A Poem on the Beloved of Allah
Prophet Muhammad

May Allah the Glorified and the Exalted bless him and grant him peace


May infinite blessing be upon Rahmatul-lil`alamin
The beloved Messenger of Allah Arhamar-Rahimin
The fortunate have seen him in many a blessed dream
And in wakefulness, he is Taha, Habibullah, Yasin
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

His bravery and honour will never be matched by another
To believers each of his wives is a cherished mother
He transformed warring enemies and made each a loving brother
Your phenomenon can never be fulfilled by any other
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

In battle he was victorious along with warriors from many a clan
He abolished darkness and spread spiritual light across the land
He is the best exemplar, he is the perfect man
On you may there be infinite blessings and salam
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

In him, Mother of believers Sayyidatina Khadija believed
He outranked all callers to Allah, this with his Lord he achieved
In his footsteps are every Shaykh, Ustadh and murid,
We tie our hearts to your teachings of the holy creed
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

For you it was reserved the Night Journey and Ascension
No-one else comes close to your sincere affection
We pray to The Divine for your blessed intercession
Beauty, nur, and handsomeness composed your fine perfection
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

He is our blazing lantern when our lives appear to darken
He is a master swordsman and with the bow a marksman
His Family is safety, just like Noah's Ark and
He is the shining moon and Allah's most trustworthy bondsmen
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

For Allah subhana Huwa Ta`ala he gave all of his effort
In his sacred trail he left rose pedals in the desert
Your only aim and desire was to seek Allah's pleasure
You and your Companions will always be a sacred treasure
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

You only became angry for the sake of your Lord
Side by side defeating wretchedness with Allah's sword
You we strive to be with and you we do adore
Reflections of you enrapture us just like the ocean shore
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

Of your holy rank, the signs showed from your birth
For our master, a river of Persia dried up into dirt
You outrank all others, their status and their worth
Piercing into enemy ranks fearlessly you were the first
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

A mercy for the children and a mercy for the old
His concern was Allah's mercy for each and every soul
The most pious leader who refused mountains of gold
To your mahabbah we grab on and eagerly take hold
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

Your lineage was the best O great-grandson of Hashim
Who had `Abdul Muttalib who had `Abdullah the father of Abu'l Qasim
You nurture us with love and allow the weak to flourish and blossom
O the blessed one shaded from the Arabian hot sun
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

Our leader was born in the year of the elephant
His mark in this world is more than clearly evident
You embraced us with the phrase of tawhid, the greatest testament
Being in proximity to you, for our souls is like a medicine
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

You are the best of our Holy King's creation and our master
May we be with you on the Day when all mankind will gather
Your heart held the Quran which if revealed on a mountain would shatter
Our hearts ache to reunite with you in the Hereafter
Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

Safraaz Isuf
Safar 1436
Toronto, Canada