Six Years On…

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Three supplications are accepted, there is no doubt in them (about them being accepted): The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of his father against his son.”

(Jami`at-Tirmidhi, Book 27, Hadith 11)

Six years on, how quickly time has gone.

Six years on, the knight that once shone,

Is resting in his grave, with the help of no one.

He is covered from head to toe in dust, every single bone,

We can no longer hear his voice, nor listen to his tone.

We are deprived of his beautiful countenance[IS1] , the crispy smile was always known,

A smile which could melt a heart, even if it was made out of stone.

You spread your warmth everywhere, your seeds of graciousness were planted like an acorn,

Today, we see those fruits and high they have grown.

Allah protected you yesterday and will protect you today from even the prick of a thorn,

Because you left this world with a clean heart, not owing a debt and not owing a loan.

Let this rhyme be a reminder, for each and every one of us that we too have a time,

Death hovers over all of us, just like a drone.

Death falls suddenly and takes your soul as fast as a cyclone,

Death doesn’t announce on a speaker system, nor uses a microphone.

Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (one who is in dire need of Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and pleasure)

By Ismail ibn Nazir Satia

I'm for the truth no matter who tells it. I'm for justice no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost and for whoever benefits humanity...

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