Mir Babar Ali Anees

(1803 - 1874 / Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Karbala Part I - Poem by Mir Babar Ali Anees

Jab qata ki masafat e shab aaftaab ne
Jalwa kiya sahar ke rukhe behijaab ne
Dekha suwe falaq Shahe gardoon raqaab ne
Mudh kar sada rafeeqo ko di us janaab ne
Aakhir hai raat hamd o sanaye Khuda karo
Utho fareezaye sahri ko ada karo

Haan ghaaziyon ye din hai jidaal o qitaal ka
Yaan khoon bahega aaj Mohammad ki aal ka
Chehra khushi se surkh hai Zahra ke laal ka
Guzri shabe firaaq din aaya visaal ka
Hum wo hain gham karenge malak jin ke waastey
Raatein tadap ke kaati hai is din ke waastey

Ye sunke bistaron se uthe wo Khuda shinaas
Ek ek ne zebe jism kiya fakhira libaas
Shane muhasino mein kiye sab ne be hiraas
Baandhe amame aaye imame zaman ke paas
Rangeen abaayein dosh pe kamre kasey huwe
Muskh o zibaad o itr mein kapde basey huwe

Khaime se nikle Shay ke azeezaane khush khisaal
Jin mein kayi thay Hazrate Khairun nisa ke laal
Qasim sa gul badan Ali Akbar sa khush jamaal
Ek jaa Aqeel o Muslim o Jafar ke nau nihaal
Sab ke rukhon ka noor sipahre bareen pa tha
Athara aaftaabon ka ghuncha zameen pa tha

Nagaah charkh par khate abyaz huwa ayaan
Tashreef jaanemaaz pe laaye Shahe zamaan
Sajjade bich gaye aqabe Shahe ins o jaan
Saute Hasan se Akbar e Mahrooh ne di azaan
Har ek ki chashm aansuon se dab daba gayi
Goya sada Rasool ki kaano mein aagayi

Namoose Shaah rotey thay khaime mein zaar zaar
Chupke khadi thi sahn mein bano e naamdaar
Zainab balayein leke ye kahti thi baar baar
Sadqe namaziyoon ke muazzin ke main nisaar
Karte hain yoon sana o sifat Zul Jalaal ki
Logon azaan suno meri yousuf jamaal ki

Ye husn e saut aur ye qirat ye shad o madd
Haqqa ke afsahul fusuha thay inhi ke jadd
Goya hai lahn e Hazrat e Dawoode ba khiradd
Ya Rabb rakh is sada ko zamane mein taa abadd
Shu'be sada mein pankhadiyaan jaise phool mein
Bul bul chahak raha hai riyaaz e Rasool mein

Saf mein huwa jo naraye qad qaamatis salaat
Qaim huwi namaaz uthey Shahe qainaat
Wo noor ki safein wo musalli falak sifaat
Sardaar ke qadam ke taley thi rahe nijaat
Jalwa tha ta ba arshe mu'alla Hussain ka
Mus haf ki lauh thi ke musalla Hussain ka

Quraan khula huwa ke jama'at ki thi namaaz
Bismillah aagey jaise ho yoon thay Shahe hijaaz
Satrein thi ya safein aqab e Shahe sarfaraaz
Karti thi khud namaaz bhi inki adaa pe naaz
Sadqe sahar bayaaz pe bainas sutoor ki
Sab aayatein thi mus hafe naatikh ki noor ki

Dunya se uth gaya wo qayaam aur wo qaood
Inke liye thi bandagi wajibul wujood
Wo ajz wo taweel ruku aur wo sujood
Ta'at mein neest jaantey thay apni hast o bood
Taqat na chalne phirne ki thi haath paon mein
Gir gir ke sajde karte thay taghoon ki chaon mein
Farigh huwe namaaz se jab qibla o anaam
Aaye musafahe ko jawaanan e tashnakaam
Chume kise ne dast e Shahinshaah e khaas o aam
Aakhein miley kisi ne qadam par ba ehteraam
Kya dil thay kya sipaah e rasheed o sayeed thi
Ba ham mu'anaqe thay ke marne ki eid thi

Zaari thi ilteja thi munajaat thi idhar
Waan sar kashi o zulm o ta'addi o shor o shar
Kahta tha ibne saad ye jaa jaa ke nahr par
Ghatoon se hoshiyaar tarayi se ba khabar
Do roz se hai tashna dahani Hussain ko
Haan martey dam bhi deejiyo na pani Hussain ko

Baithey thay jaanemaaz pe Shahe falak sareer
Nagaah qareeb aake girey teen chaar teer
Dekha har ek ne mudhke suwe lashkar e kaseer
Abbas uthey tol ke shamsheer be nazeer
Parwane thay siraaj e imamat ke noor par
Rokey sipar huzoor karamat zahoor par

Akbar se mudhke kahne lage Sarware zamaan
Baandhe hai sarkashi pa kamar lashkare giraan
Tum jaake kahdo khaime mein ye ay pidar ki jaan
Bachon ko leke sahn se hatt jaaye bibiyaan
Ghaflat mein teer se koi bacha talaf na ho
Darr hai mujhe ke gardane Asghar hadaf na ho

Kahte thay ye pisar se Shahe aasmaan sareer
Fizza pukari deordhi se ay khalq ke ameer
Hai hai Ali ki betiyaan kis jaa ho goshgeer
Asghar ke gahware tak aakar girey hain teer
Garmi se saari raat ye ghut ghut ke roye hain
Bachey abhi tou sard hawa paake soye hain

Baqir kahin parha hai Sakina kahin hai ghash
Garmi ki fasl ye tab o taab aur ye atash
Ro ro ke sogaye hain sagheerane maahwash
Bachon ko leke yaan se kahan jaaye faqa kash
Ye kis khata pe teer piya pe barastey hain
Thandi hawa ke waastey bachey tarastey hain

Uthey ye shor sunke Imame falaq viqaar
Deordhi tak aaye dhaloon ko roke rafiq o yaar
Farmaya mudhke chaltey hain ab bahre kaarzaar
Kamre kasoo jihaad pe mangwao raahwaar
Dekhein fizaa behisht ki dil baagh baagh ho
Ummat ke kaam se kahin jaldi firaagh ho

Khaime mein jaake Shay ne ye dekha haram ka haal
Chahre tou faqq hai aur…
Zainab ki ye dua thi ke ay Rabbe Zuljalaal
Bach jaaye is fasaad se khairun nisa ka laal
Bano e naik naam ki khaiti hari rahey
Sanndal se maang bachon se godhi bhari rahey

Boley qareeb jaake Shahe aasmaan janaab
Muztar na ho dua'en hain tum sab ki mustajaab
Maghroor hain khata pe ye sab khanuma kharaab
Khud jaake mein dikhata hoon inko rahe sawaab
Mauqa nahi bahan abhi faryaad o aah ka
Laao tabarrukaat Risaalat panaah ka

Meraaj mei Rasool ne pahna tha jo libaas
Kashti mein laayi Zainab usey Shahe deen ke paas
Sar par rakha amamae Sardare haq shinaas
Pahni qabaye paak Rasoole falaq asaas
Bar mei durust o chust tha jama Rasool ka
Rumaal Fatima ka amama Rasool ka
Kapdoon se aarahi thi Rasoole zaman ki bu
Dulha ne sunghi hogi na aisi dulhan ki bu
Hyder ki Fatima ki Hussain o Hasan ki bu
Pheli huwi thi chaar taraf Panjetan ki bu
Lut ta tha itr waadi ambar sarisht mein
Gul jhumtey thay baagh mein Rizwaan behisht mein

Poshaak sab pahan chukey jis dam Shahe zaman
Lekar balaein bhai ki ronay lagi bahan
Kehti thi hai aaj nahi Hyder o Hasan
Amma kahan se laye tumhe ab ye be watan
Rukhsat hai ab Rasool ke yusuf jamaal ki
Sadqe gayi balein tou lo apne laal ki

Hathyaar idhar laga chuke Moula e khaas o aam
Tayyar udhar huwa alam e Sayyide anaam
Duaaein maangti gird thi saidaniyaan tamaam
Roti thi thaamey chobe alam khwahare imaam
Teghein kamar mei dosh pe shamley padey huwe
Zainab ke laal zere alam aa khade huwe

Gah maa ko dekhte thay kabhi jaanibe alam
Na'ra kabhi ye tha ke nisaar e Shahe umam
Karte thay dono bhai kabhi mashware baham
Aahista poochtey kabhi ma se wo zee hasham
Kya qasd hai Alliye wali ke nishaan ka
Amma kise milega alam nana jaan ka

In nanhe nanhe haathon se uthega ye alam
Chotey qadoon mein sabse sinoo mein sabho se kam
Nikle tanoo se sibte Nabi ke qadam pe dam
Ohda yahi hai bas yahi mansab yahi hasham
Rukhsat talab agar ho tou ye mera kaam hai
Maa sadqe jaaye aaj tou marne mein naam hai

Phir tum ko kya buzurg thay jo fakhre roz gaar
Zeba nahi hai wasf e izafi pe iftekhaar
Johar wo hai jo taegh karey aap aashkaar
Dikhlado aaj Hyder o Jafar ki kaarzaar
Tum kyon kaho ke laal Khuda ke wali ke hain
Faujein pukare khud ke nawase Ali ka hain
Ab jisko tum kaho usey dein fouj ka alam
Ki arz jo salaah Shahe aasmaan hasham
Farmaya jabse uthgayi Zahra e ba karam
Us din se tumko maa ki jagah jaantey hain hum
Malik ho tum buzurg koi ho ke khurd ho
Jisko kaho usiko ye ohda sipard ho

Boli bahan ke aap bhi tou lein kisi ka naam
Hai kis taraf tawajjo e Sardar o khaas o aam
Gar mujhse poochtay hain Shahe aasmaan maqaam
Quran ke baad hai tou Ali hi ka kuch kalaam
Shaukat mein qadd mein shaan mein humsar nahi koi
Abbas e naamdaar se behtar nahi koi

Aashiq ghulaam khadim e dereena jaan nisaar
Farzand bhai zeenate pehlu wafa shi'aar
Jarrar yaadgaar e pidar fakhre rozgaar
Rahat rasaa mutee o namudaar o naamdaar
Safdar hai sher dil hai bahadur hai naik hai
Bemisl saekdon mein hazaroon mein aik hai

Aakhon mein ashk bhar ke ye boley Shahe zaman
Haan thi yahi Ali ki wasiyyat bhi ay bahan
Acha bulayein aap kidhar hai wo saff shikan
Akbar chacha ke paas gaye sunke ye sukhan
Ki arz intezaar hai Shahe ghuyoor ko
Chaliye phuphi ne yaad kiya hai huzoor ko

Abbas aaye haathon ko jordhe huzoor e Shaah
Jao bahan ke paas ye bola wo deen panaah
Zainab wahin alam liye aayi ba izzo jaah
Boley nishaan ko leke Shahe arsh baargaah
Inki khushi wo hai jo riza Panjetan ki hai
Lo bhai lo alam ye inayat bahan ki hai

Munh karke suwe qabre Ali phir kiya khitaab
Zarre ko aaj kardiya Moula ne aaftaab
Ye arz khaaksaar ki hai Ya Abu Turaab
Aaqa ke aagey hoon mein shadath se bahre yaab
Sar tan se ibne Fatima ke ru baru girey
Shabbir ke paseene pe mera lahu girey

Ye sunke aayi zaojaye Abbas e naamwar
Shohar ki simpt pehle kinkhiyoon se ki nazar
Lee sibte Mustafa ki balayein ba chashme tar
Zainab ke gird phirke ye boli wo nauhagar
Faiz aap ka hai aur tasadduq Imaam ka
Izzat badi kaneez ki rutba ghulaam ka
Sar ko laga ke chathi se Zainab ne ye kaha
Tu apni maang kookh se thandi rakhe sada
Ki arz mujhse laakh kaneezein hoon tou fida
Bano e naamwar ko suhaagan rakhe Khuda
Bachey jiye taraqqiy e iqbal o jaah ho
Saaye mein aap ke Ali Akbar ka byaah ho

Naagaah aakey bali Sakina ne ye kaha
Kaisa hai ye hujoom kidhar hai mere chacha
Ohda alam ka unko mubarak karey Khuda
Logoon mujhe balayein tou lene do ek zara
Shaukat Khuda badhaye mere ammu jaan ki
Mein bhi tou dekhoon shaan Ali ke nishaan ki

Abbas muskura ke pukarey ka aao aao
Ammu nisaar pyaas se kya haal hai batao
Boli lipat ke wo ke meri mashq lete jaao
Ab tou alam mila tumhein pani mujhe pilaao
Tohfa na koi deejiye na in'aam deejiye
Qurbaan jaaon pani ka ek jaam deejiye

Nagaah badhey alam liye Abbas e ba wafa
Daude sab ahle bait khule sar barehna pa
Hazrat ne haath utha ke ye ek eik se kaha
Lo Alwida ay haram e paak e Mustafa
Subhe shab e firaaq hai pyaaron ko dekh lo
Sab mil ki doobte huwe taaron ko dekh lo

Shay ke qadam pe Zainab e zaar o hazeen giri
Bano pachaad kha ke pisar ke kareen giri
Kulsoom thar thara ke baruhe zameen giri
Baqir kahin gira tou Sakina kaheen giri
Ujda chaman har ek gul taza nikal gaya
Nikla alam ke ghar se janaza nikal gaya

Nagaah udhar se teer chale janibe Imaam
Ghoda bada ke aap ne hujjat bhi ki tamaam
Nikle idhar se Shay ke rafiqaan e tashnakaam
Be sar huwe paroon mein saraan e sipaah e shaam
Bala kabhi thi taegh kabhi zer e tang thi
Ek ek ki jang maalik e ashtar ki jang thi

Allah re Ali ke nawasoon ki kaarzaar
Dono ke nichey thay ke chalti thi zulfiqaar
Shana kata kisi ne jo roka sipar pe waar
Ginti thi zakhmiyoon ki na kishtoon ka tha shumaar
Utney sawaar qatl kiye thodi daer mein
Dono ke ghodey chup gaye laasho ke dhaer mein

Kis husn se Hasan ka jawane haseen lada
Ghir ghir ke surate asad e khushmgeen lada
Do din ki bhook pyaas mein wo mahjabeen lada
Sahra ulat ke yoon koi dulha nahi lada
Hamle dikha diye asad e kirdgaar ke
Maqtal mein sooye arzak e shaami ko maar ke

Chamki jo taegh Hazrate Abbas e arsh jaah
Roohul ameen pukarey ke Allah ki panaah
Dhaloon mein chup gaya pisar e saad ru siyaah
Kushtoon se band ho gayi aman o amaan ki raah
Jhapta jo sher shoakh mein darya ki saer ke
Le li tarayi taeghon ki moujoon ko phaer ke

Be sar huwe muwakkil e sar chashma e furaat
Hal chal mein misl e mouj safoon ko na tha sabaat
Darya mein girke fout huwe kitne bad sifaat
Goya habaab hogaye thay nuqta e hayaat
Abbas bhar ke mashk ko yoon tashnalab laday
Jis tarah naharwaan mein ameer e arab laday
Aafat thi harb o zarb e Ali Akbar e diler
Ghusse mein jhapte ser pe jaise garsina sher
Sab sar buland past zabardast sab thay zer
Jangal mein chaar simpt huwe zakhmiyoon ke dher
Siraan ke utre tan se jo thay rann chadhey huwe
Abbas se bhi jang mein kuch thay badhey huwe

Talwaarein barsi subh se nusfun nihaar tak
Hilti rahi zameen laraztey rahey falak
Kaampa kiye paroon ko simte huwe malak
Na'rey na phir wo thay na wo taeghon ki thi chamak
Dhaalon ka daur barchiyoon ka auj ho gaya
Hangaam e zuhr khatema e fauj ho gaya

Lashe sabho ke sibte Nabi khud uthake laye
Qatil kisi shaheed ka sar kaatne na paye
Dushman ko bhi na dost ki furqat Khuda dikhaye
Farmatey thay bichad gaye sab hum se hai haye
Itney pahaad gir padey jis par wo kham na ho
Gar sou baras jiyoon tou ye majma baham na ho

Kham hogaye ye daagh uthake Imame deen
Jhuk kar bana hilaal e Nabi ka mahe jabeen
Yoon dard mein tadap ke kiya nalaye hazeen
Hilne lage pahaad larazne lagi zameen
Aayi jigar ko taab na is waaredaat ki
Khushki mein lagi doobne kashti hayaat ki

Jab saff kashi ki dhoom huwi qatl gaah mein
Tasweer e marg phir gayi sab ki nigaah mein
Doobe rafiq e yusuf e deen haq ki chaah mein
Daftar khula ajal ka Hussaini sipaah mein
Jaanbaaziyaan dikhake jari naam kar gaye
Khaake shifa pa noor ke daane bikhar gaye
Jis waqt aamad aamade saif e Khuda huwi
Hal chal padi har ek ke dar pe qaza huwi
Nabood zindagi huwi hasti fana huwi
Himmat dilon ke jism se quwwat juda huwi
Labrez hokey umr ke saaghar chhalak gaye
Kaampi zameen pahaad jagah se sarak gaye

Maidaan mein jab riyaaze Hussaini khizaan huwa
Dunya se kaarwaan Shahe deen ka rawaan huwa
Darya e khoon mein gharq har ek naujawaan huwa
Hamshakle Mustafa bhi shaheedey sinaan huwa
Rotey thay Shaah lasho mein tanha khade huwe
Thay khaak par kaleje ke tukde padey huwe

Garmi ka roz jang ki kyon kar karoon bayaan
Darr hai ke misl e shama na jalne lage zabaan
Wo loo ke al hazar wo hararath ke al amaan
Rann ki zameen tou surkh thi aur zard aasmaan
Aab e khunukh ko khalq tarasti thi khaak par
Goya hawa se aag barasti thi khaak par

Wo loo wo aaftaab ki hiddat wo taab o tab
Kala tha rang dhoop se din ka misaal e shab
Khud nahr e alqama ke bhi sukhey huwe thay lab
Khaime jo thay hibaabon ke tap te thay sab ke sab
Udhti thi khaak khushk tha chashma hayaat ka
Khoula huwa tha dhoop se pani furaat ka


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a Marsiya (Marsia) i.e. an elegiac poem written to commemorate the martyrdom and valour of a noted man.
The form of the marsia generally consists of six-line units, with a rhyming quatrain, and a couplet on a different rhyme and the best versions seem to have arisen in and around Lucknow (a city in Northern India) , probably because it was the centre of the Shia Muslim community.
The Shia community regarded it an act of piety and religious duty to write eulogies to such martyrs and it is generally agreed that this version by Mir Babar Ali Anis is the best there is.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 19, 2012


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