If I Only Knew…

In the majlis at night, on Monday, November 12, 2007, in the Khanqah Imdadia Ashrafia, of Gulshan Iqbal, Karachi Pakistan, our beloved Shaikh, Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakim Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (damat barakatuhum) mentioned a true story of a young man who fell in love with a girl. It so happened that this girl suddenly died and due to the fact that the young man was so infatuated in the love of this girl that he eventually lost his sanity in thought of her. He became completely insane and would aimlessly wander around reading this couplet:

  If I only knew, then I would not have fallen in love with you….

 At that time, many years ago, Hazratwala (damat barakatuhum) would give time at his dawa-khana (herbal medicine clinic) and noticed this young man roaming the streets mumbling these couplets to himself. So Hazrat sent someone to inquire what the story behind this was. When they inquired, they were informed of the above occurrence.

Hazratwala then explained that so many young people have destroyed their lives and wasted their precious youth over these perishing “idols”. 

Anyone who surrendered their heart to the perishing “beloveds” of this temporary world eventually ended up utterly disappointed with their so-called “beloved”. This is because the love of those that pass away will also perish one day.

As for those intelligent people who surrendered their hearts to the True Beloved (Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala), because of the fact that their Beloved is eternal, their love is also eternal and that love eventually grants them eternal union with their Beloved.

Maulana Jalalud-Deen Rumi (rahimahullah) writes in his Mathnawi:

Love of the dead is not enduring, because the dead one is never coming back to us;

But love of the Ever-Living (Allah Ta`ala) is every moment fresher than a blossom in the                 heart and soul.

Choose the love of the Living One who is everlasting, who gives you to drink of the wine                     that increases life.

Choose the love of Him from whose love all the prophets gained power and glory.

Do not say, “We have no admission to that King.” For dealings with the generous are not                 difficult.

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2 Comments on “If I Only Knew…”


  1. Anjaam-e-Aashiq-e-Majaaz

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    By

    Hadrat Shaheen Iqbal Asar Sahab (DB),

    Khalifa of

    Arif Billah Hadrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (DB)

    Introduction: Arif Billah Hadrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (DB) had a Matub (Homeopathic Medicine Store) in Phoolpur, India. A mad Hindu man used to roam around his store while saying these words “…Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…”. Hadrat asked a boy to find out what really had happened to this mad person. The mad person told the boy that he was in love with a very beautiful girl. After some time they he married with her, but soon after their marriage, the girl died. Since then he lost his senses, and started wandering in the streets of Phoolpur, sorrowly repeating the above mentioned words in her remembrance.

    Hadrat then migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. Eighteen years ago, he asked one of his Khalifa (Hadrat Shaheen Iqbal Asar Sahab – DB) to write a poem on this story, and at that time Hadrat Shaheen Iqbal’s age was eighteen years.

    Aey Kaash Nigahoon Ko Kabhi Chaar Na Kartey

    Aey Kaash Ke Garm Ishq Ka Bazaar Na Kartey

    Aey Kaash Tera Khud Ko Kharidar Na Kartey

    Aey Kaash Muhabbat Ka Bayopaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    Kia Jaantey Thay Hum Ke Tu Mar Jaaye Gi Ik Din

    Tu Khak Hai Marqad (Qabar) Mein Utar Jaaye Gi Ik Din

    Pardesi Hai Es Duniya Mein Ghar Jaaye Gi Ik Din

    Warna Tou Muhabbat Ka Hum Izhaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    Hum Apne Samajhnay Tou Chalaak Hoye Thay

    Na Fehm Thay Kab Sahib-e-Idraak Hoye Thay

    Bay-Sood Kisi Khak Pe Hum Khak Hoye Thay

    Aey Kaash Tera Khud Ko Parastaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    Kia Ilm Tha Hum Ko Ke Tera Husn Hai Faani

    Ik Khuwab Ki Manind Hai Ulfat Ki Kahani

    Warna Kabhi Zaya Nahin Kartey Yeh Jawano

    Aur Khud Ko Kabhi Ishq Ka Beemaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    Woh Zulf-e-Sayah Who Lab-e-Rukhsaar Tumharey

    Hum Jin Ke Sabab Ho Gaye Beemaar Tumharey

    Aur Naaz Uthaney Lagey Bay-Kaar Tumharey

    Es Daam Mein Hum Khud Ko Giriftaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    Kia Ilm Tha Hai Khuwab Bohat Jald Bikharna

    Aey Husn Ki Devi Tujhe Ik Roaz Hai Marna

    Nadaan Thay Kum-Fehm Thay Aey Dost Wagarna

    Mar Jaatey Magar Hum Tera Deedaar Na Kartey

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

    …Hum Jaantey Tou Tum Se Kabhi Pyaar Na Kartey…

  2. taalibah Says:

    Alhamdulillah, very beautiful couplets. Our true love definitely belongs only to Allah Subhaanuhuwata’aala. jazakAllah for the post.


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