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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

29 Apr

Monday morning got out of bed
My wife came to me and she said
‘No water supply today
Here we cannot stay!’
Why does the day begin like this, pray!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

Managed somehow to get ready
At the breakfast table saw my kid with her teddy
Throwing food all over the place,
Creating a fuss, O what a disgrace!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

I was rushing to work
When I felt a jerk
Someone pushed me by mistake
And I almost fell
How I wanted to shout back and yell!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

Got to work, my colleague was already there
“I got a promotion” he declared
I was happy for him, yet wondering why
My work is not appreciated, O sigh!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

‘Twas lunchtime, my stomach started to groan,
Just remembered I left my lunchbox at home
No restaurants around, the canteen was shut
Had to make do with a few peanuts.

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

Left office, got into my car,
I drive down though home is not too far
Engine would not start, so I had to bring
The mechanic and go home walking
Oh how exhausting after a tiring day!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

Reached home, spent time with family,
We chatted and talked, just us three
Was having a good time, when relatives called,
My uncle had expired, towards sadness I was hauled!

Ch: Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

We come across such instances often in our lives
Face them with wisdom, that’s how a Muslim strives
Patience is at the first stroke of a calamity
If you lose out on the reward it’s a great pity

So … Be patient, O Muslim
Allah’s help is near
This life is a test, where you persevere
Don’t sweat and fret
Leave up to Allah the rest
Say Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 29, 2010 in -Inspiring Poems

 

3 responses to “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

  1. ketki

    April 30, 2010 at 4:36 am

    what is the meaning of Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon.will u please let me know.

     
    • truth100

      April 30, 2010 at 6:27 am

      Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon means “Truly, to Allah we belong and truly to Him we shall return”. It is said when a calamity strikes, upon hearing sad news, etc.

       
  2. nafeesa.mistry

    May 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Salaams,

    Jazakallahu khairan for reminding us the meaning of Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon.

    Salaams.

     

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