Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Poem By Imam Shafi'i (rahimahullahu ta’ala)

~~ When my heart hardened and my ways narrowed
My hope of your forgiveness towards You was my approach
I greatened my sin, yet when I compare it with your forgiveness
My Lord your forgiveness was greater
Yet, You forgive sins and still
Generously and gracefully bestow and forgive
Were it not for You, no worshipper would withstand Satan
How and he already has lured your chosen Adam
Alas! Would I be lead to paradise then I am a fortunate
Or a remorse to hell I am lead
Indeed not despaired if You avenged me
Or into the core of hell You brought my soul
And if You forgive me, a mutinous You forgive…
A wrongful unfair pitiless criminal…
He remembers the past youth days
And what crimes of ignorance were committed
Then, when the dark spread out
Fearfully he mourns himself
Saying my beloved You are my request and wish
Sufficient You are for the hopeful to ask and gain
Were not You who fed me and guided me?
And still, You give me generously and bless me
May You, to Whom my charity belongs, forgive me my faults,
Pardon my sins and what came before ~~

"On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets everything that it earns, and upon it Is everything that it reaps. [Pray:] “Our Rabb, Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error. Our Rabbi Lay not on us a burden like that which You laid on those before us. Our Rabbi Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us. And grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Grant us victory over the unbelievers.’)  (Surah Al Baqarah: 285-286)

Aamiin....aamiin...aamiin ya rabbal a'lamin....

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