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by Muhammad A. Al Mahdi

Thursday, January 12, 2006
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What a fate is it

That parted sun and moon

O woman of beautiful eyes

What a fate has determined

The graceful gazelle

To be a lion's prey

And the beloved to be

The death-bringing arrow

Stuck in the lover's heart

What a fate

Tell me,

O plaited black hair:

Could you bear to see

Of all mortal beauty

Extinguished the two moons

That rose underneath

The arch of

Hussain's brows?

Tell me, o lips of ruby:

Should love bring


But anguish and pain?

Was it the same fate

That gave Uhud and Badr

And could yet

Bear to see


O cruel hijab that prevents me from seeing

My loves one's beauty spot

And denies us to share

This night's dazzling fire

Why do you rouse desire

And modesty

At the same time?

What a fate ya Humaira

Could allow death to part you

At the peak of perfection

With your heart's treasure casket?



Why hast thou made

The dervish and his trance

Two different things?

Why didst thou separate

In this world of obsessions

A husband and his wife

A father and his child

And a people

From the motherland's earth?

In this world

Where lover and beloved

Were allowed to appear

As two different beings

And different, again

From love?

How could Ali,

The radiant markaba of my forehead

And 'Aysha, my eye's piercing star

In the battle over my heart

Face one another as opponents


Could then, o fate

My soul and heart

Be one another's foe?


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Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 1/12/2006
Beautiful write, Muhammad. I know a hijab is, but could you please educate us as to who Uhud and Badr are; Humaira; markaba; falak?

God bless,

Reviewed by J M 1/12/2006
Often I feel the heart and soul are foe.
This is remarkable insight. Ty for posting.
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