If I sound ecstatic I am not to be blamed. Trust me!
I have been looking for this for more than a decade now.
Probably the only thing ever I have searched for so longingly!!!
It was the Ramzan of 1999. One eve just before the iftaar hour, there was this usual television program of some celebrity telling about his/her perception and routine of Ramzan. That day the guest was Hasan Nisar, the journo.
Though I was just 17 at that time, I had strong biases. Hasan Nisar did not fit the bill on any matter, other than his oozing passion (albiet in completely opposite direction). He was (/IS) passionately pessimist about anything under the sun, and I found him too much of a bigot and self worshiper to be liked.
As the interview reached the end, he offered to share a naat (nasheed) that he had written, stating that he hoped that this one thing he held more dear than anything else could be his face saviour on the day of judgement.
I still remember the smirk that I couldn't help.
Talat Hussain's voice narrated the words as the visuals of the desert land appeared on screen.
When the voice trailed into dimness and the credits rolled, only then I realized the little puddle in my palms that lay there in my lap facing up....
That was when I fell in love with Nisar.
I dont agree to his views. I think he has a flawed perception of the political setup. I think he is absolutely unreasonable in his expectations of the people. But if you ask me..........
I love him.
If someone just says all that you did not think you could ever spell, believe me, he knows whats inside your heart. Thats exactly whats inside his heart!
He may never know, a nobody that is me. Yet I love him.
And I love him for having said this to my Love صلى الله عليه وسلم........
Terey hotey janam liya hota
Koi mujh sa na doosra hota
Saans letta Tu aur mein jee uth'ta
Kaash Makkah ki mein fiza hota
Hijraton mein paraoo hota mein
Aur Tu khuch dair ko rukaa hota
Terey hujray key Aass pass kaheen
Mein koi kacha rastaa hota
Beech Taaif bawaqt e sung-zani
Teray lab pe saji dua hota
kisi ghazwa mein zakhmi ho ker mein
Terey qadmon mein jaa gira hota
Kaash “Uhad” mein shareek ho sakta
Aur baqi na phir bacha hota
Teri kamli ka soot kiyun na howa
Terey shano'n pey jhooltaa hota
Chob hota mein teri chokhat kee
Ya terey hath ka asaa hota
Teri pakeeza zindagi ka mein
Koi gumnaam waqiaa hota
Lafz hota kissi mein ayat ka
Jo Terey hont sey adaa hota
Mein koi jungjoo arab hota
Aur Terey samney jhuka hota
Mein bhi hota Tera ghulam koi
Laakh kehta na mein rihaa hota
Sochta hoon mein tab janam leta
Jaaney phir kiya sey kiya hota
Chaand hota Terey zamaney ka
Phir Terey hukm sey battaa hota
Paani hota udaas chashmo'n ka
Terey qadmo'n pey beh giya hota
Poda hota mein jaltey sehra mein
Aur Terey haath sey laga hota
Teri sohbat mujhey milli hoti
Mein bhi tab kitna khush'numa hota
Mujh pey parti jo Teri chashm-e-karam
Admi kiya .... mein moujza hota
Tukra hota mein ik baadil ka
Aur Terey sath ghoom'ta hota
Aasman hota ahed-e-Nabvi ka
Tujh ko hairat sey dekh'ta hota
Khaak hota mein Teri galiyoon kee
Aur terey paoon choom'ta hota
PaiR hota khajoor ka mein koi
Jiss ka phal Tu ney khaa liya hota
Bacha hota ghareeb bewa ka
Sir Teri goad mein chupa hota
Rasta hota teray guzarnay ka
aur Tera rasta daikhta hota
Buutt hee hota mein khana-e-Kabba mein
Jo Terey haath sey fanaa hota
Mujh ko Khaaliq banata ghaar Hasan
Aur mera naam bhi Hiraa hota.
Many thanks to "Intoxicated" at paklinks.com for sharing the hand written text on the web.
ps: Just incase you might be wondering, one naat with the same title so lavishly present at web is a contribution of Dr. Tahir ul Qadri.