Sunday, 8 July 2012
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Mawlana Waffie Mohammed wrote:
“Anxiously I looked out for the moon,
Hoping that it was not too soon;
May it be visible I pray
On the western horizon today.
Welcome, O Ramadhan, I cried,
As I saw the crescent in the sky,
The month destined to make me be
In the Hereafter, a V.I.P.
Restraint, submission and devotion,
Extra worship and recitation.
I tried to please the Lord each day
Through fasting and the way I pray.
A little thirst, a bit of hunger,
Sometimes I wonder how much longer,
For the time when I shall break the fast,
Patiently I waited to the last.
I enjoyed the numerous preparations
At the many aftari invitations,
Curry being the main menu
Interchanged at times with tasty stew.
I waited anxiously for the Night of Power
Hoping to be awake at the Special Hour.
When the climax of worship was to be
The feeling of peace and tranquility.
The Sermon of ‘Iyd I'll never forget,
As it makes me feel a bit of regret
It says: As you gather today to celebrate ‘Eid.
One day you shall gather to know your deeds
O Ramadhan, when you are gone,
A lot of people shall mourn
They did not fast, pray or give charity
Making them not fit to be a V.I.P.”