What value would my life have
If for Mustafa my heart doesn’t carve?

What bliss would raise my humble deed
If by Your Prophet’s ways I do not abide?

Oh! ‘His thoughts are as the soul for our clay
Appreciating him is binding on the community’

When to His House with the right foot we enter
And pray for the doors of His Mercy to be ajar
Assume not for His gates to be opened
Until durood upon Muhammad is conveyed

Allahumma salli ala habeebina Muhammad
Who in the world is so much loved?

Allahumma salli ala sayyidna Muhammad
Who in the world is so much followed?

Allahumma salli ala Maulana Muhammad
Who in the world is so much remembered?

O Most High!
With these noble words You I humbly inquire
To raise my soul above the body’s desire

26th March 2003. Inspired by a poem by Imam Busiri.

Notes

His thoughts…: from a poem by Imam Busiri

His House: The mosque

pray for the doors…: As per a Hadith, the believer should recite “O Allah! open for me the doors of your mercy” followed by sending peace and blessings upon Prophet