Jashan-E-Masoomin (A.S) 2002
By Asma Abbas
Our Shia world sways between mourning and festivities. After the ups and downs in the month of Rajab it was suddenly time for the Jashan-E-Masoomin ( AS). Till the last day we were not sure of our guest shiar could attend and grace our jashan. But of course with the help of Bibi Zehra (SA) amd Masoomin (AS) this year's guest Mesum Gopalpuri arrived just in time. His visa was rejected twice and even then he had not been allowed to board on the flight (at Bombay). He finally arrived on Thursday just a day before the Jashan.
The Imambarghah Ali Raza (AS) was beautifully decorated for the Jashan by the help of the Imambarghah's organizers. We are grateful to them for their help and corporation. A dias was put up for Mesum, since he likes to recite while standing.
The Jashan stared with Hadis-E-Kisa by Abid followed by Qasidas recited by Fayyaz (Hussain agaye hain), Hyder (Hum Hussain wale hai) and then daddy with his usual Khuda ka pyara Nabi ka dilber. This added Josh to the mehfil and warmed the people for the coming kalaam.
The Imambarghah was packed with people both in the men and ladies section. Shujaat Abbas Introduced Mesum with the following verse--
ki maddah ka youn haq ada kiya tune
ho gayi awaaz is liye Mesum
Mesum than started his sha'ery with the following verse---
se pehle Ibadath ka Intezaam na tha
hoti bhi qayam tho kis tharha hoti
Mesum has a captivating style of reciting his kalaams. he proved to be a good leader and succeeded in arousing and getting daath (appreciation) from the mehfil. The whole Imambarghah was in an uproar after his shiars.
I have added a few of my favourite shers--
Sar kufr ka takra ke jahan choor
apne safineh ko hai kis baat ka khatra
Sehne Alaam mein bhi maujud hai
Woh kisi ke bhi utane se nahi
Mesum recited for nearly two and a half hours and by the end his josh was also at peak and he was sweating profusely - which is the sign of Mesum being i full mood of reciting his Ashar. The entire mehfil was echoing with Nare Hyderi.
On the ladies side too they enjoyed his kalaam. I even spied a few ladies jotting down verses on pieces of paper. One of them have been prepared with a diary.
The Jashan ended with a few verses on the martydom of Hazrath Ali Asghar and Imam Hussain (AS). The mood of the entire mehfil, which was shouting for joy, suddenly changed to tears and we all wept for our moula who has sacrificed his family to save Islam for us. At the end Moulana Safder Hadi Sahab ended the Jashan with Duas to all momin, whereever in the world especially momineen of U.A.E
The Jashan was followed by a scrumptious dinner. The menu was as every year a delicious biryani, raita, bagare baighan followed by double ka mitta (shahi tukde).
This years contributers for the Jashan are as follows.
We thank Allah (S.W.T) and Masoomin (A.S) and all Momineen and mominaat who helped to make the Jashan a splendid succecces.
Mesum Gopalpuri, Ehsan, Saber Bhai , Nazeer Bhai & co. Safder Hadi Saheb ending with duas