Fasana-e-Ajaib: Qist#8: Malika Mehr-Nigaar se Jaan-e-Alam ki mulaqaat

Shahzaada Jaan-e-Alam ek badi pareshani se nijjat pa chuka hai aur apne aage ka safar tayy kar raha hai. Aage kya hota hai, jaane ke liye Mirza Rajjab Ali Beg Suroor ki dastaan “Fasana-e-Ajaib” ka agla qist aapke saamne hai….

~~~~ Shahzaada safar karte karte ek aese jangal mein ja pahuncha jiski bahar chaman ko sharmindah karti thi. Darakht hare-bahre mevon se lade huye the. Paudon par rang birange phool khile the. Roshon ke dono taraf pani ki nehre behti thi. Thandi hawa ke thake haare musafir ko aaram pahunchati thi. Ji mein baat aayi ke aaj ki raat yahan hi basar karni chahiye aur dekhna chahiye ke Khuda kya karta hai.

Ek taraf zameen hamvar thi aur darakht ghane the. Paas hi saaf shafaaf paani ka chashma behta tha. Yeh iske kinaare ja baith gaya. Jangal ki kaifiyat ji lo bechain karne waali thi. Darakhton par parind chahchate the. Jaanwar khushi se kaleelen karte the. Aasman par badal tairte the. Kahin surkh, kahin safed. kahin aude, badal garajte the. Bijli chamakti thi. Saamne mor naach rahe the. Suraj ghaob ho raha tha. Asmaan mein shafaq phuti thi. Rang birange dhanak ne manzar ko aur dilkash bana diya tha.

Qayda hai ke mausam suhana hota hai aur aish ke samaan maujud hote hain to voh jise ji pukarta hai, ziadah yaad aata hai. Is waqt Jaan-e-Alam ko Anjuman Ara ki yaad aayi to is mein ta’ajub ki kya baat hai. Jaan-e-Alam apne khayalon mein gum tha ke saamne se auraton ka ek ghol aata dikhayi diya. Yeh dhoka ka chuka tha, sambahl kar baith gaya aur kuch padhne laga. Misaal mashoor hai ke doodh ka jala chaach ko phoonk-phoonk kar peeta hai. Jab woh nazdeek aaye to ghaur se dekha. Koi chaar-paanch sau ladkiyan thi, sab ki sab paridaad aur nazuk badan. Ek se ek shokh taraar. Uchalti kudti chal aati thi. Beech mein ek haudar par ek haseena thi. Sar par sunehra taaj tha aur badan par chamkeela libaas tha. Chaqmaqati banduq paas dhari thi. Saaf zahir hai shikaar khelti chali aati hai.

Jo ladkiyan aage-aage chali aati thi, un ki Jaan-e-Alam par nigaah padhi. Sab ki sab ladhkhada kar thatak gayi kuch sakte ke aalam mein saham kar jhijjak gayi. Kuch boli “In darakhton se chand ne khet kiya hai.” Kuch bolen “Nahi re suraj chippta hai.” Kisi ne kaha “Ghaur se dekho Mah hai.” Ek jhaank ke boli “Vallah hai.” Ek ne kaha “Chaand hai.” To doosri ne kaha “Taara hai.” Koi boli “Parizaad hai.” Kisi ne kaha “Khuda jaane qudrat ka raaz hai.”

Malika ne ladkiyon ki khusar-pusar suni to boli “Khair hai?”

Khwason ne haath jodh ke arz kiya “Qurbaan jaayi, jaan ki imaan paayi to zaban par laayi. Huzoor ki sawaari hamesha yahan se jaati hai magar aaj yahan ajab tamasha hai. Darakhto mein ek chand si shakal nazar aati hai.”

Malika ne pucha “Kahan?”

Ek ne arz ki “Voh huzoor ke saamne.”

Jaise hi Malika ke nazar Jaan-e-Alam ke chehre par padhi hosh jaate raje. Aesa haseen pehle kahe ko dekha tha. Chehre ka rang roop aur ek-ek naqsh jaan-leva tha. Malika thar thara kar haudar par gash kha kar giri. Khwason ne chehre par gulab aur kewda chidhka. Koi Nad-Ali padhne lagi. Koi Surah-e-Yousuf dam karne lagi. Kisi ne bazu par rumaal bandha. Koi talvon ko sahlane lagi. Koi muthhi pat itr chidhak kar sunghane lagi. Koi haath-munh kewde se dhoti thi. Koi sadqe ho ho ke roti thi. Kisi ne kaha “Buri ruh ka asar hai.” Kisi ne kaha “Yeh sab ishq ka karishma hai.”

Badi der mein shahzaadi ko hosh aaya. Dil magar us surat mein tika tha. Khwason mein salah huyi ke ab idhar se savari phero aur malika k ghere mein le lo. Malika boli “Kya tum sab deewani ho. Yeh koi musafir becharah, ghurbat ka maara hai. Thak kar yahan baith raha hai. Is se kya darna, chalo ise nazdeek se dekho.”

Khwasin bechari kya karte. Hukum ke aage lachar the. Aage badhi magar jhijhakti thi aur ek doosre ka munh takti thi. Joon joon savari aage badhti thi malika ke dil ki dhadkan tez hoti thi. Yeh Malika Mehr-Nigar thi aur iske husn ka door door jawaab na tha. Jaan-e-Alam ne bhi malika ko dekha to us ki halat bhi ghair huyi magar zabt se kaam liya aur jis tarah baitha tha usi tarah apni jagah baitha raha. Zara bhi hila jhula nahi.

Malika ka ishara pa ke khwas aage badhi. Pocha “Kyun ji, miyan musafir, tumhara kidhar se aana hua aur kya musibat padhi hai jo akele is jangal mein var huye ho?”

Aur yeh qist yahan khatam hua……

Jaari rahega….

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