Abu Bakr The Truthful
Dain Maal Rah-e-Haq Mein Jo Hon Tum Mein Maal-Dar
One day the Holy Prophet said to his Companions,
‘The rich among you should give in the way of God’.
Uss Roz Un Ke Pas The Darham Kai Hazar
On hearing that command, an overjoyed ‘Umar stood up;
That day he had thousands of dirhams.
Barh Kar Rakhe Ga Aaj Qadam Mera Rahwar
Today, for sure, he said in his heart,
My horse will take the lead from Abu Bakr’s.
Aesar Ki Hai Dast Nigar Ibtadaye Kaar
So he brought his wealth to the Trustworthy Prophet—
Sacrifice is needed to start a project off.
Ae Woh Ke Josh-e-Haq Se Tere Dil Ko Hai Qarar
‘Umar’, asked the Prophet, the Sovereign of the world,
‘A passion for truth is the sole comfort of your heart.
Muslim Hai Apne Khowesh-o-Aqarab Ka Haq-Guzar
Did you keep anything back for your family?—
For a Muslim must honour the duty he bears to his relations.’
Baqi Jo Hai Woh Millat-e-Baiza Pe Hai Nisar
‘Half’, he said, ‘belongs to wife and children,
The rest I offer to the Community of Light.’
Jis Se Binaye Ishq-o-Mohabbat Hai Ustawar
In the meantime that Companion of the Prophet arrived
Who gives strength to the edifice of love and devotion.
Har Cheez, Jis Se Chashm-e-Jahan Mein Ho Aetibar
No man more loyal, he brought with him
Everything with value in the eyes of the world:
Slaves, money, goods and chattels.
He brought his horses, their hooves shining like the moon, and his camels, mules and asses.
Kehne Laga Woh Ishq-o-Mohabbat Ka Raaz-Dar
The Prophet said, ‘It is necessary to think of one’s family too!’
That man, who knew the secrets of love, said,
Ae Teri Zaat Baees-e-Takween-e-Rozgar!
‘You are the one from whom the moon and stars receive the brightness of their eyes;
And you are the one for whose sake the universe was brought into being:
Siddique Ke Liye Hai Khuda Ka Rusool (S.A.W.) Bas
The lamp is enough for the moth, the flower is enough for the nightingale—
For Abu Bakr the Prophet of God is enough’.