Oct - Dec 2004, Poems

Ramadan is Here

By Asma Sadia


One night I heard a knock on my door;
Who can it be, I wasn’t quite sure.
I open the door and am filled with glee;
The visitor ahead is no stranger to me.
I welcome the guest with utmost delight;
For I know it has come to give me respite.

An air of happiness fills the space;
My home now seems, a better place!
Have you any clue who this visitor could be?
Yes! Its Ramadhan, the month of mercy.
The pious and righteous can’t await its arrival;
Others seem to greet it, with waves of denial.

For Allah(SWT) we fast from dawn to dusk;
For Him our breath is the fragrance of musk.
The Muslims who pray and fast with zest;
Are aware of the rewards of this month manifest.
Throughout this month we weep and repent;
Now is the time to strongly lament.

And those who shun this sacred month;
on the Day of Reckoning will face the brunt.
In the last ten nights, hides the Night of Decree;
Allah(SWT) then awaits for his slaves to plea.
The angels descend with Gabriel(AS) in the lead;
To check on the steadfast and record every deed.

A feeling of grief now fills my heart;
As the month of Ramadhan will soon depart.
So lets make a start and worship Him alone;
Now that the worth of this month is known.