Sunday, 14 March 2010
Qaswidah Attributed to Hasan ibn Tsabit (r.a.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is a qaswidah, in praise of the Prophet (s.a.w.), attributed to Hasan ibn Tsabit (r.a.).
“When I saw his light shining forth,
In fear I covered my eyes with my palms,
Afraid for my sight because of the beauty of his form.
So, I was scarcely able to look at him at all.
The lights from his light are drowned in his light,
And his faces shines out like the sun and moon in one.
A spirit of light lodged in a body like the moon,
A mantle made up of brilliant shining stars.
I bore it until I could bear it no longer.
I found the taste of patience to be like bitter aloes.
I could find no remedy to bring me relief,
Other than delighting in the sight of the one I love.
Even if he had not brought any clear signs with him,
The sight of him would dispense with the need for them.
Muhammad is a human being but not like other human beings.
Rather he is a flawless diamond and the rest of mankind is just stones.
Blessings be on him so that perhaps Allah may have Mercy on us,
On that burning Day when the Fire is roaring forth its sparks.”