-Jaihoon

Why should I hide-
Be embarrassed as a bride?

Why should I be quiet-
Though my sins are quite?

O leader
My savior

O lover
Of humanity entire

Ever since I have loved you
Reason and passion are my slaves

Your name is melody
Cure from every malady

You reached me to the Lord
How else I’d see heaven’s board

Why should I hide-
Be embarrassed as a bride?

My confidence on this earth
My hope for the day of truth

My sins are piled
All my deeds filed

But it does not stop
From holding this rope

All my light is from you the sun
When in pain it is to you I run

You are my verse and prose
Without you I get no applause

Why should I hide-
Be embarrassed as a bride?

Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

July 24 2010. Inspired during the Khutba and composed while waiting for the check-in counter to open at Calicut International airport.