The Silent Duff (Poem)

{Say: "If you (really) love Allâh then follow me, Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins.

And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."} (Aal 'Imraan [3]:31)

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The sound of this duff is silent and only I know,

That within my heart it beats love with a rhythmical flow,

For as I read the biography of the Rasool I came to know,

That without a doubt he was the last Prophet sent after many in a row.

 

Yes, his Character was so pure… just like snow,

His shoulders testified so that all would recognize him and know,

That he was the lofty Messenger, sent to mankind as a whole,

Even to the people who had then stooped and even now, stoop so low.

 

Allah (Almighty) even, by the pointing of the Prophet’s finger, parted the moon,

For a people to witness the truth of this Message which was to spread soon,

Around the world so quickly, like the period between morning and noon!

 

Sall Allahu ’alyhi Wa Sallam…

 

They even buried their female children under the earth so low,

Various tribes were full of hatred - to each other a foe,

But he was sent so that we’d worship Allah united in a row,

Although, in spreading his message, we have become so slow,

Disunited, quarreling and in a row.

 

If only we’d know,

Realize and begin to spread his message and sow,

The seeds of goodness that to us he did show.

Peace and blessings be upon his soul,

For truly his way saves many from the hellfire’s burning, blazing and devouring hole.

 

From within the sons of Adam his mention has great height,

The skies were lucky to witness his like,

In the world it is rare to witness such a sight,

Let’s learn about his life and hold on to it tight,

For by this we will be following the divine guidance full of light.

 

Sall Allahu ’alyhi Wa Sallam…

 

So what is this that so many Muslims are sowing,

Into this deen without thoroughly thinking, studying and researching,

Just blindly following what people are saying,

Without knowledge so many are innovating,

Away from his guidance we are moving,

For, the Sahaabah loved him so much and weren’t into tainting,

The deen of Allah that is to be followed without hesitating.

 

Whatever is added to our deen - which we refer to as Bid’ah - innovating,

The Prophet clearly said it will be rejected and not accepted.

In fact, on the Day of Judgment the angels will be shoving,

Those who innovated, away from the Kawther, which will be shining and glowing.

 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) will stand and we will, Allah Willing, see him,

But then, the chance of the innovators drinking from his hands will be dim,

Now’s the time, don’t just hope by wishful thinking that you will win,

On a day when will become apparent each and every sin.

 

So dear Muslim, please consider,

Whether your actions are in line with the Sunnah,

For we love the Rasool and insha’Allah will meet him sooner or later,

And we both know that none of us is to his way a hater or an objector.

 

Sall Allahu ’alyhi Wa Sallam…

 

So, dear Muslim, by Allah! The silent duff continues to beat,

“..Sall Allahu ‘alyhi wa Sallam..”, to the heart so refreshing and sweet,

Desiring the company of the Prophet, and of his Companions, for us to meet,

After the trials and tribulations of this world and its testing heat.

 

O Allah expand our good deeds even those as small as a grain’s wheat!

Allow us to eat from Paradise’s fruits, so sweet,

Give us, within the highest Paradise, next to the Prophet (peace be upon him) a seat,

In which there will be no pain, no hurt and no deceit.

 

Nothing will be incomplete or in a boring way repeat,

You’ll walk within its beautiful meadows and enlightened streets,

And there you’ll see the Prophet’s house… from you away now only a few feet,

Joy upon joy, treat upon treat!

 

Sall Allahu ’alyhi Wa Sallam…

 

So, today and every day, let’s send our salutations his way,

Especially on the blessed day of Friday,

So that it may reach him without delay,

Thus we’ll be saved from great dismay.

 

In this way we will gain rewards within each and every passing transient day,

And, Allah Willing, we’ll become more focused and saved from going astray,

Because we’ll be following the Prophet’s say,

And hence allowing his Sunnah to take us away,

From the devil’s deceit which has made so many sway,

From the Straight path and its way.

 

Sall Allahu ’alyhi Wa Sallam…

 

You never know…

This repetitive duff, which seems like something small,

May become a barrier, a wall,

Preventing you from hell and its destructive fall.

 

O Allah forgive us! For surely we must hear either Paradise's or Hell's call,

That’s why we must ask Allah to forgive us all,

And to follow the Prophet’s call,

Each and every one of us... all-in-all.

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