أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Hadrat Muhammad Ali Johar (May the mercy of Allah be upon him) was an extraordinary individual who developed a strong love and connection with Allah. During the terrible British occupation, he determined that he would wage war (jihad) with the pen until the Muslims won their freedom from British tyranny.

Thus, he journeyed to Britain where he wrote editorials for the newspapers highlighting the Muslim plight in his homeland and urged the British to leave India. For this, he endured great hardships and was even imprisoned a number of times but he had made a commitment not to return until the Muslims were free. While imprisoned, he would often compose poetry.

You may think I have only loss,
But everlasting life have I in the world to come.
The death that comes in the path of Allah
Is the sweetest medicine for me.
What is Tawheed but that Allah says on Judgment Day,
Estranged with the world was this person for Me.

It so happened that his young daughter fell fatally ill at home and the doctors gave up hope. Her mother asked if she had any final wishes and so the daughter said that she would like to see her father for the last time because it had been so long since she had seen them.

The mother advised her daughter to write a letter to Hadrat Ali Johar detailing his daughter’s fatal condition and expressing her wish to see her father for the last time. Hadrat Ali Johar received this letter in England As if in reply to this letter, Hadrat Muhammad Ali Johar wrote a few verses on the back of the letter.

Helpless am I but Your Lord certainly is not.
Far from you am I, but near to you is He.
Of course your health we desire but if He desires it not,
‘Then we do not either.

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