Yes, it’s truly difficult

Keeping your Nafs in bounds,

To discipline your desires

In a world where fitnah surrounds.

 

Yes, that loss of a loved one

Or a heartbreak or misfortune,

Where you just accepted the Decree

Saying, Inna lillaahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon. 

 

Yes, you stood in front of the mirror

Pleading yourself to stay calm,

When anger took over you

And someone you were about to harm.

 

Yes, it always happens with you

Your plans fail, everything goes wrong,

And you look above at HIM

Asking for patience and to stay strong.

 

Yes, you love that music and those lyrics

Which seem to soothe your mind,

And of a better remedy you are aware but to resist this, difficult you find.

 

Yes, when all these appear too good

It seems very hard to sacrifice,

But what is a greater loss than

Not having Allah by your side.

 

Ya Saabiroon, for you there is the reward,

Don’t lose it for this temporary place,

Bear a little, ‘O’ you who are patient,

Bear a little more, just a little more remains.’

 

Vocabulary :

  • Nafs- self
  • Fitnah- corruption
  • Inna lillaahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon- Verily we are for Allah, and verily to Him shall we return.
  • Ya Sabiroon- O’ those who are patient

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