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Laulak: Chandrabhan Khyal’s poems in praise of Prophet
|Writing Prophet (SAW)’s biography and composing poetry in his praise is a difficult and risky task because whereas good presentation brings laurels and God’s mercies, flawed depiction may mean disrespect to the Prophet (SAW) which may invite serious criticism from followers in which case Damocles sword always appears hanging on biographer’s head. Considering from this point of view, Laulaks’ author, Chankrabhan ‘Khyal’ has handled this difficult task tactfully. The views expressed by Ulema like Maulana Obaidullah Khan Azmi and Maulana Akhlaq Husain Qasmi and literary personality, Makhmoor Sayeedi exempt the book and its author from all kinds of religious and literary flaws.
A review of the book under reference indicates that the author has a deep knowledge about such biographies and has great love and devotion to the Prophet and has converted his spontaneous overflow of his powerful devotion into poetry.
The most important characteristic of this book is that it comprises a single, long poem consisting of six chapters respectively on ‘Before Birth’, ‘Birth’, ‘Prophethood’, ‘Hijrat’ or migration, ‘Jehad’ and ‘Victory’.
The chapter on ‘Jehad’ serves as an axe for those fascist minds who, by distorting the words use it to give a bad name to Islam and Muslims and poison the atmosphere.
Akhlaq Husain Qasmi, giving his impression about the book, has described as ‘Shahnama-e-Muhammad’ and says that while going thorough ‘Laulak’ he feel as if he is enjoying Hafeez Jalandhri’s ‘Shahnama-e-Islam’.
On the whole, it is a unique book of its kind wherein the author has tried to put the whole thing in a nutshell which deserve appreciation in all respects.
The book runs into 178 pages and is priced at fifty rupees only which is virtually nothing for a person sincerely interested in unbiased study of Islam and its Prophet (SAW). Its publishers are Farred Book Depot (P) Ltd, Patandi House, Darya Ganj. q
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