Arafat

Here I am, O Lord, in answer to Thee.
Here I am, O Lord, placing none beside Thee.
In truth, all praise, blessing, and dominion are Thine.
Nothing can rival Thee.

This is the place of petition:
As every nation was sent a caller among them
Every nation has sent a caller to Thee.
This day is one of petition
And intercession for all creation
That we may stand before Thee now
Bedraggled and weary
And call upon Thee
And remember what hangs above Thy Throne.

O my Lord, I have been wronged most foully
By my own self with none to blame besides
For all I committed of heedless folly
And for what insincerity resides
In the veiled heart of this most worthless slave.
O who am I, O Lord? Who but the worst
Of any of those destined for the grave.
O Lord! Save me! Or I am of the cursed.
Forgive creation and I who am its least.
O forgive those chosen for misguidance
Among us and those already deceased,
And guide those who remain with forbearance.
And to euphoric ends in Divine Grace, guide us upon the Path
To rest below that banner writ: MY MERCY OVERCOMES MY WRATH.

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4 comments on “Arafat

  1. As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakhatu,

    Sidi, it is great to read your poetry online. I should have followed my brother Irving over here much sooner. Insha’llah I’ll make it down there before too long.

    wa salam

    Motamid: Wa ‘aleykum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! Jazakum Lah khairn, I hope to see you next Friday: Our first session saw a group of seven, and I am hoping for more to join us as people share their experiances to others, inshaALLAH.

  2. darvish says:

    Alhamdulillah! This is a truly marvelous poem/prayer, powerful and straight from the heart. I have read it twice and it is still haunting my thoughts.

    Bravo, Dear Brother :)

    Ya Haqq!

  3. darvish says:

    Brother, may I repost this poem for the Darvish blog with a link back to you?

    Motamid: Of course, Sidi.

  4. Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I will just bookmark this web site.

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