– Jaihoon

O Tasbih! Ramadan has begun
A week is about to pass since then

The believers are busy in long prayers
Reciting from His Book verse after verse
Their bodies are tied with his Fear
Their souls are dancing in his Love

But this hypocrite is robbed of any benefit
No tears have yet come to makes his eyes wet

Those around him are reaping rewards like harvest
Yet not a grain he has for the hopes he did invest

Remember the lessons you did for me freely impart
Within a short time you made Him close to my heart
Although not somewhere near me you stay
I plead to you, O Tasbih, that for me pray

‘May the Merciful Him increase my little faith
So that like you, in His Love I too can bathe!’

originally posted : November 2003. After Taravih