Saturday, 29 August 2015

POEM: Twenty Thoughts / Reflections Of A Traveler

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Twenty thoughts to reflect upon while meditating:
One: Think again, what's the purpose of your creation?
Two: See yourself, and count the blessings that surround you -
Among the best gifts from God is that you are Muslim.

Three: Go back in time, when you were a kid - remember -
The very first day you went to school, and made new friends.
What lessons have you learned, and knowledge you still recall?
Four: How long is your list of good deeds? And sweet moments?

Five: Name each person whom you may have hurt in the past.
Six: Have you apologized to all those you have wronged?
Try to compensate for your mistakes, or pray for those
Whom you laughed at, lied to, or whom you left all alone.

Seven: What sins are you guilty of which you still do?
Strive to stop committing sins before you leave this world.
Eight: What good deeds have you done sincerely for Allah?
Nine: Ties with your loved ones and friends how do you uphold?

Ten: What evidence do you have for your love of God?
What good have you done to believe that Allah loves you?
Eleven: Recall the times when Allah made you smile -
Be thankful to Allah for them even if they're few.

Twelve: Can you make a list of good qualities you have?
Note that if you can't do good then avoid doing bad.
Thirteen: Those people you hate, why do you loathe them so?
If you could always see them, would you know who they are?

Fourteen: Put yourself in those people's shoes, and reflect -
Understand their worries and why they do what they do.
Some mistreat out of jealousy, some because they're forced.
Fifteen: Think of other people's states - what they go through.

Sixteen: If you could go back in time, what would you fix?
Is there a way to mend it, even by repenting?
Seventeen: None is perfect except Allah The King.
We're all servants of Allah and travelers to Him.

Eighteen: Each has a story - its own plot and ending.
Think of those tyrants who left this world with people's sins.
Then think of good legends who brought their good deeds with them.
And then That Day when all will be judged for each doing.

Nineteen: Learn to be more wise by constantly learning -
Learning from mistakes and from those whom God makes you meet.
Twenty: This world is temporal. Its joys are fleeting.
One Day you'll meet Allah to reward you for your deeds.

That you're reading this is a gift from God, so thank Him.
May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive us always,
May Allah join us with His righteous friends whom He loves,
Whom by His Mercy He'll greet smiling on Judgment Day.

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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