Ramadan

 

Welcome to Ramadan, the month of mercy.

Sit yourself calm and witness the beauty.

Feel the pure breeze under the shade of palm trees,

Forgiveness - even if sins stretch seven seas.

 

The month of reflecting on the life we’ve spent

And how it healed after every dent.

The time to realize your true objective

And to live Islam fully and not selective.

 

The time to appreciate the food and drink.

To unite rich and poor and provide the link.

The month of the struggle to grasp your soul,

For the next eleven months, in full control.

 

This is the time when the gates of hell are shut.

The devil is locked up and his work is cut.

The doors of mercy are opened up wide

And Allah’s blessings are always on your side

 

This is the month when the Qur’an was revealed,

The last revelation – the door had been sealed.

A true guidance for the whole of mankind,

No better words elsewhere will we ever find.

 

This is the month in which falls the Night of Power,

‘Better than a thousand months*’, the blessings shower.

The angels descend on us so that they may see

The faces of believers in tranquility.

 

Don’t ignore this Ramadan; it could be your last.

Strive to obtain Allah’s pleasure and hold your fast.

Tomorrow could be your final day, be prepared.

Seize today by the neck and have no chance spared.


* "And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is?; The Night of Power is better than a thousand months." (Al-Qur`an 97:2-3)

16th October 2004