Monday, July 18, 2011

On the struggle of life…

On the struggle of life…
By: Yasmin Mogahed

I thought of you today
I thought of you and remembered those words you told me
In the most perfect way
You calmed my beating heart
And eased my breath
You told me those words and I carry them still
They lift me, fill me, undo the wear
Because more than pain, I am worn
I feel like I’ve lived this story for a thousand years
And I’m ready now to sleep
I’m ready to let go
I’m ready for the story to end now
I’m ready to feel your peace
And the sound of your voice
Telling me I’m done, I’ve won, I’m there
But I know I know this place
I’ve been here before
I’m going to sleep now
I’m going to sleep
Please don’t ask
Please don’t ask
Just let me sleep
Just let me sleep with your words upon my tongue:
‘Oh mankind, indeed you are ever toiling towards your lord, painfully toiling…
But you shall meet Him’ (84:6)


  1. mA so beautiful... isA we will meet Him, and isA it will be a happy meeting :) Reminds of the du'aa in Surah Ale-Imran: "Our Lord! Verily, it is You Who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt. Verily, Allah never breaks His Promise." Love you :)

  2. Asalaamu alaykum

    The Prophet (saw) said that Allah said "If my slave loves meeting me, I too love meeting him. If he dislikes to meet me I too dislike to meet him.

    Ever so we are toiling towards our Lord some of us mindful and some heedless.