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Ye jaan ye imaan bas Allah ke liye hai

Posted on: October 30, 2020


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Here is the 13th and final song from LailaMajnu (1953). Out of the 14 songs listed at myswar.com and also with the posted songs list in the blog, 12 are posted. As mentioned in the penultimate post here , the extra song added in the list was ultimately used in the another Shammi Kapoor film ‘Chor Bazar (1954)’, with Sardar Malik’s music is posted here .

This is a prayer in a madrasa picturised on Master Jagdeep.

Madrasa or “Madrasah” is the oldest form of organized education institutions. One gathers all sort of general knowledge or information as one flits from interesting topics and not very interesting or boring issues. We keep growing, with the informal knowledge and gaining of wisdom, throughout our lives. And this is the way it should be, or the human intelligence would stagnate and die out. Nowadays, we are in danger of information overload, as there are too many sources, from which we can gather information on any topic or issue. I had a vague notion that “Madrasa” is one of the oldest form of organized system of imparting education, I read or heard somewhere. Then I looked up in Google to find out if my notion is correct. And I searched for “Maktab”, and as it happened, Google did confirm it to me in a very roundabout way, from maktab to kuttab to finally madrasah. I am beginning to dread finding answers on google, as the obvious answer it gives is misleading. One has to dig deeper in the results to come at a truthful conclusion.

I also found a pdf file of a research paper titled “Maktabs and Madrasas in India: A Look at Statistics based on 8th All India School Education Survey” at researchgate.net. The following para giving brief history is reproduced below:

“The first educational institution in the Muslim world was the mosque built at Medina early in the seventh century by the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. From then on, mosques were used for teaching purposes, especially for the teaching of law and theology, but as society developed, study circles were held not only in the mosques but also in the palaces, in the streets and even in the market-places. The study circles also grew in number and quality during this period, forming the nuclei of what were to become the madrasas, colleges intended for adults who had already received their primary education in private schools or mosques. In the tenth century the madrasas emerged as an independent institution distinct from the mosque, although madrasas – at least in the early days – were set up either for a single jurist or to teach the tenets of a particular legal school. Thus was born a new kind of educational institution, destined in future to become a center of religious and secular learning in the Islamic world and a place where the representatives of the official class were educated in the spirit of Muslim orthodoxy.

The history of Madrasa education in India starts since the arrival of Muslims in India and it began in the 10th century with the establishment of Maktabs and Madrasas in the towns of Sind, Dabel, Mansura, Multan by the Arab traders and settlers (Haque, 2013).”

Considering, that education and knowledge is power, the imparting of power to the people, and starting young in observing, absorbing and gaining this power is a tradition in Islam, is a sobering thought. The very first “Wahee”(Divine revelation) that was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) began with the word “Iqraa”, meaning “read”, as in read, repeat, study and gain knowledge.

And to think that we all have arrived in this era of faster traffic of information, programming and coding and moving to artificial intelligence, through the foundation laid by the Prophet and his companions, of an education system, 1400 years ago. A lot has gone by and happened, and lessons have been learnt in these 1400 years.

May Allah Almighty give us and our future generations, the taufeeq, the discipline, talent and the spirit to gain, impart and constantly improve the education and knowledge, as these words in the prayer:

yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar
rakkhen tere farmaan ko
seene se lagaa kar

Wikipedia say this in one of the pages:

Literacy
In medieval times, the Caliphate experienced a growth in literacy, having the highest literacy rate of the Middle Ages, comparable to classical Athens’ literacy in antiquity.[7] The emergence of the Maktab and Madrasah institutions played a fundamental role in the relatively high literacy rates of the medieval Islamic world.[8]

I am yet to look up the antiquity age in classical Athens, to see if it is a concurrent period, later or earlier period, of what is given above as medieval times. 🙂

This is what it means dissemination of information available on the internet.

Let us move on to the song being posted and Jagdeep, who is in the middle of it all. We see a very young Jagdeep, singing this prayer with other students, as the ustad is looking on. Shamshad Begum is the singer of this prayer written by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Ghulam Mohammed. Jagdeep was born 29th March, 1939, so he was 14 years old in 1953. He expired a few months ago on 20th July, 2020, another casualty possibly of these pandemic times. As per the filmography, he has worked in 391 films as an actor, starting as a child artist in 1950, up to 2017. This could be a record as a 67 year long career. Those who started before him in the industry have long since hung up their boots. Innumerable memorable characters played by him are part of the histology of hindi films and also the some sweet and some funny and some romantic songs filmed on Jagdeep are already posted in the blog. Some songs may be remaining to be posted, the current one being one of them.

Here is a memorable stanza of this famous background song pictured on Jagdeep in the film Bhaabhi(1957) :

khatam hue din us daali ke
jis par teraa baseraa thaa
aaj yahaan aur kal ho wahaan
ye jogi waalaa phera thaa
ye teri jaageer nahin thi
chaar ghadi ka dera tha
sadaa raha hai is duniyaa mein
kiskaa aab-o-daanaa
chal ud jaa re panchhi
ke ab ye des hua begaanaa


Song-Ye jaan ye imaan bas Allah ke liye hai (Laila Majnu)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Chorus

Lyrics

Yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliyehai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliye hai

Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai

maalik tu hi
khaaliq tu hi
ma’abood khudaaya
maalik tu hi
khaaliq tu hi
ma’abood khudaaya

mitti ko sharaf de ke hamen
tu ne banaaya
hamen tu ne banaaya
oonchaa hai farishton se bhi
insaan ka paayaa
oonchaa hai farishton se bhi
insaan ka paayaa

insaan ki hasti
teri duniyaa ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah keliyehai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai

yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar
yaa rabb hamen ta’aleem ki
taufeeq ‘ataa kar

rakkhen tere farmaan ko
seene se lagaa kar
seene se lagaa kar
bandon ko na tu
daaman-e-rehmat se judaakar
bandon ko na tu
daaman-e-rehmat se judaa kar

jo saans hai bas teri
tamanna ke liye hai
Allah ke liye hai
mere maula ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai
yeh jaan ye imaan
bas Allah ke liye hai

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