Friday, 14 December 2012

Little Pieces of Paradise

Books sit at jaunty angles
Drinking cups of warmth by
Windows opening up to the sea
We have worn the knuckles with work
Of money and false pretenses
We have tried to buy time
By dealing in time to gather wealth
We have tried to store smiles
In albums idle awaiting lonely fingertips
Our friendships are bought with cheap hellos
And minutes killed
Because everything dies right
We work lifetimes for little pieces of paradise
This SAT-NAV is of no use
Face it you know where this is heading
The earthy pursuit of eternity is in fact
Complete futility
As the world is toil and tears
Your flight leaves at terminal death
Gather your supplies and lets go
Because your soul in never inclined
To smidgens of a lie
All counterfeit fakes in custody
Our destination is perfection
Like we never knew before.

And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort of the eye (satisfaction) as reward for what they used to do
As-Sajdah 32/17

Everyone that is thereon will pass away;There remaineth but the countenance of thy Lord of Might and Glory.
Surah Rehman

Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you
Until you visit the graveyards.
No! You are going to know.
Then no! You are going to know.
No! If you only knew with knowledge of certainty...
You will surely see the Hellfire.
Then you will surely see it with the eye of certainty.
Then you will surely be asked that Day about pleasure.

Surah At-Takathaur

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: I heard the Prophet saying, "If the son of Adam (the human being) had two valley of money, he would wish for a third, for nothing can fill the belly of Adam's son except dust, and Allah forgives him who repents to Him."  
Sahih Bukhari


  1. Beautiful dear sis. :) <3
    I've found my struggle to be...figuring out what to take from this world. What will benefit me and what will only bring me down. It's not as easy as it sounds. I love how you included surah 102. I've been reciting it in my prayers quite a bit lately to remind myself of the reality of things.

    1. Have the dunya in your hands but not in your heart dear sister, and bear in mind that your ultimate goal is seeking the pleasure of your Lord (s.w.t) whenever engaging in the life of this world. Know that every moment is precious, and plan your day around your Salaah, Qur'an, salawaat upon our beloved (s.a.w) and helping others for the sake of Allah (s.w.t). Detach yourself from love of this world. We need certainty in our hearts that we are going to die, we are toiling towards our Lord and are going to meet with Him (s.w.t) and that we will be questioned in the grave. If we are living and breathing this Deen then the answers will come easily bi ithnillah but we've reached a stage where we barely even say 'La ilaha illallah Muhammadur RasulAllah' let alone reflect upon it or live according to it. We hesitate to even say the words. When it comes to Salah or good deeds we delay, procrastinate, turn away, or hesitate- rather than just giving that money in sadaqah or implementing the sunnah we've just been reminded of or acting upon what we've just been taught, we become lazy and don't have a sense of urgency. Before the Salah we are reminded, every time, 'make sure the rows are straight so the hearts will be straight, successful are the believers, those who have khushu in their salaah, pray as if this is your last prayer.' Pray as this is the last Maghrib salah you will ever pray, the last sujud you will ever taste the sweetness of, the last jumu'ah you will be blessed to witness... but in truth these words come dear sister but they are as a reminder to myself since I fall far short in all of this. If we truly sincerely felt that the prayer we were about to pray was our last prayer, our last sujud, that today would be our last day on the face of this earth... what would our state be?

    2. The beauty of islam and the beauty of your words will always be recognizable to me bi'ithinillah dear sis. Jazakallahu Khairun for the reminder , I have taken much benefit from your reminder, the almost but not quite anon.

    3. BarakAllahu feek my dear ukhti, and Jazakillahu Khairan for your beautiful and beneficial naseeha. Please forgive me for anything incorrect I may have said and for my many shortcomings. I love you for the sake of Allah.