Monday, 13 February 2017

POEM: O' Allah Forgive My Dear Parents. Ameen.

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    O’ Allah, the Most Merciful, Most Loving,
    Some good deeds my parents did back when living,
    As a witness that my parents did their best,
    Praying Jannatul Ferdaus is where they rest:

    Dear Allah, I remember those nights back then
    Seeing my parents pray Tahajjud often,
    My Dad as my Mom’s Imam, I’d find them both
    Praying together for success in both worlds.

    My Mom, a great mom, did whatever she could
    To fulfill our needs, she cleaned, sew clothes and cooked,
    Woke us early for Fajr Salah on time,
    Was always there to love, feed, hug and advise.

    Before going to school I’d kiss her goodbye,
    Writing her Islamic books as I’d arrive.
    Always busy researching about Islam,
    She taught me lessons I had to understand.

    My Dad, a wonderful dad, tried his best too
    In caring for us, buying supplies for school.
    Often he’d come home from work with lots of sweets,
    Ensure we had blankets before he would sleep.

    Many times he’d assist with school assignments.
    Though closer to Mom, my Dad was still my friend.
    I recall that time he sat right next to me
    To prevent boys mixing, to teach modesty.

     MashaAllah both were active in Da’wah,
    Sharing Islamic talks and giving Zakah.
    Saw how they’d donate boxes of food and clothes
    To needy loved ones and refugees unknown.

    Always concerned for oppressed Muslims worldwide,
    In Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, Palestine,
    And all countries, they did whatever they could
    Through du’as and teaching Islam as all should.

    My parents too loved feeding stray cats and birds,
    Strived to teach us good manners and keep us learned.
    From Mom’s advice is not to be material,
    To have good manners. From Dad: to stay faithful.

    Before Mom died, I helped her pray her prayers,
    Lifting her arms, saying ‘Allahu Akbar’.
    On seeing Dad passed in ICU, told him
    ‘You’re a martyr, we’ll meet in Jannah again.’

    No nights and days pass without sorrow greeting,
    May my tears expiate all my sins. Ameen.
    May Allah Almighty always grant Mercy
    And unite me with my parents in Jannah. Ameen.
    Allah the Almighty said, “And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents.” [The Noble Qur'an 46:15] 
    www.Islamqa.info/en/13783

    May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
    Wasalaam~
    Mariam​
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    Wednesday, 8 February 2017

    POEM: First Wife - His Fighter In Love

    In the Name of Allah
    The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
      She loves God Allah first and foremost before her man,
      She loves her husband in ways Only God understands.
      She knows that to be his first wife is from Allah’s Plan,
      She’s his treasure, so she loves him as much as she can....
      💛
      He’s plain? In Jannah she knows he’ll be more good-looking.
      Not pious? She’s more than glad to teach him religion.
      They don’t talk always? In Jannah is their real meeting.
      Wed to two to four wives? It’s alright, she still loves him.
      💚
      She deserves better? She knows, yet she accepts God’s Will.
      He doesn’t see her enough? Jannah is Eternal.
      She loves him like she’s his gift from the Most Merciful,
      For God’s sake she loves, since the first time her love stays real.
      💛
      Aware of evil forces that try to split them up,
      Unwilling to comply with their desires, she still loves,
      She loves her husband stubbornly, though it may be tough,
      She won’t leave him to please their foes, thus she won’t give up.
      💚
      She’s a fighter in love, for Allah she loves truly.
      She loves her spouse till he departs this world peacefully,
      And if there’s a next one she’ll love him similarly -
      For now he’s her only man she loves so faithfully.
      💛
      When she loves, she loves for God, not just anybody.
      Her love life is a complex yet loving mystery,
      A puzzle to solve through sacrifice and poetry,
      A journey of lessons learned by those who love bravely.
      💚
      May our marriage be blessed by Allah the Almighty,
      May Allah Most Kind love us for our faith and good deeds,
      And for our striving May Allah fulfill our best dreams,
      May Allah prove all someday that it’s worth it. Ameen.
      💛
      Allah's beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said: “If a woman offers her five daily prayers, fasts her month (Ramadan), guards her modesty and obeys her husband, it will be said to her: Enter Paradise by whichever of its gates you wish.”
      [Sahih Hadith]
      www.islamqa.info/en/171295
      May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
      Wasalaam~
      Mariam​
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      Tuesday, 7 February 2017

      POEM: Sharing Niqab Experience

      In the Name of Allah
      The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

        Alhamdulillah first time wearing niqab went well,
        It began as a dress code at a Saudi gov. school,
        Only when going outside to wear the complete veil.
        No problem with niqab back then save for some travels.

        I used to think niqab should be worn just in Saudi,
        My faith back then was not strong till Islam I studied.
        Back then I was conscious of wearing niqab fully,
        Was okay wearing it around many niqabis,

        But after research and advice from my dear parents,
        I’ve learned niqab is Wajib or at least encouraged.
        To remove niqab as Hajj pilgrims is evidence
        That niqab is Wajib, rewarding and important.

        Niqab is useful in a sense it prevents wrong gaze,
        It’s meant to promote modesty and strengthen one’s faith,
        To join those who strive to obey God’s Laws night and day,
        Distinguishing devout women from those led astray.

        Alhamdulillah I’m now a full-time niqaabi,
        Don’t mind if I’m the only one amongst hijabis.
        Not a big deal too if onlookers would stare at me.
        Another way of doing Da’wah indirectly.

        Negative reactions with niqab? Yes, a few times.
        ‘Aswang!’ or ‘Monster!’ I’ve been called once by a scared child,
        A few laughter here or there in public, day or night,
        Curious stares from those who see niqab for the first time.

        Even from some Muslim kids I’ve been asked ‘Why wear that?’
        My response: ‘I’m Muslim, faith stronger with the niqab.’
        I’ve been called ‘Ninja!’ by ignorant adults and brats,
        Their lack of travel and world knowledge I understand.

        Love niqab for Allah’s sake, dear niqabi sisters.
        All your sins are taken by each one of your mockers.
        Those who ridicule, think, they’ve never been travelers,
        They’re insecure, so through you they try to find laughter.

        Take pride in being of the ‘ghurabaa’ / strangers few,
        Humble to God, nice with likes, watchful of what you do,
        Adorned with manners and inner beauty that shines through,
        Praying you enter Jannah and Allah welcomes you.

        May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
        Wasalaam~
        Mariam​
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        Friday, 3 February 2017

        POEM: On The Muslim Ummah's State

        In the Name of Allah
        The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

          Say “HasbunAllah wa Ni’m Al-Wakeel”, Allah knows
          All events that take place and mishaps caused by His foes.
          Allah saw what happened in Syria and Palestine,
          Rohingya, Burma, Iraq – to all innocent lives.

          Negative news of Muslims may be a wake-up call,
          For all Muslims to unite as oppression befalls,
          A search for peaceful warriors who’ll stand by the oppressed,
          Through charity and speaking out against injustice.

          To criminals: “What goes around comes around” please note,
          If justice is not served on earth then in the next world.
          Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done to you.
          Peace can be achieved though we vary in what we do.

          To oppressors: Don’t let your pride get the best of you.
          Evil has its consequences. God’s Justice is True.
          It’s possible to attain peace without greed and wars,
          If you listen to all sides, support truth, not liars.

          To Muslims: Forgive each other, show Islam is peace,
          Practice what you preach, share your knowledge out of mercy.
          Through certain trials Allah takes martyrs, sins fall off,
          Islam promoted, Muslims tested on faith and love.

          To non-Muslims: Please study Islam. Don’t just assume.
          As Muslims, we’re discouraged from violence and feuds.
          We’re taught to teach Islam kindly, not spread it by force,
          To make things easy through good manners, not make things worse.

          May Allah accept our faith that God is Only One,
          Who witnessed all that took place, what has been said and done,
          May Allah welcome us in Jannah for our good deeds,
          And may Allah prove all that Islam is Peace. Ameen.

          May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
          Wasalaam~
          Mariam​
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          Monday, 23 January 2017

          POEM: These Tears That Fall May They Intercede

          In the Name of Allah
          The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

            ‘Allahu Akbar’ state these tears that fall,
            These tears that drizzle when to God I call,
            Talk to Allah with various emotions,
            Du’as depend on each situation.
            ~.~
            Tears that fall as I miss my dear parents,
            When I miss my husband, loved ones and friends,
            Remorseful of good deeds I neglected,
            By the Ummah’s current state dejected,
            ~.~
            I cry when I long to help but just can’t,
            When to Allah I return and repent,
            Seeking Allah’s Guidance, Love and Mercy,
            Mentioning Muslims in prayers daily.
            ~.~
            These tears fall too when sinners I pity,
            How they can afford to steal or mistreat,
            When Allah Almighty knows what they do,
            Knowing Allah’s Justice is swift and true.
            ~.~
            May Allah Most High forgive us always,
            Accept all our good deeds done for His sake,
            Make our tears among those that intercede
            To let us meet God in Jannah. Ameen.
            ~.~

            May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
            Wasalaam~
            Mariam​
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            Monday, 16 January 2017

            POEM: ABCs Of Joy/Happiness

            In the Name of Allah
            The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


              ABCs of ‘Joy’
              A: Appreciate all gifts that Allah gave you.
              B: Blessings disguised are seen in good deeds you do....
              C: Contemplate on the positives. Care wisely.
              D: Demand less from this world, don’t be too worldly.
              E: Evaluate yourself before Judgment Day.
              F: Forgive yourself and others’ human mistakes.
              G: Gather good deeds, facts and authentic knowledge.
              H: Help one another do what’s right with courage.
              I: Include Muslims in your du’as night and day.
              J: Join the righteous, Allah’s friends. Never betray.
              K: Kindness to the young, mercy to elderly.
              L: Love the truthful ones. Guide the lost and lonely.
              M: Make all your deeds just for Allah Almighty.
              N: Never compare yourself to anybody.
              O: Only do better than yourself yesterday.
              P: Pray on time, pray more Sunnahs, sincerely pray.
              Q: Quit sinful acts and wasting time with bad friends.
              R: Real friends listen, understand, share and defend.
              S: Seek Allah’s Forgiveness and Guidance always.
              T: Try to stay true. Inspire all to do the same.
              U: Understand this world is but temporary.
              V: Vie with others for Allah’s Love and Mercy.
              W: Win Allah’s friendship through your faith and good deeds.
              X: Excel in truth, character and piety.
              Y: Your goal is to enter Jannah free of sins.
              Z: Zealously pray that we meet Allah smiling. Ameen.
              True joy is obeying Allah and knowing that you will Inn-sha-Allah meet Him and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam in Jannah Paradise and staying there with Allah's Mercy~
              May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
              Wasalaam~
              Mariam​
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              SONNET: Allah Sees What Tyrants Do

              In the Name of Allah
              The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


              Allahu Akbar. Allah knows all things.
              Allah sees each one and knows how each thinks.
              Don’t fret over why evildoers sin,
              To Hell those vile folks may have been destined.
              ~.~
              Allah knows liars when they trick and lie,
              How snakes try to separate man and wife,
              Why hypocrites pretend, whom fakes misguide,
              And where the ungrateful will soon abide.
              ~.~
              Allah sees all tyrants, those who deceive,
              Those who break promises, steal and mistreat,
              Who try to take people’s lands unjustly,
              Who from them may change ways eventually.
              ~.~
              Recall Fir’awn and what happened to him.
              Shaytan vowed his followers should not win.

              All will Inn-sha-Allah receive their rewards justly if not in this world then on Judgment Day~ 

              May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.
              Wasalaam~
              Mariam​
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