An SMS from Madinah Sharif


An SMS from Madinah Sharif

Sweet Madina, Sweet Madina…

Very, very sweet.

On the way to Musjid-e-Nabawi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), on our feet,

Thousands of Muslims to greet and meet.

At the Raudha Mubarak,

Durud and Salam to read,

At Iftar, Zam Zam to drink and dates to eat.

Allah Ta'ala and Rasul's (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) advice, we should heed:

Take care of the widows, orphans and those in need;

The poor and hungry, we must feed,

Purify the hearts from jealousy, malice, pride and greed,

To Allah, we must plead…

that from Hellfire, we are freed.

Now take your time and read,

Longest SMS from me you have ever received;

Do a good deed

 Forward to Allah Ta'ala with speed –

 A dua for this servant of His, in need,

Kaash Madina ab watan hota.

Yaha jeeta, yaha marta

Yaha goro kafan hota.*

With Salams, love and duas

Your father,
Yunus Patel

* How I wish Madina Sharif was my place of residence,
that I live here, die here, and my Kafan and burial take place here.