I am nobody, but a wayfarer, only a simple traveler,
My journey is this life till I reach the Hereafter..
Traveling all along the footsteps of my Teacher (SAWS),
For I have to, in time, reach the destination promised by MY

Saturday, March 15, 2014

For a change...

As time changes and days flip by, people somehow change
Their priorities in life, they simply choose to rearrange!
With time, of course, situations differ and necessities alter
Very few are the similarities which then and now matter
A passer-by who befriended then and left with a happy face
Is surprised while crossing the same path in a steady race
Strange it is how things change, this transformation is so huge
That the accommodation which it was, is now only a refuge!
Of these changes and ranges many a story remains untold
Like a wayfarer, a traveller - a stranger in this strange world!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oh Allaah, help us to always LIVE Ramadhan (Farewell to Ramadhan)...

Ya Allaah! The excitement in the air, the longing in the heart
Oh what a feeling it was, waiting for this month to start!

Countdown of  months, weeks, days and hours 
For the month in which Your Blessings and Mercy showers

On the 29th of shaban that anticipation to sight the moon
Then a 24 hour desperate wait to enter Ramadhan soon..

Those resolutions to become better Muslims, to sincerely repent
To be the followers of Sunnah, dutiful to You, Oh Allaah, and obedient..

This was the month for which whole year we had been waiting 
Right from the moment it ended, painful was its parting

Hoped to utilize it completely and extract the essence 
Wished to be drenched in Your mercy in its presence

Those fasts which let us experience the life of poverty
That hunger and thirst was but only temporary, Oh Almighty!

That night which is better than months one thousand 
We tried to search, as it does help to make the needed amend

We drew closer to the book, which is the jewel of Ramadhan
Our eyes were moist; our hearts trembled upon understanding the Quran

We admit and we accept that we could do much more
We beg You to accept our ibadaah, to forgive us we implore..

That month-long abstaining from what You otherwise permit
Help us to train ourselves through it that the forbidden we always omit

After reaching the 29th of Ramadhan things truly seem so lacking
We wish to go back to the 1st  and make a new beginning

How we wish we had spent this month in a better way
Stayed up every night praying and slept little during the day

How we wish we had spent more during this month on the needy
And multiplied more our rewards with You, oh Allaah, which are ready

We tried, we really tried to win Your Love, Your Mercy, Your Grace
Accept it from us and Make for us near You, Ya Allaah, a safe place

We are sinners, Ya Afuwwu, and You are The Most Forgiving 
We sin and You love to Forgive, please forgive us, Oh Ever Forgiving!

Our eyes well up with tears when that BEAUTIFUL hadith we recall 
ONE Ramadhan it was that helped one to enter Jannah before a martyr, afterall!

How naive and uncertain we are to see another Month of Mercy!
We beg You to help us live, enter and utilize well the Month of our fancy!

Your slaves long for a Ramadhan which we may spend ideally 
Before our return to You, Ya Allaah, bless us with one really

With a very heavy heart we bid farewell to the month of Ramadhan
Oh Allaah, help us to make righteous our lives even outside Ramadhan

Help us, Oh Allaah, to live the life of Ramadhan all through the year
If you cause us to die before another Ramadhan, to You, make us dear

Help us, Oh Allaah, to live a life pleasing You and obeying You always
Make for us the Day of Eid, The Day we meet You, through Your Grace...


~ Umm Hashir (Firdaus)

Friday, August 02, 2013


Kuch Farq zaroor hota hai do ek-jaise halaat me
Gaur karo to pata chale Farq alfaaz me aur baat me

Waise to dono ek jaise hain dekhne walon ke liye
Par Farq tum mehsoos karo andhere me aur raat me

Kisi ki maujoodgi se na parkho nazdeeki ya doori ko
Kyunki Farq bahut hota hai pass hone me aur saath me

Lamhe bhar ke ehsaas se zindagi nahi badli jaati
Farq bahut zyada hota hai khwabon me aur khayalaat me

Waise to ibaadat Allaah hi ki hai dono ki namaz me
Farq phir bhi kitna hai rakha Usne tanha aur jamaat me

Dard jo dilon ke tootne se milta hai badle hue halaat me
Aksar Farq nahi samajh paate hum rishton me aur jazbaat me...

~ Umm Hashir (Firdaus)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aisa na tha ke...

Aisa na tha ke mujhe khushiyon ki tamanna na thi
Ghum ko door karne mein mujhe ek khushi mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke main mushkilon se darti na thi
Muhskilein jo hum-qadam bani, mujhe himmat mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke door tak kaheen roshni na thi
Andheron ko apnaaya to mujhe apni roshni mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke mujhe apnon se mohabbat na thi
Kuch begaane raaston pe bhi mujhe apnaaiyat mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke kinaare ki mujhe talaash na thi
Manjdhaar mein hi mujhe apni manzil mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke shikast par mujhe maayoosi na thi
Us haar mein chipi rehmaton se mujhe jeet mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke dil mein mere dhadkan na thi
Dil mein basey eemaan mein hi mujhe dillagi mil gayi

Aisa na tha ke mujhe dunya ki aarzu na thi
Kuch faisle aise the ke aakhirat jeet gayi


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ek afsos..

Soncha ke ek pal ke liye khud ko aaj main dekh hi loon
Maazi ke un nishaanon ko ek baar to khud me dhoond hi loon
Ek dard jo dil me samaaya tha, bheegi si theen ankhein meri
Thak chuke the mere qadam, dhundli si theen rahein meri

Aaj dil dard se mera khaali hai, ankhon me ansu bhi na rahe
Meri kamzoriyon ki wajah jo bane, zindagi ke wo pehlu na mile
Hui takleef jab mujhe khud me kaheen ek afsos samaaya mila
Ke beete waqt ko maine aakhir kyun tabaah kiya?