Maa by Munawwar Rana

Meri khwahish hai ki main phir se farishta ho jaun
maa’n se is tarah liptun ki bachcha ho jaun

Labon par uske kabhi bad’dua nahi hoti,
bas ek maa’n hai jo kabhi khafa nahi hoti…

Is tarah mere gunahon ko wo dho deti hai,
maa’n bahut gusee mein hoti hai to ro deti hai…

Duaen MAA ki pohchaane ko milo-mil jati hai,
ke jab pardesh jane ke liye beta nikalta hai.

Jab bhi kashti meri sailab mein aa jaati hai
maa’n dua karti hui khwaab mein aa jaati hai

tere daman mein sitare hain to hongein ai falak
mujhko mere maa’n ki maili oodhni acchi lagi

woh to likha ke laai hai kismat mein jaagna
maa’n kaise so sakegi ki beta safar mein hai

jara si baat hai lekin hawaa ko kon samjhaaye ,
ki meri maa’n diye se mere liye kaajal banaati hai

Maine bulandiyon ke har nishaan ko chuaa…
Jab maa ne god mein uthaya to aasman ko chuaa!

ye aisa karz hai jise mai ada kar hi nahi sakta,
mai jab tak ghar naa lautoon,meri maa ‘nsajde me rehti hai

Sakht Raahon me bhi aasaan safar lagta hai…
Yeh meri maa’ ki duaaon ka asar lagta hai…

kisii ko ghar milaa hisse meN yaa koii dukaaN aaii
maiN ghar meN sabse chhoTaa thaa mere hisse meN maa’n aaii

Ae andhere dekhle munh tera kala hogaya
Maa’n ne aankhein khol di gahr me ujala hogaya


Mother: An angel in our lives

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”
“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”
The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”
God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”
Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”
God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”
“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”
God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”
“Who will protect me?”
God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”
“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”
God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”
“You will simply call her, ‘Mom.'”

>Heaven and Hell


 A man, his horse and his dog were traveling down a road. When they were passing by a gigantic tree, a bolt of lightning struck and they all fell dead on the spot. But the man did not realize that he had already left this world, so he went on walking with his two animals; sometimes the dead take time to understand their new condition…
The journey was very long, uphill, the sun was strong and they were covered in sweat and very thirsty. They were desperately in need of water. At a bend in the road they spotted a magnificent gateway, all in marble, which led to a square paved with blocks of gold and with a fountain in the center that spouted forth crystalline water.
The traveler went up to the man guarding the gate.
“Good morning. What is this beautiful place?”
“This is heaven.”
“How good to have reached heaven, we’re ever so thirsty.”
“You can come in and drink all you want.”
“My horse and my dog are thirsty too.”
“So sorry, but animals aren’t allowed in here.”
The man was very disappointed because his thirst was great, but he could not drink alone; he thanked the man and went on his way. After traveling a lot, they arrived exhausted at a farm whose entrance was marked with an old doorway that opened onto a tree-lined dirt road.
A man was lying down in the shadow of one of the trees, his head covered with a hat, perhaps asleep.
“Good morning,” said the traveler. “We are very thirsty – me, my horse and my dog.”
“There is a spring over in those stones,” said the man, pointing to the spot. “Drink as much as you like.”
The man, the horse and the dog went to the spring and quenched their thirst. Then the traveler went back to thank the man.
“By the way, what’s this place called?”
“Heaven? But the guard at the marble gate back there said that was heaven!”
“That’s not heaven, that’s hell.”
The traveler was puzzled.
“You’ve got to stop this! All this false information must cause enormous confusion!”
The man smiled:
“Not at all. As a matter of fact they do us a great favor. Because over there stay all those who are even capable of abandoning their best friends…”

From the book “The Devil and Miss Prym” by Paulo Coelho