Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie - 6 Points (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

Behind The Disaster - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

nearly two-thirds of the night
for the death from which you flee
belongs whatever is in the heavens
and whatever is on the earth

shows you the lightning
causing fear and hope
shaken with violent shaking
are zones of darkness

All praise is due to Allah
Allah, the Eternal, the One
we all seek refuge in Allah
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

the time of grace
opens its gates
wherein lasting blessing
shall be theirs

wash your faces
and your hands
ever gracious unto
you and us


Comments about Behind The Disaster by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • (1/31/2011 11:09:00 AM)


    well depicted moment...great poem (Report) Reply

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  • (12/16/2010 10:00:00 PM)


    Ya, excellent admonition and reminder that in the midst of disaster and destruction we all must seek deliverance and mercy in [Jehovah Who rules over all and Whose mercy endures forever] or as you would say, in your god. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (12/16/2010 5:14:00 AM)


    1] nearly two-thirds of the night / for the death from which you flee

    2] the time of grace / opens its gates

    3] wash your faces / and your hands / ever gracious unto / you and us

    Good poem with such lines are there. So, its universal approach touches all ages of readers. Thank you for sharing.

    Regards.
    pranab
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  • Matt Mooney (12/11/2010 10:57:00 AM)


    Trust in Allah in the midst of apparent disaster is the backbone of this poem of human courage and bravery.10. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (12/11/2010 8:19:00 AM)


    My hearty condolence to the disaster, I can understand these types of calamities and its strength, but some types we can predict and prepare for precaution... nice dedication 10++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2010 9:43:00 AM)


    I am an athiest, so I cannot help you in your sadness. I empathize. (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2010 9:20:00 AM)


    A good write. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 9, 2010



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