May 26, 2013 | 11:17 AM (BD Time)
26 May, 2013 Sunday
Alor Bhubon (World of light) Bengali poems for juvenile by Abdul Muqit Chowdhury. Published by Parwana Publications 19/A Noyapaltan, Dhaka. Date of publication: August 2, 2011. Design & Compose : Parwana Graphis. Price : Taka-80/- $ 1.25. Pound 2/-only.
The people of the world irrespective of caste, colour and creed pay homage to the greatest Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM). Eminent poet Abdul Muqit Chowdhury has titled his anthology as Alor Bhubon (World of Light) after the greatest Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).
Let me render a few lines from the beginning of this anthology of poems, Alor Bhubon :
"The greatest and the best of all Prophets is our Rasul.
He removed dark from our mind and brought light in full.
He put light here doing away with all evils of wrongs.
For upholding his honour we sing also adorable songs.
We want goodness for all.
So we must do well for all.
At right earnest let us put his light of love at our heart
This world is enlightened with his humanitarian art
Doing away with all distinctions between human beings
He lighted the world instilling in us with equal feelings. (Tr. M. Mizanur Rahman)
Poet Abdul Muqit Chowdhury is one of the best makers of nursery rhymes and juvenile literature in Bangladesh. He has been contributing to this art of literary works for a long time. Most of his creative works are based on humanistic Islamic ideals. He has written on human equality, exploitation, free society, best characteristic ideals of Hazrat Muhammad (SM), on celebration and spirit of sacred days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, Muharram, Ashura and awareness of Independence. His mighty pen remains ever in-fighting spirit against economic inequity and unbalanced inequality in the society and inhuman aggression and oppression, on behalf of the oppressed and suffering humanity.
The present anthology under discussion is serialised in various parts that at first 'Bishwonobi Hazrat Muhammad (SM)', in second part 'Eid O Mukti', in third 'Muharram O Mukti', in forth, 'Awlia', in fifth 'Swadhinota', in sixth 'Srinkhal-Mukti', in seventh 'Matrikotha', and in eighth 'Chhora' (nursery poems) and all these poems are well written with proper rhythmic tones. The poet perceives the overall sufferings of the suppressed Muslim community throughout the world. The poet says, if this community follow Islamic ideals in the truest sense of the terms, if the suppressed people become united leaving aside all suicidal controversy, if they engage themselves in the research on Science and Technology, they can face all odds and the crises will not exist on earth. Call of humanism and its expected struggle runs through the book. We thank the publisher for this good production. We hope the juvenile will be inspired by the humanistic message of the poet.
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