Friday, 17 July 2015

POEM: Eid Mubarak And Reminder To Fast The Sunnah Fasts In Shawwal

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

There's a difference, I have learned, between Eid
Gatherings in Saudi and in Philippines:
In Saudi, after the Eid prayer, cars would
Follow each other to a place, like a team.

We'd all go to a friend's house who volunteered
To host, while each family would bring some food -
Other times we'd go to an 'Istiraaha'
And rent a place with a field or swimming pool.

In the Philippines, after Eid, each group would
Visit their friends', relatives' and neighbors' homes -
Going from one house to another - each host
Would offer food, each with a style of its own.

The guests would greet the hosts, eat what they offer,
And on that day some have eaten noodles thrice,
Various kinds of meat cooked differently, and
Most would be full from eating rice more than twice.

MashaAllah the generosity of
People may vary from country to country,
Yet the good intentions inshaAllah is
The same: We do good for Allah's sake only.

Allah will inshaAllah reward those whom
Allah blessed with much wealth and fed the needy,
As well as those hungry visitors who earned
Reward for praying for their hosts sincerely.

Eid Mubarak to every Muslim worldwide.
May Allah the Most Kind accept our good deeds,
Forgive all our faults and guide us to what He
And His Messenger Muhammad [SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam] loves. Ameen.

Some lessons learned in Ramadan: Patience is
Worthwhile - things that are worthy are worth the wait.
Calmness is found while praying not fast but slow.
Sweet tears fall when with Allah you communicate.

The more you know, the more you'll like or hate - so
Choose wisely who to befriend and what to know.
To save more time, avoid: Procrastinating,
Too much facebook, idle talks and petty shows.

Before you judge someone, understand his state.
Give excuses like 'Maybe they were busy.'
One's wrongs will inshaAllah return to them
If they acted not coerced but willingly.

A reminder to all including myself:
Stick to the Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah.
Fast also the Sunnah fast of six days in
Shawwal, you'll be rewarded inshaAllah.

Mariam Mababaya

Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
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