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Madad keejiye taajdaar e Madeena

Posted on: October 16, 2013


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Greetings to all dear friends and readers on the celebration of Eid-ul-Azha (Eid-ul-Adha) today (16th October, 2013).

This festival is one of the two Eid celebrations as per the Islamic calendar. Today’s celebration is the more significant and the more important of the two Eid festivals, the other one being the Eid-ul-Fitr, that is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramzaan (Ramadan). It is also known as Eid-al-Kabir in Arabic, that means ‘the Greater Eid’. In north India, it is also called by the name ‘Badi Eid’.

This celebration falls on the 10th day of the month of Duh-al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. This month marks the end of the year. It is a very sacred month for the followers of Islam, and it is traditional to undertake the pilgrimage of Hajj, to the holy city of Mecca, during this month.

The essential theme of today’s festival is the concept of giving up (sacrificing) that which one loves the most. For this reason, this day is also known as the ‘Eid e Qurbaan’. This festival is celebrated in the honor of the Prophet Ibrahim and his first born son, Ismail. The celebration is in the esteemed deference of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his first born son, Ismail, as a deed of submission to the commandments of Allah, the most merciful, the most beneficent, and the willingness of Ismail for his acceptance of this commandment. This commandment from Allah was actually a test of faith and love. When the commandment was so readily accepted, and the act of sacrifice was carried out, Ibrahim was astonished to see that Ismail was unharmed and a dead ram was lying on the sacrificial altar.

According the traditional history of Islam, Prophet Ibrahim, a native of Egypt, was instructed by Allah in a dream, to travel to the land of Arabia, with his wife, Hajar, and his only child, Ismail. He traveled with his family to the valley of Mecca. Four thousand years ago, the period of history of these events, the valley of Mecca was an uninhabited and a rocky place, with not shelter or source of water and food. Prophet Ibrahim settled here for some time, and then, on the instructions for Allah, he started to prepare for his travel back to Egypt. When it became apparent to Hajar, that Prophet Ibrahim intended to leave her and the child behind, she confronted him with the question whether Allah had had instructed him to do so. Prophet Ibrahim could not reply with words, and simply pointed towards the sky. In response, his wife uttered the words that it was Allah’s will that she and the child should stay, and that He will take care that they are taken care of.

Prophet Ibrahim left for Egypt. For Hajar and Ismail, the supplies of food and water ran out within a few days, and both were at the mercy of hunger and thirst. Hajar traveled on foot, desparately searching for water, without any success. Eventually she returned to where she had left her baby son, and exhausted she fell to the ground. She prayed to the Almighty for deliverance, and a miracle occurred. A spring of water gushed from the dry sands at the feet of the baby Ismail. This source of water continues to gush forth even today, and is known as the Well of Zamzam, the holiest of the holy waters in the Islamic tradition. It an essential part of the Hajj pilgrimage that one must partake of the Zamzam waters.

As the news spread of this miracle and the gushing waters in the middle of desert, this place became a way stop for the regular caravans traveling across the desert, and very soon a bustling habitat came to be settled – the city of Mecca was born. Years later, Prophet Ibrahim was once again instructed by Allah to travel to Mecca, and build a place of worship adjacent to the Well of Zamzam. He returned to where he had left his wife and child. With the help of his now grown up son, Ismail, he built a structure of stone, known as Kaaba, and it became a gathering place for all believers who wished to strengthen their faith in Allah.

Years passed and the young man Ismail was also blessed with Prophethood, and he announced his message of submission to the will of Allah, to the nomads and the inhabitants of Mecca. It was at this juncture in life that the father and the son were presented with the most difficult test of their faith and their love for the Almighty. In his dreams, Prophet Ibrahim was instructed to devote his dearest possession, his only son, unto the will of Allah. On receiving this commandment, he started to prepare himself to accept it and to act according to it. Seeing that his son was now a mature and blessed man himself, it was only appropriate that he took him into confidence. He shared with him the instructions from the Almighty, to determin as to whether he was willing to give up his life in fulfillment of Allah’s command. On hearing the narrative from his father, Ismail did not show any hesitation or reservation even for a moment. He said, “Father, do what you have been commanded. You will find me, Insha’Allah (Allah willing), to be very patient.” His mature response, his deep insight into the nature of his father’s dreams, his commitment to Allah, and ultimately his willingness to sacrifice his own life for the sake of Allah were all
unprecedented.

On the day of this act of commitment, all preparations were made. Prophet Ibrahim lay his son, Ismail, on the altar of sacrifice, and raised his hands to attempt to slash his son’s throat. In an instant, the will of Allah intervened, and Prophet Ibrahim was surprised to see that Ismail was unscathed, and a dead ram lay on the sacrificial altar instead. The most merciful, the most beneficent Allah made known His pleasure with the act of submission to His command, by Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail, by presenting to them the good news of the birth of Prophet Ibrahim’s second son, Isaac.

The most beneficent Allah was pleased that Prophet Ibrahim had shown that his love for Him superseded all other emotions, and that he would lay down his own life and the lives of those dearest to him in submission to His command. The followers of the Islamic faith commemorate this ultimate act of sacrifice every year as this festival of Eid al-Adha, today.

In the Hindi films, there are many a musical creations that celebrate the desire of the faithful to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. This offering is from the 1975 film ‘Dayaar e Madina’. The wonderful words are from the pen of Abur Rab Chaush. Music is by Mohammed Shafi, and the wonderful rendering is, so aptly, by Rafi Sb. The star cast of the film includes Nazima, Heena Kausar, Tabrez, Munawwar Sultana, Shatrujeet, Husn Bano, Mumtaz Ali, Sadiq Ali, Munshi Munakka, Imtiaz Hussain and others.

The video clip shows a caravan traveling across the deserts, in its quest to reach the holy city of Mecca. The song is a call to the most merciful Almighty, to protect and to give strength to the faithful, so that they are successful in their journey. A very heartening and a very uplifting song, that will surely bring up emotions into the eyes.

The suggestion for this song was sent to me in email by our very own Nahm ji. I had promised her that I will try to complete and send in this for today, but it has been delayed almost to the last hour of today. But I am glad that the celebration continues till the twelfth day (of the month of Duh-al-Hijjah), and so I am sure that Nahm ji and other friends will still find this timely.

Greetings to all once again, on this holy festival in the Islamic tradition.
Eid Mubarak.

Video

Audio

Song-Madad keejiye taajdaar e Madeena (Dayaar e Madeena)(1975) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Abur Rab Chaush, MD-Md Shafi
Chorus

Lyrics

ya rasool-il-allah
ya rasool-il-allah
mehboob e khudaa
mehboob e khudaa
ya mustafaa
ya mustafaa

choom loon ek baar
aankhon se ye nooraani zameen
bekason par ek nazar
ya rehmat-ul-il-aalami

madad keejiye taajdaar e madina
madad keejiye taajdaar e madina
hum aankhon se dekhen dayaar e madina aa
dayaar e madina
madad kijiye taajdaar e madina

jahaan baadshah sar-nigoon ghoomte hain (aa aa aa aa)
farishte jahaan ki zameen choomte hain (aa aa aa aa)
azaan pe jahaan aulia jhoomte hain (aa aa aa aa)
hai jaan e bahaaraan bahaar e madina
madad keejiye taajdaar e madina
madad keejiye taajdaar e madina

ye kaise adab ke maqaam aa rahe hain (aa aa aa aa)
ke arsh e bari se salaam aa rahe hain (aa aa aa aa)
sh’h e do jahaan ke ghulaam aa rahe hain (aa aa aa aa)
dil o jaan karenge nissaar e madina
madad kijiye taajdaar e madina
madad kijiye taajdaar e madina

yaa habeebi khudaa aa aaa aa
sal-lallaah u ale-hi-vasal
yaa rasool e khudaa aa aa aa
sal-lallaah u ale-hi-vasal
ya mustafaa
ya mustafaa
ya mustafaa

ye qur’aan ki manzil watan hai nabi ka (aa aa aa aa)
mila khuld se raasta is gali ka (aa aa aa aa)
yahin se milaa hai pataa zindagi ka (aa aa aa aa)
mubaarak hai har yaadgaar e madina
madad kijiye taajdaar e madina
madad kijiye taajdaar e madina
hum aankhon se dekhen dayaar e madina

aa aa aa
dayaar e madina
sal-lallaah u ale-hi-vasal
yaa rasool-ul-llaah. . .
sal-lallaah u ale-hi-vasal
mehboob-e-khudaa. . .
ya mustafaa, ya mustafaa
ya mustafaa, ya mustafaa
ya mustafaa, ya mustafaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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या रसूल-लील्लाह
या रसूल-लील्लाह
महबूब ए खुदा
महबूब ए खुदा
या मुस्तफा
या मुस्तफा

चूम लूँ एक बार
आँखों से ये नूरानी ज़मीन
बेकसों पर एक नज़र
या रहमतुल-लील्लाह

मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
हम आँखों से देखें दयार ए मदीना ॰ ॰ ॰
दयार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना

जहां बादशाह सर-नेज़ों (?) घूमते हैं (आss आss आss आss)
फरिश्ते जहां की ज़मीन चूमते हैं (आss आss आss आss)
अज़ां पे जहां औलिया झूमते हैं (आss आss आss आss)
है जान ए बहारान बहार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना

ये कैसे अदब के मक़ाम आ रहे हैं (आss आss आss आss)
के अर्श ए बरी से सलाम आ रहे हैं (आss आss आss आss)
शहे दो जहां के ग़ुलाम आ रहे हैं (आss आss आss आss)
दिल ओ जान करेंगे निसार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना

या हबीबी खुदा आss
सल’लल्लाह अले ही वसल
या रसूल ए खुदा आss
सल’लल्लाह अले ही वसल
या मुस्तफा
या मुस्तफा
या मुस्तफा

ये क़ुर’आन की मंज़िल वतन है नबी का (आss आss आss आss)
मिला खुल्द से रास्ता इस गली का (आss आss आss आss)
यहीं से मिला है पता ज़िंदगी का (आss आss आss आss)
मुबारक है हर यादगार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
मदद कीजिये ताजदार ए मदीना
हम आँखों से देखें दयार ए मदीना

आ आ आ
दयार ए मदीना
सल’लल्लाह अले ही वसल
या रसूल-उल-ल्लाह
सल’लल्लाह अले ही वसल
महबूब ए खुदा
या मुस्तफा, या मुस्तफा
या मुस्तफा, या मुस्तफा
या मुस्तफा, या मुस्तफा

6 Responses to "Madad keejiye taajdaar e Madeena"

Greatly momentous description of a great day for Muslims! The commentary was remarkable for its simplicity.

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Lovely article Sudhir Ji. Thank you. Wishing all of you Eid Mubarak!

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Sir, thanks for this detailed, informative post to grace this great day … !!!
EID MUBARAK to all !!!

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Sir,

Thank you for posting this song on this occasion. In a comprehensive post, you have covered all that could be said about the ‘spirit of sacrifice” that this ‘Eid” signifies. That also at such short notice.

The song is a prayer to the almighty that we all be blessed with the opportunity to perform the Haj.

Thanks and regards.

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It is interesting to note that the lyricist is Abdur Rab Chaush, a qawaal of repute. I say “of repute” because he was known in our childhood as a qawaal of religious qawaalis. It would be nice to know from listeners and readers about his current whereabouts.

Re the line in this piece, “jahaan baadshah sar-nejon(?) ghoomte hain”, the correct Urdu word is “sar-nigoo(n)” meaning “head bowed”!

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Dear Arif Bhai, Pradeep ji, Avinahsh ji, Nahm ji,

Thanks so much for your appreciative messages. 🙂

Thanks are specially due to Nahm ji, who sent me the suggestion and the link to this wonderful creation, on this special day.

Arif Bhai, Nahm ji,

Thanks also for the corrections in lyrics, I am sending the corrections to Atul ji for updating this post.

Best regards
Sudhir

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