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The Promise

ImageWhen the time had come, the night ready to retire. The sun ready to shine, Ali Akbar called for prayer, and froze all of the time. Angels cried out in heaven, as the mighty Kauthar roared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the time had come
The night ready to retire
The sun ready to shine
Ali Akbar called for prayer
And froze all of the time

Angels cried out in heaven
As the mighty Kauthar roared

The day had come to fulfill the promise
Hussain made to his lord

Like Katyusha rockets
Martyr processions
The call lives on

Like truth and justice
Freedom battles
The call lives on

In the heart of the Persian boy
Audacious gaze to the Shah

In the heart of the Iraqi girl
Her teary prayers to Allah

Like Zainab’s bravery
Fearless in the court
The call lives on

Like Sakina’s weeping
Voice in the dungeon
The call lives on

When the time will come
The night ready to retire
The sun ready to shine
Ali Akbar will be heard again
And will freeze all of time

Angels will march from heaven
Imaam will walk through the door

The world will hold its breath
As Mehdi appears to meet the score

The day will come to fulfill the promise
Hussain made to his lord

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yahya Naqvi is a sophomore at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and an aspiring poet of the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them). He has generously agreed to contribute a poem every week to Islamic Insights.

About Yahya Naqvi

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  • khadija naqvi

    SubhaanAllah!! beatiful !

  • Nabeel

    beautifully written! jazakallah khair

  • Ahllam

    This was absolutely amazing. It gave me the chills. You have a great talent. May Allah bless you for putting it to good use.