Font by Mehr Nastaliq Web

aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair

jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere

CANCEL DOWNLOAD SHER

Qaroon (Croesus)

Anisur Rahman

Qaroon (Croesus)

Anisur Rahman

MORE BYAnisur Rahman

    Qaroon, also known as Croesus, is considered to be one of the richest men in history. He was an Israelite who lived in Eggypt but refused to pay heed to Prophet Musa’s (Moses) call. He is rumoured to have separate rooms filled with bags of gold, silver and all other precious gems. He lived in the grandest possible palace and the townsmen envied his fabulous possessions.

    Qaroon took pride in his riches and status and believed that his wit and skills alone had brought him the wealth that he possessed. This opulence was in stark contrast to the plight of the people who were suffering and were barely able to meet their needs. Musa saw this and tried to convince Qaroon about the virtues of humility and generosity but it proved futile. Qaroon became even more defiant and shrugged off the matter with indifference. One day, the earth shook and the people of the town rushed out of their homes only to see that Qaroon’s palace had been swallowed by the earth. Qaroon, who was in the habit of counting and recounting his riches, had also been buried along with his riches. This made the people realize that he was not to be envied but pitied for his lack of faith in God.

    Reference: Kho ke dil ko ham is qadar khush hain/Jaise Qaroon ka khazana mila (Safi Aurangabadi), Qaroon ka khazana ho ke Hatim ki sakhaawat/Sab kuchh hai magar kuchh naheen maikhar ke aage (Hafeez Jaunpuri), Daulat-e duniya na kaam aaigi kuchh bhi baad-e marg/Hai zameen mein khaak Qaroon ka khazana ho gaya (Bhartendu Harishchandra), Deenar-o-dirm ko na la dil ko daam mein/Qaroon se hai khabar ke khazaane ne kya kiya (Sheikh Zahurduddin Hatim), Tu mushtaaqon se apni chashm poshi roz karta hai/Tere deedar ki daulat bhi Qaroon ka khazana hai (Arshad Ali Khan Qalaq).

    Qaroon, also known as Croesus, is considered to be one of the richest men in history. He was an Israelite who lived in Eggypt but refused to pay heed to Prophet Musa’s (Moses) call. He is rumoured to have separate rooms filled with bags of gold, silver and all other precious gems. He lived in the grandest possible palace and the townsmen envied his fabulous possessions.

    Qaroon took pride in his riches and status and believed that his wit and skills alone had brought him the wealth that he possessed. This opulence was in stark contrast to the plight of the people who were suffering and were barely able to meet their needs. Musa saw this and tried to convince Qaroon about the virtues of humility and generosity but it proved futile. Qaroon became even more defiant and shrugged off the matter with indifference. One day, the earth shook and the people of the town rushed out of their homes only to see that Qaroon’s palace had been swallowed by the earth. Qaroon, who was in the habit of counting and recounting his riches, had also been buried along with his riches. This made the people realize that he was not to be envied but pitied for his lack of faith in God.

    Reference: Kho ke dil ko ham is qadar khush hain/Jaise Qaroon ka khazana mila (Safi Aurangabadi), Qaroon ka khazana ho ke Hatim ki sakhaawat/Sab kuchh hai magar kuchh naheen maikhar ke aage (Hafeez Jaunpuri), Daulat-e duniya na kaam aaigi kuchh bhi baad-e marg/Hai zameen mein khaak Qaroon ka khazana ho gaya (Bhartendu Harishchandra), Deenar-o-dirm ko na la dil ko daam mein/Qaroon se hai khabar ke khazaane ne kya kiya (Sheikh Zahurduddin Hatim), Tu mushtaaqon se apni chashm poshi roz karta hai/Tere deedar ki daulat bhi Qaroon ka khazana hai (Arshad Ali Khan Qalaq).

    ગુજરાતી ભાષા-સાહિત્યનો મંચ : રેખ્તા ગુજરાતી

    ગુજરાતી ભાષા-સાહિત્યનો મંચ : રેખ્તા ગુજરાતી

    મધ્યકાલથી લઈ સાંપ્રત સમય સુધીની ચૂંટેલી કવિતાનો ખજાનો હવે છે માત્ર એક ક્લિક પર. સાથે સાથે સાહિત્યિક વીડિયો અને શબ્દકોશની સગવડ પણ છે. સંતસાહિત્ય, ડાયસ્પોરા સાહિત્ય, પ્રતિબદ્ધ સાહિત્ય અને ગુજરાતના અનેક ઐતિહાસિક પુસ્તકાલયોના દુર્લભ પુસ્તકો પણ તમે રેખ્તા ગુજરાતી પર વાંચી શકશો

    0
    COMMENTS
    VIEW COMMENTS VIEW COMMENTS

    Additional information available

    Click on the INTERESTING button to view additional information associated with this sher.

    OKAY

    About this sher

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi volutpat porttitor tortor, varius dignissim.

    Close

    rare Unpublished content

    This ghazal contains ashaar not published in the public domain. These are marked by a red line on the left.

    OKAY

    Jashn-e-Rekhta | 8-9-10 December 2023 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate - New Delhi

    GET YOUR PASS
    Speak Now