Sunday 1 May 2022

Neither your God is any else nor mine is any else - A Hamd (Praiser) to Eulogize greatness of Allah)

We have been sharing many attributes of Allah in our previous posts (which can be found out from our Reference Page: 99 Attributes of Allah) that highlight the greatness and might of our sole Creator: Allah, the All Mighty. By referring to these attributes of Allah, we invoke His infinite mercy for our forgiveness and seeking His blessings.

An invocation (Dua / دُعا) is mostly said in silence when one is offering is one's Salat (Prayer) or at any time when one is feeling low and wishes to seek blessings of his Creator so that his aching heart eases and he is hopeful of acceptance of his supplication or (Dua / دُعا).

On the other hands, poets have always been writing poetry to invoke Allah's blessings by eulogizing Allah's greatness and seeking His blessings. Such poetry in Arabic is known as Hamd (Arabic: حمد), "praise" in English, is a word or a set of words that exclusively praises God - whether written or spoken. Thus, The word "Hamd" is always followed by the name of God (Allah) - a phrase known as the Tahmid - "al-ḥamdu li-llāh" (Arabic: الحَمْد لله) (English: "praise be to God"). The word "Hamd" comes from the Qur'an, and الحَمْد لله is the epithet or locution which, after the Bismillah, establishes the first verse of the first chapter of the Qur'an - al Fatiha Mubarak (the opening).  [1]

Today we take e deviation from our otherwise written posts to introducing the art of recitation of Hamd, each word of which is soul searching and has hidden meanings for men of wisdom.  The Hamd is recited by one of the leading singers of Pakistan: Najam Shiraz. The Hamd is in Urdu but with English sub titles for easy understanding and correlation:
May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

You may refer to our reference page: Selected Invocations / Dua " دُعا " from the Qur'an for many invocations as contained in the Qur'an. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
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