Mazhar ud din
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Mazhar Ud Din Ramdasi was an Islamic scholar, columnist, and poet who was also known as Hassan Ul Asar. He wrote the Kashmir anthem, "Mary watan teri jannat main aain gay ik din" (میرے وطن تیری جنت میں آئیں گے اک دن).
He was born in Ramdas, Amritsar, in 1914. He was son of Nawab ud din Ramadasi Chishti (1870–1946), who was a scholar. Mazhar ud din received early education in Ali Pur Sayyedan under the supervision of Jamat Ali Shah, then received the Islamic education in Hizb ul Ahnaaf, Lahore. After completing his education, he started his career as an Islamic scholar and also served as a teacher of Islamic Studies in Hizb ul Ahnaaf. His main publications were Naatia poetry and religious articles/newspaper columns. He also served in the newspaper Kohistan with novelist Naseem Hijazi. Hafiz introduced Islamic column segment under title 'Nishan-e-Rah'. in Rawalpindi, his house was famous as 'Hareem-e-Adab' (حریمِ ادب).
Early life and Education
He passed his early days in Gurdaspur. As a child he made Bay'at at the hands of Shah Siraj-ul-Haq Gurdaspuri. Hafiz basic education in Ali Pur Sayyedan under supervision of Peer Jamat Ali Shah. Afterwards, he received formal Islamic education in Hizb ul Ahnaaf Lahore. He proved to be a brilliant disciple of Abu ul Barkat. After completing education, he started his career as an Islamic scholar and also served as teacher in Hizb ul Ahnaaf. In Poetry, he took guidance from Hazrat Seemab Akbarabadi.
Ramdasi showed an interest in poetry and literature from his childhood. Upon seeing his interest, his father encouraged him by purchasing him literary books. Ramdasi started his poetic career journey under the supervision of Urdu poet Seemab Akbar Abadi.
At the age of 17, he wrote his first book by the name "Khatim ul Mursalin" discussing the Finality of Prophet-hood. The book gained instant recognition and became a reference work against Qadianis. He remained editor of "Al Faqar" magazine in Gordaspur till the partition of Indian subcontinent. After partition he moved to Multan (Punjab) and started job in rehabilitation department. He also organized and managed religious ceremonies. After spending some years in Multan, he moved to Rawalpindi. He transferred spiritual activities to Ghulam Rabbani of Chisht Nagar Jahanian. In Rawalpindi, he started his career by joining the newspaper Kohistan of Naseem Hijazi.
He also wrote in Kohistan and Nawaiwaqt newspapers as Islamic columnist. Collection of these articles were published by the name of 'Nishan-e-Rah (I and II) and 3rd part as Hadees-e-Ishq. Eleven parts of these collections are yet to publish.
A new corner came in life of Hafiz, where he devoted himself towards Naat.'Jalwa Gah', 'Tajaliat', 'Bab e Jibreel', 'Meezab' were his greatest creations. He was famous by title of Hassan Ul Asar.
In addition to Natia Kalaam, Hafiz also has two collections 'Noor o Naar' (ghazliat) and 'Shamsheer o Sana' national poems. Hafeez jalandhari expressed appreciation for poetry and also showed a lot of religious devotion for Nawab ud Din Ramdasi.
Mazhar ud din inspired Naseer ud din of Golra Sharif, Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, Ehsan Danish, Sahir Siddiqui, Hafiz Ludhianvi, Hafeez Taib, Abid Nizami, Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi, Ahmad Faraz, and Kosar Niazi.
Mazhar ud din and Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri had a great mutual love. One day Hafiz was passing by a mosque, He heard a loud voice "Mazhar", Hafiz saw here and there but nobody seen. It occurred three time.Hafiz much worried as it was the style of his father Molana Nawab ud din Ramdasi. Suddenly, Hafeez Jullundhri came out behind the wall of mosque and said laughing "In this style Molana nawab ud din call u?". Hafeez Jullundhri, Laq Laq and Murtaza Khan Maikash made Bay'at physically on hands of Nawab 'al Din and spent a considerable time with Ramdasi for their spiritual atonement.
Hafiz Mazhar died in 1981. Upon his death he was buried in Rawalpindi. A year later his body was moved to Chatter, few kilometers from Rawalpindi towards Murree following his will/advice. When his body was taken out from grave, his body gave such living expression that every body at that time inspired and expressed it a great status of Hafiz Mazhar due to his love of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). A verse is on his tomb reads as:
- TERI MATTI WAHI KI HAI MAZHAR
- TUJH SAY AATI HAI BOO MADINAY KI
تیری مٹی وہیں کی ہے مظہر
تجھ سے آتی ہے بو مدینے کی
- Bab e Jibreel http://www.scribd.com/doc/52932866/Bab-e-Jibreel-Naatia-Kalam-by-Hafiz-Mazhar-Ud-Din
- Meezab http://www.scribd.com/doc/27163562/Mizab-Naatia-Kalam-by-Hafiz-Mazhar-ud-din
- Jalwa Gah http://www.scribd.com/doc/42422233/Jalwa-Gah-Naatia-Kalam-by-Hafiz-Mazhar-ud-Din
- Tajaliat http://www.scribd.com/doc/27501005/Tajalliyat-Naatia-Kalam-by-Hafiz-Mazhar-ud-Din
- Nishan e Rah I
- Nishan e Rah II
- Hadees e Ishq (Nishan e Rah III)
- Khatim ul Mursalin http://www.scribd.com/doc/47287988/Khaatam-ul-Mursaleen
- 'Zikr e Pakan' by Tufail Nasri in 1979
- 'Lazzat Aashnai' by Professor Nazar Sabri
- 'MATAE GUM GASHTA' by Hafiz Ludhianvi
- 'JINHAIN MAIN NAY DAIKHA' BY KOSAR NIAZI