Another Poetic Treat! O Al-Waliy

If you’re only doing it for the sake of Allah…

You’re going to be tested,
You may be rejected,
You may even cry,
The cheeks are no longer dry…

If you’re only doing it for the sake of Allah…

What does it matter if people become displeased?
As long as Allah, Al-Waliy is pleased,
Wth every struggle,
A lesson is learnt,
The ‘ibaadah is increased.
Verily Allah will be pleased.

If you’re only doing it for the sake of Allah…

Then purify your intentions everyday,
Contemplate who you’re really doing it for,
Look deep in the heart,
Contemplate the core,
Purify it, before the soul departs,
What is your ultimate destination?
As this life is just play and fun,
Do your actions match your noble goal?
Or are you just digging a deeper hole?

If you’re only doing it for the sake of Allah…

Then do your best,
And leave the outcome to Him.

As it was never in your hands anyway.

Ramadhan is nearly over, make sure it was for Him, and only Him!



The Author

Alima Ashfaq is the founder of I am Alima and hopes to transform it into the forefront of assisting women come closer to Allah (swt). She is the author of a number of publications, most notably Du’as of the Superstars.

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