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(2) Birth Of Islam

God chose the Hashemites, a tribe of Quraish
They were among men, the noblest of race
He raised among them, a self-literate boy
To deliver His message; to bring them joy.
Muhammad was his name, whom God had chose
Al-Amin (the truthful) called him his foes
The keeper of KAABA, was his grand sire
A rank than which, there was none higher.
Adam, Nooh, Ibrahim, Ismail, Moosa,
Daa-ood, Eesa and other Prophets of Allah
Testified that, from time immemorial, Muhammad Mustafa,
Had been proclaimed the seal of Prophets of Allah
He lost his sire, ere he was born
Five years later, his mother was gone
Abd-al-Motalib was his grand sire,
Two years later, he too expired.
The orphan boy was now his uncle's charge
Abu Talib was glad, this responsibility, to discharge
He looked after the boy as his own son
So long he lived, dared touch him none.
He was of a reserved bent of mind
With burning desire, solace he tried to find
In the marvels of nature and forms diverse
He tried to fathom the mysteries of universe.
At twenty-five, he married a noble widow;
Khadija had watched him by a cloud over-shadow
Though forty, she remained in her lifetime, his only wife
Twenty-five years long was their married life.
One daughter they had, named Lady Fatima
Through her were born guardians of KALIMA
She was married to Ali, Abu Talib's son
He was renowned in courage like a lion.
In the House of God was Ali born
It's walls the idols then adorned
They were a hapless witness to his birth
A man who would soon smash them to earth.
These gods of Arabs could find no way
Powerless were they, while Ali in cradle lay
This mortal foe of theirs, was something divine
His luster made their eyes turn blind.
On Muhammad, he first cast his eyes
He was destined with him all his ties
He sucked his tongue, in solemn gait
In one mould they were cast by fate.
Ali grew in the Prophet's care
His joys and sorrows, he shared
He imbibed qualities that are rare
With him, he made a heavenly pair.
Thus Imamat was born as adjunct to Nubuwat
Beyond scope of political intrigues and Satan
Twelve successors were named, by Divine Grace
To guide, for all times, the human race.

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