE YOU' He said,'A man is with the one he loves'" Suna of Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, page 23 Abu Hurairah reported Allah's Messenger as saying,"THE PEOPLE MOST LOVED BY ME FROM AMONGS MY UMMAH WOULD BE THOSE WHO WOULD COME AFTER ME BUT EVERYONE AMONGS THEM WOULD HAVE THE KEENEST DESIRE TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF ME EVEN AT THE COST OF HIS FAMILY AND WEALTH" Muslim, book 40, hadith #6791
Eighteenth Couplet فوقتي و ساعاتي صرفت لدكره صلاة و مدحا منه قد صرت جيلما Click Here to hear it. All my time and moments are spent in his memory, (Saying)salat (to him)and extolling him, through these I became exalted in my time.. Narrated Anas(RA), the prophet said, "WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL BE WITH ME IN THE GARDEN Narrated Abdullah bn Hisham(RA): we were with the prophet(SAW) and he was holding the hand of Umar bn Al-Khattab(RA), Umar said to him. 'O Allah's Apostle! You are dearer to me than everything except my own self.' The prophet(SAW) said "No, by Him in whose Hand my soul is, till I am dearer to you than your own self." Then Umar said to him 'However, now, by Allah you are dearer to me than my own self' The prophet said 'Now, O Umar.' Bukhari Vol 8, Book 78, hadith # 628
Nineteenth Couplet فمن رام دركي في اشنياق نبينا فقد رام امرا مستحالا محرما Click Here to hear it. Whosoever wishes to compete with me on intense love and yearning for our prophet(SAW), He has indeed wishes for something impossible and unattainable.. This is because Sheikh(RA) was blessed with Fana(Annihiliation) in the love of Prophet(SAW); when Sheikh(RA) visited the holy Rawdah, he wept in love of the prophet(SAW) bitterly and he achieved fana fir Rasulullah. His soul departed the body and plunged into the infinity of love of Rasulullah(SAW). Allah blessed the body with Baqa to live the remaining years of sheikh(RA) but the soul never return nor look at the body FOREVER.
Twentieth Couplet كمن رام مسك البدر يوما باصبع و من رام عودالامس يوما وايوما Click Here to hear it. Just as (it is impossible) to hold a day-old moon within ones fingers, Or (as impossible as to) bring back yesterday to be today.. Can one then hold a day-old moon within ones finger? Even though a day-old moon seems so small. Nobody can love Rasulullah(SAW) like sheikh(RA) to the blowing of the trumpet. Can one turn today to become yesterday, so it has already been decreed Baye(RA) has no equal in this time for his unequal love to the Messenger of Allah.
Twenty-First Couplet كمن رام درك الوصف قد اكثروا و لاكنهم قد غادروا متردما Click Here to hear it. Or Just as (it is impossible) for whoever wishes to cover his (SAW) excellent qualities, Many have tried (doing that) but leave it (the excellent qualities) uncover.. Out of enmity unbelievers and hypocrites tried to conceal the excellent qualities of the prophet(SAW), but all their efforts are futile. A Christian author listed 100 famous men that ever lived on Earth and mentioned Muhammad(SAW) as the first this is due to excellent qualities of Muhammad(SAW).
Twenty-Second Couplet فءاثرت حب المصتفي دون غيره و لو ام كلثوم و لو كان مريما Click Here to hear it. I chose the love of Mustapha(SAW) over the love of anyone else, Even if it is Umm Kulthum and even if it is Maryam.. Narrated Anas(RA), the prophet(SAW) said,"Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetnessof faith: 1.THE ONE TO WHOM ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLE BECOMES DEARER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 3. Wh hates to revert tp disbelief as he hates to be thrown into the fire" Bukhari Vol. 1, book 2, Hadith #15 Umm Kulthun is the 11 th daughter of Sheikh(RA), he preferred the prophet(SAW) over her. Maryam is the name of 1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th daughters of Sheikh(RA) but the prophet(SAW) is dearer to sheikh(RA) than all of them.
Twenty-Third Couplet فوالله ما في القلب حظ لغيره فغير رسول الله ليس لتعلما Click Here to hear it. By Allah, there is no space in my heart for anyone except him(SAW), For (My heart) knows no one but the Messenger of Allah(SAW). Narrated Anas(RA), the prophet(SAW)said "None of you will have faith until HE LOVES ME MORE THAN HIS FATHER, HIS CHILDREN, AND ALL MANKIND." Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 2 Hadith #14
Twenty-Fourth Couplet اشار الي مزن فسال مسرمدا و ادا رام مسك الماء امسك ملهما Click Here to hear it. He(SAW) pointed to a cloud and rain begun to fall heavily, And when he(SAW) wishes the rain to stop, it instantly stopped dropping.. This miracle is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 115:, when a Bedouin asked the prophet(SAW) to pray to Allah, let rain fall for crops are drying. The prophet(SAW) on pulpit, prayed and before he brought his hand down cloud gathered and water started dripping from his beard; and before he came down from pulpit rain started falling. Rain continued to fall for seven days. On the next Friday, the same man asked the prophet(SAW) to pray let rain stop as water is everywhere. The prophet(SAW) raised his hand saying beside us and not upon us; and anywhere he pointed his hand rain stopped and the cloud clear away.
Twenty-Fifth Couplet و انا قريشا عببوه و صغروا و شق له دا الجو بدرا معظما Click Here to hear it. When the Quaresh mocked and belittled him(SAW), The moon was split into two as great miracle(As demanded by them).. The Quareish tribe of Mecca came to the prophet(SAW) and asked him to exhibit a miracle if he truly is a Messenger of God. The demanded the moon to be cracked. The prophet(SAW) prayed and the moon cracked into two. Quran 54:1 confirmed this event of the splitting of the moon. Abdullahi bn Masúd reported saying We were along with God's Messenger at Mina, that moon was split up into two. One of its parts was behind the mountain and the other one was on this side of the mountain. God's Messenger said to us: Bear witness to this
Twenty-Sixth Couplet و ردت له شمس بعيد غروبها واد كدبوا قد انزل الحق محكما Click Here to hear it. The sun was returned for him after it has set, And when they disbelieve him(SAW), the truth was revealed to judge(between them).. Another miracle, the sun after setting was made to come back as the Prophet(SAW) prayed and asked Allah to do that. This miracle is known as Radd Al-Shams. Narrated Asma bnt Umays(RA) that revelation was being received by the prophet(SAW) while his head was resting on the lap of Ali bn Abi Talib(RA). As a result he could not offer the Asr prayer as the sun had set. The prophet(SAW) then asked Have you offered your prayer O! Ali! He replied No! The prophet(SAW) supplicated O! Allah! He was in Your and Your prophets obedience Make the sun return for him. Asma used to say I had seen the sun setting and also seen it returning(rising) backwards after it had set Transmitted by Imam Tabrani.
Twenty-Seventh Couplet و هدم احزبا برمية كفه فيا عجبا من رمية حين مدما Click Here to hear it. He(SAW) destroyed the confederates(hostile army) with pebbles and dust thrown from his palm, How amazing handful of pebbles and dust destroyed (an army).. In the battle of Badr, the Prophet(SAW) carried a handful of pebbles and dust and threw at the hostile confederates, the dust was seen in the eyes of all the soldiers numbering more than a thousand. The pebbles struck each hostile soldier. The holy Quran 8:17 confirmed this miracle. The plain where battle of Badr was waged as it stands today.
Twenty-Eighth Couplet هدي الله اقواما بنور ظوارق وبالسيف يهدي البدر من كان اجرما Click Here to hear it. Allah guides many people with the light of his miracles, And the stubborn ones were guided by the sword on Badr.. A shepherd has taken sheep to graze when a wolf snatched one and ran away. The shepherd followed the wolf until he almost catch up with it, then the wolf turned round and speaks saying, Allah has given me this as my food and you want to take it away from me. The shepherd stood amazed and said a wolf talking. The wolf said, What is amazing is you who didnt know about the Messenger of God The shepherd then went to the Messenger and became Muslim. The notorious Quareish troop attempting to attack the prophet(SAW) in the newly established Islamic state of Medina suffered a defeat from the hand of the Muslim army. Seventy were killed and seventy captured as POW, from the Quareish troop.
Twenty-Ninth Couplet يفيد علوما فاءضات و مغنما يبيد جيوشاللضلال عرمرما Click Here to hear it. He(SAW) continuously spread abundant knowledge, And concurrently annihilates sources of misguidance and errors.. The knowledge spread by the prophet(SAW) turned Arabian Peninsula to lead the world in civilization, he turned the barbaric tribes of Arabia into civilized people. He cleared away all dogma, superstitions and paganism.
Thirtieth Couplet فعم هداه الارض كرها و طاعة فعرب و عجم ارشدالكل عمما Click Here to hear it. His message of guidance prevailed on Earth with or without human efforts, The Arabs and the non-Arabs are guided similarly.. The message of Islam prevailed in all corners of the Earth inspite all efforts from its enemies who are restless when the message is spreading. From the onset of the message of Islam, it clears away tribalism and racism. The Muezzin of the prophet(SAW) was Bilal an Abyssinian slave. The message was able to bring the universal brotherhood based on equality of its members.
Thirty-First Couplet وحتي اتانا الدين والعلم والتقي ولله شكر بالنبي محتما Click Here to hear it. Until the religion (of Islam), (its) knowledge and piety reached us, To Allah be all praises for sending the predestined prophet(SAW). The religion spread and reached our continent, Africa and penetrates its land and reaches our door steps.
Thirty-Second Couplet و قد صرفنا المسلمون و عندنا ءايمة علم صالحون تكرما Click Here to hear it. And we found ourselves Muslims and among us are, Sages and righteous of highest calibre.. Islam is a birth right. Any child is naturally born a Muslim, after attaining the age of puberty one either continue to exercise his birth right and live as Muslim, or revert to another religion.
Thirty-Third Couplet و فينا رجال سابقون و عندنا للاقطاب ختم هبه كنزا مطلسما Click Here to hear it. Among us are Men that keep the flag flying and also The (Great) seal of Poles - The Mysterious Treasure.. The seal of the Poles is the seal of the saints and the concealed pole, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani(RA), the patron saint (Wasilat) of Tijjania Sufi Order.
Thirty-Fourth Couplet صلاة و تسليم علي طه احمد و ءال و اصحاب صراطا مقوما Click Here to hear it. Peace and blessings of Allah shall be on Taha, Ahmad, And on his family and companions who are themselves straight path.. Taha is another name of the prophet(SAW). It was one of the combination of Haruful muqattaát which mysteriously was mentioned in the Holy Qurán. Only Allah knows the fullest meaning of these combination, but Quranic commentators have made an attempt to explain it. They said Ta stands for Tariq and Ha to be Huda; join together gives Tariq Al-Huda (The path of guidance) and thats the prophet(SAW) himself. That explained why the author completes by saying who are themselves straight path.
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