Friday, 5 February 2016

POEM: Three Types Of Strangers We Remember

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

There are three groups of strangers we meet in life,
Strangers whose actions we strangely remember -
From the memories we still recall of them
Are useful lessons and wisdom to gather:

The first of these groups consists of wrongdoers,
Whose wrongs may invite you to pray against them.
Their rude acts or remarks you know to this day,
With vile people like them you would not be friends.

From this team I recall one Southeast Asian
Immodest lady staring, with a grimace,
At my beloved Mom and I in niqaab,
Who both saw her scowl yet with grace walked away.

The second set of strangers is of sweet folks,
Whose names you don't know, but whose good acts you do -
Like that friendly flight attendant, salespersons,
Or that kind British bellboy who greeted you.

From this I recall that nice man on wheelchair,
Who gave my loved ones and I much of his food -
In Makkah, at some hotel - for him I pray
That Allah makes his wish for Heaven come true.

The third type of strangers are those we once knew,
Who used to be friends but chose another way.
Whether they lost contact or cannot forgive,
Most of their doings we recall to this day.

What we can learn from here is to watch our deeds,
And remember to deal with strangers fairly.
For Allah, maintain good manners, and your acts
Serve as lessons to some, not just memories.

May Allah the Most Merciful forgive all our sins,
accept all our good deeds, join us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His Prophets especially His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Include us and all Muslims in your good du'as :)

Mariam Mababaya <3 Nomayri AbdulWahab

Wisdom Islamic School | Philippines