Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The End of a Chapter

It began in a small college prayer room
And it ended in a small college prayer room
As for what came between the two
The poetry of the poets does little justice
It was all Quran, prayer and sisterhood
It was a home for uneasy hearts
There was advice and sincerity  and time
Passed so gently
You cannot explain a chapter perfectly
Without rewriting the chapter itself
Shall I start at the first salaam
Or pen the letters of a Friday sujood
Start at the beginning but my heart
It runs in loops and we've tied the loose ends
Whats left is fabric, silk and green
Gold brocade and a place
Where there are no goodbyes
Just eternity, and excellent company
Ameen

'The Deen (religion) is naseehah (advice/sincerity)'. We said 'To whom?' He (peace be upon him )said 'To Allah and His Book, and His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.'
 Muslim
As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flow beneath them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon throne therein. Blest the reward, and fair the resting-place!
Surah Kahf
Verse 31

5 comments:

  1. Allahumma Aameen!
    'The End of a Chapter'... And the beginning of something greater Inshaa'Allah. Alhamdulillah for the beautiful ni'ma of our beloved prayer room. Jazakillahu Khairan : ) for writing this.

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    1. I've just reread this and I feel terribly nostalgic, I do miss you all and our time spent there. Inshaallah we'll be reunited soon , I am more in need of good company and advice now more than ever it feels.

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  2. What a beautiful place it must be...I can feel that from your words.

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  3. This is so beautiful. I have felt this way many times at my own college so this poem really hit home. Company like that is so vital in our lives...

    Thank you for this!

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    1. It really, really is. The best company is the type that sees your potential in the darkness , that pulls you gently , guides you step by step , that says what you need to hear not what you want to hear . The best kind of company helps us grow . And I am so glad to hear that you have something similar at your college , I want everybody to taste the sweetness of sisterhood because there's only so much words can do to describe it.

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