Jan - Mar 2008, Poems


By Isa Lima

I feel so empty being away from you.
To sit in your presence is to know Islam is true.
For I listen attentively at your side.
At work the next day my faith I dare not hide.

You revive what’s in me with your peace and tranquility.
You’re a gathering filled with serenity.
The angels make dua for us when we sit with you.

The Quran appears so understandably clear though I might feel blue.
Allah mentions us to those near Him when we’re together.
We gain reward with each letter.

The thing I don’t understand at all anymore,
Is why people scurry away from you towards the worldly lures.
I call them up and ask them where they’ve been.
You know full well the halaqah is our only bastion.