July 22, 2011

Meer-e-Arab (S.A.W.) Ko Aayi Thandi Hawa Jahan Se... (Allama Iqbal)

Future of Pakistan in the Light of a Hadith-e-Mubarika

A famous couplet/shair by Allama Iqbal is:

"Meer-e-Arab (S.A.W.) Ko Aayi Thandi Hawa Jahan Se
Mera Watan Wohi Hai, Mera Watan Wohi Hai"

This couplet is based on a Hadees Mubarika. Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, "I feel cool breeze coming from Hind".

Lets read some references by Oriya Maqbool Jaan and Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar about this Hadees and Future of Pakistan, the couplet from Bang-e-Dra and then details of this Hadees-e-Mubarika.

1. Extract from article 'Dunya Ko Hai Maarka-e-Ruh-o-Badan Paish' 
Orya Maqbool Jaan on (15-Dec-2008) wrote:

Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlavi (RA) mentioned a Hadith, referenced by Al-Tibrani-Al-Aust (الطبراني الأوسط), Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, 
"I am Arab, but Arab is not in me and I am not in Hind but Hind is in me"

میں عرب ہوں, لیکن عرب مجھ میں نہیں اور میں ہند میں نہیں لیکن ہند مجھ میں ہے

Main Arab Hun, lekin Arab Mujh mein nahin aur Main Hind mein nahin lekin Hind Mujh mein hai
Allama Iqbal used a part of this Hadith in his couplet of Bang-e-Dra.

Complete article will be published soon

2. Extract from article 'Kya Waqt Aan Pohancha Hai (Part 3)' - 12 Oct, 2011

Another reference of Al-Tibrani-Al-Ausat by Abdul Hameed Siddique Sahib

Oriya Maqbool Jaan said:

4. Extract from article Basharat Aur Qurbani Ka Saal, Oriya Maqbool Jaan said:

5. In Book Bast-e-Kushad, Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar said:

6. From Allama Iqbal's Book Bang-e-Dra,  Read Complete Poem here

The House from which the world had heard Tauhid’s tune
From where the Arabian Leader (PBUH) had felt cool breeze

That same is my homeland, that same is my homeland

7.  A Reference from Hadith Book: Al-Mustadrak Al-Haakim

The Hadith is found in Mustadrak Al-Haakim, as a saying of Sayyidina Ali (RA);

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما ، قال : قال علي بن أبي طالب : أطيب ريح في الأرض الهند

Ibn Abbas (RA) said, Ali (RA) said: "I feel cool breeze coming from the earth of Hind." Mustadrak Al-Haakim Hadith 4053. Hakim said, 'This Hadith is Sahih on the conditions of [Sahih] Muslim.'

From: Al-Mustadrak 'Ala al-Sahihain by Al-Hakim Al-Nisaburi  Jild 2, Kitab: Tawareekh-ul-Mutaqadmeen Min-Al-Anbiyai-Wal-Mursaleen

 Hadith Book can be downloaded from this Link

An online version of this Hadith Book with same chapter name but Hadith No. 3995 can be viewed here

Note: This is a famous hadith but not much information is found on Internet.
It is requested to the Readers, if anyone finds other reference of this Hadith, Please post a comment below. Thanks

Some Details in Urdu about this Hadees book are as below:

First page from above book
Hadith about cool breeze will be in 2nd Jild, first Jild is here.


  1. Q) Assalamo Alikum mufti sahib ! My question is whether there is any tradition that Holy Prophet (PBUH) felt breeze from India. Allama Iqbal has said something like that in his poetry; "MEERE ARAB TO AYE THANDI HAWA JAHAN SE MERE WATAN WOHI HAI." Any tradition saying this. Sorry for too many questions in last two days. Waiting for the answer.
    (Fatwa: 1257/1176=D/1429)

    A) We could not find this Hadith, may be it is somewhere. But, it is surely known that the virtue of India has been mentioned in the traditions of the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم). There is one Hadith saying that Hazrat Adam (علیہ السلام) was sent down to India, he was accompanied with the breeze of paradise, it is the same breeze which blows in the valleys and trees. The referred words are in poetic form which contains indications and figuration. In order to understand it you must refer to the poetry of Allama Iqbal with its commentary.

    and Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) Knows Best

    Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband


    Many Hadiths say Only Imam Mahdi will establish Khilafat in middle east and include Hind part of Khilafat using Ghazwa-e-Hind. Shuyeb bin Salah from Khurasan (not Hind) will help him in establishing Khilafat in middle east. (Allah Knows Best)

    1. If the Indian philosophy(Vaishnavism)occupies the heart and mind of the prophet,how can he permit war against India?!!

  2. Greater Khorasan, a historic region that covered parts of modern day Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, eastern Iran, northwestern Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

    At time of prophet (saw) there were three separate areas Khurasaan, Sindh and Hind. These names are mentioned in different Hadiths like Shuyeb bin Salah will come from Khurassan and Mahdi will conquer Hind and Sindh. So they are different areas. Today only some part of Pakistan belong to Khurassan. River Sindh and India were not be part of Khurasaan in any age. See yellow part in map...


    So Iran will help Imam Mahdi in establishing Khilafat and after Ghawa-e-Hind India will become part of khilafat. Insha'Allah people of Iran and Pakistan will help Imam Mahdi.

  3. Question
    I know that al-Hâkim’s Mustadrak contains a lot of weak hadîth, though he claims that all the hadîth in it are authentic according to the conditions of either al-Bukhârî or Muslim. We often read in books that al-Dhahabî has concurred with al-Hâkim’s assessment. When this is the case, does that mean we can accept with confidence that the hadîth is authentic?
    Answered by Sheikh al-Sharîf Hâtim al-`Awnî

    What al-Dhahabî does in his Talkhîs with respect to al-Hâkim’s Mustadrak is simply to abridge it. He does the same for a number of other books. Generally, an abridged work does not include anything extraneous to what is found in the original. Quite the contrary, there is material from the original that is omitted.

    However, al-Dhahabî does not leave his abridged works without volunteering some comments of his own for the benefit of the readers. He does not add these comments according to any organized scheme or methodology, but offers them whenever he feels like doing so.

    Bear in mind that al-Dhahabî never says anywhere that when he relates al-Hâkim’s verdict on a hadîth without making a comment of his own that he is agreeing with al-Hâkim’s assessment – or even that he does not object to it – and that such an assessment can be attributed to him as well.

    It is clear from looking al-Dhahabî’s Talkhîs that he is merely mentioning after every hadîth al-Hâkim’s ruling on its authenticity. If he wants to add any comments of his own, he clearly states that he is doing so by starting with the words “I say...”

    Therefore, all the verdicts on the hadîth that are found in the Talkhîs without being preceded by the words “I say...” are merely the rulings given by al-Hâkim himself.

    The assumption that al-Dhahabî’s silence is some sort of tacit agreement is a very weak assumption to make, because it is contrary to the normal conventions employed when making an abridgement of another’s work. Generally, all that is done is to relate what is in the original.

    Read more at the source: http://en.islamtoday.net/node/1717