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Consolation

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By Irum Sarfaraz

For all the anguish
That I suffer
At the hands of this world

For all the pain
I bear
Of its people

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And for all the compromises
I ever make

Allah is
My only
Consolation

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Amad

    December 19, 2007 at 11:35 PM

    short and powerful mashallah.

  2. Joyhamza

    December 19, 2007 at 11:42 PM

    nice masha’Allah

  3. inexplicabletimelessness

    December 19, 2007 at 11:50 PM

    mashallah

  4. AnonyMouse

    December 20, 2007 at 12:23 AM

    Beautiful! Masha’Allah…

  5. Moiez

    December 20, 2007 at 12:26 AM

    Makes you look forward to meeting your Lord even more Tabarakallah! Did you write this out yourself?

  6. anika

    December 20, 2007 at 1:12 AM

    Salaamu Alaykum,

    SubhanAllahu, a very good and powerful reminder, and just what I needed at this moment.

  7. Amad

    December 20, 2007 at 1:22 AM

    Yes, Moiez, since there is no reference, you have to assume the author’s original work. Otherwise, it is called plagiarism ;)

  8. Irum Sarfaraz

    December 20, 2007 at 11:11 AM

    JzkAllah for the kind remarks. Yes this is my own work. One from my collection titled, ‘An Unholy Godliness: Reflections on Man’.

  9. Moiez

    December 20, 2007 at 2:11 PM

    Of course I should have known, my mistake it is really beautiful. The works of a writer shows the personality of the writer. Great Stuff Tabarakallah!

  10. SaqibSaab

    December 21, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    JazakAllah khair Sr. Irum.

    Goes to show that people will undoubtedly wrong you and make you upset, and things in life will definitely be difficult, but at the end of the day no believer will be upset with Allah. It just can’t happen, and it doesn’t happen for the believer.

    And this is a sign of Eman.

  11. Moiez

    December 21, 2007 at 11:43 PM

    Looks like brother Saqib has a touchy place inside his heart too ;)

  12. Irum Sarfaraz

    December 22, 2007 at 12:05 PM

    Salam Br. Saqib
    You have intrepreted the poem differently and very well too. My thought for writing it was that no matter what we suffer, we need to constantly remember that Allah will make it up to us and will make up for any injustice. He will make our circumstances look and feel ‘right’ even if they seem ‘very wrong’ to the ones watching us. If we constantly remind ourselves of Allah’s supreme law we will become more thankful and less thankless than we often become.
    my 2 cents….

  13. Esra Tasneem A

    January 6, 2008 at 2:48 AM

    The beauty & power of poetry is that it can be interpreted in any way according to one’s angle of thinking , & still get to carry infinite meanings that can apply to one & all , for after all each one of us is unique in our individual thinking & in our understanding & in our expressings , all humble thanks to our Creator’s Endless Creativity .

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  15. Kadijatu

    June 29, 2008 at 3:43 AM

    short and sweet, but no means simple in meaning! mashAllah, such a strong concept behind these few lines that we as Muslims can really take and apply to our lives, inshAllah

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