The Qadiri March

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  1. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    On the auspicious occasion of Giyarhwhin Shareef, a humble little translation for all fellow Qadiri brothers and sisters. This is a simple, sweet, concise, yet enormously power-packed description of what a true Qadiri is and what we should aspire to be. Read it, enjoy it, say the Fatihah for Imam Abdul Qadir Jilani radzi Allahu 3anhu, and please also remember me & all Muslims in your prayers.

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    The Qadiri March

    The Qadiri warriors have come!
    Their echos flood the venue,
    Their abodes are Jannah -
    The heavens chanting “Hu”!

    Like a falcon we descend,
    Like a sword is our laceration,
    As winds sweep mountains,
    We work in every nation!

    We roar like lions;
    “Hu, Hu” emerge our chants;
    On being commanded,
    We twist iron like bands!

    Like lightning we strike,
    Mountain stones we fry!
    To stars we ascend;
    The entire world we eye!

    We’re champing at the bit,
    To our cause, fastened tightly;
    Thanking 'n praising always
    Our Creator, The Lord Almighty!

    We’re dead in Shaykh’s* hands;
    Yet also in lively standing!
    The world may be ruined,
    But we ain't lost nothing!

    A spiritual battalion, we are
    The Almighty’s slaves;
    Unto RasulAllah
    Our Halisiyye** craves!

    We've no servant on the path,
    Us the world can’t trouble;
    We live by dhikru(A)llah,
    Therefore, it’s my struggle!

    There’s no ostentation in us,
    Sincerity to The Lord is our desire;
    We do not forget our Sustainer,
    Whether we gasp or respire!

    His dhikr we never forget,
    A haram morsel we do not swallow;
    Even if our hands are bloodied,
    Of prayers***, we're not hollow!


    *My guess is it refers to Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani radi Allahu 3anhu.

    **Halisiyye is the Turkish name of the particular chain of the Qadiri path that the author, Abdullah Demircioglu belongs to. It is a proper noun and doesn't have a specific meaning in Turkish. The verse says that our chain reaches until RasulAllah. Might have something to do with the Arabic word 'khalis' (pure); perhaps the origin of the name is the Arabic word 'khalisiyyah', wouldn't be surprised.

    *** Namaz, as stated in the original Turkish. The idiom 'hands being in blood' in Turkish, refers to being in war. We do not skip prayers even in war.


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    Translated from the Turkish on this page: http://www.muridan.com/siirler_detay.php?haber_id=529 . The author has not enabled copying and pasting the Turkish poem. It's an even better read in Turkish despite its conciseness.

    Any brother/sister is free to improvise on it (the English) please, as poetry really isn't my thing.
     

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