ARABIC-INFLUENCE OF HOLY QURAN IN THE POETRY OF AMEER MEENAI
تأثیر القرآن الكريم في شعر أمير مينائي
Al-Madih Al-Nabavi is a popular Islamic poetry composition among the Muslim poets because the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is beloved personality of all Muslims and the respectable to be followed in every movement of life. The poets in every era of Islamic History said their poetry verses in the praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the subjective means including the various topics of Al-Madih Al-Nabavi. The poets of other nations like Persian and Urdu nations started expressing their emotions and sentiments of love to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Ameer Meenai was a great poet of Urdu literature in sub-continent. He was born in Lucknow, India in 1826. He started poetry in his early age. His chapter on Eulogistic Poetry has great fame and published in 1916 with the title of “Mahamid Khatam-ul-Nabiyyeen (PBUH)”. He was impressed by teachings of the Holy Quran. In this article, we will discuss the impact of the Holy Quran in his poetry. This is very important topic of research in literature, especially in Muslim Literature in the world. With the hope that this work will be beneficial for the further researches and for the new scholars as well. This article, basically, focuses upon poetical works of Ameer Meenai, especially on “Mahamid Khatam-ul-Nabiyyeen (PBUH)” and highlights the topics of Holy Quran, its causes and effects of teachings of Holy Quran on his poetry. To find out the results in this field, this research comparatively analyzed the poetical works of Ameer Meenai. After conducting the study of his poetical works, the researcher came to know that there is a remarkable impact of Holy Quran on the poetry of Ameer Meenai. For example, he was interested in miracles and Seerat-ul-Nabi (PBUH) among the other topics of Holy Quran. Similarly, in his Eulogistic poetry there is explanation and justifications of Quranic topics. However, finest of his works are those in which he used, word by word, Quranic verses in his poetry composition that shows distinctions of both languages and highlights the limitations of poetry and prose.