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Here, Entreaties Are Blessed

Thy Dad preferred to save us from straying in sins He himself suffered too much to redeem us from sins Thy husband too preferred to suffice first his own slayer

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Two Parallels

Being the holder of the eyes that only weep for Husayn gave us the ears to hear the heavens and the earth call out his name His body is here

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The Skies Roar

Sheikh Nimr’s scars were lessons for us to live by, his sacrifice was holy and led to an Islamic awakening Sheikh Nimr welcomed pain like an envelope hungry for money

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Azaadari; Karbala

A mourning held in the heavens For the bodies that lay on the hot plains Their blood was desecrated And their sanctity violated Initiated by none other than his esteemed

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A Long Awaited Martyrdom

The new year has started but unfortunately not the way we anticipate Alas, Sheikh al-Nimr has been killed after a long awaited fate The murderers of Nimr are none other

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The Voiceless Dream

Whilst picking the thorns of a crumbled flower out of my feet I saw a caravan approaching in the desert heat I squinted, trying to decipher what I was gazing

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What Have We Learned? The Journey of Sacrifice

As the fortieth approaches we begin to reflect, the sacrifices made on the tenth, and the sacrifice soon to begin. Were they for naught or simply for our sorrow? What

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I Walk for Husayn

I walk I walk through the valleys and the shadows of the death that surrounds me Entrenched in the smell of blood lingering in my soul Searching for their stories

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The Vow Between Fire and Water

I am a substance that gives off heat and smoke I offer bright light and I burn anything that comes close Fire is my name and my mention brings shivers

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The Cry of a Toddler

A young child under the age of five Struggles to fight for his innocent life His only sin is the desire to find a place to stay A safe haven