Aaj fir kisi ke jane ki khabar aayi

آج فر کسی كے جانے کی خبر آئی

 دِل کی دُنیا میں فر اداسی چھائی

رو رہے تھے جب ہم غیروں کو

کسی اپنے كے جانے کی تب خبر آئی

موت ہے یقینا یہ جانتا ہو میں بھی

یوں تیرے اک دم جانے کی بے یقینی ہے

وہ ملنا تجھ سے یوں آخری ہو گا

وہ مسکرا کر دیکھنا بھی

وہ آگے بڑھ کر دعاؤں دینا

وہ بے لوث کی محبت 

بس یادوں میں سب کی یوں

قید ہو جاؤگے سوچا نا تھا

English Transliteration, if you  can’t read  Urdu.

Aaj fir kisi ke jane ki khabar aayi

dil ki duniya mein fir udaasi chaayi

Ro rahe they jab hum  ghairon ko

Kisi apne ke jane ki tab khabar ayi.

Maut hai yaqeenan ye  janta hu mai bhi

Yun tere ek dum jane ki be yaqeeni hai.

Wo milna tujhse yun aakhri hoga

Wo muskurakar dekhna bhi

Wo aage badhkar duaaen dena

Wo belaus ki mohabbat !

Bas Yaadon mein  sabki yun

 kaid ho jaoge  Socha na tha.

Seems like the death has declared a war on us, and the first ones to go are the good people. I see people dying in war,hunger and then we have these sudden deaths happening around shaking us to the roots and souls. Recently I lost an uncle of mine, my mother’s cousin and the whole family is still in complete shock  , he suffered a massive silent heart attack and died in his sleep. He was not ill or suffering from any other health problem nor was he that old , basically there is no defined logic for death  when and why  it will choose you ! so nothing rules the logic except the Divine Decree that is what we believe in as muslims, when there is the time to go ,  you go. Everyone around you adapts to not having you around anymore and try hard to cling on to their memories to keep you there forever.

He was a great soul, a completely social human being, loving everyone around him , especially the kids of family, no matter which chain of hierarchy you fall in , He will connect with you and bond you instantly. His voice, his mannerism , his sense of humor , all created  his charisma which we  will miss  forever now. A progressive muslim who was always encouraging the girls of the family to study further and be independent. In fact he used to come back to keep a check  and even remind you “Never  forget your goal in life, life is short  , time is running and success is far” .  One of the lines from his last message he sent  to me in September.

May Allah accept our prayers and grant him in Jannah and give peace to his soul.

I wish Mamu I could have said this when you were alive, Never thought you would leave us so soon. You left us with a feeling of regret  we couldn’t tell you how important you were for us and how much we loved you.

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Aaj fir kisi ke jane ki khabar aayi

  1. You are right; death really has no logic like that. And somehow it does feel like a lot of cards are falling all of ‘sudden’ these days, even if there’s nothing too sudden…

    I understand your shock and sorrow over your uncle’s loss for I went through the same recently. May Allah grant him highest ranks in Jannah, and like he was a source of love for people around him, may He get rewarded for it now.

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  2. Risay

    َ‎”We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”
    “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un”
     إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون

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  3. I am sorry to learn about your loss.
    Praying for peace to your uncle’s soul and strength for you and your family in this difficult phase.
    A very touching piece that highlighted the imminent truth of our existence.
    Stay strong!

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    1. Thank you Nisthur, you rightly said, it is ultimate teacher, At every moment of life we must ask ourselves are we ready to go and would make a graceful stand in front of Almighty ? and if not what should we do to improve ourselves. Thank you for improving my enthusiasm,it was my first attempt at Urdu poetry,

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  4. A writer from the East

    My condolences, Sana it is heart wrenching to have read the Urdu tribute… Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi rajiun, may the departed rest in peace in Janaah ameen.
    Kal Kisne dekha hai, is ka kise ko pata nahe! solidarity and prayers for all your family.

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    1. Aameen. Life has become so unpredictable..in last one year of his life he connected with every kith n kin of family and talked to them ! He was just catching up all his last memories.May Allah grant him Jannah and ease his journey.

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