Phasing Out of Ramadhan

The blessed month was upon us and sinfulness in us had become weak
Obedience to our Creator was all our hearts could think to seek

Efforts towards our Lord’s Pleasure had become easy for us to grasp
This was a Mercy from our Lord since He Had the devils trapped

Righteous deeds seemed more beautified while sinfulness as ever hideous
Pursuing His obedience had us excited while disobeying Him made us furious

The good deeds raised our eeman and we felt closer to our Lord
And we felt ashamed in engagement of the life we were living before

We felt a need for change for good in our life
To achieve it we were willing to strictly strive

Then the blessed month came to an end
And the devils were now again sent

The disgust and guilt of sin from our hearts began to evaporate
Daily we begin to care less and less of our state

Now the blessed month seems something of the past
Our nafs and devil advise us that “You are free at last!”

Obedience to Ar-Rahman has become difficult to endure
The devil has found us an easy target to lure

Sinful disobedience has become something of insignificant nature
However, something deep inside of me is fearful of our future

Now I sit here and ponder over the purpose of our existence
And what would occur if my soul was taken at this very instance

Advice of a Sick Relative

Oh members of my Kin, listen carefully to this message of mine
For I do not know, when will be the end of my time

So read carefully with ultimate heed and be not hasty
For I have written this specifically for you, faithfully

Know that this life is nothing but the blink of an eye
Soon, towards us the angel of death will appear and not be shy

So before then be haste towards deeds which will benefit you with your Lord
And be not deceived by the people of this planet who are upon a slippery road

Do you not see those who live their life to the fullest of their strength
But when death approaches them, they feel as if their life had meaningless length

How do you wish to be remembered in this life of yours
As the one who lived a life of pleasure or the one who worshipped Allah on all fours

Strive, O members of my kin, to the obedience of Allah and His Mercy
Know, that He Watches over your actions even when you do them in secrecy

Think carefully of your actions and know that you will meet Him on an individual level
He Will question you regarding all that you have done, so be not deceived by the devil

Live your life sincerely for Allah by doing all that He asked and keeping away from all that He forbade
And this can only be accomplished by gaining knowledge of your religion so do not let it fade

Go out and seek the understanding of your religion
Before a day comes when the punishment of Allah comes to you like a legion

Death has not approached you yet, so you still have a small window of time
Daily you are approaching closer to your grave, so take this as a serious sign

Be not of those who are neglectful of their five prayers
Say them upon time and know that the Most Powerful Has commanded this affair

And fast completely the month of Ramadhan unless you have a valid excuse
Know, that on the day of Judgement, before Allah, your sorrow will be of no use

And forget not those who are poor and weak amongst you
Be kind and generous to them so that Allah may also be similarly with you

Be not saddened after my death, O members of family
For this departure of separation is only temporarily

A day will come when we shall be created again and raised before our Lord
Being asked about things which through His Messengers we were told

So prepare yourselves, O members of my kin, for a day which is most horrifying
And pray to the One Who Watches over you, to take your soul in the act of glorifying (His Praises)

Knowledge Without Action

What is the point of knowledge when one does not follow
Is he blind from its benefits or has his heart become severely hollow?

Does he not fear the punishment which he is aware of better than others?
How will he respond to the angels of death when they take his soul even beneath the covers?

Is he not better aware of standing before his Lord on the destined day?
How will he respond when Allah tells him, “I gave you knowledge but yet you did not obey!”

Do you think you will disobey and then repent at a later age before death?
Then you have clearly fallen into the trap of the devil because Allah Alone Knows your life’s length!

Repent now as we speak so that you may not waste another second in disobedience to your Lord
Act upon your knowledge, O fool, and slay the whisperings of the devil with eeman as your sword!

Love of This World

Oh son of Adam do not attach yourself to worldly things
For if you were to lose it, it would cause painful stings (in your heart)

It would cause you sorrow, sadness, and great depression
And it would leave upon your heart a deep impression

The worldly delights are nothing but temporary
You may possess a thing today but tomorrow it may become history

Rather attach yourself to afterlife and the Creator who is Eternal and never dies
Keep your heart away from worldly infatuations and do not be deceived by the devil’s lies

Your heart will find great disappointments if attached to things of this world
Would you not rather attach yourself to paradise in which there are palaces of gold?

This world and all that is in it is temporary and will soon perish to dust
So do not waste your life and deeds away with love, infatuation, or lust

If you fell into the trap (of the devil) and lost that which you love of this life
Then endure it with patience and know that it is the Will of the Most Wise

Perhaps that which you most desired was not good for you
And your Lord with His Perfect Wisdom kept it away from you

So be not remorseful at your loss and break not your heart
Know that the pleasures of paradise will make you forget all that you have lost

Strange is the Affair of a Muslim

How strange is the affair of a Muslim…

He testifies to the perfect Wisdom of His Lord
Yet complains when his Creator decrees for him a certain road

He supplicates to his Lord to grant him what is good in this world
Yet when He grants good to him, he becomes dissatisfied and cruel

He wishes to attain paradise and all the pleasures that are in it
Yet he indulges in sin and transgression which take him far away from it

He hopes that Allah Will be pleased when he meets Him after death
Yet in order to attain such a status, his deeds are not set

He testifies to the beauty and perfection of the Qur’an
Yet when he recites or ponders it, to its closeness he is not drawn

He claims to love Allah’s Messenger and hopes to be close to him in the hereafter
Yet he does not take him as an example for his character

He shows respect and love towards the scholars of Islam
Yet he ignorantly refuses to follow their advices in reaching Ihsaan (perfection of worship)

How strange indeed is the affair of such a Muslim…