Nazmul Haque

Rookie (1st March,1978 / Sirajgang, Bangladesh)

Oh My Heart!


Why shed these tears of sorrow?
Why shed these tears of grief?
Oh my heart how soon you forget,
After trials come sweet relief.

Why turn you from Ar-Rahman?
Why yearn for a listening friend?
Oh my heart, do you not remember,
On ALLAH, you must depend?

Read you not those stories,
of the trials in days gone by,
Of the Sahabi beloved by Allah,
Who for Allah’s cause did strive?

Why loosen your hold upon him?
Why fling away, His outstretched Hand?
Oh my heart, do you not remember,
Bilal’s sabr on the blazing sand?

“Ahad! Ahad! ” He cried,
While his flesh did drip and burn.
“Ahad! Ahad! ” He cried,
To Allah alone he turned.

Forget you the firmness of Hamza,
As the gleaming swords did fall?
With Sabr he turned to Allah,
as the qureish did slice and maul.

Why drown in salty teardrops?
How can you dare compare your pain?
To that of Yasir and Summayah,
As they lay tortured on the scorching plain?
Forget you the pain of Khabbab,
As on burning coals he lay?
Oh my heart, how little your suffering is,
Wherefore do you lose your way?

Why befriend you not Al-Wali?
Why not in Salat to Him complain?
Like Job who only to Allah,
Turned in all his grief and pain?

Forget you those trials in this life,
Cleanse your heart and make it clean,
Oh my heart, why all this sadness?
Do you not wish your heart to gleam?

Be patient in all your hardships,
Allah hears your cries of woe.
So trust Him and His hikma,
For He knows best and you don’t know.

So tighten your hold upon him,
Lest He withdraw His outstretched Hand!
And remember the example of Bilal,
As he lay anchored on the blazing sand.

“Ahad! Ahad! ” he cried,
While his flesh did drip and burn.
“Ahad! Ahad! ” he cried,
To Allah alone he turned.

Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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