Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Salaah The Best Gift

Tired feet touch the soft prayer mat and the heart finds peace,
Almost immediately the limbs are put at ease,
Spiritual and physical benefits in each posture,
All the blessings we’ll never know for sure.
The prayer, so perfect and holistic,
Everything beautifully in sync,
Until we reach the ultimate position,
Bowed down, head and body flat, completely surrendered in prostration.

The words that are uttered have brought many to tears,
That is, of course, for those with open hearts and ears.
It shouldn’t matter how long you take,
Everything else should be left to wait.
The hustle and bustle of the world drowned out,
Remembering what this world and our existence is really about,
Everything seems so insignificant and small in comparison,
The prayer bringing us together in unison.
Some have spoken about a light that emanates,
We cannot all see, but there are different states.
The servant connecting with the Master, the Creator,
Building our faith, stronger and stronger.
Ah! This is a special kind of sweetness,
That we simple human beings are allowed to witness,
The ultimate truth, in the best of ways,
And it really doesn’t matter what who says.
There were times when I used to take it for granted,
Forgetting the treasure I had being given,
But with Allah’s will I was brought back to my senses,
And now I am no longer content to sit on fences.
I wouldn’t give it up for the world,
Because it surpasses all that we know,
The goodness is only for our own benefit,
And this salaah, this prayer is truly the best gift.
(SubhanAllah, Alhamdullillah, Allahu Akbar)

Image from here

Oh Allah, the Almighty, Lord of the Worlds, Our Creator and Maintainer, please do not ever take away this blessed gift from us, and help us to always see it as a blessed gift and allow us to appreciate it and receive coolness and peace from it, and please accept all our efforts, even though they are flawed and imperfect, please have mercy on us all, Inshaa Allah, Ameen!


  1. Zarina, This a very moving and lovely written poem. All the power and beauty of prayer is reflected in your words. I could sense it in every part of by body and if I was not at work I would have bow down in adoration.
    Thank you so much for sharing what represent prayer for you, it is such a wonderful gift you are right and it brings us so close to God that it makes us feel humble and in peace.

    Stay well and be blessed for always sharing your thoughts about your religion with the best words and in a lovely way.

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  3. Ameen!

    JazakaAllah khair for writing and sharing.

    I wish if you could also share the poem on
    by joining the blog as an author.

    Although, I had removed myself from the admin of the blog but I had
    founded the blog to request Muslim bloggers to share their published
    posts at a united blog as well so the message of love and peace is
    shared to more and more readers.

    So sister Zarina, if you like please consider joining the blog on my invitation.
    I think you already have my email if not mail me at :
    sn[at]voiceofnature{dot}net (brackets to hide my id from spam bots).

    If you can't join right now check out the poems of sister Nuriddeen here :
    Islamic Poetry

    May Allah accept, ameen.

  4. Asma;-) Inshaa Allah I will visit your blog again soon, I have been there and really enjoyed your posts.

    Marie;-) Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad that you were able to feel the beauty of the prayer, it really does bring peace in one's life and really without it, there's just no break from the mundane everyday life, Amongst other things, Salaah allows you to take time out from every day life and just reflect for a short while about the Creator and your existence. It really is something special.

    Blue Pearl:-} unfortunately my night was too busy and I couldn't view this but it sounded very interesting, hope you'll be posting something more on it soon.

    Eyewitness:-)Jazakallah Khayr for the invite to this really nice blog, it's such a good idea and I would be more than happy to post there. I've also sent you an email about this.

  5. MashaAllah!


    InshaAllah you will soon receive an email via blogger and thereafter the new blog will appear on your blogger dashboard.

    JazakAllah khayr.

  6. Jazakallah, please drop my blog some time and put it up in your blogroll if you think it would benefit your readers.

  7. Good poem.Keep sharing your thoughts about your religion with the best words and in a lovely way.