This is the poetic masterpiece of Altaf Husain Hali (1837-1914). It describes the state of Arabia and the world before Islam, the coming of the Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, like the rising of the Sun after a dark night, the beautiful teachings of Islam, the beauty of the charcter of the Companions, the like sof whom the world had not seen, then the failures of the generations that came much later and the current dismal state of Muslims. All of this in flowing verse that shakes the hearts and will bring tears to your eys,.
It is one of the major achievements of the Urdu literature. Use it to teach Urdu to your children and they will also learn Islamic history and Islamic values and ----- most important a love for Islam and the Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.