By Musa Burki


As we rise in the morning

Our souls possess a yearning

To fill our hearts with spiritual light

Kneeling as a humble servant in His sight


The dawn rings out a peaceful solitude

Rising from our slumber to show gratitude

Revealed words which emanate from the heart

A beautiful ritual for our day to start


Standing before Him in all His glory

While He encompasses our entire life story

Pleading and begging for a measure of grace

As we wipe the tears from our face


Prostrating and bowing in complete humility

Desiring to feel the mercy and tranquility

Releasing our fears and anxiety

Increasing us in our level of piety

We feel the trembling of our soul as it’s shaken

As the wind and the sun begin to awaken

Completing our spiritual practice at the start of day

Asking for our Lord to light the way


A wonderful contentment rests in our spirit

Obeying the call to prayer as we hear it

Our day can now begin with clarity and peace

Hoping that our love for Him willincrease.


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  1. Zainab says:

    Salaam u alaikum wr wb, Beautiful poem. Can Suhaib Webb please so a small overview of the Islamic perspective of poetry, all kinds? Thank you.

  2. ZS says:

    Subhan Allah! This was really very beautiful!

  3. Yasmin says:

    Jazakallah khair for this very beautiful post!

  4. Bekim says:


    awesome awesome poem. mashaAllah

    and a beautiful picture to go along with it

    may Allah reward all of us the highest level of His Paradise. Ameen

  5. amina remmy says:

    Is talking, chatting in the Masjid a common practice in your country?? While the khutba is on ??

  6. DAZ says:

    Neatly written. I love it :) , thank you for sharing!

  7. HMH says:

    Beautiful masyaAllah!

  8. Z says:

    So beautiful, poignant and peacefully inspiring. Thank you!

  9. Mohamed says:

    Masha’Allah, This is a very beautiful poem. Jazakallah khair!

  10. Laila says:

    Beautiful….the best prayer of all the five prayers is Fajr. Only realised it after neglecting it for so many years; used to pray the others.. My life has had a new meaning since I started praying Fajr. And I pray to Allah(swt) to always give me the strength and wisdom to never miss Fajr. Mashallah this poem brought a smile to my face.

  11. Dws Retirement says:

    Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

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