Knowledge & Wisdom

English - Islamic Poems

Muhammad (ﷺ)  by anonymous

​What a year was 570 AD

A person was born, a prophet to be

Muhammed (ﷺ ) that was his name

People were misguided and that’s when he came

He would go on to leave all the idols behind

He is an example to the whole of mankind

Rabbi al Awwal, in it was a day

He came to this world to show us the way

He was born in Mecca , the holiest place

A life full of challenges he was to face

Abdullah, his father, had by then passed away

Leaving Amina, his mother, in her arms he lay

Haalima Sadia took over his care

Until he was six, our prophet was there

His mother then died, he was left all alone

Abdul Muttalib, his grand-dad then made him his own

When our prophet was nine, his grandfather died

Abu Talib, his uncle, became his new guide

In his 20′s,a merchant Muhammed (ﷺ ) became by trade

Al-Amin, (the trustworthy) became his grade

Khadija (RadhiAllahu Anha) aged 40, became his bride

He was 25, with her by his side

To the poor, she gave away all her wealth

A dedicated wife in sickness and health

360 idols in the Kaaba, there were at that time

Our prophet realised that this was a crime

He would go to mount Hira, leaving behind his wife

Reflecting and wondering about the meaning of life

Whilst thinking there in the midst of the night

He heard a loud voice which filled him with fright

It was the angel Jibrail who asked him to read

Our prophet couldn’t and didn’t take heed

The angel embraced him and then asked him later

Read, Read in the name of the Creator

Who created man from a drop of blood

Our prophet was shocked, but his wife understood

Our prophet rushed to the path straight ahead

He heard a voice from the heavens which said

Muhammed(ﷺ ) truly you are the messenger of God

Muhammed (ﷺ ) was scared and thought this quite odd

‘Praise be to God’ his wife said instead

”I know you’ve been chosen as God’s messenger’ she said

And thus Khadija (RadhiAllahu Anha) became the first woman of Islam

And over the next 23 years came the revelation, the Quran

He preached to all people, every creed, every race

Yet so many hardships he had to face

There were fears for his life, then the hijrah took place

He entered Medina, by the Almighty’s grace

He was greeted by the Ansaris who were not like the others

they treated the muhajirs like their very own brothers

Then came the battles, fought face to face

Then the conquest of Mecca, Muhammed (ﷺ )’s birthplace

An Nasr was revealed, it’s message was clear

Muhammed (ﷺ ) knew that his time was near

Everyone gathered to hear his last speech

little did they know how far Allah’s message would reach

Muhammed (ﷺ ) gave us the miracle, the Quran

And now a 1/4 of the world follow Islam

He is our role-model, the best of mankind

And has left the Quran and his Sunnah behind

Read the Quran as much as you can

The words of Allah for the guidance of man

And follow our prophet’s sunnah, when eating and dressing

And send him salutations and many a blessing

He came to mankind to show us the way

And Insha-Allah, we’ll meet him, we’ll meet him one day

The Miracle, The Quran by anonymous

​So brothers and sisters, to increase your iman

Read the miracle, read the Quran

The word Quran means ‘to recite’

It will give you guidance, it’s a source of light

Read the book from the Lord of the worlds

Over 6,000 verses and 77,000 words

Read with respect, no disturbance, no laughters

from Al Fatiha to An naas, all 114 chapters

And in it 14 times, you need to prostrate

And say Allah hu Akbar, meaning Allah is great

In this book, 25 prophets are mentioned by name

They were the best of people, their message the same

This miracle was revealed over a 23 year span

Sent from Allah, to an angel and then to a man

That man was Muhammed (ﷺ), the best of creation

And we are proud to be part of his nation

He gave us a message and that is Islam

So read this miracle, read the Quran

Adam and Eve by anonymous

​This is the story of Adam and Eve

for all of you people, read and believe

at first the whole world contained just the jinn

then they began indulging in sin

the angels were sent to drive them away

then Adam (Alaihissalam) was created from a type of clay

from his left rib came Eve(RadhiAllahu Anha), his beautiful wife

they lived in paradise, enjoying their life

the angels bowed to Adam (Alaihissalam) on Allah's command

except iblis (the devil), he was eternally dammed

time went past and they spotted a tree

iblis told them it was immortality's key

the devil thought himself superior and clever

and asked the two if they fancied living forever

all they had to do was to eat from a tree

but Allah forbade that very same tree

the devil got the best of the two

Allah was angry and out of heaven they flew

they had to leave heaven for only this deed

the devil was cursed, he deserved it indeed

Adam (Alaihissalam) and Eve (RadhiAllahu Anha) to the earth they fell

they had angered the Almighty and hadn't done well

they realised the devil had led them astray

and on earth they repented and continued to pray

their repentence was accepted, from their mistake they learned

now to re-enter heaven, this had to be earned

iblis rejoiced,' I have fulfilled my aim'

I'll mislead all your offspring, I'll treat them the same

i will continue to mislead them until it's too late

a hundred lusts inside them I'll create

so brothers and sisters, don't let him succeed

he will lead us to hell, an evil place indeed

think about death, we haven't got long

our aim is to prove that the devil is wrong

realise our purpose, don't stray, don't get bored

we were created only to worship our Lord

live as a muslim, twenty four seven

And then we'll meet (insha Allah), in the very same heaven.

What is the purpose of our life? by anonymous

​What is the purpose of our life?

Health, wealth, a beautiful wife?

Don’t deny, we all will die

You’ll breathe your last, your life will have past

Don’t pretend that death is the end

You will taste death, death never waited

Look around you, everything’s created

It has a creator, it has a meaning

A mother gives birth and then comes it’s weaning

The sun rises and gives us light

It sets, then falls, the blanket of night

The plants all grow, when falls the rain

They give fruits to man, and they too will wane

Why does man think , he will get away?

Spending life aimlessly, as if he’s here to stay

A fixed time is appointed, everything will perish

Everything you hate, everything you relish

Except the Almighty Allah, He will remain

And then will come judgement, all on one plain

Allah will say, I gave you life

I gave you health, wealth and a wife

What did you do with your time?

What did you do in your prime?

Did you spread my message, did you spread islam?

Why not? Did you not read the Quran?

My friends, we muslims, we are so blessed

Allah gave us islam to supercede all the rest

My non-muslim friends, the Quran must be read

Read before it’s too late and you’re dead

You owe it to yourselves, it will make you cry

You’ll know these words are from the Lord most High

Instructing mankind to the purpose of life

And the reward my friends is everlasting life

Our purpose is to worship our Lord most High

The reward is paradise where no one will die

You’ll have anything you want, all the best dishes

And Almighty Allah will grant all of your wishes

This life my friends is just like a cage

We should live by His orders, to be safe from his rage

You will understand when you read the holy Quran

You’ll know the religion of truth is islam

Protect yourself and your families from hell

Embrace islam and all will be well

For the deeds of this life, you’ll pay the price

In the depths of hell or in paradise

Do you really know this man? by anonymous

​Muhammed (ﷺ ), to mankind is dear

but have you ever thought, how did he appear?

his height was above average, he had a sturdy build

to protect him, his companions would even have killed

his hair was, at times shoulder length and strong

his eyes were black, his eyelashes long

his complexion was rosey, not white and not brown

he met with a smile, never a frown

his beard was thick, his bones were wide

he was the most truthful, he never lied.

a thin line of hair over his neck and chest

when sat at a gathering, he outshone all the rest

his face was so radiant

even his sweat was fragrant

his gait was firm and he walked quite fast

only the energetic could keep up and last

he would speak so calmly, no signs of violence

he would often sit, in total silence

he would explain to people about our deen

he had few clothes, but they were spotlessly clean

he explained that muslims were united as brothers

and therefore to overlook the faults of others

to perfect ourselves in the path of islam

to seek knowledge to strengthen our imaan

muhammed (ﷺ ) is the best of creation

and from his example, we should gain inspiration

his friend Abu Bakr (RadhiAllahu Anhu) once said

two lines about him, here's how it read

'as there is no darkness in the moonlit night

so is mustafa (ﷺ ), the well-wisher bright'

Easy Zikr by anonymous

Let me teach you all, a simple dua

when leaving the bathroom, say Ghuffranaka (1)

when entering the bathroom, don't think twice

say Allahumaaini auzubika minal khubsi wal khabaais (2)

before eating and drinking say bismillah (3)

and end it with praise, al hamdullilah (4)

when sneezing, again say al hamdullilah

and on hearing this, yar hamoo kallah (5)

on remembering a bad deed, be it near or far

sincerely repent, say Asthagfirullah (6)

just before you sleep, don't count a star

say Allahuma bismika amootu wa ahya (7)

three words light to the mouth, heavy in reward

subhan Allah (8), Al hamdullila, Allah ho Akbar (9)

remember your Lord!

1 - I seek forgiveness from Allah

​(on exiting the bathroom with your right foot)

2 - Oh Allah I seek refuge with you from the male and female jinns

(on entering the bathroom with your left foot)

3 - In the name of Allah

4 - Praise be to Allah

5 - May Allah's mercy be upon you

6 - I seek forgiveness from Allah

7 - Oh Allah, in your name we die and we live

8 - Glory to Allah

9 - Allah is great

Life After Death by anonymous

You only live once so sit back and enjoy

No time for sorrows so fill it up with joy

This way of thinking is totally wrong

Our total existence is forever long

Life is for eternity its stages are four

The first is in the womb, but hold on there’s more

The second is from birth until the moment we die

The third takes place in the place where we lie

Barzakh is it’s name until judgement day

The fourth is eternity and in paradise we pray!

The soul splits from the body at the time we die

Then with the angel of death, they both will fly

If the person is pious, the angel looks handsome

And the wicked will wish, that they could ransom

For the pious, the soul is taken on a piece of silk

Eventually, they’re in heaven with rivers of milk

The evil person’s soul is dragged out with pain

Then they know, their life was in vain

When Allah gives the order, the soul is returned

Either to a bed of paradise, or else to be burned

The soul is returned, while the family are grieving

And then he is questioned while his loved ones are leaving

At that time the person will be in such a state

He is asked three questions which determine his fate

He will be panicking, his heart full of fear

When he sees the angels, Munkar and Nakeer

He will be asked about his God, religion and what did he say

About the last prophet, no lying that day

He is Muhammed (ﷺ ), the best of creation

The pious will recognise him, from amongst his nation

After answering rightly they are saved from the ordeal

Of the torments of the grave, which to us seem unreal

Their grave is extended and in peace they stay

waiting eagerly until judgement day

A window of paradise is seen and they sleep in bliss

Whereas the unbelievers grave becomes hell’s abyss

Creatures are let loose on their fronts and back

Their graves close in until their ribs will crack

They are in constant agony until judgement day

Nothing will help, it will be too late to pray

They will know because of themselves, their future is wrecked

But they won’t have a clue what to further expect

For the believer , it passes like a good night’s sleep

His good deeds have been done, the rewards he shall keep

Judgement day will pass like the time for a prayer

At the speed of light he crosses the bridge, thin as a hair

And before he knows it, he is in paradise

Whereas the unbeliever, will be paying his price

This life is a journey, death isn’t the end

Real life goes on, so don’t just pretend

So prepare now, we’re not here to stay

Follow islam, the key is to pray

Brothers and sisters take this advice

You’ll be proud of yourself, when in paradise!

Paradise by anonymous

Whatever we do, we’ll pay the price

In the depths of hell or in paradise

For the believer, this life is just like a cage

For the unbeliever, it’s the ultimate stage

Little does he know about the awaiting reward

Which is full of luxuries, where no-one gets bored

You’ll enter the gate of paradise, if it’s in your fate

Your deeds and actions will determine by which gate

No worldly things will you ever miss

On entering the gate, you’ll be surrounded by bliss

Four rivers will be granted by the Divine

containing water and milk, honey and wine

People will live in mansions built high

Where they’ll live forever, no-one will die

It’s bricks will be made of silver and gold

The climate will be perfect, not hot and not cold

A hundred years it will take to circle a tree

Surrounded by loved ones for all eternity

There will be no calls of nature, no-one will sleep

There will be no worries, no one will weep

When people sweat, it will smell of musk

Allah will be praised from dawn till dusk

Everyone will be aged 30 or 33

And they’ll stay at that age for eternity

The inhabitants will be wearing a beautiful green gown

Sitting on thrones, wearing a crown

People will be happy, there’ll be no remorse

To visit others, they’ll have a flying horse

Men will have 2 houris as their wives

Who will remain with them for the rest of their lives

When walking along there’ll be many meetings

With prophets and angels, exchanging greetings

Such is the ecstasy that will then prevail

When Allah removes His veil

There will be no kings, there will be no peasants

And everyone will see the Divine Allah’s presence

There are 100 levels to paradise and we should pray

That Al Firdaus, the highest will be where we stay

Allah has showered us with His grace

And we have to be worthy to show our face

Whatever we do ,we’ll pay the price

In the depths of hell or in paradise

The Torments of Hell by anonymous

If only you knew the torments of hell

It is the worst of places where anyone could dwell

It is in existence even as we speak

And for its inhabitants the outlook is bleak

On the day of rising, hell will be in view

A terrible sight, if only you knew

It will be brought forward by 70,000 reigns

And 70,000 angels will be on each of those chains

After burning for a thousand years , it’s flames turned white

A thousand more years, now it’s as black as the night

You think the flames are bearable, you’re totally wrong

The flames are of hell are seventy times as strong

In a flash it will disintegrate all of your bones

The hellfire will be fuelled by man and stones

The thickness of your skin will greatly increase

Causing your threshold for pain to greatly decrease

The people in hell are there to stay

They will melt to nothing, 70,000 times in a day

70 years it will take, for a stone that is thrown

to hit the bottom of hell and it won’t be alone

the food of hell resembles a devil’s head

and to drink, boiling water and blood bright red

which cuts up the bowels, everything will fall out

the inhabitants of hell will scream and shout

some will be taken out by Almighty Allah’s command

but the polytheists will stay eternally damned

take up islam, the only way to succeed

and if you don’t, you’re unfortunate indeed

brothers and sisters, help determine your fate

once you see hellfire, it’ll be far too late

have been done, the rewards he shall keep

Judgement day will pass like the time for a prayer

At the speed of light he crosses the bridge, thin as a hair

And before he knows it, he is in paradise

Whereas the unbeliever, will be paying his price

This life is a journey, death isn’t the end

Real life goes on, so don’t just pretend

So prepare now, we’re not here to stay

Follow islam, the key is to pray

Brothers and sisters take this advice

You’ll be proud of yourself, when in paradise!

Women in Islam by anonymous

How do women fit into islam? What is their fate?

This has been the subject of many a debate

‘for the believing men and women, is a great reward’

this is from surah al azaab, the words of our Lord

it can be seen from reading the holy Quran

that a woman has some privilege over a man

praying is exempted during menstruation

here islam gives women consideration

a woman after marriage becomes a wife

for nine long months she carries new life

during childbirth she is exempted to fast

islam is against the burying of girls in the past

they can pray at the mosque or even at home

they may marry or divorce ,its their choice, their own

after marriage she can retain her old maiden name

and is rewarded for treating all her offspring the same

once they are married they should live pious lives

‘and the best men are those who are best to their wives’

islam shows equality my sisters and brothers

don’t forget paradise lies at the feet of your mothers

women in the UK had property rights from 1938

this right was given by islam, 14 centuries to date

in the UK , women could vote from 1918

this was stated 1400 years ago in islam our deen

women can work and lead a happily married life

but shouldn’t neglect her role as mother and wife

a woman for her child’s upbringing, deserves her credit

islam also gives a woman the right to inherit

a woman’s status in islam, we should never neglect

in islam they are favoured and deserve their respect

Salah by anonymous

Salah is a basic pillar of islam

It is mentioned again and again in the Quran

The importance of prayer is in several places

But in the mosque, do you see many faces?

Praying in the mosque gives 27 times the reward

Pray with the intention that you’re pleasing your Lord

When you walk to the mosque, just remember within

You gain a reward and you’re losing a sin

For every step towards your destination

This is a blessing from Allah to his creation

Make amends before you’re dead

‘say your prayers before your prayers are said’

while seeing elders pray at the mosque door

remember as a young person, your reward may be more

read salah punctually, read it with care

on judgement day, we will be asked about prayer

that’s the first question, so take this advice

salah is the key to paradise

spread this word to muslim sisters and brothers

salah will separate muslims from others

salah is a blessing which Allah gave

it will intercede and protect us in the grave

when it comes eventually, to the day of rising

the believers body washed by wudu will be shining

for the believers who are regular in offering salaat

it becomes a light of guidance on the siraat

the ayat-ul-kursi after fard, should be read

it will lead you to paradise (insha Allah) after you’re dead

Not reading salah will lead you to hell

surrounded by torments in a deep well

read your salah whilst still in your prime

and send peace and blessings (on the

prophet) in all your spare time

you’ll get ten rewards, the Lord (insha Allah) will accept your pleas

and you’ll be closer to Allah by ten more degrees

so embrace islam with all your heart

and remember the key is reading salaat

Sincere advice by anonymous

Let me give you some sincere advice

I'll keep it simple yet precise

You've sinned, shaitan says, 'that's it, you're doomed indeed'

Allah says no, follow it up with a good deed.

Learn the duas of our prophet (ﷺ) off the top of your head.

'fortress of a muslim' this book must be read.

Time for fajr, where's the family? wake them up!

Any outstanding fasts, come on, make them up!

Focus on jannah, get some clarity

Keep on giving, invest in charity

Our imaan is our greatest treasure

add good deeds to receive Allah's pleasure

Imaan without good deeds is a tree which is fruitless

good deeds without imaan is a tree which is rootless

We are all part of Almighty Allah's creation

This life is a means, not the destination

So many distractions out there, it's mind pollution

The key to paradise is prayer, the key to prayer is ablution

Do a good deed, then tell it to others

Show good character, we muslims are brothers

Don't run after duniya, become a high flier

aim for the next world, aim a lot higher.

Our bodies are from the earth. Its food is from dust

Our souls are from light , don't let it rust

Our souls' food is the quran, the final revelation

the words of our Creator, the best inspiration.

Beat the devil at his own game

Become a quran student, make this your aim.

Don't wait until you meet the soul taker

We want to be at ease when we meet our maker.

Become a better muslim, improve day by day

And don't forget, the key is to pray.

Pray five times a day, or more but no less

Allah doesn't want perfection, He just wants progress.

The ummah needs to unite and work together

And aim for jannah where we'll all live forever.

Glorious Prophet

Original Tamil Lyrics – Vendhar Nabigal Vasikkum Veetil

LYRICS - AalimPoet S.Hussain Mohammad Haqqiyul Qadhiriyul Manbayee

Translation – A. Jamal Mohammed Haqqiyul Qadhiri​​

Light doesn’t need in the blessed house of Noble prophet!

​Darkness would never come at the place of Glorious prophet!

Gentle breeze does not pass in the way of Blazing prophet!

Gold gems would never shine in front of Glowing prophet!

Perfumes too won't smell in the presence of Fragrant prophet!

Honey too not sweeter but the kind words of Merciful prophet!

Books weren’t deserved but golden words of Universal prophet!

No shelter is required if one walks with the Ultimate prophet!

No Music be loved if one listens the voice of Virtuous prophet!

No child would seek her mother after loving Beloved prophet!

No palace had the glory but the simple hut of King prophet!

Nothing takes pride but the perfect living of Exemplary prophet!

No pen is blessed enough to touch the hands of Supreme prophet!

No book is fortune enough to see the eyes of Unlettered prophet!

Rain doesn’t come while gift bestowed by Gracious prophet!

Sky won’t turn red by exalting the fame of Magnanimous prophet!

Meals too haven’t seen the fullest stomach of Holy prophet!

Money is not even worth to be in the hands of Marvelous prophet!