We cherish our dearest ones during moments of our ecstatic joy. Like how the Holy Prophet remembered us in Miraj— writes Jaihoon on the Motherland of Love

O Tasbih!
Tis has been quite long
A secret of love
Have I made known

My soul thrives
On love alone
Its mission is
To reveal the unknown

But this time
I shall make you speak:
Nightingale to quite remain
And, Rose shall speak plain

Lord has in me inspired
A truth to be revealed

O Tasbih!
Tell me when in life
Would you most joy feel?

‘It is indeed the time
When I’d meet with My Him’

O Tasbih!
Tell me when in life
Would you most pain feel?

‘It is indeed the time
When I’d face my end‘

O Tasbih!
Tell me the one in life
Whom you love most?

‘Love endears remembrance
Infidelity comes from Indifference’

O Tasbih!
You have always told
Truth golden in ways bold

Now hear what I say, for
This is not a word for play

Recall the moment when-
Mim reached Highest Heaven
Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

Even as he stood closer
Than two bow lengths
Facing the Ultimate Realty
He remembered his faithful folk

Recall the moment when
Mim had his soul taken

Even as Azraeel
Hesitantly arrived
Love for his caravan
In his heart overflowed

To his Lord he prayed
Death’s pain be halved (for them)

O Tasbih!
We are among those
From his garden a rose

We are among those
Rays which by Mim glows

We are among those
Our love for him aroused

O Tasbih!
He remembered we humans
When he stood over the angels

O Tasbih!
He remembered we sinners
When such devout life was to end

His love for us was the most
Mothers’ wouldn’t be as close

Medina was
The motherland of love

Medina is
The capital of mercy

Medina will
Be the gate of paradise

How else could the truth reveal
Which Lord make this sinner feel

My lips can move
So that I greet his love

My pen can write
So that his praises continue

My eyes blink
Wet can they become in his thoughts

My soul is still with me
Ah! I can love him in return!


The Holy Prophet was not concerned with himself only and he wanted his followers also to be included in the blessings that God invokes upon him so during Miraj he said: Assalam-o alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadillah-his saliheen

“There is no god but Allah. Death is full of agonies.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, 2/640]

Apr 30, 2007