BLISS – A Poem of Yearning – Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes


Inspired by Shaykh Abu Bakr as-Somali al-Haddad’s commentary on the Poem of Healing by Imam al-Busayri, God be pleased with him, during the Mawlid of March 26, 2009 at Masjid al-Mu’minin in Clarkston, GA

“No perfume compares to the earth that holds his bones/What Paradise awaits the one who breathes its scent or kisses it!” – Imam al-Busayri


if i were the earth that envelops your form,

if i were the fire that kept you through winter warm,

if i were the cloud that gave you shade from the sun,

if i were the spring from which you washed for the One,

if i were the turban that your blessed hands had spun,

if i were the sandals that protected your feet,

my whole soul would sing and my bliss would be complete.

through Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

© 2009, Adeyinka Mendes. All Rights Reserved.

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