Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para: A poem filled with love for the Prophet (SAW)
‘Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para’ is a well-known Naat (A poem in the praise of the Prophet Muhamad SAW) written in the Persian language by Nur Uddin Abdur Rahman Jami (1414 – 1492). Maulana Abdur Rahman Jami was a renowned Islamic Scholar and mystic poet and a prolific writer who was born in Jam, former Khorasan, (modern-day Ghor Province, Afghanistan).
After his family migrated to Herat during his childhood Jami was educated and settled in Herat Afghanistan. He was influenced by the works of great mystics Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Moulana Rumi, and Ibn Arabi. Maulana Abdur Rahman Jami memorized the holy Quran in one week.
He wrote more than fifty books. His immense love for the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is evident from his poem Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para which he wrote more than five hundred years before and is still recited by Muslims all over the world.
The story about the poem Tanam Farsooda Jaan Para
As per oral history, Maulana Abdur Rahman Jami planned to go to Madina after performing Hajj in Makkah. It is said that the Muhamad (SAW) came to the Governor of Makkah in his dream that night. The Prophet (SAW) told the Governor of Makkah to stop a man named Jami from entering Madina. The Prophet (SAW) told the governor that Jami had written a Poem (Naat) in his (SAW) praise and if he recited that poem on his (SAW) tomb, He(SAW) would have to shake hand with him out of love.
The prophet (SAW) also told him to tell Jami to recite Darood Sharif 100 times and his poem 11 times on Thursday and that he (SAW) would come to him in his dream.
Jami returned to Persia and he was blessed to meet with the Prophet (SAW) in his dream.
The poem in Persian transliteration with English translation
Tanam Farsooda jaan para Ze Hijra, Ya Rasulallah
Dillam Paz Murda Aawara Ze Isyaa, Ya Rasulallah
O Allah’s Messenger! My body has weakened and my soul has shattered due to separation!
O Allah’s Messenger! Due to my sins, my heart is numb and straying towards destruction!
Choon Soo’e Mun Guzar Aari Manne Miskeen Zanaa Daari
Fida-E-Naqsh-E-Nalainat Kunam Ja, Ya Rasulallah!
Were you to pass by me, the impoverished one, the hapless!
O Allah’s Messenger! I would sacrifice my life upon the print of your blessed sandals
Ze Jaame Hubb To Mustam Ba Zanjeere To Dil Bustam
Nu’mi Goyam Ke Mun Hustum Sukhun Daan, Ya Rasulallah!
I am entranced by the drink of your love, my heart is chained to you!
But, O Allah’s Messenger! I do not claim that I hold mastery to truly praise you!
Ze Kharda Khaish Hairaanam Siyaa Shud Roze Isyaanam
Pashemaanam, Pashemaanam, Pashemaanam, Ya Rasulallah!
My misdeeds have left me dazed, and due to my sins the days have darkened!
I am regretful, I am remorseful, O Allah’s Messenger! I am ashamed
Choon Baazoo’e Shafaa’at Raa Khushaa’I Bar Gunaagara
Makun Mahruume Jaami Raa Daraa Aan, Ya Rasulallah!
When you extend your hands and spread them upon the sinners, for intercession!
O Allah’s Messenger! Do not deprive “Jaami” of it, on the day of Resurrection!
Love for the Prophet Muhamad(SAW) in Islam
Muslims around the world, love the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and even the non-Muslims respect his (SAW) integrity and character.
If we follow the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) we not only prove our love for him(SAW) but we can also get the love of Allah, as mentioned in the Quran: Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” [Al-Imran: 31]
And in a hadith, narrated by Anas (R.A) the Prophet Muhamad (SAW) said: “None of you is a true believer unless I am dearer to him than his parents, children and all others.” (Related by Ahmad, Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Al-Nassaie and Ibn Majah).
But it is to be noted by everyone that the Prophet (SAW)also loves us, and the Qur’an confirms it by saying:”(The Prophet) is greatly grieved at your loss and extremely anxious for your good. For the believers he is full of kindness and rahmah (mercy, love).” (9:128)
Quran also mentions that Prophet’s (SAW) mercy and love was meant for the whole of mankind. Qur’an says; “We have not sent you (O Prophet) but as rahmah to all the worlds.” (21:107)
May Allah give us the strength to follow the Prophet (SAW) with sincerity. Ameen.
(Written by Ijaz Ali, a freelance journalist from Pakistan. He holds a Master Degree in European Studies from Germany and can be reached at [email protected])