Poem: You are One

Sunlight in the forest, sunlight on the trees

You Are One

The trees and shadows
are black and brown –
I’m afraid to turn around –
then I hear a sound
like a trumpet call,
ringing like the dawn,
orange and clean.
It’s the call of the One,
a perfect Quran,
revealed upon a man
and lights the world like a sun.
It shines on my skin
and warms my mind.
I stride through the trees
tall like a woodsman –
no fear now.
You call and I come,
O Allah, As-Salam,
You are the One.

Wael Abdelgawad
June 23, 2012

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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 262 articles by
6 Comments Post a Comment
  1. María says:

    Ma-sha-Allah.

    Peace be upon you.

  2. Reader says:

    As Salamu Alaikum,
    I used to read “chicken soup for the soul” and I always why I couldn’t find similar self-help and inspirational articles that are written by muslims. Well, I am new to this website, and I love it!
    Thank you Brother Wael for all your hard work. Allah blessed you with a talent and you use it to benefit and enlighten us. Jazaka Allah.
    May Allah reward you for all your good deeds
    Reader

  3. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful Wael, mashaAllah!

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