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
SUSTAINER (SWT).

Friday, January 16, 2015

Muhammad-ur-Rasool Allah - The beloved slave of Allah!

 
 
In the pagan society of Arabia, a child was born to a pious widow
To the misguided people of that land this birth opened a window
To let the rays of knowledge light up their lives of ignorance
To help them understand the essence of truth, love and kindness
 
This child lost his father before birth and his mother left him soon
To prepare him for the upcoming life, this was the state truly opportune!
He was always under the Divine guidance and protection
He was steadily given by His Creator the right direction
 
Yes, we believe that from the breasts which had no milk he drank to his full!
We believe that his foster parents could satiate themselves from a milk-less camel!
We believe that his heart was washed with zamzam - his Creator made it clean
We believe in similar truths because a part of our faith is "to believe in the unseen"!
 
This child grew up to be a man who was called "The Trustworthy" by his enemies
This man merely suffered the oppression before he was commanded to lead the armies
This man befriended the worst of his enemies through his Message of Truth
This man was gentle towards the arrogant ones who despised his speech of truth
 
He was an unlettered man, had no access to education
He was chosen by the Almighty to bestow his final revelation
Verse by verse, he was made to memorise the entire Quran
His birth, his upbringing - his life was Allah's perfect plan!
 
He was the man whose enemies loved to trouble him and enjoy
He was the man who guided them, although he was aware of each ploy
He believed in his duty for which he was sent by his Creator
He placed it first and his honor and comfort followed it later
 
The enemies of his message put trash on his doorstep, on his way  
He treated them well, through his conduct guided many from going astray
A nomad outraged people by urinating in masjid where they prayed
This man instructed them to pour water over it and later counselled the nomad
 
Through his honesty, his charismatic personality when he won countless hearts
When his Message was spread far and wide, when the valleys echoed beautiful verses
When this orphan child, this unlettered man became the leader of his people
They called him a liar, a magician! They couldn't believe this miracle!
 
A liar could make surplus of wealth to enjoy luxuries
A magician would have all royalties and treasuries
He would not have to tie stones over his belly to suppress his hunger!
Why would he to convey a simple message of truth struggle and suffer?
 
At a young age he married Khadeejah who was a divorcee, 15 years older
He held her in high regard - she was his friend, a comforter, a counsellor 
Years after her death when he remembered her, his eyes were filled with tears
His love for this wife was so deep that it made his present wives jealous
 
He was a true man who respected women and valued them too
He was strict to discipline them, but dearly loved them too
When his companions asked him who in this world was most beloved to him
He wasn't shy to name "Ayesha" - his wife who was the dearest to him
 
He taught those uncivilized people the way of life, its purpose and more
He limited the number of wives they could have from countless to four
He elevated the status of women, he married widows and divorcees
He commanded integrity, love, mercy and harmony in families
 
He taught them to rejoice at a girl's birth, to love their daughters
He taught them that Paradise awaits good fathers of girls - they are it's inheritors!
He would rise from his seat, kiss Fatima, his beloved daughter, and make her sit
He called her a part of himself  - gave her much love and respect!
 
 
He taught people to be kind and merciful towards speechless animals
He said that a good done to an animal, to that done to a human equals
While an act of cruelty towards an animal would weigh in the same way
As  done towards a human being, before the Creator on the Last Day!
 
He was the one who wept for us hundreds of years ago
He cared for the people whose existence he did not know
He called us his brothers and sisters, who would love him without seeing him
He prayed for our forgiveness, for a place in Jannah for meeting him
 
He taught us to believe in all Prophets who came before him
He loved Jesus and his mother Mary, for us to believe in him, commanded to love them
He taught us to be patient with those who do not believe in our faith
He taught us not to disrespect those who are not on the right path
 
He taught us not to satiate ourselves while the neighbour is hungry
He taught us that one is not a believer who gives his neighbours worry
He taught us to appreciate even a worthless gift from a neighbour
He taught us to pay wages before the sweat dries off a labour
 
He taught us to love the orphans and warned us from being unjust to them
He taught us to respect the women and warned us from being unkind to them
He taught us to take care of our parents and not to say them a hurtful word
He taught us to use pen and paper before we approach the shield and sword
 
He taught us to fast to purify our bodies, to pray to purify the soul
He taught us to give charity, to have over our desires control
He taught us to enjoin good and to forbid all forms of evil
He taught us the way of life to save ourselves from the whispers  of devil
 
The man who reformed the society, who revolutionised the history
He fought for the oppressed, for their freedom and liberty
He was sent for us and for you, for everything ever created!
The Book revealed to him would till eternity not be fabricated!
 
He is the best of all teachers, the guidance to all mankind
He taught us not a religion, but a life of righteousness he defined!
Than our lives, wealth and families this man is dearer to us
His honor is our honor, his insult is poisonous to us
 
The name of this man is the heartbeat of his ummah
The real Islam is what is depicted by him through his sunnah!
This man is Muhammad, the Last and the Final Prophet of Allah!
Peace be upon him - the most beloved slave of Allah!
 ~ Firdaus Fathima (Umm Hashir)
 
 
#WhoIsMuhammad

Friday, May 23, 2014

A gift of Destiny..

 
Why does life show the unexpected suddenly?
Why does it not ever run smoothly?
Why does one have to accept the unacceptable?
Why are things never ever predictable?
 
Life doesn't show unexpected if you expect nothing from the Creation
It would run forever smoothly if Taqwa is your strongest emotion
Nothing is unacceptable if you believe that Allaah gives for a reason
Predictable should be a believer's faith that Allaah takes away for a reason!

Belief in Allaah is complete when confusions make it stronger
That faith of a believer alone makes one to Allaah dearer
Trials erupt and end, afflictions come and go
Patience in such trying times makes Eemaan grow

After miles of treading the barren lands
Sticking to the Guidance, Adhering to His Commands
When a believer is confronted with yet another calamity
Its a gift of Destiny, another test from the Almighty

... UmmHashiR



Friday, May 02, 2014

"Dreams of Sand"

Lonely soul on a lonely land
I stood looking at the castles on sand
Those tiny hands that shaped those structures
Were far from the reality of some dreaded creatures

As I looked at those creative monuments
There flashed in my mind few bygone moments
Of how my eyes had dreams of building such castles
Those fairy-tale efforts of  winning through all hassles

But alas! Again and again rebuilt that structure
A dying hope I tried endlessly to protect and nurture
Little I thought how foolish I had been to shape with my hand
A castle so close to my heart, a dream-dwelling made-up of sand!

The sea of destiny doesn't foretell its upcoming tide
The waters of time are too powerful to let the homeless hide
Destined to be destroyed, now or later, are these sandy houses
To be washed away by a dawn are the dreams of such sleepy lashes!

~ UmmHashir Firdaus

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!
 
...UmmeHashiR
 
 

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...

(Ameen)

~ Umm Hashir (Firdaus)