Poem: A Prayer for Today

Shaykh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Shaykh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

Today I say no prayers for myself.
As for my enemies, I wish them well
in the truest sense – well hearts
and minds, and a well of light.
Today, on this day of spring sunshine
and headlines full of death
– ISIS leaving heads on the roadside
and young Muslim leaders
gunned down in the USA –
it’s for the Ummah that I pray.
I pray for the Muslim people
to rediscover the merciful heart
of their deen; and to find their power,
science, architecture, art,
and the quiet joy of ‘ibadah
and Allah’s love.
Let them step into the century
free from tyranny, standing tall
with Islam as hope and call.
Let them drink from the bubbling spring
of the Quran.
Let them breathe.
Let them free themselves
and transform the world.

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including Zawaj.com and IslamicAnswers.com, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project, IslamicSunrays.com, is very dear to his heart, as it has allowed him to express ideas that have growing inside him for many years. Wael is divorced and has one lovely young daughter. He practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and blogs about these issues at AbolishTorture.com. He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , Read 266 articles by
5 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Renee says:

    I come to your website sometimes so tired and feeling so alone and I read your words, especially your poetry and the beauty and love and encouragement I find makes me weep. Thank you.

  2. Wael says:

    Thank you Renee. You inspired me to put up another poem that I wrote recently:

    http://islamicsunrays.com/poem-build-a-dream/

  3. Talha waheed says:

    Masha allah i am very hounered to write to you after enchanting ur poem thanks for all this it inspires me alot thanks

  4. Farheen says:

    Masha Allah… an amazing site.
    May Allah bless you and everyone who takes part in it to spread the true light of Islam.
    I love poetry and these poems I came across here are amazing. Barakallahu feek up.

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