Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spread Salam


Familiar faces we often greet
Exchanging dialogue while we meet
But as we gesture, respond and smile
Before we speak, just think a while

Welcome not wiz words unrewarding
'Hello', 'Good day', 'Good evening', 'Good morning'
But choose to radiate peace and calm
Offer a warm exchange of 'Salam!'

And peace on you' - comes the reply
Will bond our kinship and strenghen our tie
To those unknown, do not hesitate
We are one family in Islamic faith

Allah's servants of the sky
The Angels extend this humble reply
And our acceptance into Grace
yeilds 'Salam' ... a blessed fate

So give glad tidings with words serene
Spread the blessings of 'peace' - our Deen
And relish the good of this healing balm
And wish all our brothers and sisters 'Salam'

Author unknown

1 comment:

Irving Karchmar said...

Salaam Alaikum:
May I contribute this poem?

Hear, O darvish, the song of Love
the unending tale of the heart.
God whispers Be! and infinity
takes eternal flight.
Love commands the darkness to depart,
and the world to arise in light.
Mountains, seas and stars bear witness,
The east wind cries out on the wing.

La Illaha illa Allah,

O Sufi, the universe sings.

From Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel