Saying of the Imam Ali

قال الامام علي :لا تثق في شمس الشتاء…

و لا في قلب النساء…

و لا في الدنيا فإنها دار الفناء…

ولكن ثق في اخ لم تلده لك أمك …

ولكن ولدته لك الأيام…

فإذا كان اجمل ما في الورد الرحيق…

فإن اجمل ما في الدنيا الصديق…

Do not trust in the winter sun …

And not in the heart of women …

And not in this world , for it is the dwelling of dissolution …

But trust in a brother not born from your mother …

But who bore him the days …

Because If what is most beautiful in the rose is the  nectar …

Then what is most beautiful in this world is a friend …

Character Of The Imam Ali (a.s)

This week Shias celebrated the birth of the Imam Ali (a.s).I recently found this great blog Nahjul Balagha  that is documenting Nahjul Balagha (Peak of Eloquence) page by page in English. Check it out! Related articles Upon the miraculous birth of Imam Ali (a.s.) (zahrasummayah.wordpress.com) Imam Ali’s (as) birthplace was the Kabah (mateenjc.wordpress.com) In the Name of […]

I Bring Not Thy Peace But Thy Sword

 

 

I bring not thy peace but thy sword;

for God’s will is his way.

The devil may reap his rewards

but in the end will join them.

There will be shadows in light

but wills of darkness condemns

them in  barrows  where they

will stay,

to rot and fade away

until the end of days,

When legends are forgot

and lore becomes a myth

Good lives on

in the heart of pure warriors

who fought Evil in its highest

True light shall prevail

in face of battle

100 can overcome 1,000

If courageous and fearless stand

facing the same Shadows

that once in darkness dwelled

let them not cross the light

that hides their true form

for if they hide they will

never be found

fading into other forms

poseurs of Peace and Love

with faces hateful and grim

no one will want to judge them

and “hurt” their little whims.

But instead we feed them

and we let them grow

and in the end we’re left

with hard fists and no risks

So in closing destroy Evil in its wake

and let say what they will…

Because Evil knows no compromise

and like dreams of devils in paradise

they are not here to stay.

 

 

*History note*: The image I chose is of Imam Ali’s Sword Zhul-Fekar (its name). This sword has never come down on an innocent men and has never been used in anger, It has only been used to fight in Gods name and nothing else, For a tool of war it is the purest weapon in history. The last battle that Zhul-fekar was seen in  is the Battle of Karbala, it was used by the Imam Hussien( a.s),passed down to him from his brother Imam Hassan (a.s)  from their Father Imam Ali (a.s) after their murders. Zhul-Fekar disappeared after Karbala and no one claims to have looted it,(they would have loved to boast about claiming it as a booty of war) It is believed that  it will resurface with our 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi (a.a.f).

 

Liebster Blog Award!!!

I got nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!

Wow! When I started this blog I wasn’t writing for awards, I was writing for myself and if people drop by to read what I have to say they’re always welcomed with warm hospitality! Thank you Yoshiko and http://toriascribbles.wordpress.com for this great honor! I’m glad my poetry has meant something to you! Thank you to all my followers and visitors who drop by my blog I really appreciate it when someone gives me their insight on my poetry!!!!

Here are the rules For this award :

  1. Accept the award, post the picture of the Liebster Award on the top of your post and say who nominated you for the award and list their blog site.
  2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the Liebster Award and list their blog sites.
  4. Notify the bloggers of their award.
  5. Ask the award winners 11 questions to answer when they accept their Liebster Award.
  6. Answer the questions left for you by the blogger who gave you the award.

Eleven Random Facts About Myself:

  1. I’m secretly a smurf
  2. I will betray you for chocolate
  3. I love being a Muslim
  4. I’m a granddaughter of The Imam Ali (a.s.)and Fatima (a.s.) (daughter of the Prophet Mohammed (a.s.),which in turn makes me a granddaughter of Prophet Mohammed(a.s.),The Prophet Ismail a.s),Prophet Abraham(a.s), And also means we are the closest relatives of the Prophet Issa (Jesus)(a.s.)
  5. I’m a people pleaser
  6. I work hard
  7. I love to write poetry
  8. I’m a self-proclaimed artist
  9. I’m overbearing,annoying, and I have a perverted sense of humor (don’t tell my mother please!!)
  10. I like spicy chips dipped in chocolate
  11. I try to be a good person and live up to my grandfather’s expectations and teachings and I hope I make them proud and not disappoint them.

My Nominations Are:

http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com/

http://bettygeneric.wordpress.com/

http://thereporterandthegirl.com

http://childeofthenight.com/

http://helenvalentina.com/

http://daylighttune.wordpress.com

http://toriascribbles.wordpress.com/

http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

http://shanesbookblog.com/

http://thepublicblogger.com/

http://theevolutionofeloquence.wordpress.com

The Eleven Questions You Have To Answer:

  1. What is your nickname? (if you have one)
  2. What kind of music do you listen to?
  3. Who were you in high school?
  4. How many books do you own?
  5. Do you like e-books?
  6. What’s your favorite food?
  7. What do you drink in the morning?
  8. What is your favorite color?
  9. Favorite song
  10. Do you like the name you were given at birth?
  11. Do the ends justify the means?

The Eleven Questions I Was Asked:

What are your likes and dislikes? 

I like reading,writing,learning I hate waiting,hate,violence.

How do you find my site?

Yoshika liked a post and I visited your blog.

What is your favourite food?

White Rice and yoghurt!

How do you come to know Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

I’m a Muslim so Issa (a.s.) is a Prophet to me.

What is your hobby?

Writing, Painting,Sketching,Learning.

What is your current employment?

Spinster poet.

What is your future dream job?

Psychologist or history teacher

Which is the best day for you?And why?

Any day that I wake up happy.

Do you like pets?

I love birds! 

Who is your best confidant?

God

Which are the best memories in your life?

 Childhood memories of playing outside with no worries.

 

The Second Pair of Questions Are:

 

1. What country are you from? Iraq

2. Describe yourself in 6 words overbearing,annoying, religious,shy,nervous,strong

3. What could disappoint you the most? Bad Friends

4. Mention one of your greatest wish To graduate from U of M

5. What or who do you have faith in? God, and my grandfathers

6. Your best Childhood friend and why? Books, because I was shy

7. What motivates you to write? beautiful words I read from other people

8. What meal can you not do without in a week? A meal where I eat alone

9. What economy problem would you solve if you have the power to? war

10. What’s your favorite quote? I don’t have one

11.Who do you like to be for one day?( Could not answer mine) ME 🙂

 

Thank you for this award and I hope my poems make a difference  in someones day!

True Love

When the wife of the Imam Ali died of her wounds, Imam Ali buried her alone and without a funeral because those were her wishes. This is what he spoke as he finished praying on her grave……………..

الامام علي عليه السلام  : عند قبر فاطمة الزهراء عليها السلام

حبيب ليس له بعد حبيــــــــــب

Imam ali
Imam ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

وما لسواه في قلبي نصيب

حبيب غاب عن عيني وجسمي

وعن قلبي حبيب لا يغيــب

roughly translated
saying of Imam Ali at the tomb of his beloved wife Fatima(a.s) after
he buried her.

A lover that no lover precedes

Nor shall another have a share my heart

A lover who is absent from my eye and form

But from my heart shall never part.

Love is so beautiful if only we learn to give without receiving. No one would be unloved if everyone loved a little more…………