I love this poem by Saudi Arabian poet, Abdul Rahman al-Ashmāwi. His poems make me weep. When I first read the poem and when I came to the part where the moon says “و قال أتعني الرّسول الكريم؟ ، أتعني الصّدّيق، أتعني عمر؟” – “Do you mean tales of the gracious Prophet, Do you mean as-Siddique (Abu Bakr) or do you mean ‘Umar?”, my heart skipped a beat and the tears began to flow as I read on. This is truly beautiful as are all Ashmāwi’s other poems. It is also beautifully sung. Hope you enjoy it and take time to reflect and take stock of yourself. It doesn’t take much, this poem definitely gets you there. Tell us what you think.
Conversation with the moon – Ma’al Qamar
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Salam, my eyes welled up just knowing that others also have tears in their eyes hearing this... I'm looking for the lyrics (transliteration if possible) so I can sing along.
I first heard thin on Jan-2012, and I'm still hearing it till today, such soothing voice and meaningful words. And the quote by Umar ibn Al-Khattab at the end is ... no words can describe. How our world have strayed so far. :(
I love the poem so much it makes me think of a saying by Ibn Taymiyyah "Don't depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness".