Monday, August 31, 2009

" May Allah Bless You................"

~ May Allah Bless You ~

May Allah bless you with discomfort at easy answers,
half truths, superficial relationships,
so that you will live deep within your heart.

May Allah bless you with anger at injustice,
oppression and exploitation of people
so that you will work for justice, equality and peace.

May Allah bless you with tears to shed for those
who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,
so that you will reach out your hand
to comfort them and change their pain into joy.

And may Allah bless you with the foolishness to think
that you can make a difference in the world,
so that you will do the things which others tell you cannot be done.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

" A holy Encounter..............."

~ A Holy Encounter ~

When you meet anyone,
remember it is a holy encounter.

As you see him,
you will see yourself.

As you treat him,
you will treat yourself.

As you think of him,
you will think of yourself.

Never forget this,
for in him [or her]
you will find yourself
or lose yourself.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

" Learned................"

~ Learned ~

It is not what we read,
but what we remember,
that makes us learned

It is not what we intend,
but what we do that makes us useful.

It is not a few faint wishes,
but a life long struggle,
that makes us valiant.

Friday, August 21, 2009

" Ahlan was'sahlan ya Ramadhan ............"

~ Ahlan was'sahlan ya Ramadhan ~

Ya Ramadan!,

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind

A blessed month is casting its shadow upon us
A night of this month is better than a thousand months
Bear with patience for the sake of Ar-Rahman
It's a continuous training to strengthen our Imaan.

Glory be to Allah who sent Ramadan as a mercy to mankind
Its a purification of our soul, our heart, and our mind
With the most sincere devotion and love we fast
To be cleansed and free from sins of the past

Glorified is He, who choseth this holy month,
To test our sabr and fill our hearts with warmth
Of his Divine Light, His blessings shall glow,
The Seer of the unseen, all He does know

Ya Allah! For thee, let my breath be more pleasant than musk
Ya Allah! For thee, let me be thankful when day turns to dusk
My thoughts and heart are purified, my eyes truly see'
This blessed month, the month of spiritual rhapsody!

Ya Allah! For thee, my life I shall live!
Ya Allah! For thee, my soul I shall give!
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind,
Praise be to Allah, who sent Ramadan as a gift to mankind

~ 0O0 ~

As I look searchingly into the sky
I look for a sign from Allah the most high
People think I'm crazy sitting in this cold
But I quest for something more precious than gold

For mankind this sign represents something great
but for the rejected one, it fills him with hate
Suddenly out of the darkness the moon does appear
the whole world rejoices 'Ramadan is here'

During Ramadan the shaytan is in chains
and Allah's mercy for a month reigns
The doors of heaven are open wide
begging for mankind to enter and abide

So often in Hadith we are reminded and told
that rewards are multiplied by many a fold
In this month do good deeds and read Quran
spend your time wisely and learn Islam

After all these years I have made up my mind
the right path and salvation I wish to find
To Allah's will I will surrender at last,
enshallah, Allah will forgive my past

Forgive-all those sins too good it sounds
but Allah's mercy knows no bounds
With sins stacked like mountains so high
will be forgiven within a blink of an eye

This Ramadan my heart and soul are alive
ready to change and ready to strive,
No more will the shaytan hold me back
in the worship of my Lord nothing will lack

Together lets make the decision to change
our priorities in this life lets re-arrange
This life on Earth is short and fast
but the life in the hereafter will forever last

Ironically this life for us holds much value
when the next life is the one thats true
To make effort on Dunya we never tire
but will it take us to paradise or hell fire?

This month will give a fresh perspective
on the way we ought to and the way we live
With Zikr and prayer lets increase our Iman
Join me and together lets celebrate Ramadan

With Ramadan here the changes begin,
Firstly walking away from a life of sin
The shackles of sin I have worn so long
Now caste away to the righteous I belong

The seeker finds and mercy does shower
On lail-a-tul Qadr - the night of Power
The Quran came down on this blessed night
A guidance for mankind an illuminating light

From the depth of your Soul please pray
as Duas are accepted and sins wiped away
Ask with a clean heart is all Allah requires
and ask for whatever good the soul desires

Listen to the Quran every night in Tarawih
Ah.. Allah's words what spiritual ecstasy
It cools your heart and calms your soul
So with crystal clear vision perceive your goal

For this goodness to last there is a price
For the Deen of truth you need sacrifice
To toss aside Dunya you hold so dear
Nothing but Allah will you ever fear.

Tossing and turning through every night
the demon called Dunya you need to fight
the demon called nafs you need to tame
because struggling to surrender is your ultimate aim

Etikaf is a another gift that Allah sent
The Last ten days in His path spent
in the Mosque in the presence of your Lord
doing Zikr, Talawat or Salah at your own accord

These days to Allah you must also dedicate
then disbelief and ignorance your will hate
The Quran and Sunnah will be your guide
Only then faith in your heart will reside.

Beginning this Ramadan lets make amends
Study and practice until our life ends
Everything but our deeds we leave behind
this is the truth to which we were blind

Our cars, wealth and house on earth will stay
our actions are the companions on that day
when your breath expires so does hope
so hold on firmly to Allah's rope

There is great wisdom in this rhyme
Its dedicated to me before its my time
for these changes my soul does yearn
this Ramadan enshallah its my turn

Sunday, August 16, 2009

" A Moment of intimacy.............."

~ A Moment of intimacy ~

a moment of intimacy
felt deep inside inner dialogue
protruding through
a smothering sensation
.........I'm suffocating
can I retreat........
can I forget.........
this emotion?

frozen in my mind
.......fluttering glints
of silver in the dark.

I am in too deep
I am going to get hurt
-it came quickly
-this fleeting insight
of forbidden emotions.......
........there as i touched your face
striking me into immobility
as i froze
terrified of this devotion...
-that I shouldn't feel!
-that I should deny!
and bid farewell

-but there it was
inside me through and through
I could not hide from it
as it clutched a hold of me
and still has yet to release me.......

Thursday, August 13, 2009

" A life without love................."

~ A life without love ~

A Sunset without a sun is no sunset at all.
A life without love is no life at all.

A rainbow without colors is no rainbow at all.

And heart without feelings is no human at all.

All these things need something to be,
Either a sun or a person or a crayon,
If only to create what nature said was meant to be.

A sunset makes us feel
as though the world has been born again.

A life with love
lets us know it's worth to let someone in.

A rainbow with colors thats a moment frozen in time,

to be grateful for all that is beautiful
and feel all the glory inside.

Life without love,
is an emptiness

I wish love was as simple as a sunset,
ready to be born again.

But I know in truth love only comes from within.
So I'll keep watching for my sunset,
and looking for that rainbow to shine someday.

Then one day
maybe the love will find its way again.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

" The Footsteps of Life............"

~ The Footsteps of Life ~

Life has us in hand; and we must follow its lead,
like a leaf that is blown by the hands of the breeze.
We are anchored by time, each gesture and each deed;
yet, free to sail the dark waves of life's stormy seas.

What sweet and bitter loves we learn to buy and sell.
The sunshine and the snow, the blue sky and the rain.
What scars we leave when the dreams die and bid farewell,
when the happiness ends and is replaced with pain.

As one who walks with someone; yet, who walks alone,
we walk onward in the shadow of God's design.
We muse on the faces of places we have known,
and we rise as bitter as green grapes on the vine.

Life sort of gets away from us, through woe and bliss.
It has a quiet way of falling through our hand.
We struggle for something more, for something we miss;
and still, nothing turns out the way that we had planned.

We follow in its footsteps; each must take his turn.
Hoping to catch up, many will stumble and fall.
There is always a lesson, something more to learn,
and there are always more vines to clamber the wall.

The leaves are quickly scattered when the wild winds blow.
A new dawn rises on every shore and sea.
The waters run deep and deep is the waters' flow,
and the watery moon makes one final decree.

Life walks onward, is mindless of any tether.
We are one wave, one sweet surge of wild emotion
No matter the outcome, we all walk together.
We share the same tide and the same drop of ocean.

Friday, August 7, 2009

" Remember To Forget................"

~ Remember To Forget ~

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.