Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Month of Hajj

The Month of Hajj is soon to come

To Mecca the people will begin to run

Around the Kaaba they will make Tawaaf
Then, to Arafat they will be off

On Arafat the people will stand
Then the next day Eid Aludha will begin

In the Eid morning together we will pray
Then the rest of the day it is eat, run, and play

Now it is off to Moozdelifah where the pilgrims will stay
Their stop in this place is until the next day

The next place is Mina where the pilgrims will go
At this stop is the Jammrah and pebbles they’ll throw.

The tenth day of Hajj for the pilgrims is busy indeed
But for the rest of the Muslims it is the Eid.

The pilgrims are busy to Mecca they return
They have the hopes that all of these good deeds they will soon earn

One of these acts is sacrificing a sheep
Then they will trim their hair with still the hope of good deeds to reap

Again the pilgrims will make Tawaaf
Then running between Saffa and Marwa they will be off

On the 11th day of Hajj back to Mina they will go
For the next three days at the Jammrah they will throw.

The Hajj for the pilgrims is coming to an end
They are hoping that Allah accepted it all from where they began

There is one more thing that the pilgrims must make
It is seven more times around the Kaaba for Allah’s sake

Back to their lives the pilgrims return
Hoping Allah accepted all that they earned

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Breaking Fast After 6 days of Shawwal

The rosy fingers of Mahgrib

Are offering us morsels of love

As a husband feeding his bride

The first morning of their marriage

How long she was waiting

To taste his fingers on her lips!

And now that the waiting is over,

Tell me what tastes better –

The fingers or the food?

And which is more exquisite –

The fingers or the lips?

Everything is a gift from Allah

Who Was, and Shall Be, and Is

Close your eyes and food is exquisite

After a few weeks of fasting

Open your eyes and look outside

The rosy fingers of Mahgrib

Are offering us morsels of love

-Aisha Abdelhamid