In the praise of the Beloved of Allah By Hassan ibn Thabit(RA)

In the praise of the Beloved of Allah, Sayyiduna wa Nabiyyuna Muhammad Rasulullah (May the uncountable oceans of peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him)
~From the lips of Hassan ibn Thabit ( May Allah be pleased with him)~

Narrated Sa’id bin Al-Musaiyib: Umar came to the masjid while Hassan was reciting a poem. (Umar disapproved of that). On that Hassan said, “I used to recite poetry in this very masjid in the presence of one (i.e. the Prophet sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam) who was better than you.” Then he turned towards Abu Hurairah and said (to him), “I ask you by Allah, did you not hear Allah’s Messenger sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam saying to me, ‘Retort on my behalf (to the Mushrikun). O Allah! Support him (i.e. Hassan) with the Ruh Al-Qudus (i.e. Angel Jibril)?” Abu Hurairah said, “Yes!” (SAHIH BUKHARI, KITAB BADA UL KHALQ, 3212)

As subhu bada min tal’a tihi
Wal laylu daja min wafra tihi
The light of dawn is from the radiance of your blessed face
And the sparkle of the night is from the glimmer of your lustrous hair

Kanz ul karami mowl an ni’ami
Had il umami li sharia’ tihi
Our Master is a treasure of grace, a treasure of mercy
He is the guide of the entire nation, a shining teacher of the sacred law

Sa’t ish shajaru nataq al hajaru
Shaq al qamaru bi ishara tihi
At your command trees walked, stones embraced in the palm of your hand came to life and spoke
Upon one gesture of your blessed finger the moon split asunder into two

Jibrilu ata laylata asra
Wa rabbu da’a fi hadra tihi
Angel Jibril came with happy tidings on the Night of Ascension
Your Lord has invited you to the heavens and above, bestowing upon you the honour of His intimate closeness

Fa Muhammaduna huwa sayyiduna
Wal izzu lana bi ijaba tihi
So he is our very own Muhammad, our chief, leader and benefactor
And all our dignity, honour and prestige is due to him!

WA AHSANU MINKA LAM TARA QATTU ‘AINI
WA AJMALU MINKA LAM TALIDIN NISAAU
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE BETTER THAN YOU
NOW DID ANY WOMAN GIVE BIRTH TO ANYONE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

KHULIQTA MUBARRA-AN MIN KULLI ‘AYBIN
KA-ANNAKA QAD KHULIQTA KAMAA TASHAAU
YOU HAVE BEEN CREATED FREE FROM ANY FAULTS
JUST AS YOU YOURSELF WISHED TO BE CREATED

“I COULD NOT PRAISE RASULULLAH (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM) WITH MY WORDS; RATHER, MY WORDS WERE MADE PRAISEWORTHY BY HIS NAME!”