In Your Remembrance

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In your remembrance, I find peace and tranquility,

With Your worship, I find honour and dignity.

You only bless your remembrance to those whom you love,

Then You remember them simultaneously, from high above.

Despite my heart being full of sin and vice,

Your mercy is so vast, your compassion is deep and has no price.

Purify my heart, with your love and forgiveness,

My heart is weak, without you love it is restless.

Grant me your friendship, nearness and closeness,

Keep me away from your displeasure and disobedience.

O Allah! My sins have made me distant and weak,

My sins are heavy, burdensome and I know I’ve reached my peak.

So, I beg you earnestly, humbly, wrap me under your cloak,

Of mercy & love, wipe away my sins just like chalk.

If You reject me, where will I turn?

Who will accept me? When it is for You I yearn.

DUA: Save me (and the Ummah) from the ghastly Hell-fire, where the disobedient will burn,

Those who rejected you, will stay there forever and they will never return. Ameen.

Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s Forgiveness, Mercy and Pleasure).

29 Ramadhan 1436 (I’tikaf – Islamic Da’wah Academy)

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Two swords: Of Flesh & Of Steel.

In the name of Allah, the Just

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The truth is the truth; right is right,
To me it is clear – black and white.
At times you feel odd and at times you feel alone,
Tired, troubled and torn.

You may not seem intelligent or even very bright,
But speaking the truth will raise you in Allah’s sight.
It may cause a dispute; it may end up in a fight,
As the truth is bitter and certainly not welcomed with delight.
Sometimes you feel scared and just want to run,
But remember – that’s the cowards way, son.
You’d rather speak with courage and great might,
Go on, give them a fright! They might understand, this matter isn’t light.

We must use our intellect and insight,
To stick up for the truth and keep our left shoulder light.
As the dazzling day ends followed along by the dark night,
Similarly, it is clear what is wrong and what is right.

So dear friend, as I now end,

I hope my words didn’t bite, this is my last and final plight….

Please, stand firmly for truth and for justice and for what is right.

Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and pleasure)

18 Safar 1436

(Written in memory of my late father, Haji NazirAhmed Daud Satia RH, one year after his demise. I believe he taught me courage, justice, morals, values and principles – Alhumdu Lillah. Out of sight, but not out of mind, Abba. Your voice has left us, but your legacy of justice remains In Sha Allah).