Friday, 11 September 2015

POEM: InshaAllah We Look Forward To Meeting Our Parents In Heaven

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

To Allah we belong and to Him we return.

Full orphans in our twenties by Allah’s Will -
Our dear Mom passed away on Yawm ‘Ashooraa,
After just a few months dear Dad followed her,
He died too as a Shahid in Dhul-Qi’daa.

Both were very studious as children and teens,
In their adult years they did their best as well.
As parents they did a remarkable job,
Were pretty strict but had fun stories to tell -

I thank our mother for the great meals she cooked,
I too thank our dad for the food he would buy,
I thank our mom for preparing us for school,
Our dad for the money he gave and car drives.

There are many things we’re grateful to them for -
Listing them would take a large amount of time.
Alhamdulillah, though they left earth too soon,
We have learned a lot from them before they died.

First, to share are some good deeds they used to do -
Not to brag – just to follow their noble ways:
Regularly they sought Islamic knowledge,
Researched about Islam almost every day,

Each week, or when they had a chance, they’d attend
Islamic gatherings/classes in Saudi -
They’d learn about Islam, Arabic, Qur’an -
Did Da’wah to various nationalities.

Traveling worldwide was Dad’s job benefit,
Our travels were but means to thank Allah more.
To prove that they were thankful, they taught Islam,
Gave charity, and treated well all neighbors.

They brought us up well to be better Muslims,
Who at an early age learned to pray on time,
To not make fun of others, and never steal,
To behave, and about Islam teach and write.

We could have lived a very material life -
With our Dad working at a big company,
With opportunities to travel worldwide,
Go out shopping and dining each day and night -

But due to their love of Allah and mercy,
To move to the Philippines our parents chose,
To make use of the money which Allah gave
In sharing Islam and teaching what they know.

So they built a Masjid and Islamic school,
As a charity and Waqf for Allah’s sake -
Reliable Muslims may share the reward
Through volunteering or their will to donate.

It’s Amaana / a trust, purely for Allah,
A place where you can learn about true Islam -
We’ve no intentions to cause harm nor show off,
With mercy, we’re here to help you understand

That Islam means peaceful submission to God,
Allah the Great, the One Creator of all.
To be true Muslims is to worship Allah,
To have good manners and answer Allah’s Call.

Quick lessons from our beloved parents’ lives:
With Allah’s Will hard work can lead to success.
Also too much of something is never good,
Never be extreme, once in a while take rests.

Pray Tahajjud, as our Mom and Dad did too,
Recite Surah Al-Kahaf every Friday,
Say your good du’as – though not all are answered,
One small good deed can save you on Judgment Day.

Some advice from our parents which I recall:
Have Faith and good manners wherever you are,
Be humble, be modest, don’t brag nor envy,
Learn to listen, care for loved ones near and far,

Share what you can share, and stick to each other,
Stick to the Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah.
Wherever we are, Allah is always there,
Various routes but one destination: Jannah.

It’s Friday now, so Muslims say your du’as,
Pray for our parents too, please forgive their faults,
Forgive each other, and our debts if we have,
May Allah the Most Kind forgive all our wrongs.

Since our parents are no longer on FB,
I’ve decided to stop checking this website
To inshaAllah fulfill our parents’ wish,
To memorize Qur’an or give it a try.

If a Muslim in her eighties could do it,
If so many managed to learn Allah’s Word,
InshaAllah if eager you can do it,
To learn the Qur’an you’re not too young nor old.

May Allah make our tears and good deeds speak for
Us on Judgment Day by His utmost Mercy,
May He reunite us in Firdaus/Heaven
And May we meet Him while He is with us pleased.

Mariam M.

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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