Category Archives: Poetry

LATE BLOOMS: High Places

Up there there must be an abundance of hot air as the sun’s so near. Up there I guess the atmosphere is kinda thin with scarce oxygen. Being up there can pose a danger to one’s state of mind: hot air can get into your head and get the brain fried especially when it is […]

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Sanayan Lang Yan!

Kamuntik ko nang di naalala na kahapong umaga may itinumba diyan lang sa kabilang kalsada. Kung sino siya, di ko kilala – bangkay nga’y di ko rin nakita sa dami ng nagsisiksikang usisero’t usisera. Ang drayber ng traysikel na sinakyan ko ay may binanggit na apelyido at sabi niya yung itinumba umano ay isa palang […]

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Mabaw

Kanang mabaw gyod ayaw pugsag palalom – samot kalubog! Batang badlongon kon sige nga buyagon samot mogarà. Ayaw nag tagda tiguwang nagbinatà – mahayblad ra ka. Iampò na lang nga untà hinglamdagan, iampò na lang. Eric S.B. Libre 26 Hunyo 2018

LATE BLOOMS: Narrow-Minded Me

Yes, I may be narrow-minded as you say if that’s what you see. Refusing to see things the way you say should be, the way that you see. I should be open to the changes happening as times are changing. There’s no resisting the winds of change a-blowing, that’s what you’re saying. I want change […]

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Kuwadro ug Hulagway

Gamay nga hulagway sa gamay nga kuwadro, kanindot na lang tan-awon – haskan nimong pahiyom. Dilì nimo masabtan ngano nga ang uban nagmug-ot nagbagutbot man daw dunay walâ gikahimut-an. Mao nga ikaw naglagot kanila nga nanagmug-ot kay nganong dilì sila mohangop sa hulagway nga imong gikahimuot. Ug ingon man naglibog usab sila nganong daw walâ […]

POEM: Allah Is With You. You’re Not Alone.

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
A tribute for Allah’s sake to my fellow lone wolves,
Sweet shoutout to remind these packs they are not alone,
Let them know they’re ‘independent’, not lost, confused souls,
Inform them when they’re solo they should remain headstrong.
~•~
Dear wolves, never rely on numbers but quality.
Your worth is not measured by your likability.
Don’t think large numbers of ‘likes’ prove Allah loves you too;
Others’ dealings with you don’t define your true value.
~•~
I admire those Muslims who do Da’wah for God’s sake,
Not after of the likes, not so some could validate,
Not for one’s ego, but to please Allah sincerely,
They desire Allah’s Pleasure, not popularity.
~•~
Only the insincere would guess they are showing off,
When in reality they work just for Allah’s Love.
Sometimes these groups are found alone like strange ‘ghurabaa’,
As Allah’s allies, they strive to uplift the Ummah.
~•~
They’re far above sinful talks and evil companions,
In terms of Taqwa they try their best to be champions,
They’re tough enough to do the wise thing which few can do,
And when the crowds are led astray, they choose to stay true.
~•~
Their good morals are too much for the mediocre.
Their honesty and frankness intimidate liars.
They’re distinguished from others by their late night prayers,
Enjoining right, forbidding wrong, being brave leaders.
~•~
Lone wolves, you’re not alone; Allah is always with you.
Note: God’s Angels of Mercy supplicate for you too.
Keep calm knowing you’re one of Allah’s close friends scattered,
Jannah is where we can unite with God’s supporters.
~•~
May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~
Mariam M.

POEM: On Isolation During Times Of Fitna

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Dear Allah the Almighty One, the All-Knowing King,
Recently my Iman has been low and decreasing
Each time I mingle with the faithless and deceiving,
Who indulge in fruitless talks, lying and gossiping,
Whilst the state of the Ummah seems so discouraging.

Thus I’ve decided, after reading some Ahadeeth,
To befriend solitude and avoid vile company.
Once I recognize actors acting suspiciously,
Through their gestures and bad vibes they give unknowingly,
I grant them my distance so they won’t know the real me.

I’ve embraced seclusion for Your Sake Allah Alone.
Allah is always with me I’m delighted to know.
The Noble Qur’an I’d rather read than be with those
Whose aimless companionship cause my faith to go low.
Please forgive me, Allah, when I leave them on their own.

Until I find pious companions whom I can trust,
I busy myself with lots of Dhikr and Du’as,
Contemplating on meanings of vivid dreams I have,
And regularly making du’a for the Ummah,
Praying my patience is one way to Jannah above.

Dear Allah guide me away from where I should not be,
Places wherein wrong crowds only make my faith decrease.
Provide guidance O’ Allah and Jannah please decree,
Lead me to Paradise for my belief and good deeds,
And for striving to make the right decisions. Ameen.
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Abu Huraira [May Allah be Pleased with him] narrated that the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said, “[Before the Day of Judgment] Years of treachery will come over the people in which liars are believed while the truthful are belied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are seen as traitors, and the Ruwaybadah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the Ruwaybadah?” The Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Undeserving men with authority over the common people.” 
[Sunan Ibn Majah]

May Allah Almighty make us among His sincere allies whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Isolating Oneself From Certain People
Self-Discipline In Islam
Importance Of Choosing Friends Wisely

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: On Homosexuality & Same-Sex Attraction

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Some notes on homosexuality – a sin,
A major sin and evil deed forbidden.
It distorts the nature of human beings.
As a sinful desire, it is disgusting,
Among wrongdoings like deceit and stealing.

Same-sex attraction is what Lut’s people did,
Rebelling and doing the prohibited –
They disobeyed God as they were conceited.
So stubborn, they chose to remain misguided,
Ignoring their innocence since they were kids.

Allah the Almighty made Eve for Adam.
Allah made woman for man as companion.
God’s enemy shaytan, foe of all humans,
Wants chaos through messing with God’s creation,
Trying to misguide them into vile thinking.

Accursed shaytan loves it when humans lessen
In logic, good morals and population –
When moms don’t give birth but become lesbians,
When lions from men act and look feminine,
While others change bodies from discontentment. 

To worship One God is nature of mankind,
To obey Allah’s Laws and do what is right.
The opposite gender man was meant to like.
Same-sex attraction, an abnormal desire,
Can be controlled with faith and knowledge acquired.

One can’t be born with homosexuality,
As babies come to earth completely sin-free.
This may develop in some unknowingly
As when boys are not stopped when they act girly,
Or when girls get too close unnaturally.

Attraction may happen when love gets extreme.
So when you like some do so moderately.
Loving for Allah is a Muslim’s duty,
Guiding and reminding with sincerity.
That same genders can marry we disagree.
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May Allah Almighty make us among His sincere allies whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Story Of Prophet Lut ‘Alaihis Salaam
On How To Deal With Homosexual Feelings
Why Same-Sex Attraction & Marriage Is Forbidden

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: Reviving Some Sunnahs Of The Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Some Sunnahs of the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam to revive:
Two Rak’ahs Sunnah upon entering the Masjid,
Showing respect to elders, being playful with kids,
Helping around the house, being loving to one’s wives,
Staying truthful and when joking never telling lies,

Fasting regularly every Monday and Thursday,
Brushing and cleansing one’s teeth before one starts to pray,
Exchanging salaams and handshakes when meeting others,
Starting most actions from the right and in odd number,
Meeting loved ones almost always with a cheerful face,

Praying often Tahajjud at night when most would sleep,
Not complaining about food he did not want to eat,
Brisk and dynamic was his usual way of walking,
Articulate, wise, eloquent, clear and well-spoken,
Courage and softness he could balance beautifully,

He took proper care of his inner and outward self,
In what is right whenever he could he’d strive to help,
At times to energize he would take afternoon naps,
Knew when to work ambitiously and when to relax,
In lots of Dhikr and Du’as he loved to indulge,

Da’wah was his mission – enjoin right and forbid wrong,
As a leader and teacher he was brave, smart and strong.
May Allah the Almighty accept all our good deeds,
Allow us in Jannah and Kawthar River. Ameen.
Stick to the Prophet’s Sunnah to join those who have won.

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May Allah Almighty make us among His sincere allies whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

www.RasoulAllah.net
Spoken Word – May Allah make us meet Him and the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Ameen~
www.Sunnah.com

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

LATE BLOOMS: Lies and Darkness (Two Tankas)

seductive the lie
the slaughter to justify
silence those who cry
drown out voices that defy
the darkness to prettify
in us is darkness
from within us comes darkness
but so does brightness
the world in which we exist
is the world of our own choice
Eric …

POEM: Wear The Right Hijab For Allah’s Sake

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
The Hijab for Allah’s sake is to cover,
Conceal one’s adornments that should be treasured.
A woman’s gems must be reserved for her spouse,
Not meant to tempt strangers, distract nor arouse.

Wear the Hijab to obey Allah the King,
To be distinguished from the disobedient,
As Muslimahs on the Right Way to be seen,
Known as followers of the true religion.

Muslimahs are free, not enslaved by fashion.
What clothes to wear is not a daily problem.
Be liked for who you are, not for your clothing.
Born to worship God, not serve His creation.

The best Hijab is the one which covers most,
Wear what conceals beauty, not attractive clothes.
The more self-respect a woman truly has,
The more she’ll try to properly cover up.

If you’re proud of something and you should flaunt it,
Show the fact you’re Muslim, chaste and obedient.
Recall how you’re here to please Allah Only,
Long for Allah’s Love through faith and modesty.

May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: Regarding Those Who Are Incompatible

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Recall your purpose in life, to please Allah,
To see our God, the Creator, in Jannah.
Because not all creation have the same goal,
With each one it makes sense you can’t get along.

So forget about those who rejected you,
Who betrayed and proved their friendship is not true.
No more stalking from now on those you don’t know,
Strangers who prefer to be by you unknown.

Haters are but critics who differ from us,
Too different from us, or just envious.
Your friends, even if few, are those who agree
To stand by you and join you in your journey.

If you’re sincere and aim to please Only God,
You won’t get on with clowns who live to show off.
If your self-esteem is high and ego low,
You’ll intimidate those who feel they’re below.

The truthful can’t get on with those who love lies.
The wise repel those who dislike real advice.
Beautiful souls scare those with evil inside.
Tough warriors are too strong for those who can’t fight.

Seldom would you see lions befriending snakes.
Never take offence when you’re ignored by fakes.
Move on to achieve your goals for Allah’s sake,
Even if you’re on your own towards God’s Way.

Around the world there are those who side with you,
Who do a lot of the good things that you do.
Unmet friends you may meet in Jannah someday.
Never alone, God is with us night and day.

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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Ruling On Taking Evildoers As Friends
On Choosing Good Companions

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: Notes On Marriage Proposals

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Lessons from my past to share for Allah’s sake,
Reasons why I rejected some proposals –
From one of them I disliked his baby-faced,
My ignorance back then was quite colossal,

He was to work in Madinah at that time,
I was at fault for judging him by his looks –
Thirteen years old then, needed loads of advice,
 Bulimic teen, rebellious, misunderstood.

Another proposal from a childhood friend,
Who similarly came to our house to meet,
Said no to his request which I now resent,
Simply because he was years younger than me.

My dear parents – Allah yarhamhum. Ameen.
Turned down another guy’s proposal for me,
In U.S. he worked while I stayed in Saudi,
Not seeming pious then, they thought he’d mislead.

At eighteen or so I made a big mistake
Of rejecting this man’s proposal wrongly.
To memorize the whole Qur’an he did aim,
From a good family, friends, Pakistani.

The silly reason why I denied again,
Was my assumption he was too soft and shy,
Blame if you like, I was ignorant back then,
I did many wrongs and couldn’t tell what’s right.

Later on Allah taught me about Islam,
Alhamdulillah through learning I was changed.
Value of marriage I loved to understand,
Noble traits like patience made me change my ways.

At twenty I was married to my cousin,
Our marriage though not perfect brought forth lessons.
At twenty-six or so I became first wife,
Loved my husband for Allah more than desires.

Tips regarding marriage proposals, to guide:
Pray the Istikhaarah prayer then decide.
To say yes or no it’s every woman’s right,
While recalling not to judge upon first sight.

Don’t do the wrongs I did. Do learn from mistakes.
On feeling attracted, choose the halal way,
Marry for Allah’s sake, complete your deen/faith,
Keep learning and applying Islam each day.

To parents or guardians of those who’ll marry:
Don’t expect perfection from anybody,
As you yourselves have flaws like everybody.
Don’t demand huge dowries. Make marriage easy.

In-laws don’t need to be from the same country,
Nor be the same socially / financially.
Beauty in diversity / large families.
Understand your kids, they’re the ones to marry.

Marriage is a blessed gift which Allah made
To unite souls who’ll exchange love lawfully,
A journey of loving lessons to God’s Way,
One of the means that strengthen spiritually.
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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Muslim Marrying Up To Four In Islam
Accepting Husband’s Choice To Marry Up To Four Wives

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: May Our Marriage Motivate. Ameen.

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Dear husband, more words of love for Allah’s sake,
You may not read these, but in Jannah someday,
With Allah’s Will you’ll know what I used to say,
How I truly felt, missing you night and day.

Though you may be wed to up to four I’ll stay,
Even though we don’t see each other always,
Although we’re both busy and you’re far away,
For God, as your first wife I choose to remain.

I’ve loved and love lots, my love for you is strange,
Eccentric yet magnetic in many ways.
I can’t divorce as it’s hard to separate,
Promised to stay loyal since I was engaged.

For you to marry up to four it’s okay,
Accountable for all the choices we make,
I choose to be patient with you for God’s sake,
Contentedly married to you come what may.

Dear husband, that Allah loves you I do pray,
For your success in both worlds I supplicate,
Pray our love reforms us and strengthens our faith,
May this connection inspire and motivate. Ameen.

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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Muslim Marrying Up To Four In Islam
Accepting Husband’s Choice To Marry Up To Four Wives

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: Seven Signs Of Jealousy

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Signs of jealousy, in few minutes, to share,
Envy found in frenemies, foes or strangers:
One: No congrats, no kindness to show they care.
No compliments when they see you seem better.

Two: Telling lies about themselves and untruths,
Breaking promises, almost unreal with you.
Three: Not thankful, never showing gratitude.
Do them a favor and they’ll just frown at you.

Four: Treating you rudely with awful manners,
Shoving or excluding you where they gather.
Five: Joking or laughing at you whenever
You pass by them engulfed in jealous laughter.

Six: Silent with you yet with others chatty.
Quiet when you’re around while, like spies, nosy.
Seven: Suspicious of you so constantly,
Doubtful of your merits and best qualities.

Seven signs of those guilty of vile envy.
The more haters you get, the better really,
They attest to your blessings, that you’re lucky,
Charmed you’re not stuck with their insecurity.

So next time you notice those who are jealous,
Thank them inside for being your witnesses,
Envious people acknowledge you are blessed,
Not knowing that we all have gifts, joys and tests.

May Allah the Most Kind bless all that He gave,
Beautify us with good deeds and noble traits,
Allow us to enter Jannah, see His Face,
And take us smiling with love and grace. Ameen.

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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: A Prayer In Laylatul Qadr

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Dear Allah the Most Kind, Most Just and Most Near,
Yet again I’m here, I call on You, in tears.
As I raise my hands facing down so humbly,
I pray: “Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwwun Tuhebbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.”
Dear Allah Most Forgiving, forgive me please.

Dear Allah, I’m overwhelmed, stressed, tired and weak.
Your Mercy and Guidance O’ Allah I seek.
Allah, I miss my loved ones and family,
That I can’t take care of them all I’m sorry.
Please alleviate my struggles and worries.

I’m sorry I didn’t do much, Allah Dear,
Some bad traits of mine have not yet disappeared.
So beautify my character, guide me please,
Cause me to overcome obstacles with ease,
And make the Path to Jannah ever easy.

O’ Allah, for every moment, stay with me,
Enlighten through lessons and prophetic dreams.
Keep forgiving me when I slack frequently,
The Way to Your Love don’t allow me to leave.
Dear Allah, Only You I worship daily.

O’ Allah, please help Muslims worldwide in need,
Please fix our state as we bow to You Only.
With what You bestowed inspire us to be pleased,
That we see You in Paradise please decree,
Our good deeds accept, and our sins forgive, please.

Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwwun Tuhebbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee. Ameen.
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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Laylatul Qadr Tips [ProductiveMuslim.com]
Regarding Laylatul Qadr

www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~

POEM: ABCs Of Loving Your Husband

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
ABCs of loving your spouse, as his wife –
A: Love your husband for Allah’s sake, firstly.
B: Do your best to be with him day and night.
C: Care for him. Cook his fave. Miss him daily.

D: Long to see each other in dreams and thoughts.
E: Strengthen faith/Emaan and love escalates.
F: Faithfully deal with him with fervent love.
G: Be grateful and guide him to the Straight Way.

H: Help him in what’s right. His side always hear.
I: Inspire your man by never giving up.
J: Joke with him often. Know his strengths and fears.
K: Kiss. Caress. Cuddle. Hold him tight and hug.

L: Look at him lovingly. Overlook flaws.
M: Beautify with make-up or sweet manners.
N: Note his good points. Nice memories recall.
O: Observe your spouse. Understand each other.

P: Pray for him, include him in your prayers.
Q: Even if wed to four, you’re still his queen.
R: Respect him. Remember all his favors.
S: Stay steadfast. Ensure you’re special to him.

T: Thank each other. Love is thinking often.
U: Undervalue pride. To unite be strong.
V: Value each other’s rights and your husband.
W: Wise in speech/silence. Pardon wrongs.

X: Be that good to shun envy. ‘X’ bad traits.
Y: Though wed to more than one, your man is yours.
Z: Zealously be his wife. Appreciate.
Love spouse more than desires. Love Allah foremost.

When you love for Allah’s sake, your love becomes more sincere & the struggles that come with loving become easier. When you love for Allah you’re always willing to forgive each other hoping in jannah you’ll be together.

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Best Joy Of This World Is A Righteous Wife:
www.islamqa.info/en/171295
Islamic Ruling Regarding Marriage:
www.islamswomen.com/marriage/fiqh_of_marriage_8.php
Tips On How To Be A Good Wife:
www.idealmuslimah.com/family/wife/3048-how-to-be-a-good-wife.html

May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~
Mariam M.

POEM: Niqabis, wear niqab for Allah’s sake.

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Niqabis, wear the niqaab for Allah’s sake,
Or the full face-veil to differentiate
Yourself as a Muslimah from those astray,
Not to feel superior, you wish to obey.
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Stay modest as the *Prophet Muhammad’s wives,
Who were known to be clad in black when outside,
By their voices or style they were recognized,
Their gems and adornments, like true queens, they’d hide.
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With the niqaab, no man needs to know your age,
No need for heavy make-up each night and day,
Judged not by looks, but by what you do and say,
A reminder for some to lower the gaze.
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Fear Allah Almighty as much as you can,
When asked to unveil face for checkpoint reasons,
Find ways to comply without any problems.
Acts are rewarded based on their intentions.
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While obeying God some struggles you may meet,
Be steadfast, in Jannah is real bliss and peace.
May Allah forgive us, accept our good deeds,
And allow us to see Him smiling. Ameen.

*SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam~
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May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
www.youtube.com/infowishes (old youtube channel)
Wasalaam~
Mariam M.