Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali
Maulana Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali (Urdu: مولانا خواجه الطاف حسین حالی) was an Urdu poet, and writer. Hali occupies a special position in the history of Urdu literature. He was a poet, a critic, a teacher, a reformer and an impressive prose-writer. He was a close friend of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Moulana Altaf Hussain Hali has an important place in Urdu literary history. He is one of the Aanasar-e-Khamsa of Urdu. He has written the Musaddas-e-Hali which occupies an important position in Urdu literature.
Born in Panipat, circumstances did not permit him to attain formal education in a school or college, yet he managed to acquire , through ... more »
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Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali Poems
Islam: The Religion of Unity
The Din that had built the foundation of love Which emptied the world of all hatred and spite Which made warring strangers as gentle as doves From every Quom drew out the poison of hate
Revival of Knowledge
They rejuvenated Aristotle's dead tomes Plato from oblivion was brought back to life Turned each spot to 'Greece', refined all the homes Taste of wisdom's manna, they offered to all
Those rotten volumes of eulogies and odes With a stink far worse than of toilets rank Causing earth to split, which Providence forebode Causing company of angels to blush in the heavens
Quest of Learning
To the brim filled their cup from the fount of each tavern From rivers quenched thirst, the big and the small Moth-like they fluttered around flame in the cavern Command of the Prophet they held close to heart
Impact Of Arabic Poetry
Arabs, who founded the excellence of rhyme On heaven or earth who were second to none The world recognized their eloquence sublime But our honoured folk have their traces erased
Fruits of Unity
A house in which all the hearts are united In misery and joy all of them beat as one If one is elated all the rest are delighted If one is in sorrow, all others are saddened
Honourable Quoms Of Hindus
All other noble Quoms command respect Prosperity salutes them, with reverence hails With wealth endowed, in trade well adept Believers in progress, in step with time
Result Of Disunity
The Prophet's words, had we only remembered 'You are brothers and sisters, Muslims one and all When to brotherhood you have truly surrendered Allah will then guide, be your helper, your mentor'
Divisiveness Of Bigotry
made murky that crystal-clear stream Choked it with weeds of malice and hate Kinsmen turned foes, brotherhood was a dream Followers of Qibla became querulous, mean
Duty of Muslims
Islam had taught us, 'Show friendship to all' ' ‘In times of hardship share each other's grief ' ‘Extend hand to help, don't allow him to fall' 'When friends are afflicted partake in their pain'
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Islam: The Religion of Unity
The Din that had built the foundation of love
Which emptied the world of all hatred and spite
Which made warring strangers as gentle as doves
From every Quom drew out the poison of hate
Arabs, Ethiops, Tajiks, Dailamites and Turks
Mixed like milk and sugar, their unity worked.