Parveen Shakir’s poetic rendition of Karbala incident

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Ghaneem ki sarhadon ke andar

Zameen-e-NaMehrban pe jungle ke paas hello

Shaam par chuki thi

It isn’t a coincidence that Hazrat Imam Hussain sacrificed his life within the identify of Islam on a dry patch of land, however he, his pals and his household had been pressured to remain in such an space as was instructed by Yazid whose military barred the best way of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his followers whereas they had been travelling to Kufa. Parveen Shakir’s Jungle factors to the irony that close by the cruel land of Karbala, referred to as so due to being waterless, there have been ‘inexperienced bushes’, ‘date palms’ and ‘pomegranate groves’. (Begum Naz, Imam Hussain and The Tragedy of Karbala)

That Karbala is termed as ‘Zameen-e-NaMehrban’ (Cruel Land) will be taken each actually and figuratively, in a former method resulting from its state mentioned above, and figuratively owing to the truth that it piled up one after the other on its breast, the martyred our bodies of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s era, together with one of many solely son left of his daughter Fatima.

Hawa mein kacche gulaab jalne ki kaifiat hai

Aur un shagoofon ki sabz khushboo

Jo apni nau-kheziyon ki pehli rut’on mein

Ra-naai-e-saleeb-khizaan bane

Other than many kids who gave away their lives on this battle corresponding to Qasim, the son of Hazrat Imam Hassan, a new-born child of Imam Hussain who was conceived in one of many tents in the course of the battle additionally gave away his life. The daddy had simply held the infant in his arms when an arrow got here piercing by way of the toddler’s throat.

Jaley hue raakh khaymon se kuch khule hue sar

Ridaa-e-Iffat urhaane waale bareeda bazoo ko dhoondte hain….

……..Barhana sar beebiyan

Hawaon mein sookhe patton ki sarsaraahat par chonk uth’ti hain

After Imam Hussain was martyred, the enemy entered the tents by which the kids and girls of his household had been staying, and robbed them of all the pieces, together with their head-coverings and the little jewelry they possessed. The blankets which coated the ladies of the household had been snatched. The household was put in chains and compelled to journey to Kufa with out the ladies having any material to cowl their heads. ‘Ridaa-e-Iffat’ refers back to the masking of respect and ‘Barhana Sar’ means naked heads. Whereas these verses describe the atrocities perpetrated on the ladies of Imam Hussain’s household, it additionally hints at the truth that Imam’s left arm was lower off. The phrase ‘Bareeda’ typically used as a suffix with the phrase ‘Dum’ (Tail) to present the that means ‘Dock-tailed’ has been hooked up with ‘Bazoo’ (Arm) to inform how he was left with just one arm, and that one arm was what his girls appeared for in order that their heads might be coated and their chastity be preserved. One other poem by Parveen Shakir describes the situation of Hazrat Zainab whereas strolling in the direction of Kufa. Just a few of its verses go like this:

Kufa-e-Ishq Mein

Meri be-chaargi

Apne baalon se chehra chupaaye hue

Hath baandhe hue

Sar jhukaaye hue……..

These few verses, though written in a generalised method, show the oft-quoted proven fact that Bibi Zainab, after being disadvantaged of her Hijaab, needed to cowl her face together with her hair.

Shifting again to the earlier poem, Shaam-e-Ghareeban, we’re offered with one other image within the ending verses.

Chamakte naizon pe saare pyaaron ke sar saje hain

After Imam Hussain’s head was chopped off, it was placed on a spear by his assassin San’an Bin Ans who additionally yelled hysterically and confirmed a triumphant angle after having dedicated a heinous act.

The poem, a couple of verses of which have been included on this article is titled Shaam-e-Ghareeban. The night when Imam Hussain was martyred and his household was left in starvation and poverty is termed as Shaam-e-Ghareeban. This poem has been included in Parveen Shakir’s e book Sadd Barg. The opposite poem referred to follows this poem, and thus Sadd Barg turns into a e book which refutes the truth that this feminine poetess has written on the theme of romance solely. It’s a false impression that it is just love poetry which Parveen Shakir has composed. A radical research of her works acquaints us with the truth that no historic occasion and no side of life has gone unnoticed by her.

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