When we each open up our Qur’ans,
We see each line of script like rich black soil
In green furrows,
And we prepare for the green shoots of guidance.
Hikmaa* flows to those
Who seek it, like water from the ground.
Are you not thirsty humanity?
Try to tend lovingly
To the flowers of your imaan.**
Many doors in Paradise are opened and it is beautified each day.
Repentance is abundant and the shayateen*** are chained.
Ramadan, our month of revelation,
Of the scripture: surpassing wealth.
You are the visitor whom (in our own homes)
Shows us our best self:
So that when we are called, into our hearts to delve,
To examine and renew our spiritual health –
May we find good deeds and words
And ease as the fruit of repentance.
Further to this and as a reward for diligence
May we gain assurance of Jannah****
And its beautiful fragrance.
(© Copyright Pola Negri, 27/05/2017.)
KEY: * wisdom, ** someone’s personal level of faith/God-consciousness, *** the lesser devils, **** Heaven.