Hassan Ibn Thabit’s poetry
When I saw his light shining forth,
In fear I covered
my eyes with my palms,
Afraid for my sight because of the beauty of his form.
So I was scarcely able to look at him at all.
The lights from his light are drowned
in his light
and his faces shines out like the sun and moon in one.
spirit of light lodged in a body like the moon,
a mantle made up of brilliant shining stars.
I bore it until I could bear it no longer.
I found the taste of
patience to be like bitter aloes.
I could find no remedy to bring me relief
other than delighting in the sight of the one I love.
Even if he had not brought any
clear signs with him,
the sight of him would dispense with the need for them.
Muhammad is a human being but not like other human beings.
Rather he is a flawless diamond
and the rest of mankind is just stones.
Blessings be on him so that perhaps Allah may have mercy
on that burning Day when the Fire is roaring forth its sparks.
Hassan ibn Thabit (ra).
Beautiful as you, my eyes have never seen,
with grace like yours, one has never been
Born free from all fault,
Born as though you had yourself wished
As though the Lord of Muhammad and the Soul of Muhammad
come face to face,
The Lord of Muhammad asks the Soul of Muhammad
me my beloved, how shall I create you’.
The above poem from Hassan ibn Thabit (ra), is viewed by many as his best work.
Before this you were
pleasantly in the shade of Paradise in a place where leaves clustered above.
you came down to this land; no human you, no embyro, no clot.
Purified riding the vessel,
the deep flood having bridled an eagle and his family,
You were carried from loin to womb;
whenever one surface passed, another appeared
When you were born the earth glowed, the
horizon shining with your light.
So we are in that illumination and that light, making
our way upon the paths of righteousness'.
The above poem is ascribed Hassan ibn Thabit (ra). The
Prophet (saw) said 'May Allah have mercy on Hassan'. Hasrat Ali (ra) said 'Hassan deserves Paradise by the lord
of the Kaaba'.
Narrations state this particular poem came from the Prophet's (saw) Uncle; Abbas (ra) )
He was the light and the brilliance we followed,
He was sight
and hearing second only to Allah,
By Allah, no woman has conceived and given birth
To one like the Messenger, the Prophet and Guide of
Has Allah created among His creatures,
One more faithful to His sojourner or His promise
than he who was the source of our light.
Blessed in his deeds, just and upright,
O best of mankind, It was though I were in a river,
But now, without you, I have become
lonely in my thirst.
ibn Thabit (ra) recited the above poem, on the passing of Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam).