A Poem for YOU! By: Fareeda Amathullah

A Poem for YOU!

This is a poem dedicated to all my single Muslim brothers and sisters who reject following their desires and falling into haraam but are instead keeping halal until they get married. Because everyone needs a little encouragement sometimes! smile.gif

First, some words of advice from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala ) and His Messenger (Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam):

“And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allah enriches them of His bounty.” (24.33)

“Whoever seeks chastity Allah will make him chaste, and whoever seeks help from none but Allah, He will help him, and whoever is patient He will make it easy for him, and no one has ever been given anything better than patience.” (Bukhari)

Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood said, “We were with the Prophet while we were young and had no wealth whatsoever. So Allah’s Messenger said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.” (Bukhari)

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It’s really hard being a single Muslim!! Am I right? We are constantly bombarded with either reminders of marriage or the many haraam alternatives. It seems like EVERYONE is getting married but us! So as we attend countless weddings throughout the year, for whatever reason we are not able to marry (most of the time this choice is made for us). However we do NOT choose the haraam paths because we fear Allah Azza wa Jal and know that He is All-Aware, All-Knowing, All-Seer and All-Hearer. SubhanAllah! And we know that the haraam we engage in we will see again on Qiyamah in a record and we will have to answer for it!! We know on that day our eyes, ears, legs and bodies will be a witness against us! sad.gif

We know a few hours or days of fulfilling desires is NOT worth confinement in the hellfire.

“…Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily! It’s torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment. Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to dwell.” (25:65-66)

Ameen

So my single Muslim brothers and sisters please STAY STRONG. Please always keep halal and do NOT listen to those people who call you to immorality.

Always keep Jannah in mind and know that Allah is rewarding you for your patience and for your steadfastness.

InshaAllah this poem will put a smile on your face, bring comfort to your heart and will give you that extra boost to stay strong! smile.gif

O single Muslim!

-By UmmGhareebah

O single Muslim!
How chaste are you!
While others engage in haraam and fulfill their desires,
You shun the many calls to sin,
For fear of the hellfire!

O single Muslim!
How modest are you!
While others are ‘alone’,
They loose their fear of Allah,
But alone or not, you lower your gaze,
Refusing to look at haraam!

O single Muslim!
How sensible are you!
While others waste away their hours watching bollywold flicks,
You spend it worshipping Allah,
Fasting and increasing in ilm!

O single Muslim!
How devoted are you!
While others memorize lyrics to the latest songs,
You make an effort to memorize duaas and Quran!

O single Muslim!
How upright are you!
While others foolishly throw Quran and Sunnah to the side,
You strive to learn and implement them both into your life!

O single Muslim!
How blessed are you!
While others gossip,
And partake in useless matters,
You spend your time reflecting,
And preparing for the herafter!

O single Muslim!
How aware are you!
While others fall for the first person who plays the sweet card,
You know the tricks of shaytan,
And remain constantly on guard!

O Single Muslim!
How steadfast are you!
While others loose their modesty and dignity along the way,
You remain chaste and honorable,
And your sabr only increases each day!

O single Muslim!
How fortunate are you!
While others rack up sins for forming illicit relationships,
You gain reward from Allah for your trials and hardships!

O single Muslim!
How intelligent are you!
While some make marriage their ultimate goal,
You know it’s only a means,
To reach the final abode!

O single muslim,
How wise are you!
While others desire spouses,
With only beauty and riches,
You desire an upright person,
With good character and religion!

O single Muslim,
How successful are you!
While others spend their time in grief,
Regretting their foolishness and haste,
For your steadfasteness and patience:
Allah grants you one of His most righteous slaves!

And O single Muslim,
How honored are you!
While others who lived in sin,
Will be humiliated on Qiyamah,
You will be granted honor and shade,
On the Day when there is NO shade,
Except under the throne of ALLAH!

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