Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{Group poem 12} Ramadan Mubarak

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become God-fearing." (The Quran, 2:183)

Ramadan is near,
So let me be clear:
It’s a golden opportunity that only happens once a year,
So be grateful and be sincere.
Ramadan is the holy month in which the Qur’an was revealed,
The sinful shaythans (devils) are sealed,
And the doors of heaven would no longer be concealed.
LOOK!! Take another glance,
Ramadan gives us a second chance.
To wash away the sins we have committed.
So to replace them for the good deeds we have submitted.
Be strong don’t give to temptation,
Be decisive don’t have any hesitation.
If you reached that goal well done!!!

A time for a knock at our door
A time for us to embrace what we deep down locked
A time for us to remember a forgotten reminder
30 days, from dawn to dusk
A time for us to regret our behavior
A time for us to ask forgiveness for our insensitivity
A time for us to give pledges for next time
30 days, from dawn to dusk
A time for us to reflect why we forgot
A time for us to understand why we did
A time for us to realize that a change should be made
30 days, from dawn to dusk
A time for us to ensure that next time it becomes dear
A time for us to ensure that next time will be memorable
A time for us to ensure that next time I am not who I am today
30 days, from dawn to dusk
- Zana

Let me begin this poem with - Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Praised is Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful, Al-Hakeem
“He is the One to Whom belongs the Highest Wisdom”
Sunnah our sword, Quran our guidance, Islam our Kingdom
Brothers and Sisters, the ninth month is at the Horizon dawning
Bright and blessed, let’s get ready , everyday evils are falling
Let’s pray together, let’s come together, let’s seek strength in the deen
Let’s seek for forgiveness for every sin we witnessed and so far have seen.
Fasting equals patience, modesty and spirituality
Fasting equals repentance, peace of mind and equality
Competing in self-restraint and good deeds in every way
Family gathering and happiness in every house and every day
Have you seen a mothers smile in the evening?
By sunset dining , joined together, family, what a joy you bring
Have you seen a Muslim, leaving the Mosque at night?
The feeling for Laylat al-Qadr is a feeling, simply you can’t fight.
“(The night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn.”
The miracles at that night, what else you asking for
Let me end this poem by saying - Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen
Praised is Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful, Al-Hakeem
I wish all my family, my friends, their family & friends, all the Muslims around the world
- Pen 'N' Paper

Ramadan is:
Time to reflect
Ponder and contemplate
Worship and repent
Turn to your Lord
Cleanse your heart
Rejuvenate your soul
Ask for His guidance
Blessings to pave your path
Wisdom to illuminate your spirit
Ramadan is asking your Lord to grant you
Compassionate heart to help
Courage to speak out
Strength to resist the shaitan
Ramadan is a time of reflection
Time to build a strong wall of faith
To sustain you throughout the year.

Abadir Hashi, Zana Haji Hashi, Pen 'N' Paper and Halima Ahmed
Copyright © 2010

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