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Nalayn Pak

Posted: July 23, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Miscellaneous
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Nalayn Pak.

Poem In Praise Of The Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him By Shaykh Yusuf Nabhani (Allah have mercy on him).

When the British still ruled India there lived, in Delhi, a well-known Hindu poet by the name of Dillu Ram Kausari. Now, this poet, though a Hindu, wrote encomiums and poems [na’at] in praise of the Prophet MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam(upon him be
blessings and peace.) He became famous for writing such poetry and his poems became well known to such an extent that it scandalised his fellow Hindus who accosted him and said, “Dillu Ram, what is the matter with you? You have disgraced the name of Hindus! You are a Hindu and yet you sing praises of and write poetry praising the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamof the Muslims?”
“Do not stop me”, answered Dillu Ram, “for I am forced to write such poetry.”
“Who or what is forcing you?” his fellow Hindus asked.
“I am forced by my love,” he cried. “I have fallen in love with the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!”
“How can you, being a Hindu, fall in love with the Muslims’ ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam?” they asked, perplexed.
To this Dillu Ram replied, “’Love is not forced it just happens’”.
“How much do you love the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamthen?” they asked him, still astonished that one of their own could love the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam. To this Dillu Ram wept like a lover departed from his beloved and recited a poem of his. He said:
Kuch ‘ishq e MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallammein nahin shart e Musulman!
Hai Kausari Hindu bhii talabgaar e MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!
Allah re! kyaa raunaq e bazaar e MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam
Ke Ma’bood e Jahan bhi hai kharidaar e MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!
Being a Muslim is not a condition for loving MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!
Kausari, the Hindu, is also a seeker of MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!
By Allah! How delightful is the bazaar of MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam
For the Lord of the Worlds is also a buyer of MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!
They left him in disgust. The poetry of Dillu Ram became more widespread and one quatrain, in particular, shocked the entire community in India, both Muslims and Hindus. In this quatrain he imagined himself on the Day of Judgement and wrote these words, which were published (as were many of his other poems in various Urdu monthlies) in a Urdu magazine called “Maulvi” which was printed in Delhi.
This was the controversial quatrain:
Rahmatulilalamin kay Hashar mein maana’ khulay
Khalq saari Shaafa e Roz e Jaza kay saath hai
Laykay Dillu Raam ko jannat mein jab Hazrat gaye
Ma’loom huwa kay Hindu bhi Mahboob e Khuda kay saath hai!
The meaning of “Mercy unto the Worlds” became apparent on Judgement Day:
The whole creation is with the Intercessor of The Day of Acquittal
When the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamtook Dillu Ram with him into Paradise
It was known that this Hindu too is with the Beloved of God!
This quatrain scandalised both Hindus and Muslims! It annoyed the the Hindus who objected to his continued praise of the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamand it scandalised the Muslims who were angered by the sheer audacity of this Hindu to speak like that about the Day of Judgment! How can a Hindu go to heaven? they asked.
Undeterred by this criticism, Dillu Ram continued most of his life to sing the praises of the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamalthough he never became a Muslim and remained a Hindu. It is also said that Dillu Ram, delirious with his love, would sometimes stand in the middle of the bazaar in Delhi, put chains around his neck and feet and shout at the top of his voice to all passers-by, “MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam! MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam! MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam! Yes! MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamis the Beloved of God! MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamis the first and only Beloved of God! If God loves you, He loves you because of His BelovedSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam!” Some people even stoned him and he would often come home covered in blood but he was totally lost in his love of the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam(peace and blessings be upon him!)
As he got older, his fame as a poet (and infamy) spread and when he became seriously ill it was reported in the various literary magazines throughout India including in “Maulvi”. It was reported in this magazine that when he was on his deathbed, seriously weakened and surrounded by well-wishers, friends, family, and admirers of his poetry including many other poets, he was so weak he couldn’t leave his bed. Strangely, he continued to stare at the door and after a while his face brightened and he got up and stood on his feet and hands-folded, asked all those gathered there to also stand up. Astonished his intimates asked him, “The one whom I have spent my whole life praising has arrived! The blessed Father of Fatima salamun alayha MuhammadSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamis here, visiting me! And I have not even accepted his religion! How generous my belovedSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamis!” Weeping, he began to converse with the spirit of the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamwho said to him, “Dillu Ram! Your time is almost upon you. Azraelalayhis ‘salamis almost here! I do not want anyone who has praised me like you have to go to the hellfire! I wish to take you into Paradise with me!” Weeping Dillu Ram recited the Kalimah (Muslim Credo) and then said to the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam, “Master! You have taught me the Kalimah now also give me a Muslim name of your choice! I can feel The Angel of Death is almost upon me!” The ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamgave him the name Kausar Ali Kausari. After that the fortunate former Hindu poet passed away. Verily we are from God and unto Him is our return!
His name has become famous amongst traditional Sunni Barelvi Muslims of the Subcontinent as a lover of the ProphetSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamwho attained a blessing only given to God’s chosen few—the vision of the BelovedSalla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallamwhilst in a state of waking!
May God give us all the love of Dillu Ram Kausari! Amen.

“One who learns hadith but not fiqh is like a chemist who makes remedies but doesn’t know what they can cure.” ~ Imam Abu Hanifa

Kashmiri Couplet Third

Posted: July 4, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Kashmiri stuff

“Shah-i-Deen’asﷺ makaan Madina’as manz
Aashiq’an jalwagar chu seenas manz
Naaw Ahmadﷺ timan chu bar aflaak
Ba Muhammadﷺ alam zameen’as manz.”
– Kashmiri Naat Shareef
While The Master of Deen is in Madina
Yet he resides in the chests of lovers
In skies he is hailed as ‘Ahmad’ﷺ
And he is known as ‘Muhammad’ﷺ by the ones on earth.

“Yemi wati pakaan soan Sardaarﷺ
Temi wati yiwaan mushik’in daar
Mushik seeth parznov Rauz-e-Mahshar
Kyah chu soan mushik-daar paygambarﷺ.”
– A Kashmiri Naat Shareef
(Through whichever way our Masterﷺ walks
The whole path becomes fragrant due to himﷺ
On the day of reckoning we will recognize him from his fragrance
See the grandeur of our fragrant Nabiﷺ)
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“When RasoolAllahﷺ walked down a road, anyone who happened to pass
along the same road knew RasoolAllahﷺ had been there due to hisﷺ fragrance.”
Khasaais Al-Kubra : Imaam Jalal-ud-din Suyuti, v.1, p.142

Kashmiri Couplet

Posted: July 1, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Sayings

“Mohabbat tyuhund’uiﷺ Waajib zaan
Yass ni aasi mohabbat su chu Shaytaan
Mohabbat raestyan kari ni nazar
Muhammadﷺ Mustafa chu paigambar.”
– A Kashmiri Naat
(Know that the love for himﷺ is Waajib
One devoid of love for him is Shaytaan
He won’t even cast a glance at the ones without love
Muhammadﷺ the Chosen One is the Messenger)