Thursday, July 27, 2006

JOURNEY OF A MUSLIM
Narrated by Ibn Umar (RA): " Allah's Apostle said, Islam is based on the following five principles:
(1)to testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammed is His Apostle.
(2) To perform the (compulsary congrgational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.
(3) To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity).
(4) To observe fast during the month of Ramadhan
(5) To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgramage to Mecca)
(Sahih Bukhari: Kitaab ul Imaan)
Though I was born a Muslim, it took time to appreciate
To embrace the one true faith, before it got too late.
To recite and believe there’s only one true God, Allah
Who sent the message of Islam with Muhammad, Rasool Allah.

Standing on my prayer mat, before the sun rises at last
Raise my hands with the niyaah, That this salaah might be my last.
I pray that He forgives me, for every sin known and unknown,
I pray that one day before me, paradise will be shown.

I try to give to those in need, by paying my zakat
Giving alms in charity, so that I might cleanse my heart.
Giving to the needy, visiting the sick,
It’s not only the money, but a smile can do the trick.

Every year in Ramadhan, When every Muslim abstains
When shaytans safely locked away, Only my nafs to keep on reins.
I pray to Allah, this time its really going to last,
I’m going to change myself you see, not just simply fast.

Once in my life, at the very least, I hope to travel far,
Fulfil myself completely, performing Hajj and Umrah.
Till then I pray He helps me strive to be the best believer,
To live life as a Muslim; not as a hell torment receiver.
(SS, 2006)

3 comments:

ammena said...

masha'allah i really like this one sis.. it shows the journey that you have been through to get where u are now alhamdulillah.

Soul Scripture said...

urm yes...kind of accidental that it became like that...but i'm sure more than just I will relate to it.

Soul Scripture said...

This poem is published in "Islamic Times" this month. Alhamdulillah.

JazakhumAllah khairun to the brothers from Islamic times.