Sip of words and Snack at color

Let me sip my cup of words

and nibble on a bite of color

for both together

give the most luxurious belch!

intoxicated with inspiration

I forget all my aggravation,

all, at the quench of my thirst!

Let me tip my pen in honor of my reader

and flip my brush in honor of my admirer

For I feel I have found an old friend named satisfaction

at the silent consumption

of this humble interaction!

 

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A mess of truths (experience)

I said Goodbye to a closed door

belonging to an empty room

and walked away

with its mess in my head,

and my hands empty-handed, yet

trailing behind me

a massive shadow of guilt,

for yet again,

I wasted my time

for taking the burden and swiping out the room

but this time, I will dare say

that the mess in my head-

I will make sure to clear it away

and chisel the hidden crystal truths

into perfectly chiseled realities

for me to adorn myself with, as necklaces

bangles, and rings.

this is the collection of luxury

I earn through the misery

of leaving an unsolved mystery

of an empty room

with all its content

stolen and stuffed into my little head.

Man Arafa, Gharafa

It concerns me

How little do I know!

How bereaved I am, with all the unknown

Wise thoughts and reflections, ready to be picked

Where ever I go

Oh woe is me, if I miss these hidden supple fruits!

How could I allow myself

to enjoy small bits of sugar

of all facts and the apparent

when that which is bilghayb

is all the more pleasant!

Ramadan Reflection Day 5, 2019

The news will keep coming and going.  Havoc will reap and some good things will shine their light, but Ramadan only comes once a year.  Friendships can be sustained as rizq decrees, but Ramadan only comes once a year. Just as it’s mentioned only once in the Quran, it is a special blessing that arrives for a small amount of time: a single month solely to fortify your iman and relationship with Allah swt.

Tawba

Let go of the things that keep your life tied with yusra and usra. Set it aside for those few hours you have with yourself from your day to day schedule and let yourself be cleansed with the remembrance and glory of Allah swt. Our hearts need cleansing with seeking forgiveness because really, there’s no way knowing what sins have been committed and what sins Allah has omitted.

Taqwa

Become aware of Allah swt as if you see Him watching over you.  Let your hunger pangs be witness to Allah’s mercy- the iftar you are anticipating at every moment of fatigue experienced.   Now fast forward to your very own passing.  The pangs of mawt squeezing each breath of life out of you.  Al hamdulillah, as Muslims, we anticipate al Jannah. Belief in this great anticipation is the true  end of sorrow in this world, and evolves sabr into ihsan- content that brings joy even through all the sad suffering experienced, not only is it content, it is control and hilm.  The kind that Prophet Ibrahim As had when he was getting thrown into the fire.

Now what is it that gets into our way when striving for such sakeenah?  What corrupts our hearts and distracts our minds from deep belief in al Akhira?  What takes us far away from Allah swt, The Creator of everything?

You are Responsible for your Iman and its cultivation.

The mindless complications of life, of course!  It’s not just sin that hurts us.  It’s leisure and irresponsibility in handling our circumstances.  Fight your hearts from becoming lazy and giving into to easy joys of life.  These things cloud our vision and make us settle for less!  And I’m talking about worldly things here.  There’s a difference between being thankful (shukr) for what we have vs settling for less out of laziness.  

I think I should write more but I need to help my mom in the kitchen 🙂

JazakAllahukhairan

May Allah strengthen our sanity with hilm, rushd, and ihsan ^_^