Maulana Qasim Nanotvi
With Introduction and Commentary
Maulana Nizamuddin Aseer Adravi
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Qasida Baharia is an encomium written in praise of Holy Prophet ( Peace Be Upon Him ). It is a subtle and pure thing which portrays the intensity of feelings of love and the beautiful spectacles of nature. This mystic poetry makes everyone ecstatic and overwhelm.
People will be perplexed to hear that Maulana Qasim Nanotvi ra was also a poet because people know him as a warrior, inter religion debater, a great scholar, the founder of Deoband Islamic Institution. But he was naturally a poet and a keen observer and he wrote his feelings in shape of poetry.
In this encomium, he first eulogized the coming of spring and its beautiful sceneries, then he paid tribute to the Holy Prophet ( Peace Be Upon Him ).