O True Believer! You are Bearer of Glad Tidings & Warnings (Allama Iqbal)

اے بندہ مومن، تو بشیری تو نذیری (ینظر بنور الله)

Allama Iqbal told four ingredients of a Muslim as ‘Qahhari-o-Ghaffari-o-Quddusi-o-Jabroot’ in his poem ‘Mard-e-Musalman‘. When a Muslim manifests these attributes, he becomes a True Believer (Momin/Sahib-e-Yaqeen) and sees with the light of God, gives good news and warnings. ‘Bashiri’ and ‘Nazeeri’ are also attributes of a Momin.

Lets read a Verse of Quran, Ahadees and couplets of Allama Iqbal to explain these attributes of a Banda-e-Momin.

١- بشیری و نذیری

Bashir – The one who gives glad tidings  (بشیر – بشارت دینے والا، خوشخبری سنانے والا)
Nazir – The one who warns, warner  (نذیر – عذاب سے ڈرانے والا)

1. From Book: Zarb-e-Kaleem: Adam Ka Zameer Uss Ki Haqiqat Pe Hai Shahid 

The Franks(West) have made you forgetful of yourself,
Otherwise, O True believer, you are a warner and bearer of tidings.

Iqbaliat Expert & Iqbal Shahas, Prof. Yousuf Saleem Chishti explained this couplet in his book ‘Sharah Zarb-e-Kaleem’ as below

Al-Basheer, Al-Nazir, Al-Noor are Names of Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 

Quran: Surah Saba, Verse 28

And (O Prophet,) We have sent you to the entire mankind as a’ bearer of good news and a Warner, but most people do not know.

2. (Asrar-e-Khudi-15) Marhala Soyem: Nayabat-e-Elahi

To the human race he brings both a glad message and a warning,
He comes both as a soldier and as a marshal and prince.

3. (Javed Nama-24) Pegham-e-Afghani Ba Millat-e-Roosia

This aged world requires a nation
that shall be both bearer of good tidings and warner.

4. (Javed Nama-41) Zinda Rood Mushkilat-e-Khud Ra Paesh Arwah Buzurg Mee-Gowed – Hallaj

‘His servant’ both increases life and destroys it,
‘His servant’ is both glass and heavy stone.

5. From Book: Baal-e-Jibreel: Poem Deen-o-Siasat

It is the miracle of a desert‐dweller
To make the grace a mirror to power

Deen-o-Siasat is an important poem of Allama Iqbal and It will be discussed in detail in some later post.

٢. فراست مومن (إنّ المؤمن ینظر بنور الله)

مومن کی فراست سے بچو کیوں کہ وہ اللہ تعالیٰ کے نور سے دیکھتا ہے

1. From Book: Armaghan-e-Hijaz Urdu: Poem Budhe Baloch Ki Nasihat Bait Ko
 

Who knows the nation’s fates?
But signs abound, If Muslims are wakeful

2. From Book: Armaghan-e-Hijaz Farsi: Poem Huzoor-e-Risalat 11: Mera Tanhai Wa..

You (PBUH) have lit up my eyes with an insight,
To thee owes hence, the La-ilah’s light,

3. From Book: Pas Che Bayad Kard: Asakay Chand Bar Iftaraq…

Alas! Europe is not aware of this principle,
her eyes do not see through God’s light;
Jamia Tirmizi Jild 2, Hadith 1071

Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said,

“Fear of the sight of a True Believer, for, he sees with the light of Allah.” 

He then recited: Surely in that are signs for the sagacious. (15: 75)

٣. بشارت اور نیک خواب
Ahadith related to Glad Tidings and Good Dreams

Sahih Muslim, Jild 3, Hadees 28

    English Translation:

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Musa that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) deputed any of his Companions on a mission, he would say: Give tidings (to the people); do not create (in their minds) aversion (towards religion); show them leniency and do not be hard upon them.

 Jamia Tirmizi, Jild 2, Hadees 1049

       English Translation:

It is reported that an Egyptian asked Sayyidina Abu Darda (RA) to explain this verse: “For them there is the good news in the worldly life and in the Hereafter.” (10: 64) He said, “No one else had asked me about it since I asked Allah’s Messenger (SAW) about it and he told me that no one had asked him apart from me since it was revealed. It is a good dream of a Muslim – or that which he is shown.”

 Jamia Tirmizi, Jild 2, Hadith 155

     English Translation:

Sayyidina Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “As the time draws near, the dream of a believer will not be false and the truest dream will be of one who is truest in speech. And, the dream of the Muslim is a portion of the forty-six portions of Prophet Hood. And dreams are of three kinds: good dreams are glad tidings from Allah, sad dreams are from the devil and there are dreams about what man experiences with him self. So, when one of you sees a dream that he does not like then he must stand up and spit (out to a side) and he must not mention it to the people”. He also said, “I love to see a chain in my dream because the noblest fetters are to be steadfast in religion and I hate the fetters in the neck”. [Bukhari 7017, Muslim 2263]

 Sunan Abu Dawood, Jild 3, Hadith 1611
Sahih Bukhari, Jild 3, Hadith 1918

     English Translation:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of prophetism, and whatever belongs to prothetism can never be false.” Muhammad bin Sirin said, “But I say this.” He said, “It used to be said, ‘There are three types of dreams: The reflection of one’s thoughts and experiences one has during wakefulness, what is suggested by Satan to frighten the dreamer, or glad tidings from Allah. So, if someone has a dream which he dislikes, he should not tell it to others, but get up and offer a prayer.” He added, “He (Abu Huraira) hated to see a Ghul (i.e., iron collar around his neck in a dream) and people liked to see fetters (on their feet in a dream). The fetters on the feet symbolizes one’s constant and firm adherence to religion.”

Sahih Muslim, Jild 3, Hadith 1408

     English Translation:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: When the time draws near (when the Resurrection is near) a believer’s dream can hardly be false. And the truest vision will be of one who is himself the most truthful in speech, for the vision of a Muslim is the forty-fifth part of Prophecy, and dreams are of three types: one good dream which is a sort of good tidings from Allah; the evil dream which causes pain is from the satan; and the third one is a suggestion of one’s own mind; so if any one of you sees a dream which he does not like he should stand tip and offer prayer and he should not relate it to people, and he said: I would love to see fetters (in the dream), but I dislike wearing of necklace, for the fetters is (an indication of) one’s steadfastness in religion. The narrator said: I do not know whether this is a part of the hadith or the words of Ibn Sirin.

 Sunan Ibn Majah, Jild 3, Hadith 773

     English Translation:

It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allah(saw) said: “A good dream from a righteous man is one of the forty-six parts of prophecy.”

Now Lets read (Zarb-e-Kaleem-143) Alam-e-Nau from Kalam-e-Iqbal

New World

Decrees of Fate are not concealed from man whose heart throbbing seems:
He sees the image of New World  in slumberous state, during dreams.
When prayer call at early morn transports him to Morpheusʹ domain,
 He tries to build the world beheld with utmost might and utmost main.

The body of the dreamt of world is made from his handful clay:
“God is Great!” his slogan shrill that can the role of soul for new world play.
***

Note: There are many Ahadees related to Glad News (Basharat) & Good Dreams in Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and other Hadith Books similar to aforementioned Ahadees.

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6 Responses to O True Believer! You are Bearer of Glad Tidings & Warnings (Allama Iqbal)

  1. Anonymous says:

    meri walda nay 1947 say kuch saal phelay kawab dekha kay wo apnay ghar ki chat per khri hain aur asman ko dakh rahi hain asaman bahut safaf aur rohsan hay phir aik kapra lehrata huwa deka jo lehrata huwa neechay ki taruf a raha tha jasaiy kapray ka thaan khul jata hay jab qureeb aya unkay samnay bhut he khoobsoorat kapray per chand aur tara bana huwa tha walda akser yeh kawab sunaiya karti thi aur us din bohut khoosh thi jab unon nay yeh sub apnay walid ko bataya un kay munh say baysakta nikla pakistan zaroor banay ga yehi is kuwab ki tabeer hay ghar may honay walay aksar waqiat un ko pehlay kawab kay zariay nazar a jatay thay un kay walid muslim leeg may thay aur quaid kay saath kam bhi kar rahay thay

  2. @AnonymousMashaAllah, bohat mubarik khawab tha. Hadees-e-Rasool (S.A.W) ke mutabiq, ache khawab Allah ki taraf se basharat hote hain. JazakAllah…!!

  3. Asslaam AleykumAllah Taala ham sabko Khushiyaan Naseeb Farmaaye Aur hamari takaalif aur preshaniyan khatam farmaaye ameen summa ameenyahaan baat chunkey khawab ki horahi hey , lehaza mey khawab k mutaliq hi kuch mufeed batain share karunga, sab sey pehli bat k hamey rizq-e-halal hasil karna chahyeaur haraam sey nafrat aur us sey bachna chahye,jab hamara khana pina baratna sab kuch halal rizq sey hoga to hamara andar bhi bilkul saf hogaaur hamey achhey aur sachey khawab bhi aanein gey theek isi trah jesey aik darkht ko achi aur zarkhaiz zameen mil jati hey to wo phal bhi bohat umda deta hey mey yahaan aik amal ka zikr karunga,raat jab ap soney k liye jaain to qiblah ki tarf munh kar k sirf aik baar hi parhna hey JIS MAAMLEY K MUTALIQ AAP JANNA CHAHTEY HAIN US MAAMLEY K MUTALIQ NIYYAT KAR K YE PARHANA HEY ( YA ALEEMO YA KHABEERO YA MUBEENO MUJHEY IS MAAMLEY KI KHABAR DEY )INSHA ALLAH PEHLI HI RAAT KO AAP PE RAAZ KHULNA SHURU HOJAAIN GEY ALLAH AZZOWAJAL HAMEY AAKHIRAT MEY APNEY PIYAREY HABIB SALALLAHO ALAIHI WAALEHI WASALLAM K PIYAREY DAST-E-MUBARAK SEY HOZEY KOUSAR KAA JAAM NASEEB FAMAAYE AMEEN SUMMA AMEEN

  4. 3 more couplets (ashaar) from books: Asrar-e-Khudi & Javed Nama related to 'Bashiri & Nazeeri' are added above.

  5. Anonymous says:

    plz nebdy can help me??

  6. Anonymous says:

    i want meaning of jabrooti. ahadees ,ayaat n ashaar related to it

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