Thursday, June 21, 2012
Siwa Tere koi sahara naheen hai
Siwa Tere koi hamara naheen hai
There is no reliance except You
There is no one for me except You
Samandar ka sahil, paharon ka daman
Bajuz "Aah!" ke kuch sahara naheen hai
The shores of the sea, the foothills of the mountains
There is no support except for the sigh "Aah!"*
Naheen khatm hoti hai mojain musalsal
Mere bahr-e-gham ka kinara naheen hai
The continuity of the waves come not to an end
My sea of pain** has no shore
Koi kashti-e-gham ka hai nakhuda bhi
Mere moj-e-gham be sahara naheen hai
Even a ship of pain has a captain
My waves of pain are not without support
Ye Akhtar ussi ka hai jo Aap ka hai
Naheen Aap ka jo hamara naheen hai
Akhtar belongs to he who belongs to You
He does not belong to You who does not belong to me
~Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Akhtar Saheb Daamat Barakaatuhum
*"Aah" symbolizes the sigh of love and longing by the seeker for Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala.
** Pain here is referred to as the pain one feels when one is deeply in love yet separated from the lover.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
It has been a while since this blog has been updated, and I must apologize for this. I will not dwell on the reasons, though there are indeed some.
On everyone's favourite forum, there was a thread that I really appreciated. -> Signs of Allah (SWT)
It is amazing to me that nature in all its forms can be the cause of a person turning to Allah and unfortunately turning away from Him as well.
A Muslim who would have visited the Galapagos Island in Darwin's stead would have had a completely different view of things. The Muslim would see the different finches, the flightless cormorant, the marine iguana and realize the Greatness of Allah Ta'aala's power. He would realize that wherever there is a creation of Allah, there is the provision for it as well as the right tool to procure it, even in such an inhabitable place like the island.
A Muslim who watches birds will look in awe when he realizes that Allah gifted every bird a certain beak which is perfect for the kind of food it eats. Take fishing birds for example. There are about 7 different types of beaks a bird that fishes can have, yet you will not see a pelican with a kingfisher's beak and vice versa. You will not see the beak of a flamingo on an avocet. And so on.
How is it that certain animals who eat poisonous leaves will know exactly what sort of clay will counter that poison? How is it certain monkeys know that the leaves of a certain plant will keep the insects from biting them? How is it that certain animals will know exactly where to go to lay their eggs when they have only been there for a few short moments after their birth?
How is it that a baby will instantly recognize its own mother without having seen her?
It is all from Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala.