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QASEEDAH GHOUSIA 

قصیدہ غوثيه

 

Written By

Ghousul Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (رضئ الله تعالى عنه)

 

Rendered into English by

Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri

 

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FOREWORD 

  

Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri
 
 
 
بِسم الله الرحمنِ الرحيم  

 الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين

 

Ghousul Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (رضئ الله تعالى عنه) is the towering personality among Awliya Allah.  He is a great teacher of Ihsan.  His greatness among Awliya Allah is undisputed. He has written many books on Islamic Tawheed.  His most popular poetical work is 'Qaseedah Ghousia', written in Arabic, which describes his elevated state among Awliya Allah.   It is reported that he wrote the Qaseedah in a state of spiritual elation.  The entire Qaseedah describes special beneficence of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) on him in a classic poetic way.  When we read the Qasidah, we realize Ghousul Azam's (رضئ الله تعالى عنه) love and care for other Awliya Allah.  He invites them and inspires  them  to be courageous and come forward and join him in sharing the divine bounties.

Ghousul Azam (رضئ الله تعالى عنه) mentions about the secret knowledge that has been  revealed to him by Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) about His Unity, Attributes, Haqeeqat-e-Mohammadi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), His creation and how the administration of this Cosmos is run. 

Qaseedah Ghousia is a unique poetical work.  Many Shuyookh have described that recitation of the couplets of Qaseedah as wird, has positive effect on the spiritual development of the seekers of Sufi path.

 

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QASEEDAH GHOUSIA 

قصیدہ غوثيه
 

 

سَقَانِي الْحُبُّ كَاسَاتِ الْوِصَالِ - فَقُلْتُ لِخَمْرَتِي نَحْوِي تَعَالِي

SAQAANIL HUBBU KASAATIL WISAALI
FAQULTU LIKHAMRATI NAHWI TA AALI

When I was given purified wine of love of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى ),  I said to myself,  let me  take as many cups as possible.   


سَعتْ وَمَشَتْ لِنحْوِى فِي كُئُوسٍ -  فَهِمْتُ بِسَكْرَتِي بَيْنَ الْمَوَالِي

 SA'AT WAMASHAT LINAHWI FI KU’OOSIN
FAHIMTU BISUKRATI BAYNAL MAWAALI

 The  wine of love made me wise.  And  I realized that there are many Awliya Allah around who could also be benefited from it. 

 

وَقُلْتُ لِسَائِرِ الأَقْطَابِ لُمُّوا -  بِحَانِي وَادْخُلُوا أَنْتُمْ رِجَالِي

FAQULTU LISAA’IRIL AQTAABI LUMMU
BIHAALI WAD KHULU ANTUM RIJAALI

Then I said to all Aqtaab to share the special beneficence of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) by becoming my associates. 

  

وَهِيمُوا وَاشْرَبُوا أَنْتُمْ جُنودِي -  فَسَاقِي الْقَوْمِ بِالْوَافِي مَلاَلِي

WAHUMMU WASHRABU ANTUM JUNUDI
FASAAQIL QAWMI BIL WAAFI MALAALI

I told them to be courageous, come forward and benefit from the wine of love of Almighty.   Behold, the Cup-Bearer of the Fraternity (Allah - سبحانه و تعالى) is filling the cups to the full.

 

شَرِبْتُمْ فَضْلَتِي مِنْ بَعْدِ سُكْرِي -  وَلاَ نِلْتُمْ عُلُوِّي وَاتِّصَالِي

SHARIBTUM FUDLATI MIM BA'DI SUKRI
WALA NILTUM ULOOWI WAT TISAALI

I offered all Awliya Allah to take the wine of Love from my cup.  But be careful,  my status in the Court of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) is high.  You cannot reach to my state just because you drank the left over from my cup.

 

مَقَامُكُمُ الْعُلا جَمْعَاً وَلَكِنْ - مَقَامِي فَوْقَكُمْ مَا زَالَ عَالِي

MAKAAMUKUMUL U'LA JAM'AW WALA KIN
MAQAAMI FAWQAKUM MA ZAA LA AA’LI

Indeed you all have prominence as per your individual status in Wilaya.  But remember, my status in the Divine Court is very high.  You should keep this fact in mind all the time. 

 

أَنَا في حَضْرَةِ التَّقْرِيبِ وَحْدِي -  يُصَرِّفُنِي وَحَسْبِي ذُو الْجَلاَلِ

ANA FI HAZRATIT TAQREEBI WAHDI
YUSARIFUNI WAHASBI ZUL JALAALI

 I am awarded with exclusive nearness to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) who keeps changing my state as He likes.

 

أَنَا الْبَازِيُّ أَشْهَبُ كُلِّ شيْخٍ -  وَمَنْ ذَا فِي المَلاَ أُعْطَي مِثَالِي

 ANAL BAAZIYU ASHHABU KULLI SHAYKHIN
WAMAN ZAA FIR RIJAALI U’TIYA MISAALI

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has made me like a falcon among Awliya Allah.  And you cannot find an example like me among you.  

 

دَرَسْتُ الْعِلْمَ حَتَّى صِرْتُ قُطْباً -  وَنِلْتُ السَّعْدَ مِنْ مَوْلَى الْمَوَالِي

DARASTUL ILMA HATTA SIRTU QUTBAN
WANILTUS SA'DA MIM MAWLAL MAWAALI

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  has provided me exclusive knowledge  and placed me to the station of Ghousul Azam.  This is the special mercy and beneficence of my Lord towards me. 

 

كَسَانِي خِلْعَةً بِطِرَازِ عِزٍّ -  وَتَوَّجَنِي بِتِيجَانِ الْكَمَالِ

KASAANI KHILATAN BITIRAAZI AZMIN
WA TAWWAJANI BITIJAANIL KAMAALI

The attire of nearness given to me is a special privilege.  Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has also crowned me with exclusive excellence. 

 

وَوَلاَّنِي عَلَى الأَقْطَابِ جَمْعاً -  فَحُكْمِي نَافِذٌ فِي كُلِّ عَالِي

WA WALAANI ALAL AQTAABI JAM’AN
FAHUKMI NAAFIZIN FI KULLI HAALI

 Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has made me Ghousul Aghwas. And this divine order is,  in effect,  under all circumstances.    

 

 وَأَطْلَعَنِي عَلَى سِرٍّ قَدِيمٍ - وَقَلَّدَنِي وَأَعْطَانِي سُؤالِي

 WA'ATLA ANI ALAA SIRRIN QADEEMIN
WAQALLADANI WA A'TAANI SU'AALI

 Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has revealed to me the Ancient Secret about His Unity, Attributes and His creation.
He has done special favors by granting all my requests. 

 

 وَلَوْ أَلْقَيْتُ سِرِّي فِي جِبَالٍ -  لَدُكْتُ وَاختَفَتْ بَيْنَ الرِّمَالِ

 WALOW ALQAYTU SIRRI FI JIBAALIN
LADUKKAT WAKHTAFAT BAYNAR RIMAALI

 If I fling that secret on a mountain, it will turn into dust. 

 

وَلَوْ أَلقْيتُ سِرِّي فِي بِحَارٍ-  لَصَارَ الْكُلُّ غَوْراً فِي الزَّوَالِ

WALOW ALQAYTU SIRRI FI BIHAARIN
LASAARAL KULLU GHAWRAN FIS ZAWAALI

 If I fling that secret on oceans, the water in them will dry completely.  

 

فَلَوْ أَلْقَيْتُ سِرِّي وَسْطَ نَارٍ-  لَذَابَتْ وَانْطفَتْ مِنْ سِرِّ حَالِي

 WALOW ALQAYTU SIRRI FAWQA NAARIN
LAKHAMIDAT WANTAFAT MIN SIRRI HAALI

If I fling that secret on a burning fire, it will get extinguished within no time.

 

وَلَوْ أَلْقَيْتُ سِرِّي فَوْقَ مَيْتٍ -  لَقَامَ بِقُدْرَةِ الْمَوْلَى تعا لِي

 WALOW ALQAYTU SIRRI FAWQA MAYTIN
LAQAAMA BIQUDRATIL MAWLA TA'AALI

If I fling that secret on a dead body, life will come back and the person will stand up from will of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). 

 

وَمَا مِنْهَا شُهُورٌ أَوْ دُهُورٌ -  تَمُرُّ وَتَنْقَضِي إِلاَّ أَتَى لِي

 WAMAA MINHA SHUHURUN AW THUHUURUN
TAMURRU WATANQADI ILLA ATAALI

 The time and months come to me, before they appear in the world. And they report to me about the their happenings.  

 

وَتُخْبِرُنِي بِمَأ يَجْرِي وَيأْتِي -  وَتُعْلِمُنِي فَأُقْصِرُ عَنْ جِدَالِي

WATUKHBIRUNI BIMAA YA'TI WA YAJRI
WATU'LIMUNI FA'AQSIR AN JIDAALI

They are scheduled to inform me about the  present and the future.  Many of you cannot comprehend these issues.   Therefore,  do not wrangle with me in your ignorance. 

 

بِلاَدُ اللَّهِ مُلْكِي تَحْتَ حُكْمِي -  وَوَقْتِي قَبْلَ قَبْلِي قَدْ صَفا لِي

BILAADUL LAAHI MULKI TAHTA HUKMI
WA WAQTI QABLA QALBI QAD SAFAALI

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has made His Empire under my command.  It was destined by His mercy and slated to be  this way right  from the beginning.  

 

طُبُولِي فِي السَّمَا والأَرْضِ دَقَّتْ -  وَشَاءُوسُ السَّعَادَةِ قَدْ بَدَا لِي

 TUBU LI FIS SAMAA'I WALARDI TUQQAT
WASHAA'OOSUS SA'AADATI QAD BADAALI

Drums are beaten in my honor on earth and skies.  This  special status  is awarded to me purely by the mercy and generosity of  my Lord. 

 

مُرِيدِي لاَ تَخَفْ وَشْياً فَإِنِّي -  عَزُومٌ قَاتِلٌ عِنْدَ الْقِتال

MUREEDI LA TAKHAF WA’ SHIN FA INNI
AZOOMUN QAATILUN INDAL QITAALI

O my sincere Murid, walk on my foot step and do not be frightened from the enemies of Islam.  Remember, I am a determined combatant in the way of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى).  

 

مُرِيدِي لاَ تَخَفْ فاللَّهُ رَبِّي -  حَبَانِي رِفْعَةً نِلْتُ الْمَعَالي

 MUREEDI LA TAKHAF ALLAHU RABBI
ATAANI RIFATAN NILTUL MANAALI

 My Murid,  walk sincerely on the way and do not be afraid.  Remember, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) is my Sustainer.  With His beneficence, I have been made privileged among Awliya Allah. 

 

مُريدِي هِمْ وَطِبْ وَاشْطَحْ وَغَنِّي -  وَافْعَلْ مَا تَشَا فَالإسْمُ عَالِي

 MUREEDI HIM WATIB WASHTAH WAGANNI
WA'IF'AL MA TASHAA'U FALISMU AALI

 My Murideen should be courageous, remain cheerful and eulogize Allah's (سبحانه و تعالى) praises all the time.  You all should be  bold and do good deeds in your lives.  Remember,  Allah's (سبحانه و تعالى) support is with me and He is exalted. 

 

وَكُلُّ فَتَىً عَلَى قَدَمٍ وَإِنِّي -  عَلَى قَدَمِ النَّبِي بَدْرِ الْكَمَالِ

 WAKULLU WALIYIN LAHU QADAMUN WA INNI
ALAA QADAMIN NABBIYI BADRIL KAMAALI

 Every Wali Allah has a station.  But I follow the foot steps of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who is the sign of perfection for all mankind. 

 

أَنَا الجِيلانِي مُحْيى الدِّينِ إِسْمِي -  وَأَعْلاَمِي عَلَى رُؤْسِ الْجبَالِ

ANAL JILANI MUHAYUDEENI ISMI WA'ALAAMI ALAA RA’SIL JIBAALI

 I am Al Jilani, and my name is Mohiuddin,
And my banners fly on mountain tops.

 

أَنَا الحَسَنِيُّ وَالْمخْدَعْ مَقَامِي -  وَأَقْدَامِي عَلى عُنُقِ الرِّجَالِ
 
ANAL HASANIYU WAL MUKHDA' MAQAAMI
WA’AQDAAMI ALAA UNUQIR RIJAALI
 
 I am Hassani and my status is above all Awliya Allah.  And my feet are on the neck of each Wali Allah.

وَعَبْدُ القَادرالمَشهُورْ اِسْمِيوَجَدِّ صَاحبُ العَينُ الكَمالِي

 WA ABDUL QAADIR MASHOORU ISMI
WA JADDI SAAHIBUL AYNIL KAMAALI

Abdul Qadir is my famous name.  My ancestor is Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who is the possessor of all perfections.

 

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