The Eternal ‘Ilm

O learners of knowledge!
O preservers of knowledge!

In the chests of dark oceans,
Pearls of crystal I have seen,

When a believer strives for ‘ilm
Doors of knowledge bang open,

When hunger uproots,
The nafs’s shackled,
Chains locked,
Humility bellows,
Piety blooms,
And the sigh of ‘Love thy ummah’
All – but uproars,

O learners of knowledge!
O preservers of knowledge!

Only then,
‘Ilm serves eternity for the worthy –
Ones striving for it are rich whilst destitution …


Poem submitted by: @engr_nk (MW Guest)


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