Treasure Island

Asif Andalib

(27 November 1967 / Moez Monzil, Komlapur, Faridpur, Bangladesh)


Hajj is compulsory for the Muslims
Who are able to perform it
From every point of view

During Hajj the pilgrims
Wear a white piece of cloth
Which resembles the cloth
Of the Muslim’s corpse
To remind them
One day they will die and face God
It also reminds them
All are equal in the eyes of God
God will see only our works
And the prayers of others for us
On the Day of Judgment

The circling around the holy Kaba
Reminds us of the angels
Who circle around the throne of God

When we say, I am present O God
I am present and so on
God’s body looks at us and listens

When we perform Salat
During Hajj
God becomes more than happy
Because so many people together
Surrender to God at one point of time
In the most holy land of earth

When we run to and fro
On the Safa and Marowa hills
It reminds us of the sorrowful sight
Of mother Hazera
The wife of prophet Abraham

When we throw stones at Satan
It reminds us of the patience
And dependence on God
Of prophet Abraham
And prophet Ismile

At last when we reach
The holy field of Arafat
It reminds us of the joy
Of prophet Adam and Eve
When they fell down on earth
From paradise
And met each other
After a long long time

Submitted: Friday, September 16, 2011
Edited: Friday, September 16, 2011

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  • Eman Obied (5/4/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    wow, beautifully written I can so relate to this.
    I loved how you explained the white clothing as a reminder of death I had no clue.the whole peom is perfect.and it's a must share with people who have little knoledge about hajj. a 10 (Report) Reply

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