Hum aakhirat ke raahi

Dunya se jee chura kar
Uqba se dil laga kar
Apnon se door ja kar
Khoon-e-jigar jala kar
Hum dey chaley jahan mein tawheed ki gawahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Tariq ki payrawi mein
Pas qadmiya bhula kar
Kooday te saahilon per
Hum kashtiya jala kar
Be-noor ghatiyon ki
Hum se jhati siyahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Rabb se kiya tha waada
Jannat ka tha irada
Marne ki justujoo thi
Jeeney se bhi ziada
Taslees ki safon mein
Hum se machi tabahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Haasil jamhooriyat ka
Insan ki taraqi
Arwah ka tanazul
Abdan ki taraqi
Hum cha to sakte thay
Lekin na hum ne chahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Ik shehr-e-be-aman mein
maskan raha hamara
Be-khanuma sahi per
Hum na thay be-sahara
Hotey nahi hai tanha
Allah ke sipahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Pehley bhi uthey tufaan
in europi nadiyon se
Jang-e-saleeb jari hai
Aaj bhi sadiyon se
Afghan se bhi lekin
chooti na kaj kulahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Ishrat se kaisey guzrey
Jab deen pe aanch aaey
Yeh sar hon dosh per kyun
Yeh jaan kyun na jaey
Haqq janchta hai kisne
Kaisey wafa nibahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Hum Rehmat-e-jahan ke
Peyro hon narm kho ho
Nafrat ke dasht-o-ban mein
Ulfat ki justujoo hon
Hum ummat-e-Nabi (salallahu alayhi wassalm) per
Ho Rehmat-e-Ilaahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

Jis ja kahey shariat
Hum sar bakaf wahan hon
Haqq rauk de jo lekin
Ruk jaein hum jahan hon
Hum ko na ho gawara
Islam ki tabahi
Hum aakhirat ke rahi

– Ahsan Azeez RA

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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Miscellaneous


Mere Nabi Mukarram

Woh husn mein bhi yakta
Woh sukhan mein bhi yakta
Farsh-o-zaman mein yakta
Mere Nabi mukarram
salle ala wassalam

kirdaar bemisali
guftaar bhi nirali
kandhey pe kamli kali
mere Nabi mukaram
salle ala wassalam

kehti hai Maa Nabi ki jab yeh shikam mein aaey
pathron ne di salaami, badal karein hai saey
qumri ne chonch kholi, mujh se yeh aakey boli
aaein ge teri jholi mere nabi mukarram
mere nabi mukarram, salle ala wassalam

Boli Haleema tera eh Amina yeh dilbar
dekha na ankh ne koi aysa haseen gohar
gham ka hua safaya jab choom ker uthaya
phir seenay se lagaya, mere nabi mukarram
mere nabi mukarram, salle ala wassalam

Abu Lahab ke hawari jo aaj bhonkte hein
khaakein bana ke apne hi mu pe phooktein hein
andhon ko kya pata hai, phookon se kab bhuja hai
ik noor ka diya hai mere nabi mukarram
mere nabi mukarram, salle ala wassalam

chodan sau saal pehle, Hassan (ibn thabit RA) ne kaha hai
altaf yeh zamana ussi misr pe khara hai
rabb ne nahi banaya na bhal aysa aya
na maa kisi ne chaya jesey nabi muarram
mere nabi mukarram, salle ala wassalam

Mutallib ko ik safar mein rahib ne yeh bataya
qainaat ko Khuda ne is ke liye banaya
sumjhun mein haal is ka, janu kamaal is ka
rakhna khayal is ka, mere nabi mukaaram
mere nabi mukarram, salle ala wassalam


Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Naat


jazbon ki sadaqat zinda hai

This translation was requested from a brother whose uncle recited this nasheed before he was matyred

Jazbon ki sadaqat zinda hai
Imaan ki harrarat zinda hai
jab tak hai salamat sar mera
sawda-e-shahdat zinda hai

The passion for spreading the truth is still alive
The energy in our Imaan is still alive
Until i remain alive and well
the longing for shahadat is still alive

Phir khoon mein naha kar nikla hai
sau zakhm saja kar nikla hai
kirdaar-e-mujahid mein ab bhi
Abaa ki shuja’at zinda hai

He has come out after bathing himself in blood
he has come out decorated in a hundred wounds
Even today there are mujahideen with such characteristics
within whom the bravery of our ancestors is still alive

nafrat ki chataney toot gaee
dushman ki ghamaaney toot gaee
ilhaad ke taaney toot gaee
Imaan ki taqat zinda hai

The forces of hatred have broken
the suspicions of our enemies has broken
the spreading of agnosticism has broken
The strength of our imaan is still alive

qanoon yahooda khatam hua
injeel bhi hai tahreef shuda
dam tor gaey ilhaadi bhi
Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wassalam) ki shariat zinda hai

The ruling of the jews has come to an end
The bible has been changed from its original state
The efforts of the agnostics has come to an end
The shariat of Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wassalam) is still alive

har aafat rah se hat jaey
nafrat ka andhera chat jaey
sahraon ka seena phat jaey
lalkar-e-Khalid zinda hai

let every obstacle in our path be removed
let the darkness of hatred be removed
let the chests of the deserts rip open
the challenge of Khalid (ibn waleed RadiAllahu anhu) is still alive

Shamsheer se badlo taqdeerein
aur toro kufr ki zanjeerein
khwabon ko miley gi tabeerein
Allah ki rahmat zinda hai

Change your destiny by the sword
and break the chains of kufr
This will become the interpretation of our dreams
The rahma of Allah is still alive

haq baat kahey or datt jaein
phir chahey gardan katt jaey
jab khoon bahey dushman bhi kahey
kirdaar-e-mujahid zinda hai

Say the truth and then remain firm upon it
Then even if your neck is to be cut off
when your blood flows even the enemies will say
The characteristics of Mujahideen are still alive


Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Translations


Nabi Ke Sahaba ke raste pe chal ke

Nabi (salallahu alayhi wassalam) ke sahaba (RA) ke raste pe chal ke
dilon ka sukoon hum ne haasil kiya hai
laga hai nasha jabse jannat ka humko
uchaat apna jee is jahan se hua hai

woh Ta’if ki wadi mein kha kha ke pathar
humarey liye jo tarapta raha tha
ussi ke tareeqay ko payron se rondha
zara khud batao yeh kaisi wafa hai

yeh woh mawt hai dosto jis ki khaatir
Nabi ne bhi mangi thi Rabb se duaein
qataya hai is rah mein jis ne sar ko
Khuda ki qasam woh amar hogaya hai

suno uhud ke paar se yeh sadaein
Anas Bin Nazar (RA) ki tumhey keh rahi hai
jo Allah ki rah mein jaan luta dey
wohi asal mein aashiq-e-Mustafa hai

Masa’ib ke maydan mein kood parna
talab mein shahadat ke dil ka machalna
khuda ke liye sare aalam se katna
haqeeqat mein firdaws ka rasta hai

mahazon (battlefield) se aati hai jannat ki khushboo
mere dil ko beychain kiye ja rahi hai
chali hai jo firdaws se tandi tandi
jawanon ko lati hai yeh woh saba hai


Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Miscellaneous


Golden advice to wives

It should be understood well that the intimacy and contact between husband and wife is such that they will have to live together for the rest of their lives. If they love each other and are compatible to each other, then there is no greater bounty than this. And if, Allah forbid, there is conflict between the two, then there is no greater calamity than this. Therefore, as far as is possible, live with his heart in your hands and carry out your duties through the mere indication of his eyes. If he orders you to tie your hands and remain standing the entire night, then the prosperity of this world and the hereafter is in this that you bear this minor difficulty of this world and thereby attain the prosperity and success of the hereafter. Never do anything that is contrary to his mood. If he regards the day as night, you should also do the same.

Due to a lack of understanding and not thinking about the consequences, some wives utter things which cause doubts and distractions to enter the heart of the husband. At times they blurt out things on the wrong occasions, while on other occasions they blurt out taunts and insults. Out of anger they utter hostile statements which he abhors. When his attention turns away from her because of all this, she goes about crying and weeping. You should understand this well that once doubts and misgivings enter the heart of the husband and you reconcile after a few days, even then the love and mutual understanding that had prevailed prior to your argument will no longer be the same. Irrespective of how many excuses and pardons you may put forward, the love and clean-heartedness that had prevailed will no longer be found. Later, when any incident takes place, the mind will always go back to that argument and the husband will always think that this is the same woman who had said such-and-such thing on that day. Therefore, you should always think and ponder before saying anything or doing anything when dealing with your husband. In doing this, you will not only gain the pleasure of Allah and His Rasûl sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, but you yourself will be happy in this world and in the hereafter.

It is not necessary to teach an intelligent wife anything. She is able to differentiate between good and evil on her own. Despite this, we will enumerate a few basic and necessary matters. Once you understand them, you will be able to understand other issues as well.

1. Do not ask for an allowance that is beyond the financial position of your husband. Whatever you receive, appreciate it and consider this house as your own home and continue with life even if it is on simple food.

2. If at any time you happen to fancy some jewellery or clothing, and your husband does not have any money on him, do not ask him nor be grieved for not being able to obtain it. In fact, you should not even mention it. You should think for yourself that if you ask for it, he will think that you have no concern for him in the sense that you are asking him at such a time when he is unable to afford to buy you such an item. In fact, even if your husband is rich, then as far as possible you should not ask him to buy anything for you. However, if he himself offers to buy you something or asks you if you want anything, then there will be no harm in asking him. It should be remembered that by asking, one’s status is lowered in the eyes of people and one is also disgraced.

3. Do not be persistent and stubborn in a particular matter. Even if it is against you or contrary to you, let it go this time and at some later stage you could reconcile him to your view in an appropriate manner.

4. If you experience any difficulties at your husband’s home, never mention it. Always display happiness so that he does not experience any sorrow or grief and in so doing, his attention will always be directed towards you.

5. Whenever he brings anything for you, always express your pleasure at receiving it irrespective of whether it is to your fancy or not. Don’t say that this is not good and that you do not like it. If you do this, he will feel grieved and will not like to bring anything for you in future. If you praise him and accept it happily, he will become more generous and present you with more gifts in future.

6. Don’t come angrily and show ingratitude to the husband. Nor should you say that you have not really experienced any joy in this dead and lifeless house and that you have spent your entire life in difficulties and problems. Nor should you say that your parents have destroyed your future by immersing you in such problems and throwing you into such a fire. By uttering such words, one’s heart becomes filled with hatred.

7. It is mentioned in a Hadîth that Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “I saw numerous women in hell.” Someone asked him: “O Rasûlullâh! Why will many women go into hell?” He replied: “They curse others a lot and they always show ingratitude to their husbands.”

Ponder over this and think how serious it is to be ungrateful. To curse someone, to say: “May Allah’s wrath descend on so-and-so person”, “May Allah curse that person”, “A certain person’s face is accursed”, “A certain person’s face is full of curses”, etc. – are all extremely evil words.

8. If the husband is angry over a particular matter, do not say something that will increase his anger. Whenever you wish to speak, check his mood first. If you find that he is in a jovial mood, laugh and joke with him. But if he is not in such a mood, do not engage in such conversation. Speak to him according to his mood.

9. If he is angry with you over something and abstains from talking with you, do not turn away and abstain from talking with him. Instead, smile at him, ask him for his pardon and forgiveness, touch him, shake his hands – in short, do whatever you can to win him over. Even if it is his fault and not yours, you should not turn away from him. Shake his hands and regard asking him for his pardon to be a source of pride and honour.

10. Remember, that the peace and harmony between husband and wife is not based on mere empty love. Apart from love, it is also necessary to respect the husband. It is a major error to consider your husband equal to you. Don’t ever ask your husband to do anything for you. If he comes to massage your hands or head out of love, do not let him do it.

Think for a moment that if your father comes and does this to you will you allow it? So how can you let your husband do this when his status is higher than your father’s. In your actions, your conversations, and in every aspect of your relationship with him always be mindful of your manners and etiquette. If it is your fault and despite this you turn away angrily from him and refuse to speak to him, then this is a sign of great stupidity and immaturity. Actions of this sort cause one to become heart-broken.

11. When he returns from abroad or a distant journey, ask him about his state, his health, whether he encountered any difficulties or not. Massage his hands and feet, perhaps he is tired, perhaps he is hungry, make the arrangements of preparing a meal for him. If it is hot, put on the fan and cool him down. In short, do everything that will give him peace and comfort. Don’t ever start talking about money and how much he brought for you or what he brought for you, or where his wallet is, etc. Whatever money he gives you, accept it. Do not tell him that he earns so much and that he has given you so little money or that he spent a lot of his money. Nor should you ask him as to what he did with all his money and where he spent it. If you coincidentally happen to ask him such questions when he is in a good mood, there will be no harm in this.

12. If your husband’s parents are alive and he gives all his money to them and does not give anything to you, do not feel hurt about this. In fact, if he gives you any money, intelligence demands that you do not accept it. Instead, tell him to give it to his parents so that they do not have any evil thoughts about you and do not say that you have taken their son under your control.

13. As long as your in-laws are alive, regard serving them and obeying them to be your duty and honour. Don’t think about living separately from your mother-in-law and sister-in-law because this is the root of all problems between yourself and your mother-in-law and sister-in-law. You should think for yourself that his parents brought him up and in this old age of their’s they got him married so that they may receive some rest and comfort. On the contrary, the moment the daughter-in-law came into the house she is already thinking of asking her husband to leave his mother and father immediately. Once his mother learns that the daughter-in-law is instigating her son to leave the house, numerous problems and squabbles ensue.

14. Live in the household in an amicable manner. From the very beginning you must be mindful of your manners and character. Be kind to the young and respect the elderly.

15. Do not leave your work to be carried out by others. Do not leave your things lying around thinking that others will pick them up for you.

16. Do not think it below your dignity to do the work that your mother-in-law or sister-in-law is engaged in. You should take up that work without them having to tell you. If you do this, love for you will be created in their hearts.

17. When two persons are engaged in a secret conversation, separate yourself from there and do not lend an ear to what they are saying. In addition to this, do not unnecessarily think that they are speaking about you.

18. You should also bear this in mind that you should never live dejectedly or in an oblivious manner in your in-laws’ house. Although you may not feel at ease on account of it being a new house to you or the people being new to you, you should try and make yourself understand and get used to the place instead of sitting down and crying – you have just come to a new place and you are already speaking of going!

19. You should always be careful when engaging in any conversation. Do not speak too much that those around you begin to dislike it. Nor should you speak so little that you do not even speak further than welcoming someone. This is also not good and regarded as a sign of pride.

20. If you see or experience anything at your in-laws’ house which you dislike, do not go and mention it at your parent’s house. It is an extremely evil habit to go and mention everything that takes place at your in-laws’ house to your mother. It is also extremely detestable for mothers to “dig out” every little thing from their daughters. It is mainly due to these evil habits that quarrels, squabbles and bickering start between the two families. Apart from this, there is no other benefit in it.

21. Keep and set all the items that belong to your husband in a neat and orderly manner. Keep the room clean and do not let it get dirty. The bed should not be dirty and untidy. Remove all creases and wrinkles from it. If the pillow is dirty, change its cover. If there isn’t a cover, sew one. If you do all these things after he tells you, what good is there in that? Elegance and beauty demands that you should put everything in order without his having to tell you to do so.

22. Whatever is kept with you, keep it safely. If they are clothes, fold them neatly; do not dump them nor throw them around. Instead, keep them in a suitable place according to your convenience. Do not take any “short-cuts” in doing your work nor give it to others to carry it out for you.

23. Never concoct any lies. In doing so, you will lose your respect and esteem. As a result of this, whatever truth you may speak will not be believed or relied upon.

24. If your husband scolds or rebukes you out of anger, control yourself and do not answer him. No matter what he says, remain silent. Once his anger subsides, he himself will regret his actions and will become extremely pleased with you. ’Inshâ’ Allah, he will not get angry with you again. However, if you do not keep quiet and display any defiance, then the entire incident will have disastrous consequences.

25. Do not accuse your husband on minor doubts or false allegations by saying that he jokes and laughs with a particular woman a lot, that he frequents a particular place and you don’t know what he is up to over there. If the husband is innocent, think for yourself how upset he will be on hearing these accusations. And if what you are accusing him of is true, by your becoming angry, complaining or forcing him (to admit) is only going to harm you. If you want to distant his heart away from you, you can do so to your detriment. By your saying all these things, do you really think that he will give up his evil habits? If you want him to give up these illicit relationships, do it with tact and wisdom. Speak to him in privacy, make him understand, and explain to him the evils of such relationships. If he does not give up these relationships despite you explaining to him, despite you making him ashamed of himself in privacy; then exercise patience. Do not go about mentioning this to people and thereby causing him to be disgraced. Nor should you announce this everywhere, nor try to overpower him. In doing this, he will become more stubborn, more persistent, and become more involved in such relationships. If you become angry, begin mentioning it to people and try to disgrace him, the level of relationship that prevailed will drop even further. He might even stop speaking with you. You will end up in a sorrowful state.

Remember this very well, that Allah Ta‘âlâ has endowed men with valour and bravery. They cannot be overpowered by forcing them to do something or trying to subdue them. The best way of overpowering them is to flatter them and obey them. Becoming angry at them and trying to influence them is a big mistake and a sign of immaturity. Although you may not understand the evil consequences of this now, once there is an outbreak of dissension and quarrelling, the evil consequences of this will definitely appear at some time or the other.

In Lucknow, there is a woman whose husband is extremely immoral. He spends all his time in the company of a prostitute and never ever goes home to his wife. The audacity of this prostitute is that she used to send orders to his wife, that she must cook so-and-so meal today and send it for her. This poor wife does not take any offence to this. She cooks whatever the prostitute orders and sends it out to her, she never ever complains or thinks twice about sending this food. Now, you see for yourself, how all the people around her must be praising her, let alone the reward that she will receive from Allah Ta’âlâ. The day Allah Ta’âlâ guides this husband of hers and he gives up this illicit relationship, he will definitely return to his wife and become her slave.

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Islah


Aadam ke liye fakhr yeh aali nasabi hai

Aadam ke liye fakhr yeh aali nasabi hai
Makki, Madani, Hashmi-o-Mutalabi hai

Pakeezah tar az arsh-o-sama, Jannat-o-firdaws
Aaraam geh paak rasool (salallahu alayhi wassalam) Arabi hai

Aahista qadam, neechi nigah, past sada ho
Khwabeedah yahan ruh-e-rasool-e-arabi hai

Ay za’ir-bayt nabwi yaad rahey yeh
Be-qa’idah yan junbish-e-lab be adabi hai

Kya shaan hai Allah ray Mehboob Nabi ki
Mehboob-e-Khuda hai woh jo mehboob-e-Nabi hai

Bujh jaey tere cheenton say ey abr-e-karam aaj
Jo aag mere seenay mein muddat se dabi hai

-Alamah Syed Sulaiman Nadwi RA

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Naat


Hope in adversity

Ba hangam-i-sakhte ma shu na-ummeed
K’az abr siyah barad ab-i-sufaid.

In the hour of adversity be not without hope
For crystal rain falls from black clouds

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Translations


Kuch zakhm to dunya ko dikhaney ke liye hein

Kuch zakhm to dunya ko dikhaney ke liye hein
kuch rog hai ayse jo chupaney ke liye hein

Jo ranj-o-alam ghair se milney hai milein gey
kuch zakhm to apnon se bhi khaney ke liye hein

Har zakhm-e-dil o jaan se yeh aati hai sadaein
kya hum hi faqat un ke nishaney ke liye hein?

Behne ke liye khoon hamara hi raha hai
kya khoon hamara woh bahaney ke liye hein?

Reh jaaein gey hum haath hi milatey keh udhar ghair
tayaar humein haath dikhaney ke liye hein

Jaanein rah-e-janan mein jo jaaein to mein janon
Jaanein to behr-haal yeh janey ke liye hein

Farzanon ko yeh ilm nahi hai abhi Ta’ib
kuch aur qawanein deewanon ke liye hein

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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Islah, Khalid Iqbal Taib


Faasiq vs Aashiq

“Aasiyan az gunnah tawbah kunand
Aarifan az ibadat istighfaar”

A sinner seeks forgiveness over his sins
A person who is acquainted with Allah seeks forgiveness for his worthless worship

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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Islah, Translations


Sincerity in teaching the Deen

Moulana Intizaam Husain Marhoom (RA) mentioned that when Hadhrat Maulana Syed Siddeeq Ahmed (RA) was earning 26 rupees he often had to borrow money. Once Hadhrat (RA) borrowed 20 rupees from the Madrasah. Despite living in constraints he tried his best to make his mother comfortable and saw to her needs from his salary.

Once, Hadhrat (RA) mentioned, that “Moulana Abdul Waheed Sahib Fatehpuri (RA), the principal of the Madrasah, advised me to give some tuition to subsidise my low salary and gave me some addresses suggesting that I offer tuition at these homes. I froze in response. I looked at him for a while and then replied, ‘Moulana, do you think that I come here to earn wealth? If that was my purpose, I would not have come here. I was offered other positions with higher salaries. In Mazaahirul Uloom the principal had pleaded with me to teach there but I refused. For three years he remained upset with me because of this. Later, he accepted it and was pleased with me saying that his ijtihaad (decision) was incorrect and mine was correct. I would have earned a better salary in Sahaaranpur than here.”

Thereafter, Hadhrat Moulana Ali Mia Sahib (RA) insisted that I come to Nadwa to teach, saying that the only thing they lacked in Nadwa were people like me. If I wanted to make money, there were many places that I could have gone to. When I went for Haj, I met one of my classmates who introduced me to a Madrasah where they also insisted that I stay behind and teach. I did not accept that offer either because of the need to work in my area. I studied Deen so that I could come and work in my area. If my purpose was to amass wealth, I would have accepted these other posts and could have amassed large amounts of money. I am only here because Fatehpur is close to my hometown and I can look after my mother as well. I also wish to teach the children of my area as it is too difficult to take them to Sahaaranpur. I have no other option but to teach them here in Fatehpur. I also have a desire to teach kitaabs. It is for these three reasons that I have chosen to be here.To go to some ones house to teach them (tuition) is a disgrace to the people of knowledge and a great disservice to the knowledge of Deen. If anyone wants to learn, he should come here to the Madrasah and I will teach him without taking a cent but I am not prepared to go to some ones house to teach. I myself, detest it and also don’t feel it’s correct for any of the Ulama to become involved in such an occupation.

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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Islah