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[Poem] Taraweeh

Taraweeh

Bismillah
Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”

I have been summoned,
To stand witness,
To my faith.
I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

As the time draws near,
I wait,
With breathless anticipation.
I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

If I am allowed to meet,
I must have been forgiven,
For always being late,
For my appointment with the Book of Allah.

If Allah wills, His Words,
Will flow through my soul,
And His Messengers I will meet.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

I will walk the streets,
Of cities now ruined,
Trembling at the punishments that they received.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

I will meet Maryam in her mihrab,
See Hajar’s face whipped by the desert heat,
And admire the firmness of their faith.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

The logic behind the laws,
Will be revealed to my heart.
Obedience will pour forth, the limbs will concede.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

I will be at a loss to know…
Are the words more beautiful,
Or the Paradise that they show?
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

I will sip from the rivers,
Of milk, honey and wine,
And an insatiable thirst will be born.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

The Messenger (saws) and his companions,
Will be my companions for a while.
On their losses I will cry, on their triumphs I will smile.
For I have an appointment with the Book of Allah.

As the chapters close their doors,
I will be asked over and over again,
“Is there no one who will receive the warning?”
For I have to answer the Book of Allah.

I will weep as it comes to an end.
Not the tears of someone,
Crossing a finish line.
For I still have to answer the Book of Allah.

The tears are of gratitude,
Of humility, of love and of hope,
That once I have crossed over to the other side,
The Book of Allah will keep,
Its appointment with me.

Poem by  Sabeen Mansori
Edited by Nasmira Firdous

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ - "Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one ayah" [Bukhari 3461]

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