Death


By Hamdi Farah

Death does not scare me,
What makes me tremble with fear, and fills me with pain and anxiety,
Is what waits for me in the next life of eternity.

Have I really done enough?
Have I fulfilled my purpose of life?

Was I a good and obedient slave?
Or will my punishment start in my grave?

O Possessor of Majesty and Honor! When You send the angel of death for me
I pray that You grant me one last request and plea.

When I meet him, and fear jams in my throat over my pending death,
And with each passing second it becomes harder and harder to take a breath,
And the echo of his uncompromising words still resounding in my ears,
While the utter sadness of time spent in forgetfulness wetting my face with tears,

I pray that You let my last ninety-nine breathes be the ones I use to praise and Glorify You.

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8 Comments

  1. filsan says:

    that was very nicely said, i liked it very much. Well done
    But who was the Author?

  2. sadia says:

    mash’allah great poem. makes me think what have i done with my life? scary!

  3. Faatimah says:

    beautiful dua at the end, this gave me goosebumps straight after reading it and it has a beautiful way of everything in our life being captured in one poem: regret, hope and to work harder for the akhira

    beautiful poem from my beautiful sis Mashallah

  4. Muslimah says:

    Subhanalah, very well said May we remember Allah at all times and indeed during Sacaratul maut (death) May Allah bless you for sharing this and may he make death easier for all of us ameen.

  5. Hawa says:

    subhanalah may Allah all grant us a place in jannah .
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    May allah bless you and grant you place in jannah

  6. Abdirahim says:

    mashallah beautiful peom

  7. Umaima Aweys says:

    Mash’Allah, great poem.
    Really liked it.

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