Rabiulawal Playlist: Ya Imam ar-Rusli with English Translation
Audio track: Qasidah Ya Imam al-Rusli
Ya imam al rusli ya sanadi,
Anta babullahi mu’tamadi
Fabidun yahya wa aa-khirati
ya Rasullulah hihud biyadee
O leader of all Prophets, o you my Support,
You are the door to Allah, the one on whom I rely.
In this my dunya and in my afterlife,
O Messenger of Allah, take me by my hand.
Kawsamal binnajmi heenahawaa
Mal mua’fawaas saqeemusawa
Fagh la-i’l kawnaini a’n-kaseewa
Hubbi mawlal ‘ur-bi wal a’jami
An oath was sworn “By the star when it declines”,
Good health and sickness are not alike.
So divest yourself of the two universes, except for
Love for the Master of the Arabs and non-Arabs.
Say-yeedus sa daa timeem mu dhori
Ghothu ahlil badwee wahadhori
Sohibul ahyati wathu wari
Manba’ul ahka miwal hikami
He is the Master of Masters, from the people of Mudar,
The great helper of the people of desert and cities,
He was given signs (ayat) and Suras,
He is the source of wisdom and Sacred Law.
Qomarun dhobath saree rawtuhu
Wasaja yahu waseeraw tuhu
Sofwatul baree waghri raw tuhu
‘Adlu ahlil hilli waharaw mi
Like a moon, good and wholesome is his heart,
his character and his way of life.
He is the most pure and and select of all people,
A righteous witness for people of right and wrong.
Ma raw ath ‘ainun walaysa taraw
Mithla dhohafeel waraw basharaw
Ghoyru man fawkawl tharaw atha-raw
Taw hirul aghlakee wal sheeyami
No eye has seen, or ever will see,
a human being the like of Taha.
He is the best who ever left traces on earth,
Pure in character and noble personal traits.