The Islamic Garden
The Islamic Way
By Omm Khalid Samir, a dear sister in Islam
In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
morning my ears hear the adhan before prayer.
With my hands I perform wudhu' and I do it with care.
the masjid I walk briskly upon both of my feet
Giving salaams to all Muslims I meet.
making sujud, I get down on my knees.
When the prayer is complete, I hope Allah is pleased.
performing du'aa, I raise my arms to the sky,
Never once doubting, nor questioning Why?
leaving the masjid, my eyes see the sun.
And the world that surrounds me - a new day's begun.
love in my heart, I teach my children their Deen,
To obey Allah's laws, to be pure, to be clean.
nighttime has come, I remind them to say,
The three blessed surahs I taught them that day.
lips utter surahs - Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, An-Nas.
They blow in their palms, over their bodies they're passed.
bodies and faces they then turn to the right.
Their souls they've submitted to Allah that night.
bodies direct us throughout every day.
To follow the straight path - The Islamic Way.
Yanbu Al-Sinaiyahm *
* December, 1997 *