THE GIFT OF RAMADAN
TAQWAH - THE ESSENCE OF THIS COSMOS
Dear Linda, Ramadan had showered upon you
Like morning dew, sprinkling and sparkling
Its blessings all around you, fomenting
The spiritual bounds in endless trounce, refreshing
Your soul, body and environment in a paramount bond.
"Taqwah", is the essence of this cosmos,
The moving spirit behind all that He created
Out of His infinite mercy, being "Al-Rahman"
Perpetuates His sustenance for all that you see;
He is "Al-Raheem" and His "Rahmah" knows no bound.
He prescribed "Sawm" for believers since time immemorial
For all ages and for Ummah that had passed,
Revealed the Qur'an, glorifying the month of Ramadan
Making Fasting obligatory to control our urges and keep them
Under moderation - the genesis of Taqwah elsewhere unfound -
The process to prefect man on earth when he obeys
His Creator and Sustainer with the freewill at his command
Enabling him to be in communion with this universe
That abides with Taqwah, the discipline of the cosmos,
Making man the "master of what he surveys" all around
At this juncture, the believer reaches the zenith of his glory
Of perfection, the sublime status of "servitude" to his Master,
Acquiring the position of "Abudiyah" to Allah
Coinciding the will of the slave with the will of the Creator,
Sawm in Ramadan, the surest way to attain that glorious end.