I SHALL LIVE ON!

A proud day for me today! My grandaughter has finished school with a grand result! May Allah bless her and all my grandchildren…today and always! Ameen

Yasmin Elahi

I SHALL LIVE ON!

          My three year old grand daughter came running into my arms, not taking the trouble to remove her unruly curls which streamed down to her sparkling eyes. My sister who had come from abroad after many years remarked laughingly, “Why! Your grand daughter is just like you. Just see how she tosses her head naughtily to remove her locks from her eyes as she peeps from behind them. I just hope she has not inherited your temper”, she said in a teasing tone. On any other occasion, I would not have tolerated such a remark and immediately picked up an argument with my sister, insisting that I was not as bad tempered as she was suggesting! But as she was comparing me to my grand daughter, which in itself was a big compliment for me, I chose to ignore her comments.

As a grandmother, I…

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specially for you Hibiscus Rosa Noor, Greetings from England; and all of my readers who do not understand Urdu. as i do not write poetry in English, please do not mind my crude translation,
Regards,
Yasmin Elahi

Yasmin Elahi

Aa  gayaa hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa

Ye yaqeen dilaane ke lye

Upar eik Zaat hai

Jo ghum ki andheri raat se

Eik nayi subah tulooh kartee hai!

Aa gaya hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa

Zindigi ki andheri raahon mein

Eik chota sa dyaa

Jis ki nanhi see jout se

Jagmaga uthi hai mere dil ki dunya

Dard ke sehra mein jo hai

Thandee hawa ka jhonka

Aa gaya hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa!

Jis kea a jaane se

Aa  gayi hai mere gulshan mein bahar

Rukhsat ho gaya

Khizaan ka mausam

Jis ke aane ka tha

Mere dil ko yaqeen

Jo ke hai

Meri duaaon ka jawaab

Aa gaya hai wo

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa!!!
The gift of Allah’s blessing has arrived to further confirm my belief that there is a Divine Being above us
Who has the power to draw a new morning from…

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TOHFA! For my readers who can not read Urdu…with a simple EnglishTranslation

Aa  gayaa hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa

Ye yaqeen dilaane ke lye

Upar eik Zaat hai

Jo ghum ki andheri raat se

Eik nayi subah tulooh kartee hai!

Aa gaya hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa

Zindigi ki andheri raahon mein

Eik chota sa dyaa

Jis ki nanhi see jout se

Jagmaga uthi hai mere dil ki dunya

Dard ke sehra mein jo hai

Thandee hawa ka jhonka

Aa gaya hai

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa!

Jis kea a jaane se

Aa  gayi hai mere gulshan mein bahar

Rukhsat ho gaya

Khizaan ka mausam

Jis ke aane ka tha

Mere dil ko yaqeen

Jo ke hai

Meri duaaon ka jawaab

Aa gaya hai wo

Khuda ki rehmat ka tohfa!!!
The gift of Allah’s blessing has arrived to further confirm my belief that there is a Divine Being above us
Who has the power to draw a new morning from the night of despair!
She is like a little candle in the dark paths of my life which is spreading it’s tiny light to brighten up my heart!
She is like a breath of cool air in the desert of pain I am walking in!
The gift of Divine Blessing has arrived; her arrival announces the advent of Spring and the end of
Autumn in my life
In my heart there was always a firm believe that she will come one day, as she is an answer to my prayers!
The gift of Divine Blessing has finally arrived!

Edited version of a poem I wrote years ago before the birth of my first grand daughter. But I feel it is the perfect time to post this Nazm. My eldest son and daughter in law have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl in the fifteenth year of their married life. Alhumdulillah!!

Ecstasy is too small a word to express the happiness my heart is brimming with! And I can not thank Allah enough for answering to the prayers which came from the depth of my heart!

Far back in the walk of life, when I wrote this poem, I was going through a tough phase … a personal trauma too big for words!!! Although a lot has changed and life has moved miles ahead (and surely for the better), but some emotions never change! Somehow, I am going through all those feelings again, only this poem was written when my grandaughter was still to arrive! 

All readers and friends are requested to keep my little angel in their prayers!

تحفہ

آ گیا ہے
خدا کی رحمت کا تحفہ
یہ یقین دلانے کے لئے
اوپر ایک ذات ہے
جو غم کی اندھیری رات سے
ایک نئی صبح طلوع کرتی ہے
آ گیا ہے
خدا کی رحمت کا تحفہ
زندگی کی اندھیری راہوں میں
ایک چھوٹا سا دیا
جس کی ننھی سی جوت سے
جگمگا اٹھی ہے مرے دل کی دنیا
درد کے صحرا میں جو ہے
ٹھنڈی ہوا کا جھونکا
آ گیا ہے وہ
خدا کی رحمت کا تحفہ
جس کے آ جانے سے
آگئی ہے مرے گلشن میں بہار
اور رخصت ہو گیا
خزاں کا موسم
جس کے آنے کا تھا
مرے دل کو یقین
جو کہ ہے
میری دعائوں کا جواب
آ گیا ہے وہ
خدا کی رحمت کا تحفہ

Edited version of a poem I wrote years ago before the birth of my first grand daughter. But I feel it is the perfect time to post this Nazm. My eldest son and daughter in law have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl in the fifteenth year of their married life. Alhumdulillah!!

Ecstasy is too small a word to express the happiness my heart is brimming with! And I can not thank Allah enough for answering to the prayers which came from the depth of my heart!

Far back in the walk of life, when I wrote this poem, I was going through a tough phase … a personal trauma too big for words!!! Although a lot has changed and life has moved miles ahead (and surely for the better), but some emotions never change! Somehow, I am going through all those feelings again, only this poem was written when my grandaughter was still to arrive! 

All readers and friends are requested to keep my little angel in their prayers!