Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For him, the beloved one..



The stone pebble and the soil under his feet gentle

Grateful, delighting in every moment treaded.

To the cave of light, soul eager as he retreated:

Read! The Arch Angel commanded.

In the name of thy Lord, read!


The stone pebble and the soil under his feet gentle

To all the world a mercy

Never for a moment severe

The rowdy with mildness he did amend.

Modest traveler for whom this world

a place of sacrifice sufficed

While the world under his feet pined

His own shoes he mended.


Piety he wore

Poverty with pride chose

In His Name!

In His Name!

He gave up himself

And all he had.


In His Name! In His Name!

All night long, supplicating

All night long, supplicating

All night long, in the Lord's way, a servant.


This son of Makka did ascend

To the Heavens in person did ascend;

An eye-witness to a glory awesome

Yet on earth moved he gentle.


The exalted character the Majesty crowned

The hand of God a spirit perfected.

Beloved of the Loving One

And all those that walk upright.


The souls he stirred

With happiness shined

The ideal nation did evolve

Under this builder of the hearts.


Let the ignorant say what may

It's lack of nearness,

Not knowledge

That feeds on lies promulgated.


Know him, you shall love him

The most praised

Between heaven and earth

His name's daily repeated:

Muhammad!

Mohamoud!

Ahmed!

Yaa Mustafa!


Your name's with the Lord's joined;

A celebration in the Heavens echoed.

From minarets and on mountain tops

In deep valleys and on the sailing ships

In needy hearts

And wherever the Lord resides

Your name's praised, Yaa Ahmed!


At the heights of fame and power

His tears of compassion

The lowest on heavenly wings

To the Heavens soared.

Proud protector of women

Orphaned child and baby-girl…

A community of justice for all he founded

Slave and master in fellowship joined

Under his care all hearts rejoiced.


In the way of God he marched

Liberator of the sinner

In shinning armor fought he evil, relentless

In the face of corrupting forces, undaunted.

Those who find fault with Ahmed

Far removed are they

From the person praised.


Sad indeed is the soul that disregards or

distances itself from this lamp of God.


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(Copyright: Safi Abdi 2003, edited 2008)



Allahumma salli A'la Muhammad, Ya Rabbi solli A'laihi wasallim...

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