Poem: Going to Meet Allah

Rainbow over a beach rock

Going to Meet Allah

Where are we going today?
Why are we going this way?

What lies around the bend?
Where does this road end?

What is the sum of strife?
What is the measure of life?

How can we get free
from chains we can and cannot see?

We’re going to meet Allah.

Fear is a hurricane;
Imaan is a summer rain.

Hatred is a gnawing cancer;
mercy is the only answer.

Peace on me and peace on you;
trust Allah and we’ll get through.

Love Allah with all your power;
get ready for the final Hour.

We’re going to meet Allah, going to meet Allah,
going to meet Allah, going to meet Allah.

– Wael Abdelgawad, 2008

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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
7 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wael says:

    Originally written as a song, and I sometimes sing it to my daughter while driving. But I think it works as a poem as well.

  2. María says:

    As salamu alaikum,

    Me gusta, ….. Gracias.


  3. wael says:

    You’re welcome! You should join my Facebook page as well.

  4. SisterZ says:

    ‘Hatred is a gnawing cancer;
    mercy is the only answer.’

    That is so true Wael. Its the only healthy way forward, the only way that will bring one closer to Allah. Showing mercy means one has forgiven, has let go of negative emotions – like blaming others, blaming self, anger, hatred, revenge. It means one has accepted that everything happens for a reason, that Allah is the Greatest Planner and we will all go to Him.

  5. wael says:

    You’re right. In fact that line used to be:

    Anger is a gnawing cancer;
    mercy is the only answer.

    Later I changed “anger” to “hatred.” Both are valid, I think.

  6. María says:

    I try but I don´t follow it, … I got in internet just one year ago with the blogs, and still adapting myself to this wide world.

  7. GeNdArMeRiE1020 says:

    great one, WaeL.
    keep it up >>>
    i mostly like the poems that end with the SaMe PrOnOunCiAtIoN>>> 🙂
    It mAKeS THe rECiTaTiOn eAsiER >>
    am tryin ma best 2 learn Ur PoEmS by HeArt

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