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September 9, 2005
A Heartfelt Prayer.

by Bint Abdul Khaliq


Editor's Note: The following is Part II of It's Pouring Out There

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

The pleas of the homeless
Ring in my ears
The cries of the children
Express their fears

A prayer for survival
Is all that resounds
Their futures and dreams
Now turned upside down

The scent of death
Hanging in the air
The weeping of many
Telling of untold despair

What to do?
Where to turn?
They move in a daze
In a disbelieving haze.

How would I have felt?
I cannot comprehend
If my ‘home sweet home’
Was now ruined beyond mend

How would I cope?
I dare not ponder
If that corpse floating around me
Was MY mother or father

Why have I been saved?
It is only ALLAH’S grace
Or else that could have been me
Without a smile on my face

I am a Muslim
I feel for those in pain
I hear your cries
They are not in vain

To the victims of Katrina
I send a special prayer
May The Most Merciful help you
and always keep you near.

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Amr (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘The Raahimoon (those that show mercy on others), Rahmaan (the Most Merciful, i.e. Allah) will have mercy on them. Show mercy to those that are on earth, He who is in the sky (Allah, the Most Merciful) will show mercy on you.
(Mishkaat pg.423; Qadeemi)


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faz said

assalamu alaikum sister..
I just wanted to say.. that was really beautiful. I think you should send it out to websites that are working to look for lost ones, or relief efforts in general.. because for someone who has lost all hope.. words of comfort from one person.. stranger or friend... can make all the difference.

You have a very poetic touch.. it is seriously beautiful.

on September 10, 2005 7:04 AM
asef said

Salaam:

Ukhti, may ALLAH be most pleased with you and your family and loved ones...Ameen

You have created a masterpiece in here...Masha'Allah.

OK, I will post it at other sites...this needs to be read and felt by others as well...this is why I love coming to Hidaya...Alhamdulillah.

Ma'Assalaama

on September 10, 2005 11:55 AM
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