Letters to the Beloved ﷺ

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Letters to the Beloved ‫ﷺ‬ P O E M S I N C E L E B R AT I O N O F T H E B I RT H OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬ R A B I U L AW A L 1 4 4 3 H / 2 0 2 1 M

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Letters to the Beloved ‫ﷺ‬ P O E M S I N C E L E B R AT I O N O F T H E B I RT H OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD ‫ﷺ‬ R A B I U L AWA L 1 4 4 3 H / 2 0 2 1 M

Published by Hadrah Press

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In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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“SURELY, Allah and His angels send blessings to the Prophet. O you who believe, do pray Allah to bless him, and send your Salām (prayer for his being in peace) to him in abundance.” SURAH AL-AHZAB, VERSE 56

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H I M

L abbaik Ya R a s ula lla h ‫ﷺ‬ In the darkness of night You are the light of day In the midst of the fight Your love guides the way All my troubles are gone As my lips say your name Nur Muhammad has shone The Messenger had came Upon you prayers of peace And blessings as it rained Dreaming about you is bliss Through your rank all is gained Allah’s Beloved, His Intimate Ahmad the praised on high The last seal of all the Prophets He is Al-Amin who never lies On that Day we will see his way “I am for this!” the true confession Saving those who have gone astray Giving the greatest Intercession

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H I M

Ummati ummati is his concern All with faith in Allah will succeed Remember him, let us learn In our hearts to plant the seed La ilaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah ‫ﷺ‬ There is no God except Allah Muhammad is His Messenger ‫ﷺ‬

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H IM

Follow in g yo u ‫ ﷺ‬i s wha t I mus t do Let us follow you, in the perfect sunnah way With sincerity in our hearts, every single day With fear and hope, and hands raised above With pure gratitude that leads to Divine love Worshipping Allah, in Mercy’s shower Witnessing His Actions, the Creator’s Power Standing up at night, your feet swollen To be a grateful servant as you have spoken You have reminded us, “O Bilal give us rest!” Through the prayer we overcome this heavy test Until we can love, our faith has no resolve Others above I, the ego will dissolve To guide to the way with prophetic lights Giving neighbours and guests their honoured rights To remember Allah and preserve all His Commands To refrain from His Prohibitions, saved from His Reprimands If we can aspire, despite your high lofty station To be with you, upon us be much prostration No God but God upon our dying breath To live together in Paradise with you, true life after death.

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H I M

How I w ish e d to ho ld yo ur bles s ed h a nd ‫ﷺ‬ How I wished to hold your blessed hand beneath the tree To witness you splitting the moon in half for Quraisyh to see To drink from the waters that came forth from your fingers Kissing your blessed hands softer than silk where blessings lingers How I wished to see your beauty outshine a full moon To see your blessed smile, and behold you shadowless in mid-noon To run after you as the earth folded beneath your blessed feet Gazing upon your blessed seal of prophecy a blessing so sweet How I wished to hear the trunk whose longing for you cease By your blessed touch that healed hearts and brought peace To be transformed by your presence, words and exalted character Your love and concern for your enemy and friend did not falter How I wished I could be on the battle of Uhud as your shield Covering your sides in Ta’if despite the rocks as you never yield To see your wisdom manifest in Hudaibiyah as you signed the treaty Hiding behind you in Badr and Hunain a safe haven from the enemy

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H I M

How I wished I could see the tree walking towards you Being an advocate for the weary camel, an animal, that’s true To see the Dhab testify your Risalah as the Chosen Messenger And hear the wolf who spoke Arabic, miracles indeed O Listener! How I wished to drink from your cup, the water tastes so good Eating pumpkins and the lamb’s shoulder with bread your favourite food Tying one stone around my stomach when you have two Feeding the hungry with just one bowl your barakah flows through How I wished to affirm your truthfulness of Isra’ wal Mi’raj in sacred history To ride behind you on Fathul Makkah the clear victory Seeing your blessed turban lowered as you bowed in humility As you forgave everyone who hurt you, ‘Today you all are free!” How I wished to see you by the window waving your hand As the message of Islam spread throughout the Arab lands Gesturing to Sayyidina Abu Bakr to continue leading the jemaah As you smiled on knowing he will be the Messenger’s Khalifah How I wished to hold your hand on your last earthly day Remember your blessed scent as you continued your way The longing to see you in my dreams, in the blessed lands In the afterlife… Ya Rasulallah ‫ ﷺ‬Take my hand

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M O H A M E D J E E SH A N

How w as it po s s i ble f o r yo u to li ve a m o ng u s ? ‫ﷺ‬ How was it possible for you to live among us? Armed with just a smile, speaking in beauty, Your concern then and now has been about us; Perfect manners: your love, our charity. You raised the ummah through war and peace: Mecca to Medina, Badr to Ta’if, Deserts wild and towns with strife without cease; Mercy you said on Arafat is to give. How we struggle to be just and learn If only to be worthy of your heart: Treading the earth to ready our return; We yearn to be with you, time keeps us apart. Scattered with barren hearts in dry, dark lands, We throng in droves to drink from your blessed hands ‫ﷺ‬

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H A FI

Fallin g in love wi th yo u ‫ﷺ‬ Loving you more than life itself Yet I cannot fathom my self I lost myself and I lost them I go for walks and I see you In the number of leaves and the drops of dew In the clouds where they shade us all In the friend who exist when I fall It is the love where you exist in people And the kindness of words rather than those of evil The light of the Moon and the gentle breeze What about the guilt I feel when I feast I left them and I flee me So what can I make of this empty When I am out of ways In so many comforts I tried to pursue But I am always falling back to you ‫ﷺ‬ 17 Safar 1443

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FAU Z I A Z M A N

Neigh bou rs i n Pa r a di s e What does it take For your companionship in paradise? Flawed, hoping, salutations. Seekers find solace in your name. Healing, Calm, respair. The crying tree, Silenced only by your assurance of companionship. Do I stand close to love? Documented in pages, hearts of man, Breaths of remembrance. Do I follow in your footsteps? I was not with you, But I am with you. Through praises. Gatherings. Behind unshaken walls. My flaws in knowing you. Your perfection in knowing us.

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FAU Z I A Z M A N

Bring us close. Intercede. Allow us to drink from your river. Extend your gaze on this sinner. May our sight meet In Paradise. As Neighbours.

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GHAMAMAH

s prin g n ever left At eventide, I gaze beyond the clouds, lost in thought, Dreaming of my beloved so far away.” -- Anonymous it’s still spring let each moment of witnessing the clouds, be witnessing the clouds the clouds that moved as the beloved walked, the clouds that stopped when he stopped o clouds that would shade him from the sun’s heat sollallahu alaihi wassalam

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H IM

Celebrat in g yo u ‫ﷺ‬ Celebrate the Mawlid! Qiyam! Stand up and sing! Marhaban Ya Marhaban Ya Nur al-aini! Welcome O the light of my eyes! Marhaban Jaddal Husaini! Welcome Grandfather of Hasan and Hussein! Marhaban Marhaban! Celebrate as much as we can! Our celebrations would never compare With the celebration of the Heavens For him ‫ ﷺ‬on the night of the Ascension The First to the Seventh The Prophets and the Inhabitants Together with all the Angels They rejoice in happiness Muhammad ‫ ﷺ‬has been sent! Muhammad ‫ ﷺ‬is visiting us! Celebrate his birth ‫! ﷺ‬ On that blessed morn before fajr The best of all creation of Allah was born The idols around the Ka’abah fell The palaces of Rum and towers of Kisra trembled The thousand-year fire of the Magians extinguished

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H IM

Light filled the horizon from the east to the west Iblis cried as the Jins fled Our Master Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ Sent as a mercy to all the worlds Your mother never felt Difficulty in pregnancy and birth Blessings over blessings Light over light Glad tidings over glad tidings If not for you ‫! ﷺ‬ The whole universe would not be Celebrate him ‫! ﷺ‬ Our celebrations will never compare To how Allah celebrates him ‫ﷺ‬ On the day of Qiyamah As we hope for his Syafaa ‘ah All of creation will see his maqam mahmudah You are the one who is praised And gives the most praises for the Most Praised On that day with a praise that no one knows but you ‫ﷺ‬ Allahumma salli wa sallim ala sayyidina Muhammad!

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H U SA I N A B DU L R A H IM

The light of lights The secret of secrets Remover of grief and confusion The key to the door of success He is Muhammad, Ahmad, Hamid ‫ﷺ‬ He is Mahmud, Mahi, Hasyir ‫ﷺ‬ He is Aqib, Toha, Yasin ‫ﷺ‬

He is Tohir, Mutahhir, Toyyib ‫ﷺ‬

He is Muzzammil, Mudhatthir, ‘Abd ‫ﷺ‬ He is Habib ‫ﷺ‬ He is Nabi ‫ﷺ‬

He is Rasul ‫ﷺ‬ Our Prophet, Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ Let us praise him ‫ﷺ‬

Let us celebrate him ‫ﷺ‬ Through your Mawlid and Dalail al-Khairat Simthud duror and Sharaful Anam Diya’ al lami’ and Dibaie Burdah and Barzanji Marhaban Ya Marhaban Ya Nur al-aini! Marhaban Jaddal Husaini! Marhaban Marhaban! 16


ANON

un t it led there is a space within this home kept empty for silence to roam with hopes that stillness carries a peaceful scent of love and mercy sincerity and belief patience and guidance cast in a light of great might that fills every space within this home

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ANON

mad e t o love yo u we were created to love you because love came from you we were invited to this world because of you to fall in love with you sollahu 3alaihi wassalam welcome to us to your love welcome us to your heart sollahu 3alaihi wassalam o Allah, these eyes, these ears, these tongues they are of your servants, of the ummah of Muhammad sollahu 3alaihi wassalam these hands, these legs, these stomachs belong to you, o Allah, allow them to be in gratitude, allow them to leave transgressions make us truly made to love you is to love the one who is created for not the universe would cease to exist sollahu 3alaihi wassalam

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ANON

o Allah, engrave these hearts the love of the prophet it is not us who loves him truly but him who loves truly to be made to love him sollahu 3alaihi wassalam

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H A FI

Dear R asu lulla h on the lips of others are your praise wipes the tears off my face there are times when I cry and this heart can’t lie ‘cause you’re the reason why thank you for loving me so i love you you don’t even have to try see you when I shut my eye 12 RabiulAwwal 1443

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ANON

My C on fid a nt heavy tongue and heart they’re signs of a sinner, Ya Rasulullah, I’m falling apart can he hear this whimper? ‫اللهم صل عليه‬ maybe the weight of sins & emptiness in this faqir, can’t withhold the weight of your light and grandeur ‫اللهم صل عليه‬ so purely majestic your light it was the first thing created, the switch is in everyone’s hearts turn it on & be with the Beloved ‫اللهم صل عليه‬

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ANON

praises and tears fell like rain It’s like velvet covering the glass, you soothe pain and came, comforting us that it’ll pass ‫اللهم صل عليه‬ like a rare gem among stones Indeed, you’re the lamp to Allah alone ‫اللهم صل عليه‬

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B I N T U H A B SH I

Peace and blessings be upon you, oh Messenger of Allah, Oh how we all long to be in your company. Can we just mention about the genuine love you had for your Ummah, More fragrant than musk, much sweeter than honey. You mentioned to the sahabah, that you missed your brothers, They all were confused, but aren’t we your brothers, ya Rasulullah? You said, no, you’re my companions who’ve met me, amongst others, My brothers are those believe in me, yet they’ve never seen me, oh my Ummah. In long nights you prayed, asking forgiveness from Allah to forgive us. You cried and you cried, showering us with love, mercy and care. So you ask yourself now, is it not loving the Prophet is a must, For without him, our guide, our Qudwah, we›re all be in despair. Do you know what it’s like to fall in love before first sight? Though my eyes have never met yours, you’re always in my mind. Your guidance and teachings remain, for you are nur, you are light, Now tell me, is there really any other like you that I can find? When they ask why do we cry even at the mention of your name? I get a little appalled, for do they know what you have done for us? You always sought for the truth, not wealth, prestige nor fame. You were called Al-Ameen, the one whom everyone can trust.

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B I N T U H A B SH I

You were a servant of God, a father, a husband, a leader, And you were perfect in all roles, all in their own right. Is there anything more a lover wants than to be reunited with her lover? May we be reunited in Jannatul Firdaus, oh I can’t fathom the sight. As I learn more about you each day, I fall in love more with your perfect being. There is none other like you, for you are the best of mankind. Until the day I get to meet you, despite my struggles, I’ll keep on believing, And I pray that Allah reminds me to keep my priorities aligned. ‫َلصال ُة و َّسال ُم َعلَيْ َك يَا َح ِبيْب هللا‬ َّ ‫ا‬.

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H A FI

b lin d ed by suns hi ne (a love po em) love is blind (possibly) only seen you in my mind I hear of you so kind I hear you’re like sunshine (definitely) you’re my quratu ’ayn ‫ﷺ‬ 27 Rabiulawwal 1443H

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