Thursday, November 28, 2013

How to become a Lover of Rasul Allah (s.a.w)

Hazrat Ibn Abdullah Ansari (r.a) narrates that he asked the Prophet RasulAllah (s.a.w), “What was created first?”

Rasul Allah (s.a.w) replied: “The first thing that Allah created was my Noor with his own Noor, before anything else. The Noor was floating about and travelling wherever Allah wished. Then Allah wanted to create everything, so he split the Noor into four parts. With the first He created the Pen, with the second he created the tablet of destiny, with the third he created the Arsh, and He split fourth into another four.

With the first of that, He created the angels that would carry His throne, with the second He created His throne, with the third He created the rest of His angels, and He split the fourth into another four.

With the first He created the Heavens, with the second the planets, with the third he created paradise and hell, and he split the fourth into another four.

With the first of that he created the Noor of the Mumin’s eyes, with the second he created the Noor of the Mumin’s hearts and with the third he
created love…”
(This Hadith has been narrated by Hazrat Abdul Razzaq (r.a), in his book Fatawa-e-Hadithia, page 289.)

It is clear from the above Hadith that the Rasul Allah (s.a.w) Noor is manifest in all of creation. The universe was dark before it was illuminated by the Noor of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) .The Noor of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is manifest even in the sun. The sun never sets; it is always shining somewhere. And the people whose eyes have been blessed by Allah the almighty can see the Noor of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) present in the core of the sun. All the miracles of nature are under the command of the Rasul Allah (s.a.w).’

Oh Jibrail, how old are you?”

He replied: “I do not know. But I know this much that there was a star in the fourth heaven that used to shine after every 70,000 years and I have seen that star 72,000 times.”

On hearing this Rasul Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “By the honour of Allah the almighty, I am that star!”

70000 x 72000 = 5,040,000,000 (five billion, forty million) years. That star that shone for billions of years before creation – is it not shining now?

Imam Qastalani (r.a) writes that when Allah the almighty created Hazrat Adam (a.s), Allah put in his heart: “Oh Allah, why is one of my names Abu Muhammad?”

Allah told him to raise his head. When he looked up, he saw a Noor and he asked: “Oh Allah what is this Noor?” Allah the almighty replied: “This is the Noor of a Prophet from among your descendents. His name in the heavens is Ahmad (s.a.w) and on the earth Muhammad (s.a.w). If it was not for him I would not have created you, nor would have I created the heavens or the earth.”

Whoever learned to live, learned to live because of Rasul Allah (s.a.w). Whoever got something or received something, received it because of Rasul Allah (s.a.w).

There is no blessing in any gathering that does not have his name mentioned in it. The remembrance of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is the sole reason for the beauty of this world. The excitement and the exhilaration we feel in this world is because of Him (s.a.w).

If someone insulted Allah the almighty, Allah may choose to ignore the person’s indiscretion. But if someone insulted the Habib of Allah (s.a.w) He will never ignore this.

When the people of Salih (a.s) hamstrung the camel of Hazrat Salih (a.s), Allah the almighty did not tolerate this and destroyed them. The people of Salih (a.s) hamstrung the camel of Salih (a.s) and Allah destroyed them all. But the people had been denying the existence of Allah the almighty for a long time before they hamstrung the camel.

The punishment came because they insulted the Prophet of Allah – by killing his camel. Allah the almighty did not tolerate this. Then consider this – what about insulting the Habib of Allah, Rasul Allah (s.a.w).

To say again and again, by calling out their names that the Prophets can’t do anything and don’t know anything is inexcusable and disrespectful.

This is like standing in the presence of the King and saying that the King’s minister is nothing, has no authority and can do nothing – declaring that all the control is the King’s hand. To say this in the presence of the whole court of the King is something the King will not tolerate. It is true that in the presence of the King, nobody has any authority. But inspite of this, asserting that the minister cannot do anything is an insult to the King. It is the King who has given the authority to the minister. Hence, to deny the authority of the minister is to deny the authority of the King.

Likewise it is Allah who has given the authority to the Prophets (a.s) and to deny this in His presence is not only an insult to the Prophets (a.s) but also an insult to Allah the Almighty.

And understand this as well! The love of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is higher in status than the obedience of Allah the almighty. You may be obedient to Allah but might not love Rasul Allah (s.a.w). But if you truly love Rasul Allah (s.a.w), then you will be obedient to Allah the almighty.

Obedience can be without love. For example, a servant may be obedient to his master but that does not mean he loves his master. It is quite possible that the servant may obey his master but when he meets with other people he is disrespectful to his master. But a lover can never criticize his beloved. If this is true for an ordinary lover and his beloved – then how can we even dare to criticize and question the best of creation, the one who has no faults, the embodiment of perfection Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

Whenever anyone was gripped with misfortune, he escaped his calamity through remembrance of Rasul Allah (s.a.w). Do you think that Allah the almighty can ignore the remembrance of His beloved? No never!

Everlasting contentment and exhilaration in the love of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is drinking a glass full of His love. If this glass was for sale, we would sell everything to get it. What are crowns and thrones – we would sell our souls to get this one drink of the love of Him (s.a.w).

Oh the King of Beauty (s.a.w)! Neither to listen, nor to say anything but simply waste away and remain engrossed in your love. Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is the best life in this world. Our sayings, if based on true love, in praise of Rasul (s.a.w) are above shirk. Our condition is pitiable; we do not even have the words that can justify the magnificence and splendour of Rasul Allah (s.a.w). How can we, the worthless statues of clay, adequately praise the Habib (s.a.w) of Allah the almighty?

Ya Rasul Allah (s.a.w)! If we sacrificed our wealth, our lives, our souls for you – even then we would not have fulfilled the rights of Your love. To sacrifice everything for you is what love truly is.

Without Him (s.a.w) what Jannah is that? To wither away in the search for Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is better than paradise. Without finding Him (s.a.w) there is no comfort what so ever. This sort of shirk we do every day – and neither do we refrain from it and nor will we avoid it.

The author, Babaji Sarkar Alayhi Rahma, says if according to some people, Allah the almighty will command me to be thrown in to the fire of Hell for the crime of loving Rasul Allah (s.a.w) – then this humble servant with his heart full of love for Him Rasul Allah (s.a.w) will jump in to the fire of Hell with no fear whatsoever! To be in the fire of Hell with His love Rasul Allah (s.a.w) is a lot better than going to paradise without Him. And understand this as well – no fire can ever overcome the Noor (Light) of Rasul Allah (s.a.w). The love of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) will cool the fire of Hell – and this is such a strong part of my Iman that no reasoning and no amount of argument can ever change it.

What you think will get me thrown in the fire of hell – for me it is the key to paradise. It is possible that on the Day of Judgment, Allah the almighty may not forgive the one who prayed five times a day. But there is no doubt that the Ashiq E Rasul (s.a.w); lover of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) will undeniably be forgiven.

Hell fire is haram for the lovers of Rasul Allah (s.a.w). The fire of hell can never burn the true lover of the beloved of Allah, the almighty and neither will Rasul Allah (s.a.w) be able to bear seeing his lover in the fire of Hell.

You have everything but the love of Rasul Allah (s.a.w) – it is as if you have nothing.

O my Master, Rasul Allah (s.a.w), may my soul be sacrificed for you! This world is in existence because of your one smile. This world and all that is in it has been decorated just for You. You are the sole purpose for the whole of creation.

Ya Rasul Allah (s.a.w), your one look of affection is enough for my whole life. Ya Habib Allah (s.a.w), we do not have the words to justify your magnificence. This is the reason why we are silent. Whenever somebody called out to you Rasul Allah (s.a.w), You never turned him away.

Ya Rasul Allah (s.a.w), hear our call now as well! We desired but were unable to do. Our last wish is that we come walking on our heads and sacrifice our lives for you (s.a.w)!’

May Allah the almighty grant us the true, authentic and sincere love of Rasul Allah (s.a.w)! Ameen Ya Rabb.

By Hazrat Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali Al-Ludhianiwi (Quddisa Sirrahul Aziz)

(Source: www.seekerofthesacredknowledge.wordpress.com)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Hindu Aashiq-e-Rasool !

This is quite an old incident of a man in India. His name was Dillo Ram. He was a very famous Hindu poet. 

One day his fellow hindus said, "Oh Dillo Ram, whats wrong with you, are you gone mad? you are a hindu and how come you praise the Prophet of Islam???". Dillo Ram sighed and said, "Please dont stop me, I have fallen in love with Bibi Fatima's baba!"

He wrote many poems in praise of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w), and one went like this. He says:

There is no condition that you have to be Muslim to love prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).
If somebody hides the sun and moon in his lap,
If someone with their hands picks the stars collects them!
If somebody lifts the entire treasure's of the world and puts it on his hands,
And then if somebody asks me what do you want?
Do you want sun, moon, stars, the entire treasuere of the world?
Then I shall say that all I want is to put the shoes of Muhammad (s.a.w) on my eyes!!

His naats caused uproar amongst Hindus, that one of the most famous Hindu poets of his time was doing this!!

His love got unbearable and increased as each day passed. He one day put a chain around his neck and feet and stood in the middle of Delhi Bazaar and said, "Listen, listen, oh my brothers and sisters, listen, oh my fellow humans, listen!!!"

He stood on a high place in the market and shouted from the top of his voice; 

"YA MUHAMMAD (s.a.w)!!,
Yes Muhammad (s.a.w) is the love of Allah,
Muhammad (s.a.w) is the first and only Love of Allah,
If Allah loved you,
He loved you because of His Beloved!!
Muhammed (s.a.w) is the Sultan!!
He is the greatest of the greats!!
he is the King of kings!!"

He actually done this on a regular basis, it is said people even stoned him, and he would come home covered in blood! Despite all this, he would continue proclaiming the name of Muhammad (s.a.w).

His death approached him in later life, and he was in a very poor condition, and everyone knew he was breathing his last breaths! And all of a suddenly Dillo Ram got up and ordered for all of his relative to stand too.

Dillo ram started reciting the poetry he had written, with his head lowered; ALLAH O AKBAR! The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) had come to a hindu!!!

Dillo Ram fell to his knees and said "what brings you, Oh my Beloved ?" The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) said, "Listen, malaikul maut (angel of death) is approaching and I cannot bear to see my naatkhawn (reciter of naat) go to hell, so I urge you read the kalima (testimony of faith) and become muslim and I shall take you to heaven on the day of reckoning"

Dillo Ram read the kalima and hence became a Muslim from the source of Islam! He then said "Ya Rasoolallah (s.a.w), now that you have made me Muslim, can you give me an Islamic name?" and he was named KAUSAR ALI KAUSARI..
SubhanAllah.. what a beautiful name!

(Source: www.naqshbandiya.com)

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Prophet of Islam

The crown of creation set with richest gems 
Diamonds and rubies in value beyond ken 
Unequaled in brilliance, unique of kind 
Are thou, O great Prophet! to all mankind. 
Truthful by nature and of most saintly men, 
All called thee the Trusty, the Al-Ameen, 
Most loving to children, courteous to all, 
To animals, tender, alike to great and small, 
Never on earth a nobler soul has trod, 
Never had another showed a truer way to God. 
O sweetest flower that ever on earth did bloom, 
Matchless alike in divine beauty and perfume, 
O whitest lily that human eyes have seen, 
O loveliest rose that in the world had been. 
All nature join in homage, all men adore 
Thee who brought light to a dark some world, 
Thee whose teachings are as a necklace of pearls 
Which when worn does radiant beauty impart, 
Adding luster to body, soul and to heart. 
Ya Rasool-Allah! our dearest friend and guide, 
May God's eternal blessings with thee abide. 
From the Arabian deserts thou surrounded thy call 
To the worship of God, the Lord of all: 
From the Arabian deserts thou taught mankind 
Now the truest knowledge of God to find. 
Thy words flew as lightening the whole world around 
Of Truth and Light they did fully abound, 
And nations, acknowledging the power of their sway, 
Did find and follow the most truthful way. 
In the wake of thy words true piety did spring, 
And great knowledge and virtues did truly bring. 
Never on earth a better soul was born, 
Never the world did a purer soul adorn. 
Man was fast sinking in idolatry and sin 
When thy great mission did first begin. 
Then in place of darkness thou Light did give, 
And taught mankind the noblest way to live; 
And reformed the world as never before, 
And unique blessings on it did bestow. 
Praise be to Allah for this favor divine 
In sending thee the wicked world to refine, 
Search the world though we may find from pole to pole 
While the great ocean of time does onward roll, 
A more perfect Prophet never can we find 
Than thee who, thank God, gave Islam to mankind 
O Rasool-Allah! my homage I make to thee, 
O Nabi-Allah! my love I tender thee, 
My life, my all, for thee I gladly give, 
Thy divine messages shall with me forever live 
My love for thee no bounds does know, 
In my heart thy memory shall ever glow 
May Allah shower His choicest blessings on thee 
May Allah grant thee peace for all eternity.
(Ameen)   

-Anonymous poet

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Love of the Prophet

Without love of the Prophet none reaches Allah,
He who is not the Prophet's is not Allah's.
In whose eyes there is an absence of LOVE,
He shall never behold the beauty of the beloved.
Belief is incomplete without the Prophet's LOVE,
Any monotheist shall never a Muslim be.
Prayer, alms, fast and pilgrimage all done,
alas, then too, I can never be a Muslim.
Until I am sacrificed to the honour of Mustafa (صلى الله عليه وسلم),
God Witness - my belief shall never attain perfection.

(Extract from the booklet EXCELLENCE OF MEELAD-UN-NABI  compiled from the Muslim Digest South Africa by Atif Sabri)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Beloved

What words are there to reflect
The beauty of my Beloved
The fishes in the sea and the 
Angels in heaven, send salutations of respect.
In honor of my Beloved.

What perfume can compare
To the fragrance of my Beloved.
Nightingales spin a song of yearning.
The butterflies dance through the air.
In admiration of my Beloved

The echoes of love from Medina,
Float in the gentle breeze.
Remembrance of him,
In the swaying of the Trees.
The hymns of praise,
In the rustling of leaves.
Each expressing their
Love for my Beloved صلى الله عليه وسلم

(A poem posted by JULAYBIB in sunniforum.com)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Separation

My body is dissolving in your separation,
And my soul is breaking into piece, Ya Raulallah.
Due to my sins, my heart is weak and becoming enticed.
Ya rasulallah,
When you pass by me,
Then even in my immense poverty, ecstatically,
I must sacrifice my soul on your blessed sandal,
Ya rasulallah
I am drowned in the taste of your love,
And the chain of your love binds my heart,
Yet I don't say that I know this language (of love) Ya rasulallah.
I am worried due to my misdeeds;
And I feel that my sins have blackened my heart Ya rasulallah.
I am in distress, I am in distress, I am in distress! Ya rasulallah
When you spread your hands to intercede for the sinners,
Then do not deprive Jami of your exalted intercession.

                 -Allama Jami (r.a)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ya Sayyidi.....

Ya Sayyidi, cast a kind glance upon our sickly faces,
Just for a moment, just for a moment Ya Sayyidi,
May our tongue wherever Allah wills to place us,
Be moist with Salawat on you Ya Sayyidi.

When I say these words of blessing upon you,
I know that billions of others say with me,
In chorus we send with utmost respect to you,
Salutations of peace Ya Sayyidi.

I open my heart and pray that it be cleaned,
So that the words of blessings on you Ya Sayyidi,
Can reach the heavens at a quicker speed,
That my heart may speak them day and night Ya Sayyidi.  

(Anonymous poet)

The More I Take Muhammad's Name

The more I take Muhammad's name,
The sweeter it seems to me.
Who knew before that in this name
So much of honey could be!

For the honey of this very name,
The bee of my mind doth hum and flirt.
And for the love of this very name,
I have lost my hunger and thirst!

Dearest to me is this name,
Which, like Majnun, I take;
And the nightingale sings
In the rose-bower of my soul
For this name's sake!

For this very name I roam
And wend my way in life:
For this very name I do discard
Even the kingly throne!
May this name, ah God! This blessed name
My mind perpetually pervade!

-Kazi Nazrul Islam

Respect for the Name ‘Muhammad’ in the Court of SayyidinaʿUmar (r.a)

Once, Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) was going somewhere when he heard an individual rebuke someone with the words, ‘This Muhammad is like this; he is corrupt, he has perpetrated such and such an act.’

Upon hearing these words, Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) stopped and gathered everyone together, before announcing, ‘From today, do not name anyone Muhammad! Why? Because every time a person named Muhammad does something bad, I cannot tolerate him being rebuked by anyone with words like “Muhammad stole” and “Muhammad committed a wrong”. Hence, do not keep this name!’

This was agreed as a future guideline, but what about the many individuals who had already adopted this name before that day? Concerning them, Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) said, ‘Change their names too!’

He then asked, ‘What is your name?’
The man replied, ‘Muhammad.’
Immediately, Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) changed it to Abd al-Rahmān and said, ‘If you perpetrate a wrong, I will not be able to tolerate the display of disrespect towards this name (Muhammad).’

Consequently, a man was sent to the tribe of Banū ṬTalhah where seven to nine people bore the name Muhammad. The messenger of Sayyidunā Umar (r.a) relayed the message given to him and ordered that the name Muhammad be changed. Upon hearing this announcement, the leader of Banū ṬTalhah chuckled and remarked, ‘Return and impart the message to the Leader of the Believers that I myself am named Muhammad, and that the Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم himself blessed me with this name.’

As soon as Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) came to know of this, he said, ‘From today onwards, my order is suspended. If the Messenger of Allāhصلى الله عليه وسلم himself has chosen and sanctioned the name Muhammad for people, then who am I to oppose it?’

May Allāh Most High endow us with the same level of deference and courteous regard that Sayyidunā ʿUmar (r.a) exhibited in that he could not tolerate any wrong being attributed to the name Muhammad. May Allāh Most High bestow us with true love for the Noble Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

(Source: The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad as reflected in lectures lectures on Sahih Bukhari by Shaykh al Hadith Mawlana Yusuf Motala; page 17)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Your love decides

How can you live in this world,
If you don't know something about love.
Everyone cares for something,
Everyone even loves something.

This world of Haqq,
Holds a hundred thousand loves,
Look deep within yourself
To see which one is worthy of you.

On the one hand is the love
Of the compassionate, merciful One,
On the other is the love of satan, the rejected. Your love decides
What you are worthy of.

The Prophet Muhammad
Fell into such love here,
His witness was the angel Gabriel,
His Beloved was the Creator.

Mustafa's companions were ‘Umar,
‘Uthman and ‘Ali, and
The greatest of them
Was Abu Bakr, the truthful one.

When Muhammad, the joy of the universes, Ascended to heaven on mir'aj,
He asked God, Haqq,
For blessings on his followers.

Yunus, this is the truth given to you,
How shameful it would be
If you were to look again
At all that you saw before.

(Translation of a beautiful poem by Yunus Emre)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Longing for Madina

For how long will longing remain in my heart for Medina?
For how long can my restless heart sigh: ah! Medina!

May I die in Medina and let my grave be in Medina;
Carry me to my grave for I am desirous of Medina!

Come; sit yourself in my heart for it is the sublime heavenly throne;
But if you wish, my bosom could become Medina!

O Lord, my heart craves for Yathrib;
O Lord, my mind is melancholic for Medina.

O eye of imagination! It is enough for you that
Seated at home, in my sight appears Medina!

O God! Saa`il (the poet) yearnings are constant day and night;
At every moment, my heart contains passion for Medina!

(Translation of an Urdu poem written by Saa'il)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم

If the body of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم had not been born,
Allah would not have created the world.

The whole world was created for the sake of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم.
Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم is the father of the whole world.

Prophet-hood ended with Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم.
There are no prophets after Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم.
 
The light of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم was in the world;
Before there was even a notion of Adam and Eve.

Though created last in body;
In reality he is the first of all.

Do not consider him God. He is truly a man.
All good qualities are really His.

Whether prophet, saint or sinner;
Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم is the guide of them all.  

Those who have accepted the religion of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم,
Are heaven bound; both the sinner and the pious.

Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم is the guide of the lost,
The walking stick in the hand of blind.

If there is any light, it is obedience to Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم.
Besides this, there is no other light in the world.

Muhammad is the helper of the helpless;
The remedy for every suffering person.

I (Rahman Baba) am a sweeper at Muhammad’s صلى الله عليه وسلّم gate, May god not separate me from his door.

Poem by Rahman Baba.

Monday, November 4, 2013

يا خير خلق الله محمّد صلى الله عليه وسلم


Muhammad – noblest of the Arabs and the non-Arabs,
Muhammad – best of all those who walk upon two feet.

Muhammad – most expansive giver of all good things,
Muhammad – the master of excellence and generosity.

Muhammad – crown of the Messengers of God, without exception,
Muhammad – in speech and word the one most true.

Muhammad – his substance watered by light,
Muhammad – a light still shining from before eternity.

Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم .

Muhammad – to mention him brings refreshment to our souls,
Muhammad – praising him is a duty upon all people.

Muhammad – a master, whose virtues bring delight,
Muhammad – the Most Merciful fashioned him from grace.

Muhammad – the flower of the Creator, and His elect,
Muhammad – pure beyond all suspicion.

Muhammad – this world was made delightful by him being sent,
Muhammad – he came with signs and with wisdom.

Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم .

Oh you, the best of Allah’s creation,
Oh the beloved one to Allah,
Oh the prophet of Allah,
Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم .


Qasidah al Muhammadiya - Imam Sharafuddin al Busiri
(Translation credits to baharemadinah.com)


My Lord, forgive me and my parents, the muslim men and women, the believing men and believing women - living and those who passed away.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Madinah

Whoever has longing for Muhammad in his heart,
Wherever he be, he is in Medina.
Even the roses do not possess such a fragrance
As there is in your sweat, kind sir!
Noble sir, the wealth [resulting] from obedience to you
Remains in the treasuries of Muslim hearts.
Thinking of you is a part of faith;
Pleasure lies in drinking from the goblet of [Your] love.
Qamar, whoever does not possess love of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلّم,
He is neither among the dead nor the living!

(Translation of an Urdu poem written by Qamar)

Friday, November 1, 2013

How can I praise you, Oh Beloved....

There has come a sign from the unknown that I should praise Ahmad صلى الله عليه وسلّم
Friends, neither in my pen nor tongue is there the ability or capacity for this.
My mind and speech are perplexed: if I am to recite, what should I recite?
How can I praise him who is loved by God himself?
This pride, my dignity, they rely on your being,
The outcome of my life is but a spark of your love.
He is the prophet, entirely mercy, consoler of the community;
He has been so kind to us that [out of embarrassment] we can hardly raise our heads.
No one in this world shares in pain and sorrow like him;
O soul, after God, refuge lies in his being.
May my na`t be accepted and I be allowed to enter his presence:
Whether it be a revelation of the holy door or a vision or a glance.
I would sacrifice heart and soul if I have the good fortune of his presence;
My soul would be in ecstasy, the sign of [true] desire.
My prayer is that on the day of resurrection, my master should say to me:
Nuri, what is this fear? Surely you are not unprotected.

(Translation of an Urdu poem written by Nuri)

Ya Mustafa...

Free from sorrow, O Mustafa
To you I plead, O Mustafa

May destiny not trample me,
May I not be disgraced, O chosen one.

May my tongue constantly utter your name,
May my heart remember you always, O chosen one.

May I never abandon the way of virtue,
May It never become one of tyranny and injustice, O chosen one.

May God bestow on me the courage
That I may fulfill His commands, O chosen one.

May I remain, on the Day of Judgment, [nothing but],
A seeker of assistance from your essence, O chosen one.

May a glance of your favor fall on him,
So that Dagh may remain happy, O chosen one.

(Translation of an Urdu poem written by Dagh)