Ramadan rhymes

Simple rhymes to share this beautiful time of dawn…Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah

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Subhahanallahi wabihamdihi
Words that fill the scales
Said my beloved prophet
Who I long to meet…inshAllah soon
It will be. On that great day
When my scale I fervently pray
Will be filled with
Subhahanallahi wabihamdihi

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The stomach moans and groans
My senses are numbed with the pain
I count the hours until
My throat can feel the cool rain
Of water..truly
The barren earth is brought to life,
The sun sets and the call rings out
Come to prayer, come to salvation, come to success, come to joy
Come, come!
And so a day’s fast necessary to know what it means to be saved
And to know…
Give, give, to those who are waiting for your aid
A wandering soul finds rest
Taught by a merciful Lord
How to forget the self
For this brief twelfth of a year, to be sanctified.

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The moon so soft, the faintest crescent
shyly peeps before descending
Oh so gently greets
This bounteous month
Heralding
A peaceful time of prayer and service
It is Ramadan, days resplendent
With God’s glorious kindness
and angels walking among us
Greet your neighbour and share
The time will pass quickly, beware
May it bring you opportunity to polish your heart
Clean your soul and refresh your spirit
May you once more, be whole

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Peace to all my brothers and sisters this blessed month.

2 thoughts on “Ramadan rhymes

  1. Today is my 1st day fasting (woman things) 🙂 and I was recounting the hrs till the time we break. It harder to fast durring summer, the heat the humidity the temptations…. then I read this post and it’s so beautiful I shed little tears. I’ve been focusing on being hungry that I forgot the meaning of Ramadan, the beauty behind it.. I feel shame. Thank you for sheding the light back my way of the true meaning of this holy month. Ramadan Mubarak!

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  2. Ramadan Mubarak to you too my beautiful sister…I’m very humbled by your generous words and very very happy to be helpful in anyway. Yes, Ramadan is harder in the summer but inshaAllah Allah will love us and reward us all the more for our effort! Many hugs

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