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« on: Aug 31, 2008 08:22 PM »

Not really a "Ramadan Poem" but since Ramadan is the month of Repentance:

Come, Come again!
    Whatever you are…
    Whether you are disbeliever,
    idolater or fireworshipper.
    You have broken your vows
    of repentance a hundred times
    this is not the gate of despair,
    this is the gate of hope.
    Come, come again…

--Rumi
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2008 11:43 PM »

Asslamo Alaykum

My ramadan poems......

May this holy month...

Bring you happiness...

Stengthen your Imaan...

Erase your sins and...

Purify your heart.

Ramadan Mubarak x


May Allah swt be with you every step that you take,
May HE guide you with each decision you make,
May HE help you when life gets rough,
May HE lift you when you've had enough,
May HE protect you when you fall,
May HE hear you when you call,
May all your duas be accepted,
May you always be in Allah swt's loving hands.  Ramadan Mubarak x


May ALLAH swt shower his blessings upon you....
May ANGELS protect you in all that you do....
May JANNAH become your one true goal and....
May ALLAH swt have mercy on your sweet soul.... Ramadan Mubarak x
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2008 02:30 PM »

Ya Ramadan!, by Noor Syed

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind

A blessed month is casting its shadow upon us
A night of this month is better than a thousand months
Bear with patience for the sake of Ar-Rahman
It's a continuous training to strengthen our Imaan.

Glory be to Allah who sent Ramadan as a mercy to mankind
Its a purification of our soul, our heart, and our mind
With the most sincere devotion and love we fast
To be cleansed and free from sins of the past

Glorified is He, who choseth this holy month,
To test our sabr and fill our hearts with warmth
Of his Divine Light, His blessings shall glow,
The Seer of the unseen, all He does know

Ya Allah! For thee, let my breath be more pleasant than musk
Ya Allah! For thee, let me be thankful when day turns to dusk
My thoughts and heart are purified, my eyes truly see'
This blessed month, the month of spiritual rhapsody!

Ya Allah! For thee, my life I shall live!
Ya Allah! For thee, my soul I shall give!
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind,
Praise be to Allah, who sent Ramadan as a gift to mankind

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The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2008 02:32 PM »

Ramadan in a Muslim Country, by Altaf Bhimji

A new night
of the sacred month
the thin slice of the moon; the crescent
visible only a few minutes
to the naked eye

A sight beautiful
signaling new,
fresh

Greetings one to the other: Ramadan Mubarakh

And a few hours later
sounds of drums
Wake up! Wake up!
have a meal,
a simple glass of water!
Before the first light,
before you begin the fast,
make the intention
Wake up! Wake up!

And the day progresses, a slowing down;
restaurants closed, coffee houses empty.

And workers begin their trek home early

Late afternoon, the speciality stores open
selling the special once a year snacks,
crowds flocking and moving hurriedly
collecting their Iftar (break fast)

And mothers prepare the traditional meals
taking extra time
for the fasting family

Only an hour before the sun sets
city streets empty,
as in a curfew,

And now only a few minutes,
family and friends gather around the table
making small talk
awaiting the moment...silence...

Allah-hu Akbar
Allah-hu Akbar
Allah-hu Akbar
Allah-hu Akbar
(God is great)

Ash-hadu an la illaha illal-lah
Ash-hadu an la illaha illal-lah
(I witness that there is no God except Allah)

Ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lah
Ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lah
(I witness that Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah)

Hay-ye alas-slat
Hay-ye alas-slat
(Hurry up for prayer)

Hay-ye alal falah
Hay-ye alal falah
(Hurry up for prosperity)

Allah-hu Akbar
Allah-hu Akbar

La illaha illal-lah
La illaha illal-lah
(There is no God except Allah)

And the siren, signalling the sun dipping below the horizon

And together, some with dates, some with a pinch of salt
"We take this food in the name of Allah, most gracious, ever merciful"

Prayers given
and later friends and family
mill around, some content
others tired, but all happy
on this day of Ramadan...
Peace

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The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2008 02:33 PM »

Ramadan in the West, by Altaf Bhimji

A new night
beginning of the sacred month
the thin slice of the crescent
visible only a few minutes
to the naked eye

Awaiting the news, here, far away
in a land pretentiously secular
with In God We Trust
visited only on Sunday

Awaiting watching the Internet for the crescent news
And some calls made
Relatives far flung: Chicago, New York, London,
Frankfurt and Los Angeles

Yes! The crescent has been sighted! Ramadan Mubarakh!
Over miles and miles and miles of telephone lines

The masjid schedule consulted, and alarm clock set.
For the meal before first light

Work the next day, same tempo, same schedule.
The boss and co-workers say; "Oh, you're fasting?" "Why?"
Unable to comprehend the beauty of a simple ritual:
"Come, we're going to see a movie after work; we wont make you eat"(!)

Going home, 1/2 hour before sunset
from the 9-5 routine, never ending, never changing

Arriving home, break fast with some friends
meal cooked the night before.

Remembrance of Ramadan in Karachi, Casablanca, Lahore, Cairo
and Dhaka

Tears, and anger expressed today: Murder and slaughter on this day!
Killed in prostration!
Where Abraham (peace be upon him) lies!
Martyrdom in a Holy month!
On Holy land!

And hope expressed: Our faith desecrated,
but,
fastest growing in America!
A simple prayer; perhaps one day we will fast in San Francisco,
as we fasted in Dhaka, Cairo, Lahore, Casablanca and Karachi

And the fast is broken
and later friends and family
mill around, some content
others tired, angry, grieved
and all somber
on this day of Ramadan...
Peace

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The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2008 03:12 PM »

As salaam alaikum.

This link will take you to anything on my writing site linked to Ramadan:

http://nuhgondek.blogspot.com/search?q=ramadan
 
Enjoy insha'Allah
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 01, 2008 08:51 PM »

This Blessed Month Ramadan
Author: unknown

All deeds of the seed of Adam
are for him but one
Oh Lord of this blessed month
we praise you for Ramadhan
and for the kitab You revealed therein
to guide us to the light
Ya Rabb, give us the imaan
to stand in prayer that mighty night
let our siyam benefit us more
than mere hunger and unquenched thirst
and by Your Grace, the ayaat of Qur'an
each day we shall rehearse
may we be restrained from the evil deeds
and from evil in what we say
may we know and understand
and implement the Prophet's way
what joy was there when believers saw
the hilal, the crescent moon
may we all emerge from this month, insha'Allah
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2008 09:05 PM »

The month of fasting has come,
the emperor's banner has arrived,
withhold your hand from food,
the spirit's table has arrived.

The soul has escaped from separation
and bound nature's hands;
the heart of error is defeated,
the army of faith has won.

The army of the snorting chargers
has put its hand to plunder,
from the fire of the strikers of fire
the soul is brought to lamentation.

The Cow was goodly,
Moses son of Imran appeared;
through him the dead became living
when it was sacrificed.

Fasting is as our sacrifice,
it is the life of out soul;
let us sacrifice all our body,
since the soul has arrived as guest.

Fortitude is as a sweet cloud,
wisdom rains from it,
because it was in such a month of fortitude
that the Koran arrived.

When the carnal soul is in need,
the spirit goes into ascension;
when the gate of the prison is broken,
the soul reaches the Beloved.

The heart has rent the curtain of darkness
and winged up to the sky;
the heart, being of the angels,
has again arrived.

Quickly clutch the rope out of this body's well;
at the top of the well of water cry,
 "Joseph of Canaan has arrived."

When Jesus escaped from the donkey
his prayers became accepted;
wash your hands,
for the Table has arrived from heaven.

Wash your hands and your mouth,
neither eat nor speak;
seek that speech and that morsel
which has come to the silent ones.

(A poem in time of Ramadan. Rumi`s Ghazal No. 892 from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, translated by A.J. Arberry, "Mystical Poems of Rumi," 1968.)
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2008 09:08 PM »

I believe this is Rumi as well:

Fasting

 

     There's a hidden sweetness

     in the stomach's emptiness.

     We are all lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox

     is stuffed full of anything, no music.

     If the brain and the belly are burning clean

     with fasting, every moment a new song comes

     out of the fire. The fog clears, and a new energy

     makes you run up the steps in front of you.

     Be emptier and cry like reed instruments cry.

     Emptier, write secrets with the reed pen.

     When you're full of food and drink, Satan sits

     where your spirit should, an ugly metal statue

     in place of the Kaaba. When you fast,

     good habits gather like friends who want to help.

     Fasting is Soloman's ring. Don't give it

     to some illusion and lose your power.

     But even if you've lost all will and control,

     they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing

     out of the ground, pennants flying above them.

 

     A table descends to your tents,

     Jesus' table.

     Expect to see it, when you fast, this table

     spread with other food better

     than the broth of cabbages.



Another translation of the first few lines:

"There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the soundbox is filled, no music can come forth. When the brain and the belly burn from fasting, every moment a new song rises out of the fire. The mists clear, and a new vitality makes you spring up the steps before you . . ." -- Rumi
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 02, 2008 08:17 AM »

Not a poem but a nice excerpted quote translated by Imam Zaid:

Ibn Rajab Selection
By Imam Zaid Shakir


In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

Ibn Rajab, May Allah Have Mercy on him, says in Lata'if al-Ma'arif:

In that Satan has been chained up during the month of Ramadan; and the fires of the carnal lusts have died down due to fasting; and the authority of the soul's vain inclination has been placed in isolation, and power has been turned over to the rule of the intellect, which rules justly; the sinner now has no excuse.

The clouds of heedlessness! Disperse from over the hearts.
The suns of piety and faith! Rise for this new day.
The pages wherein are recorded the deeds of the Fasting people! Elevate yourselves.
The hearts of the fasters! Be filled with humility.
The feet of those exerting themselves strenuously in their devotions! Prostrate to your Lord and bow in humility to Him.
The eyes of those passing the night in prayer! Do not sleep.
The sins of the penitent! Do not return.
The earth of the soul's vain inclinations! Absorb your water.
The sky of the elevated souls! Hold back your rain.
The lightning of longing for the Divine! Shine for the lovers of God.
The intimate thoughts of the Gnostics! Graze in the pastures of Godly bliss.
The aspirations of all who love other than God! May you find no contentment with your imperfect beloved.
Junayd! Be overjoyed.
Shibli! Come quickly.
Rabi'a! Listen carefully.

During these days the tables of Divine Blessings have been spread out for the fasters, and there is no one who has not been invited to the feast. The Almighty says, "O our folk! Respond to the caller of God." Al-Ahqaf: 31

O the lofty spiritual aspirations of the believers! Hasten. Paradise is for one who responds promptly and attains the blessings. Woe unto whomsoever is turned away at the door, and misses the invitation.

May Allah bless us all to respond to the invitation He extends to us during this blessed month.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 02, 2008 08:20 AM »

Another one translated by Imam Zaid:

Harken! O you who was not content to sin throughout Rajab.

His rebellion against his Lord had to continue the duration of Sha’ban.

The month of fasting has now come to shade and shelter you,

Do not transform it also into a month of sinning.

Recite the Qur’an and glorify [God], with diligent assertion.

Indeed! It is a month for glorification and the Qur’an.

Deny your bodily appetites, seeking your soul’s salvation.

Eventually, the earth will consume the body.

How many deceased people have you known who fasted?

Amongst your family, neighbors, and brothers.

Death has erased them, leaving you behind.

Get serious [about your religion], for the living are quite close to the dead!

You take delight in the ‘Eid outfits being cut out now for the festival.

But soon they will be your burial shrouds.

How long will the person be happy with his worldly home?

Knowing that his ultimate home is the grave.


[1] Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Lata’if al-Ma’arif [The Subtleties of Knowledge], (Damascus: Dar Ibn Kathir, 1997/1416) p. 282.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 04, 2008 05:35 AM »

More Rumi:

O moon-faced Beloved,

the month of Ramadan has arrived.

Cover the table

And open the path of praise.

 

O fickle busybody,

it’s time to change your ways.

Can you see the one who’s selling the halvah;

how long will it be the halvah you desire?

 

Just a glimpse of the halvah-maker

has made you so sweet even honey says,

“I’ll put myself beneath your feet, like the soil;

I’ll worship at your shrine.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
Your chick frets within the egg

with all your eating and choking.

Break out of your shell that your wings may grow.

Let yourself fly.

 

The lips of the Master are parched

from calling the Beloved.

The sound of your call resounds

through the horn of your empty belly.

 

 

 
 
 
 
Let nothing be inside of you.

Be empty: give your lips to the lips of the reed.

When like a reed you fill with His breath,

then you’ll taste sweetness.

 
 
 
Sweetness is hidden in the Breath

that fills the reed.

Be like Mary, by that sweet breath

A child grew within her.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 04, 2008 06:21 PM »

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Ramadhan is here, Here is Ramadhan.
Ramadhan is coming, The time that is blessed.
Ramadhan is coming, The time we love best.
The month in which the Qur'an was sent;
A time of great blessing in which to repent.
Fasting for Allah is a great Muslim deed;
Controlling desires and Suppressing greed.

Ramadhan is coming, Increase your Iman.
Ramadhan is coming, Recite the Qur'an.
Taking "Suhur" in the dead of the Night;
No eating no drinking during the daylight.
Refrain from bad deeds and repent your soul;
The pleasure of Allah is our only goal.

Ramadhan is coming, so let us prepare.
Ramadhan is coming; there is peace everywhere,
Even if there is hunger, remember your Lord
And wait until 'Iftar' to earn your reward.
Fasting is one of the gifts of Allah
Given to believers to increase 'Taqwah'.

Ramadhan is here, here is Ramadhan.
Ramadhan is coming, so seek the new Moon.
Ramadhan is coming, it will be here soon.
We pray to Allah to put right our hearts;
Ask for forgiveness from Allah and make a new start.

Raising our hands we ask for his 'Rahmaa';
Hear us our Lord and grant us 'Jannah'

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 06, 2008 11:23 AM »

I pray…



As the sun glides over the horizon,
Towards the West, following the course set,
By He who was not begotten, nor does he beget.
My stomach yearns with hunger,
Alongside my unquenchable thirst.
As time drags on, my thoughts, they burst
Into unsaid prayers that are constantly on my mind;
They surround me, up, down and behind.

For it is reported our beloved Prophet did say,
The prayers of the fasting will be answered one day.
So as I sit all alone in my domain,
I ask my only Sustainer to remove the pain,
My brothers endure in far off lands,
Defending our sisters, blood dripping from their hands.
To help this Ummah regain her might.
To honour me as a martyr by dying in fight.





Ya Rabb! I pray to attain Summaiyah’s strength,

To hold steadfast whilst suffering at great length.

To be fearless and stand tall in the face of a foe,

Just like Umm Imarah, at Uhud, long ago.

I beg to emulate A’isha in speech and mind,

To be learned in fiqh so as to help mankind.

I supplicate to the Lord above!

Bless me with Asma’s care and love.



I pray that I am at ease on that Day,
When kinship and ties are washed away.

That I will be handed my deeds on the right,

That out of me radiates a pure light.

Accept these sincere words and tears,

That stem from my hope and many fears.

Let me strive for You through thick and thin,

And show the World that Islam will win.

I yearn to be a reviver of Your State,

Making Your Word supreme, before it’s too late.

Let me not be in ignorance when I die,

But rather, like Fatima ascend with angels in the sky.

And attain the Garden with pleasures everlasting,

Entering through Ar-Raiyan, the gate of the fasting.

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 13, 2008 09:05 PM »

Ramadan is Here, by Asma Sadia

One night I heard a knock on my door;
Who can it be,I wasn't quite sure.
I open the door and am filled with glee;
The visitor ahead is no stranger to me.

I welcome the guest with utmost delight;
For I know it has come to give me respite.
An air of happiness fills the space;
My home now seems, a better place!

Have you any clue who this visitor could be?
Yes!its Ramadhan,the month of mercy.
The pious and righteous can't await its arrival;
Others seem to greet it, with waves of denial.

For Allah(SWT) we fast from dawn to dusk;
For Him our breath is the fragrance of musk.
The muslims who pray and fast with zest;
Are aware of the rewards of this month manifest.

Throughout this month we weep and repent;
Now is the time to strongly lament.
And those who shun this sacred month;
on the Day of Reckoning will face the brunt.

In the last ten nights,hides the Night of Decree;
Allah(SWT) then awaits for his slaves to plea.
The angels descend with Gabriel(AS) in the lead;
To check on the steadfast and record every deed.

A feeling of grief now fills my heart;
As the month of Ramadhan will soon depart.
So lets make a start and worship Him alone;
Now that the worth of this month is known.
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« Reply #15 on: Sep 30, 2008 10:54 AM »

   

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"When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." [Bukhari]
   

"... whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." (Sahih Al-Bukhari).
   
   
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"Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong).." (Q 2:183)
      
"...whoever witnesses the Month of Ramadan should fast through it..." Q(2:185)
   
   
"Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and rightousness" (Qur'an, al-Baqarah, 2:183)
   
   
"...And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew." (Q 2:184)
   
   
"No servant fasts on a day in the path of Allah except that Allah removes the hellfire seventy years further away from his face." This is related by "the group," except for Abu Dawud.
   
   
"The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection....And their intercession will be accepted." [Ahmad]
   
   
"There is a gate to Paradise that is called ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say: 'Where are those who fasted?' When the last [one] has passed through the gate, it will be locked." [al-Bukhari and Muslim].
   
   
"The time between the five prayers, two consecutive Friday Prayers, and two cosecutive Ramadans are expiations for all that has happened during that period, provided that one has avoided the grave (major) sins." [Muslim]
   
   
Abu Umaamah r.a.a. said: I said: 'O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action by which I may enter Paradise'. He said: 'Take to Fasting, there is nothing like it.' [An-Nasaa'ee, Ibn Hibbaan, Al-Haakim, Saheeh]
   
   
"Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa." [2:183]
   
   
"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire." [Ahmad, Saheeh]
      
On the Day of Judgement, "Fasting will say: O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him." [Ahmad, al-Haakim and Abu Nu'aim, Hasan]
      
There are in the month of Ramadhan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim an supplication which he can make and will be granted." [al-Bazzaar, Ahmad, Saheeh]
   
   
The Prophet said: He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward." [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh].
   
   
If anyone omits his fast even for one day in Ramadan without a concession or without being ill, then if he were to fast for the rest of his life he could not make up for it (Bukhari)
      
He who provides for the breaking of the Siyam of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing Siyam diminishing in any way the reward of the latter (Tirmidhi)
      
"No slave fasts one day in the way of Allah without Allah putting his face seventy years' journey away from the Fire on account of that day." [Agreed upon]
      
"Anyone who prays in Ramadan motivated by belief and in expectation of the reward will be forgiven his past wrong actions." [Agreed upon]
      
"Fast when you see it (the new moon) and break the fast when you see it. If it is cloudy, then make Sha'ban complete with thirty days." [Agreed upon]
   
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 06, 2008 07:14 PM »

Farewell Oh! Guiding Friend

Silent tears falling down my cheeks
As I watch you walk away
My heart beckons to you
Not to leave me once again
How I wish you didn't have to go
How I wish it wasn't so..

Yet I know it is the will of The Almighty
The further you walk away
The faster my heart beats
How I wish I valued you as I should have
Cherished you when I had the chance
Now you are leaving me and I can only watch

My purpose I had forgotten
Too engrossed in the scenery
I forgot about my journey
You gently and lovingly guided me
Showed me once again the straight way

My sins were smothering me
Enshrouding me in darkness
My nafs was ruining my heart
My Creator How I had forgotten!
Yet HE had not forgotten me
My loving ALLAH sent me your guiding Light

To brighten my soul
Wipe away my tears
To help me get up again
Strengthen my faith
To help this lost one..
How Merciful is my Creator!

Yet now,Oh Ramdhaan
You are leaving me
Whether I will see you again or not
I have no guarantee
Now is the test
Will I remain steadfast?

Will I imbue these lessons that I have learnt
Into each and every day?
Will I remember
Why my heart is beating?
Why I am breathing?
Will I remember that my only purpose of creation

Is to worship my ALLAH?
Or will the worldly pleasures seep into my heart
Causing me to I forget my ultimate end?
Will I go back to my negligent state
And drown in frivolous pursuit?
Will I allow my heart
To become a haven for the devil?

Oh Allah! Let that not be so!
Let every moment of my life
Be in your obedience
Let every day and every night
Be a means of getting closer to You!
And let us be steadfast in our Imaan
And we beg of you, Oh ALLAH.
let us see another Ramadhan.

(Bint Abdul Khaliq)
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« Reply #17 on: Aug 20, 2009 06:47 AM »

An interesting one... please note this is poetry "wine" does not mean wine. This is poetical metaphor.


Imam Ahmad Raza  (1856-1921 India)

Hearing the clamour about the new moon, I, rushing to you have come!
O` Saqi, I will forever be yours, bring me some wine, Ramadan has come!

With the exception of this one rose, every flower with deafening silence will come!
This the nightingale shall see, when the time of sorrow does come!

When that darling of my life did reveal his Divine Light`s peak!
Every head fell down, bowed, every heart did feverish become!

Having mistaken Paradise for Madina, here I have come!
Now looking at every face, I ask "whither have I come?!"

Except for Madina all gardens will become annihilated, trampled!
You will see this O` denizens of the garden, when winter does come!

The head and the stones of that abode, the eyes and that place of light!
The ingrate is thinking of his homeland after here having come!

The art of writing poetry in the Prophet`s honour is unique indeed!
The intellect has become dazed, dizzy has the imagination become!

How the ground beneath did burn, how fierce was the heat!
Here! That Shadowless Prophet has a cool shadow for us become!

I have just come from Madina O` dwellers of Paradise
How does one survive, who from there to here does come?!

There! Be freed now from the ring of pain O` carrier-pigeon!
With a letter of forgiveness in his hand, that Chieftain has come!
(sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Be erased from Raza`s Tablet of Deeds o` bad works!
Look! Here to my aid my Acchay Mian has come!

Be happy Raza all bad things will be transformed into good!
That beloved Acchay Mian, master of all good people has come!]
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« Reply #18 on: Aug 20, 2009 07:44 AM »

This is a poem written by a non-Muslim woman living in Egypt in 1897. I liked some of the descriptive verses:

THE MOON OF RAMADAN
by MATHILDE BLIND


The sunset melts upon the Nile,
The stony desert glows,
Beneath heaven's universal smile,
One burning damask rose;
And like a Peri's pearly boat,
No longer than a span,
Look, faint on fiery sky afloat,
The Moon of Ramadan.

Our boat drifts idly with the Stream,
Our boatmen ship the oar;
Vistas of endless temples gleam
On either topaz shore;
And swimming over groves of Palm,
A crescent weak and wan,
There steals into the perfect calm
The Moon of Ramadan.

All nature seems to bask in peace
And hush her lowest sigh;
Above the river's golden fleece
The happy Halcyons fly.
And lost in some old lotos dream ,
The pensive Pelican
Sees mirrored in the mazy stream
The Moon of Ramadan.

Black outlined on the golden air
A turbaned Silhouette,
The Mueddin invites to prayer
From many a Minaret.
Our dusky boatmen hear the call,
And prostrate, man on man,
They bow, adoring, one and all,[under]
The Moon of Ramadan.

...

The sunset fades upon the Nile;
The desert's stony gloom,
Receding blankly mile on mile,
Grows silent as a tomb.
All weary wanderers, man and beast,
Hie, fasting, to the Khan,,
While shines above their nightly feast
The Moon of Ramadan.
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« Reply #19 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:10 PM »

An excerpt from Abdal Hayy Moore. I believe he has a book called Sonnets of Ramadan.

Ramadan House Guest

    Ramadan has come to live with us.

    It is God’s private apartments

    moved into our house

    and taking over.

    Where doors were

    are entranceways into His Garden.

    Where windows were

    are continuous waterfalls.

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 … and if we can

    fasten our hearts only to Him, and at the

    very least let eating and

    drinking go for His sake, and it is like

    a love affair so intense we

    forget ourselves almost completely except for a

    general discomfort, so that really what the

    revelation of Islam is all about is the

    physics of a love-affair of the

    intensest kind outwardly which if we

    fulfill as completely as possible we might taste the

    almost unbearable sweetness

    inwardly as well and so be

    thoroughly consumed.
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« Reply #20 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:16 PM »

Ramadan is here
by Ahmed

Ramadan is here, its here!
Ramadan oh so dear, so dear

During this month we must fast
Opportunity for our good deeds to amass

From food and drink we abstain
Satan this month is put on a chain

Wake late in the night for Tahajjud
Pray like you really truly should

Duas at this early hour readily accepted
Almighty Allah hears all, the Most Elevated

Then eat your delicious sehri food
Throughout the day don’t be in a mood

Muslims fast all over worldwide
Rewards in this month multiplied

Your eyes will soon open up wide
Looking at all those samosas fried

But don’t just anxiously await the iftaar
Make dua, ask to be kept from sins afar

Recite the Holy Qur’an much
Each and every sunnah try to clutch

Make good speech your norm
Extra Nafl salaah do perform

Having kept your fast during the day
At night Taraweeh stand and pray

Practise the beautiful way of our Prophet*
And for eternity hereafter increase your profit!

* Peace and Blessing upon him
May Allah give us all the ability to make the most of this blessed month of Ramadan, ameen.

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« Reply #21 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:17 PM »

Ramadan

R ead in abudndance the Holy Quran
A bstain from food, drink and cohabitation
M aintain your nightly trips to Masjid for Taraweeh
A bsolve yourself from Hellfire through seeking forgiveness
D eeds of good, never too many to have
A ttempt to find and utilise the Night of Power in the odd nights of the last 10
N ever return to the sins you have turned your back on in this month
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:18 PM »

Ramadan

Is like a rare flower

That blossoms once a year

And just as you begin to smell its fragrance

It disappears for another year

Make the most of it now

While you still have the chance

For the harvesting season is here

And it won’t last

The last 10 days

Have approached so fast

And as the days wizz past

How do our deeds fare

Put your heart in action

And your limbs in gear

Multiply your deeds

So your rewards be dear
 
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« Reply #23 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:21 PM »

Looks like he was a British army officer stationed in Egypt at the end of the 19th century.


IN RAMADAN

by George Cookson
published 1904

Upon the parapet of the citadel
I gazed across the vast town at my feet;
'Twas nigh to sunset, and the heavy heat
Enshrouded all, naught could I clearly tell,
Saving the minarets innumerable,
That rose above the amber mist; each street
Was hid from view, only the traffic's beat
Mixed with faint voices on my hearing fell.

At last the gold disc of the molten sun
Plunged down the desert hills, whereat I heard
The sudden thunder of the signal gun
Leap out, and lo, at that tremendous word
The great heart of the faithful city stirred,
And rose in a wild cry—the fast was done.
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 20, 2009 10:29 PM »

Interesting excerpt from Byron's The Giaour:
a tophaike is some kind of rifle maybe to announce eid
bairam i think is eid
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The crescent glimmers on the hill,
The Mosque's high lamps are quivering still;
Though too remote for sound to wake
In echoes of the far tophaike,
The flashes of each joyous peal
Are seen to prove the Moslem's zeal.
To-night, set Rhamazani's sun;
To-night, the Bairam feast's begun;
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