S.Kaleem Sibtain Naqvi
AMROHA , which was , no doubt ,the jazeera-e-taharat for all , needs no introduction but my emotions compelled me to represent it’s portrait in the form of Socio-spiritual Amro-Tales printed in my heart and soul. By the grace of Allah I could give the structure to my inspiration in five chapters of the Amro-Tales under the most appropriate title –‘’Jazeera- e –Taharat- Amroha ‘’ as Amro-Tale-1,2,3,4 and 5 and I hope to publish them as early as possible in the convenient installments with the help of precious comments and suggestions of the readers who have always provided reinforcement to carry out the task . May God help me to represent this beautiful portrait of Amroha . [Ameen!]
AMRO-TALE NO. -1
AN INNOCENT PIECE OF LAND
Amroha is the name of that innocent piece of land which was not less than a heaven on the earth where the heart – beats were to win the heartiest blessings of each other in all the communities .IT IS THE KOH-E-TOOR OF INDIA where all the senses become able to recognizably realize the invisible divine power of the Lord of heavens and the earth and all in between them that once guided to Hz.Moosa Kaleemullah to preach the path of righteousness to the nation for establishing the truth and discarding the evils .Such small but spiritually prosperous and pleasant land is undoubtedly the mother of peace and comfort for all the communities maintaining it’s, almost natural and healthy ecosystem. It is such a DISTINGUISHED LAND where the peoples and their qualities can be introduced very easily ,if a single suffix –AMROHI is attached with their names.
AMROHA ME BAHUMDILLAH, LATAFUT HAI, LIYAQUT HAI,
PORKAIF SI NAZAKAT HAI TO MEEYARI SHARAFUT HAI,
ZIYAFUT HAI, SAKHAVAT HAI, HUR AIK KI HIFAZUT HAI,
AMROHA KO ADAVUT HAI TO SHARARAT SE ADAVUT HAI.
AMROHA, THE CITY OF INTELLECTUALITY, city of SPIRITUALLITY and the CITY OF HOSPITALITY-
AMROHA is the witness of different civilizations starting from about 500 B.C. Geo-graphical location of Amroha is excellently favourable for most of the forms of life creating a bio-friendly environment for all the creatures. It is a plane area in the prosperous lap of Himaliyan belt of KUMAON and the sacred river GANGES having ample of natural resources. The extra-ordinary qualities of the innocent island have been always attracting the peoples of the world and they feel proud if they have the links with Amroha.
RESEMBLANCE OF THE NAME WITH KARBALA-
Nothing in the universe is without any force ,even the tiniest particle has its influence over the co –existing objects. The reason of the qualities of this pleasant place maybe it’s devotion to the Almighty God ,Prophet Mohammad and his Ahlebet because the numeric value of the word Amroha and that of Karbala is same in the science of numerology. And Karbala is the symbol of victory of divine truth over evils thereby Karbala has become the divine university of Humanity for entire Ashraful Makhloqaat with the sacrifice of Imam Husain as the substitute of the postponed sacrifice of Hz. Ismael. This resemblance maybe the reason , which made Amroha a prominent place of peace and humanity.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME –AMROHA;-
The fact of the matter is that Amroha was ,as the FOUNTAUN OF SWEET AND SOFT WATER IN THE SALINE OCEAN which once upon a time attracted the people before Christ and the township came in existence. It is said that a king Amer Jodha loved this place very much and he started the township here , so the name of this place had become Amarjodha that was transformed as Amroha.
The origin of the word Amroha may be deep rooted in the Sanskrit language because the ancient Bharat [Hindostan] was highly influenced by the Vedic Sermons having revelations of one God , life and death basic philosophy of life in VEDIC PERIOD was concerned with PARAM ATMA (ALLAH), AATMA and the PRAKRITI(NATURE), so the names were mostly given on the prakriti(nature) of the object.
The name Amroha might be derived from AMRVANAH as symbolic for forest of mango in respect of the nature. Certainly it would be the scientific – approach of the vedic period . More-over , religion and the science have always been considered to be twin sisters not only in ISLAM but in all the religions, so the name AMROHA would have been considered as the best one in all respects. In this way ,we see , during the long course of time Amrvanah would have been change in the form of Amroha.
The another possibility behind the name of AMROHA ,which is also related with the nature, is also equally genuine that it may be the combination of Aam and Rohu (the name of a species of fish) as Aamrohu telling the important natural gifts given by the God to this land and it might be converted as Amroha.
During the period of SHAH JAHAN it was also called as AAMBROHA in it’s Persian version due to the common use of Persian and Arabic languages by the advancement of different rulers in India. Anyway whatsoever be the reason of the name Amroha, we know only that it is that pious land which could not be contaminated even by any satanic volunteer .It is pretty incomprehensible to express it’s positive powerful influence on the peoples and we feel us privileged having the strong bonding with this excellent land of SALVATION -AMROHA where most of the positive energies are induced in our bodies
by the inspiring nature of the land.
Amroha wo jageh hai jahan sharf shahon ne paya hai,
Jazeera-e-taharat hai kaleem, AHMAD ka saya hai.
To be continued-