Tuesday, 7 April 2015

POEM: Just Some Advice From First Wife To Muslim Wives

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

What was my reaction when I was told that
My dear husband was married to number two?
To add more spice to that true story, many
Said second wife bore him a son sweet and cute.

By Allah's Mercy I did not get jealous,
For I do recall discussing with my spouse -
How it is possible for a Muslim to
Have four wives with all his kids in one large house.

Some advice from a first wife to Muslim wives:
First off, love Allah more than anyone else.
Love the Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam.
Love Allah even more than you love yourself.

Self-respect is when you submit to God's laws,
Do only what He loves and shun what He hates,
Know that God always knows what is best for you,
And that one's du'as can change anyone's fate.

Trust Allah. Remember that when some mistreat,
Their wrongdoings will return to them someday.
Those who plot against you merely wrong themselves.
As God's friend, don't listen to what His foes say.

If your love is true, stay content with your spouse,
Love your husband fervently for Allah's sake,
Pray for him in his absence, teach him what's right,
Know that he is human, forgive his mistakes.

As his ever loving wife, know what he needs -
Understand what he wants, love him for his faith.
If he neglects -out of weakness of Imaan-
Know that true Justice is served on Judgment Day.

To your husband you are still his special wife,
While to you, he's your husband one and only.
First wives stay loyal, second sweet, third and fourth
Bringers of peace - as his wives, above envy -

You're Muslim, far above greeting jealousy,
Too good and wise to let satan's dream come true -
Among his likes are disunity, envy,
And that in Hell are many sinners not few.

While each one has his own love story and choice,
Each must know that to Allah we'll all return.
Each is created to worship Only God,
While implementing the lessons one has learned.

For Allah's sake I love my spouse 'till he's gone -
Only God knows why I love the way I do.
May Allah's Mercy be shown to us always,
And May His Guidance be given to you too. Ameen.

Mariam M.

May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive us always and join us with His loved ones in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His noble Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.