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    This is beautiful masha'Allah. I heard her recite it today; it made me teary.

    By Mona Haydar

    Lovers are veiled from the beauty of a full moon
    until they have their belovedís face and form to compare it to.
    It comes to be that there is nothing more magical
    nothing more Majestic
    than the voice of the beloved
    calling their name.

    And when they sleep
    they see him,
    and by day they pray
    he will visit them by night
    to bless them with his presence-
    with beautiful dreams of his radiant face
    and his regal countenance-
    and so their lives become devoted
    to that which pleases him,
    so that they may deserve his companionship in a later life,
    because in this life
    they came too late to be enchanted by his physical light.

    Cycles of the moon separate them and yet they yearn for him.

    The moon burns and blazes brightly like the belovedís legacy.
    His path, rightly guided with the brilliance of the moon-
    like the brilliance of his blessed face
    a shining light, gently guiding towards freedom.

    Only upon true tawhid is there a chance.
    The contingency of this tawhid is that of belief in beloved:
    First stemming from a respectful reverence
    into a full blown deeply seated love affair,
    where the shape of his generously granted smile is memorized
    and mesmerized
    is all there is.

    He is all this world could ever dream to be
    and so he came to be
    and was
    and made way for us.

    Made it clear that the path to tawhid
    is only through he, the beloved.
    Man who consumes waking thoughts
    and the dream world too.

    Like the moon
    he testified to truth.
    Found and gifted annihilation
    in complete submission.

    Like the way he lived
    when king was a title within his reach-
    instead he reached for hearts,
    with his touch so real and deep
    he reached into centuries and destinies
    and is a hearts to keep.

    His legacy burns in hearts,
    passionately blazes and lights the way
    for those desiring the path.
    He shines brighter than the moon,
    the moon, which rises and falls
    in memory of lighting his noble face.

    He had:
    wheat colored skin
    because he was wholesome.
    Solid and secure,
    he was fashioned to become
    the elegance
    that blessed man with etiquette.

    A body that shined like silver,
    broad and beautifully built.

    A toothy pearly brilliant white smile
    that his noble face was rarely seen without.

    Fully fleshed fingers and feet
    and eyes
    black like night.

    Jabir (r) said: ďI once saw RasululLah on the night of a full moon. At
    times I looked at the full moon and at times at RasululLah, I came to find that RasululLah was more beautiful and radiant than the full moon.Ē

    Split the moon in two-
    and was more beautiful
    than two moons could ever be.

    So you see,
    lovers are veiled from the beauty of a glorious moon
    until they have Muhammadís face to compare it to.

    May we be from his blessed lovers.
    Peace salutations and blessings be upon him
    Ibn Taymiyya (r) said: The Way of those Shuyukh of Tasawwuff is to call people to Allah's Divine Presence and obedience to the Prophet (Majma'a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya, Dar ar-Rahmat, Cairo. Vol 11. Pg 497)
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    Allahuma Ammeeeen thumman ammmeeeennn!!!!!

    Mashallah, simply incredible. I cried from the first stanza to the last ....
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    Was debating with myself as to whether or not to comment at all but I feel I must.

    I think you need to inform the sister that there are multiple connotations in her poetry and that it can be grossly misinterpreted, one must be truly very wary in writing poetry and prose with regards to our deen and the Prophet s.a.w it can not be done with the flippancy we would do for any other subject matter. I recommend you delete it and let her know bro. I appreciate the emotion but there are some serious issues with the way it is expressed...

    Sorry do not mean to be offensive, merely advising.
    The woman came out of a manís ribs.Not from his feet to be walked on not from his head to be superior,but frm his side to be equal,under the arm to be protected,and next to the heart to be loved
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVM View Post
    Was debating with myself as to whether or not to comment at all but I feel I must.

    I think you need to inform the sister that there are multiple connotations in her poetry and that it can be grossly misinterpreted, one must be truly very wary in writing poetry and prose with regards to our deen and the Prophet s.a.w it can not be done with the flippancy we would do for any other subject matter. I recommend you delete it and let her know bro. I appreciate the emotion but there are some serious issues with the way it is expressed...

    Sorry do not mean to be offensive, merely advising.
    JazakAllah khayr. As mentioned I found it to be beautiful; in so many ways it is amazing masha'Allah. I personally see nothing wrong with it.

    One should be mindful of placing doubt on the legitimacy of something, simply because they don't understand it themselves. This is where clarification, not suspicion nor assumptions should be made. (not aimed at you personally)

    If a person doesn't understand something or wants clarification on what something means PM me and I'll forward it on for her to comment accordingly.
    Ibn Taymiyya (r) said: The Way of those Shuyukh of Tasawwuff is to call people to Allah's Divine Presence and obedience to the Prophet (Majma'a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya, Dar ar-Rahmat, Cairo. Vol 11. Pg 497)
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    The point is poetry is open to interpretation, i am making you aware of a different interpretation, i chose to do so via a post as opposed to PM as a reminder to myself and others that this is the case.

    It is not due to limited understanding or need for clarification, I write, read and use to study poetry extensively I fully understood that this was not intended to be interpreted in any other way but to express love for the Prophet p.b.u.h but it can have multiple meanings, the onus is not on me to pretend they do not exist.
    The woman came out of a manís ribs.Not from his feet to be walked on not from his head to be superior,but frm his side to be equal,under the arm to be protected,and next to the heart to be loved
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVM View Post
    The point is poetry is open to interpretation, i am making you aware of a different interpretation, i chose to do so via a post as opposed to PM as a reminder to myself and others that this is the case.
    Okay well if a person misinterprets something, it doesn't necessarily mean that the poetry is at fault, rather it may be one's misunderstanding, hence why clarification should be sought if a person has question marks.

    Quote Originally Posted by CVM View Post
    It is not due to limited understanding or need for clarification, I write, read and use to study poetry extensively I fully understood that this was not intended to be interpreted in any other way but to express love for the Prophet p.b.u.h but it can have multiple meanings, the onus is not on me to pretend they do not exist.
    If you understood it the way its meant to be understood then its all good then
    Ibn Taymiyya (r) said: The Way of those Shuyukh of Tasawwuff is to call people to Allah's Divine Presence and obedience to the Prophet (Majma'a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya, Dar ar-Rahmat, Cairo. Vol 11. Pg 497)
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