Thursday, January 06, 2011

Bon Voyage!

He knew not that he lacked in plenty that courage To prepare himself for that long long voyage, Had he known that it was his last moment that day He would certainly make use of it to sincerely pray! His eyes were closed, his limbs were now lifeless, To this imminent happening he was really clueless. Soon he found himself on four shoulders being carried He knew that soon he would be with all his deeds buried! Deep inside the earth, he would have that uncozy bed, In store for him are things never heard, never said! The desires which led him astray will despise him now, Where will he rest that head to his nafs which would always bow!? All the relations he had made were now a different party, Had he any among them, who would now be to him a continuous charity? Was he just to the creations of that Sovereign Creator? Did his relatives make him a lowly coward - a cheater? Did his bond with his Creator govern all relations? Did he love the sunnah? Did he pay heed to the narrations? Finally he was there, and they were now covering him, Every layer of the closing mud, was shivering him. He wished they didn't leave him, he wished he could just walk back He wished to earn some good deeds which he would carefully pack.. He wanted the sustenance needed for him in this journey But alas! He could buy none even with all his money.. There he sits weeping for an hour or more, His dearest son, who could always see him at the shore How could he warn him to spend his age rightly? The lamp of life can go off anytime, now which shines so brightly But now he can't, he can't do that he is not more than the mud and stones, He wished his dear ones make amends while they live, no use if for all the sins no he atones Days and nights he spent making money, reciting from THE BOOK was a rarity He hastened his prayers and missed few too, for the WORK was his priority! He had to earn for a comfy house and give all luxuries to those he loved Happy were their hearts, their smiles always told, the best they ever knew he proved.. Alas! He now remembers, he handn't taught the boy that salah gives a believer all powers Neither did he show the girl love for Hijab, a girl's beauty has to be under covers.. A life-partner was to share the life, but in two different parts his was spent, He made her work for money was power, and their meetings always ended in an argument.. A little time they spent with each other, they watched a movie till late in the night Oh how he wished they used those moments in sincere prayers, together praising HIS Might! The worst of sins he committed unknowingly, was he not a little farsighted? Had the best lawfully, but in disguise of friendship, he chased the thing that was prohibited Will he be able to answer the angels in his grave those questions now? Will he be let to sleep there in peace till he meets his Lord above? Will he be given a reward for small acts of goodness he had somehow managed to do? Or had he committed one grave mistake which would make things on THE DAY blue? Now, he is ashamed to face "THE EVER DOMINANT", for he never took the correct path Yet, he looks up to "THE ALL FORGIVING", for HIS mercy prevails over HIS wrath! He knows when he is allowed to walk again, it will be on THE DAY That walking will not be on hearing the call to the prayers he did not say He recollected all the many many wrongs, yes he had wronged himself No intercessor in the form of THE BOOK, for he had always kept it in the shelf. His deeds will be then presented before his Lord, undutiful to whom he had always been A tough trial it shall be, for it will be judged by the ONE who sees the unseen All said and done, this is the end, now he has really nothing to make an amend How he wished he could live again, the span of his life could a little extend! All those vast plots, those spacious bungalows, are now only a burden for him, a load! On this earth, only this 6 feet land was his final and permanent abode! Those flights he took, those expensive cars he drove were today kept aside! Only on four shoulders, to his final destination on earth, was his LAST RIDE! ...UmmeHashiR

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sent shivers!
Yea it could be over any moment

I am nobody, but a stranger, only a simple wayfarer,
My journey is this life till I reach the Hereafter..
Traveling all along the footsteps of my Teacher
For I have to, in time, reach the destination promised by MY