Saturday, 20 October 2012

Al-Hajj 22:27


(extract from Ibn Qayyim's poem on Hajj)

The Hajj - The Journey

By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit,
Responding with ihram as the appointed limit,

Uncovering their heads in total humility,
Before One to Whom faces bow in servility.

They exclaim in the valleys,

"We have responded to You"
"All Praise is Yours, and Kingdom too"

He invited and they answered,
with love and pleasure.

When they called upon Him,
nearer came the Divine treasure.

You see them on their mounts,
hair dusty and disheveled.

Yet never more content,
never happier have they felt.

Leaving homelands and families,
due to holy yearning.

Unmoved are they,
by temptations of returning.

Through plains and valleys,
from near and far,

Walking and riding,
in submission to Allah.


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