Ya Allaah! The excitement in the air, the longing in the heart
Oh what a feeling it was, waiting for this month to start!
Countdown of months, weeks, days and hours
For the month in which Your Blessings and Mercy showers
On the 29th of shaban that anticipation to sight the moon
Then a 24 hour desperate wait to enter Ramadhan soon..
Those resolutions to become better Muslims, to sincerely repent
To be the followers of Sunnah, dutiful to You, Oh Allaah, and obedient..
This was the month for which whole year we had been waiting
Right from the moment it ended, painful was its parting
Hoped to utilize it completely and extract the essence
Wished to be drenched in Your mercy in its presence
Those fasts which let us experience the life of poverty
That hunger and thirst was but only temporary, Oh Almighty!
That night which is better than months one thousand
We tried to search, as it does help to make the needed amend
We drew closer to the book, which is the jewel of Ramadhan
Our eyes were moist; our hearts trembled upon understanding the Quran
We admit and we accept that we could do much more
We beg You to accept our ibadaah, to forgive us we implore..
That month-long abstaining from what You otherwise permit
Help us to train ourselves through it that the forbidden we always omit
After reaching the 29th of Ramadhan things truly seem so lacking
We wish to go back to the 1st and make a new beginning
How we wish we had spent this month in a better way
Stayed up every night praying and slept little during the day
How we wish we had spent more during this month on the needy
And multiplied more our rewards with You, oh Allaah, which are ready
We tried, we really tried to win Your Love, Your Mercy, Your Grace
Accept it from us and Make for us near You, Ya Allaah, a safe place
We are sinners, Ya Afuwwu, and You are The Most Forgiving
We sin and You love to Forgive, please forgive us, Oh Ever Forgiving!
Our eyes well up with tears when that BEAUTIFUL hadith we recall
ONE Ramadhan it was that helped one to enter Jannah before a martyr, afterall!
How naive and uncertain we are to see another Month of Mercy!
We beg You to help us live, enter and utilize well the Month of our fancy!
Your slaves long for a Ramadhan which we may spend ideally
Before our return to You, Ya Allaah, bless us with one really
With a very heavy heart we bid farewell to the month of Ramadhan
Oh Allaah, help us to make righteous our lives even outside Ramadhan
Help us, Oh Allaah, to live the life of Ramadhan all through the year
If you cause us to die before another Ramadhan, to You, make us dear
Help us, Oh Allaah, to live a life pleasing You and obeying You always
Make for us the Day of Eid, The Day we meet You, through Your Grace...
~ Umm Hashir (Firdaus)