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Awaited, Where Are You?

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Ana turab [I am soil] how can I die before I behold you? When from Abu Turab, I asked for a glimpse of you If death comes to me Mawla before you My soul will complain “Haider, when will he come to me!” Isn’t it painful to die before I see you …

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Two Parallels

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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 and the earth is thankful for the remnant but on the day that someone, somewhere knew that he was going …

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The Skies Roar

Portrait of Nimr, in Bahrain

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 He was tortured, bruised, and battered but couldn’t be silenced–the Saudi pigs thought they could exile his soul from this …

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Azaadari; Karbala

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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 household This tradition we will uphold Lessons of peace and unity in processions The message of Husayn we will spread …

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A Long Awaited Martyrdom

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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 than ale-Saud Who followed the footsteps of Shimr and ale-Yahood Today they think that they shut down the voice of …

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The Voiceless Dream

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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 upon Blinded by their noor, I was forced to accept they were lesser than none Unscripted they approached me and …

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