Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.
You came to me in that hour of need
When I was so lost, so lonely
You came to me, took my breath away
Showed me the right way, the way to lead
You filled my heart with love
Showed me the light above
Now all I want is to be with you
— Lyrics by Sami Yusuf
Whispers Of The Heart
He reached out to me as I was sighing, and
Clutching my heart - in the dark. Hands cupped,
Eyes welling up with tears. “Shed, shed more,
Keep shedding more and more”, my Heart whispered.
I talked to Him privately in the dark, my
Room brightened up with a Light, as darkness
Vanished. “When Your lustre touches my spirit; my
Soul”, I said. “I feel like a radiant rose, so bright.”
“Your Light came in through my wounds –
Gashes with terrible scars, given by loved
Ones. This Light was never a curse, but a
Blessing, designed only to bring me closer to You”
A smile appeared as You held my hand.
“I Love You!” You whispered sweetly.
A smile that made me die to the mundane;
To Dunia. I feel Your tender touch, caressing my
Soul, as You lift this veil of sorrows. Your gleaming
Light, like a million stars, sparkling in my abyss.
I heard You voice saying: "Come closer to Me."
I moved nearer; my eyes closed. A garden
Of roses emerged as a brilliant Light. Amidst this
Scented garden, butterflies dance, urging me to
Play. I feel like a child in desperate need of my Beloved!
To receive Love, a child must cry. A child who
Later delights in smiles to Love. A child carrying
A lamp of fireflies. A child who sees the blue
Sky, and the sun, shining in the perennial heavens.
Shed more tears … still more! Sigh in private.
Make the emotions speak! He is the
Listener of Hearts, who will come closer. You
Will forget all that you have suffered, and your
Injuries will get stitched, without leaving a single mark.
(Even the very deepest ones, I promise.)
A Nasheed By Sami Yusuf ( English and Arabic)
© 2021 Misbah Sheikh