Oh Masjid of Al-Aqsa! (Poem)

By Mustafa Kamal Sherwani
Writer - India


Still the sacred words of (Subhanalladhee-Asraa)*,Are a living  testament  to your exalted glory ;Still you  revive  in the  minds of  the Faithful ,The Truthfulness of the  Journey and its story .

Still I can smell the fragrance of my Prophet ,From the winds touching your walls and roof ;Still your ambience and the surrounding aura ,Speak of  his   Ascension as a  towering proof .

What an irony! You are now crying with pain ,Under the unholy siege of your barbaric foes ;Sura Bani-Israel is opening with your praise ,But the nation of Israel is adding to your woes .

Amongst your believers are those mighty kings ,Before  whom  their people tremble with fear ;Who always pretend to love Shariaa and Quran ,But to your anguish they have turned a deaf ear .



* (Subhanallazee-Asraa) is a transliterartion of the the first two noble Arabic words of the first verse of Surat Al-Israa' which says,

(Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque (Al-Aqsa Mosque)) ( Al-Israa' (or Surat Bani-Israel) 17:1) 


Taken with slight modifications from muslimcity@yahoogroups

Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani is the chairman of All India Muslim Forum
Lucknow, U.P. India.

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