Ramadan will soon be here with all its blessings and opportunities to pray and seek nearness to Allah. This nearness is attained through prayers and fasting; recitation, understanding, following the guidance in the Qur’an and seeking forgiveness for our sins and asking protection of Allah in all worldly and spiritual affairs.
While we focus on attaining the goal of our lives, that is, seeking Allah’s nearness, we will have ample opportunity in this Blessed month to develop a loving bond with the Holy Qur’an whose revelation commenced in Ramadan. The stronger this bond becomes, closer will we find ourselves to Allah and the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
As Ahmadis we have the example of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian before us. He expressed the depth of his love for the Qur’an and the Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, through his writings including his poetry.
I am personally very moved by the love of the Qur’an which he has expressed through his poem Jamalo husnay Qur’an nure jane hur Muslman haye. To share his love for the Qur’an with you I am attaching my rendering of this poem into English verse. Please accept it as a gift of Ramadan from me. I am grateful to Allah for having helped me translate this poem and request you all to pray for me as I undertake the mammoth work of rendering all his Urdu poems into English verse.
Please pray for all the peoples of the world and for peace on earth for all mankind. While praying remember that Allah is the Lord of the entire World (Rabul ‘aalamin) and Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him is a blessing to all mankind (Rahmat ul ‘aalamin) and the Qur’an is a Guidance for all the peoples of the world (Hudal-lin-naas). By being generous in our prayers we ensure that Allah will listen to them and answer them. Ameen.
Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed
Ameer and President Worldwide Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement