Kazi Nazrul Islam

(24 May 1899 - 29 August 1976 / Bardhaman / India)

Come On Quick Go To Madina - Poem by Kazi Nazrul Islam

Come on quick those who wish
To the city of Madina to go:
At the Landing-ghat is already in
The sacred boat with virtues filled!

Abu Bakr and Umar Khattab,
Usman and All Haider,
They are the sailers true of the golden boat
No fear for you, sinners! No fear any more!

The Captain of this Boat is Ahmad.
The sailors all are seasoned hands.
Hearken to the chorus they sing:
There is no god but God!
No nervousness please
In this sea of sins
Despite the tempest
That may hoot and hiss!

Those who have the Fare of Faith,
Let them come to this golden boat;
Anchoring at the kalima's Port,
Trailing the Rope of Dispensation!
From the Hurs and Fairies in Heaven
For you all this invitation!

[Original in Bangla: Jabi ke Madinay; Translation: Mizanur Rahman]

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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