Category Archives: Poems

Closeness

Closeness Mercy descends in a voice that recites After a hard days work into a long calm night Bathed in splendour of good, lovingly looked upon by a Lord most beautiful, beauty with love adorned Lulled into a calm and … Continue reading

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Ramadan nights

Ramadan nights are penseive Waiting for the angels to arrive Bearers of glad tidings To souls who never lost hope in the promise of their Lord. Ramadan nights are peaceful With a peace beyond man’s realm Descends a greater good … Continue reading

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Do not speak

Do not speak too fast    for I fear the speed of what you say    will drown out what you want to.   What do you want to say?    That you are lonely, and deep needs    need … Continue reading

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If you hadn’t…

If you hadn’t made me strong my Lord, I would not have been able to resist If you hadn’t made me just my Lord, I would not have been able to stand-up If you hadn’t made me kind my Lord, … Continue reading

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Recitation, a new poem

Assalamu alaikum, peace to all! The Quran is a phenomenal book. It has about 50 titles, most of which I don’t know. One, the better known is ‘Furqan’, meaning roughly, ‘criterion’, i.e., a way to distinguish between right and wrong. … Continue reading

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O’ Moon

There is a beautiful moon outside and the night is clear and still. These nights of the full moon of rabiul awwal…the time of the birth of the beloved, the final messenger Muhammed, upon whom be peace and salutations, what … Continue reading

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‘What a Nourisher’ from Rumi’s Mathnawi

Peace be with you all, It is a beautiful morning here in Vancouver. MashaAllah it snowed last night (we have had hardly any snow this winter) and the earth covered in its white mantle suddenly seems a different place. How … Continue reading

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Muslim ‘haiku’ :-)

I forgot Thee my Lord, and for a moment thought of this world. So then I lost myself. -JoyManifest blog (c) 2012.

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Trust

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you! It has been a long long while since I last wrote. I have been on a journey, not just external but also internal as many life events took their toll. But this joy that … Continue reading

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‘sabran jameelan’

It has been too long since I last wrote. I have been traveling, resting, absorbing, healing, wondering….Alhamdulillah! Being quiet as I try to come to grasp with life’s changes. Allah knows best and in this I have peace, and again, … Continue reading

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