By May Sulaiman
Life is a mere droplet in the ocean of time.
Too busy chasing the glitter of the Dunya,
But what you thought was glitter-
Was just a collection of dust.
See, this Dunya is deceptive!
Why chase temporary pleasures?
The eternal life that awaits you,
Beyond what you and I could ever conceive.
Strive for success in the Akirah…
For you’ll never win in this Dunya-
Until you detach yourself from it.
I was an outsider.
A stranger in this cruel world
Suffocated by my solitude
Bound to travel this vast road all alone.
How could I have been so ignorant?
When Allah was my companion
My guide through the tumultuous storms
Forgive me for my negligence
Forgive me for my ingratitude
Ya Allah, make me close to you!
Lead me to the righteous path,
Make my heart firm and steadfast.
Please don’t let me go astray-
I don’t want to deviate.
Jannah; the place to which I aspire,
Pious; the quality I sincerely admire,
Prayer; the only substance I require,
Zikr; the words that take you higher,
Emaan; infuse my soul, I need to inspire
Fear; I don’t want to give into desire,
Sin; too much- consequences will be dire,
Death; Allah please save me from hell-fire!