Monday, November 25, 2013

The Prophet of Islam

The crown of creation set with richest gems 
Diamonds and rubies in value beyond ken 
Unequaled in brilliance, unique of kind 
Are thou, O great Prophet! to all mankind. 
Truthful by nature and of most saintly men, 
All called thee the Trusty, the Al-Ameen, 
Most loving to children, courteous to all, 
To animals, tender, alike to great and small, 
Never on earth a nobler soul has trod, 
Never had another showed a truer way to God. 
O sweetest flower that ever on earth did bloom, 
Matchless alike in divine beauty and perfume, 
O whitest lily that human eyes have seen, 
O loveliest rose that in the world had been. 
All nature join in homage, all men adore 
Thee who brought light to a dark some world, 
Thee whose teachings are as a necklace of pearls 
Which when worn does radiant beauty impart, 
Adding luster to body, soul and to heart. 
Ya Rasool-Allah! our dearest friend and guide, 
May God's eternal blessings with thee abide. 
From the Arabian deserts thou surrounded thy call 
To the worship of God, the Lord of all: 
From the Arabian deserts thou taught mankind 
Now the truest knowledge of God to find. 
Thy words flew as lightening the whole world around 
Of Truth and Light they did fully abound, 
And nations, acknowledging the power of their sway, 
Did find and follow the most truthful way. 
In the wake of thy words true piety did spring, 
And great knowledge and virtues did truly bring. 
Never on earth a better soul was born, 
Never the world did a purer soul adorn. 
Man was fast sinking in idolatry and sin 
When thy great mission did first begin. 
Then in place of darkness thou Light did give, 
And taught mankind the noblest way to live; 
And reformed the world as never before, 
And unique blessings on it did bestow. 
Praise be to Allah for this favor divine 
In sending thee the wicked world to refine, 
Search the world though we may find from pole to pole 
While the great ocean of time does onward roll, 
A more perfect Prophet never can we find 
Than thee who, thank God, gave Islam to mankind 
O Rasool-Allah! my homage I make to thee, 
O Nabi-Allah! my love I tender thee, 
My life, my all, for thee I gladly give, 
Thy divine messages shall with me forever live 
My love for thee no bounds does know, 
In my heart thy memory shall ever glow 
May Allah shower His choicest blessings on thee 
May Allah grant thee peace for all eternity.
(Ameen)   

-Anonymous poet

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