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A Simple Supplication…

February 1, 2014

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So high [above all] is Allah , the Sovereign, the Truth. And, [O Muhammad], do not hasten with [recitation of] the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” (Surat Taha 20:114) “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” An easy prayer… Short and sweet. I ask you […]

Taraweeh II

August 5, 2013

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The tide is receding, The Blessings flowing away, My heart weeps for I know… My nights will no longer, Be full of Quran. … I have stood upon the shore, Of a glorious sea, Each verse, each ayat, A wave of exquisite beauty. Crashing upon my soul. … Incredible in His Mercy, He allowed me […]

Hopeful

June 10, 2013

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People say houses are haunted, But I am haunted by houses, Or is it the people, And their memories, The laughter, And the tears. … My steps slow down, The voices ask, Do you remember me? Are you still my friend? Or have you, Like everyone else. Moved on? … I can never move on. […]

Just a Day

May 21, 2013

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Each day is but a sheet of lined paper Clean and crisp, Unruffled by worry, Not worn, or tired and dirty, But crisp like the morning, When it is given to me. … The seconds, minutes and hours, Are lines upon the sheet of my life, Waiting for my words, For my actions, And my […]

Be Generous with your Pain.

April 11, 2013

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Be generous with your pain. If you are feeling blue… Lend you grief to the vast blue sky. Whisper your fears to the wind. It will carry it to the trees, Who will loan it to the breeze, And she will carry it away… To a distant land. If the tears won’t cease, Pretend its […]

O Allah Save Me…

February 23, 2013

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O Allah save me from… Words that are beautiful, Knowledge that is logical, A life full of experiences, Respect in the eyes of others, Honor and awe… … O Allah save me… From beautiful words, That flow eloquently, Fluently and frequently, Speech that is powerful, That moves others to tears, But leaves me heedless Hopeless […]

Regal Sunrise

January 27, 2013

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It was a royal sunrise, Purple waves unfurled, On the gold speckled shores. The big, black birds… Swooped real low Checking their reflections, Before they moved ashore. The morning sun glinted, Through the pastel waves. Silver spray, Joyously tinkled, Upon the bystanders, Who stood silently, In awe.