Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Imam Shams ad-Din ad-Dimashqi's (r.a.) Poem about the Blessings of Joy for the Mawlid
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Imam Shams ad-Din Muhammad ibn Naswir ad-Din ad-Dimashqi (r.a.), wrote in his Mawrid asw-Swadi fi Mawlid al-Hadi:
“If this is a kafir whose Damnation has been Proclaimed,
With, ‘Perish the hands,’ in the Hellfire for eternity;
It has been transmitted to us that on Mondays always,
His Punishment is Made lighter for his joy with Ahmad.
What does one think, then, of the servant whose whole life
Is made joyful by Ahmad and he dies as a monotheist?”
Abu Lahab was Explicitly Condemned in the Qur’an:
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he! No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains! Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of blazing Flame! (Surah al-Masad:1-3)
And yet, he is Granted respite from his torments for a moment of joy at the birth of the Prophet (s.a.w.). So, what more is the Favour Shown to those who gather for the Mawlid?