Sometimes like never before of Him you remind
Sometimes I fear your love make my senses blind

From the games of fate have I learnt
What I hated more happened very soon

O Rose! Therefore may I ask something silly-
You may feel this Nightingale is crazy really

Is my love for you the sole reason why
Time is passing so slowly as moon in the sky?

Should I think of you with a lovely-hate?
So that your love may bloom not so late

Teach me the ABCs of patience
I have forgotten my own lessons

Drop me a rope so that I may climb
I am drowning in the well of your love

Where am I asking for the whole cup?
At least a drop you give for my soul to sip

Patience is no doubt a noble virtue
But you will realize its difficulty true
When for my love in return
You shall in tears pursue

Make haste to whisper for my eager soul
His Beloved’s praises when our eyes fall
sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

Who is with us when we go to sleep?
Our souls are with Him as we dream deep.

But even in the domain of such a night vision
The Beloved’s greeting has won your attention
sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

Imagine a greeting reaching the Dome of Yathrib
Ah! Imagine angels rushing to us on our dream’s trip
sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

Ah! Imagine blessings showered tenfold
Ah! Imagine wonders in life begin to unfold!

Imagine! Imagine the joy O dear and rare one
Imagine as if on earth we have paradise won

Imagine the wonders that Beloved’s love can bring
Then why….this delay for the bell of Affinity to ring?

This hypocrite is used to asking too many questions
Without any manners to silently wait, he hastens

Forgive! Love is such a sharp sword
It plunders the wealth of Reason’s hoard

How much ever I keep it in sheath
It picks its head when it gets Love’s scent

Free me from blame,
O my Hindi dream!

From where did I begin
Where did I now turn?
Don’t ask me questions in love-
Let Jaihoon freely flow,
With the present times is he in row.

sallallahu ala Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

March 09 2004.


What I hated more happened very soon : A state of mind which makes the person falsely suppose that the most anticipated event takes longer time to happen.

when our eyes fall: sleep

Our souls are with Him as we dream deep: According to Quran, God catches our souls as we go to sleep.

Dome of Yathrib: The Green Dome under which the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is buried.

Imagine angles rushing to us on our dream’s trip: The greetings recited upon the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam are carried by angels and presented to Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. (Mishkat)