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Poets’ Corner: The Waves of Destiny

29th Sep 2017

 

Life’s happenings ripple by

Sometimes in gushing, overwhelming waves,

Other times so gently, they pass unnoticed.

This is what Life is about.

A series of episodes, succeeding one another

Only to culminate with the last breath.

Like a movie playing through scenes

Of laughter, misery, hope and death.

Some episodes longer, more meaningful than others,

Dependant on the attachment we claim from them.

 

The softer goings-on push us through Life

But the harsher ones threaten sudden defeat.

Even the firmest foot is momentarily shaken.

We question our allegiance and then instantaneously repent,

As we comprehend that that is the Grand Plan of the Grand One

Who seeks to nurture

Those two most beloved traits,

Patience and gratitude,

Sabr and shukr,

Which cannot be perfected without the trials, the gifts, the struggles and smiles.

Patience in the throes of distress,

As Muhammad (saw) mourned his faithful wife’s death.

Thankfulness for all that is physical and material, even the emotional,

For if these were to be ripped from us,

Wouldn’t that be a source of grief?

 

With each successive morning, gorgeous sunrise and scented air,

Allah (swt) gives us another chance to resubmit and start afresh,

To numerate the haves

And forget the have-nots,

To refocus our efforts on Him,

The only One Who deserves such.

 

As we seek Him and His pleasure

The more He’ll befriend us

And walk us through the waves of destiny.

 

Umm Hafsah

Copyright 2017

2 Responses to “Poets’ Corner: The Waves of Destiny”

Abu IbrahimSeptember 29, 2017

Wow! Really inspiring. Great read.

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Dr.S.M.ImtiazOctober 7, 2017

MashAllah.

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