POETS’ CORNER: The Light of Miracle

24th Feb 2017

Impossible deeds made possible

Through the workings of Allah,

Things unimaginable, yet enacted

For the making of one’s belief.

The stick which Musa (as) bolted to the ground

Transformed into a ferocious snake-beast,

Incomparable to the rest,

But at the Prophet’s beck and call

Returned to a motionless stick once again.

He, the same Prophet, in one grand moment,

At his Lord’s bequest, revealed his hand,

Gleaming, iridescent.

 

His predecessor, Dawud (as), owned three sets of wonders.

The unruly wind and jinns innumerable

In awe were at his command.

The talk of birds and mountains

Were no strange language to him.

His dhikr of His Lord was their dhikr of their Lord,

Such bounty as never before nor after endowed!

Then came Isa (as), a noble, modest man.

The remembrance of Allah, he yearned to revive

In the hearts he encountered.

But to little effect; only a handful obeyed.

Allah imbued him with miracles outstanding,

He breathed life into death, cured the severely ill,

Cast eyesight back to its owner.

Running water more firm than a walkway

For this blessed Prophet,

Whose final miracle was the invisible ascent,

From which he will return, as Allah knows best.

 

But, by far, the greatest spectacle of Allah’s intercession,

The ruthless catapulting of Ibrahim (as) into the well-prepared and blazing fire.

Forsaken by his own blood,

In enmity towards his beloved.

The fire cooled into a blissful sanctuary,

As Ibrahim(as) affirmed ‘Sufficient for me is Allah!’

His belief no less a miracle than his survival.

 

The last Prophet to grace this earth

Our beloved Muhammad (saw).

His miracles surpasses all others.

The Qur’an, Allah’s word, his own contribution,

Instantaneously printed on his memory

Without fault or forgotten.

Such accuracy!

Yet his character, an untold miracle,

How impeachable! Perfect and pure!

So gracious, so sincere, so loving, so impressive,

That on encountering His blessed company,

Most of Arabia was transfixed.

No sublimer miracle than this.

The timeless legacy for his followers.

Umm Hafsah

Copyright 2017

 

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