I Think So…

Recently I learned a hadith:

“There is wisdom in some forms of poetry”

[Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud]

So I went to search some forms of decent poetry, and truly few were really amazing. Here is a glimpse of few:

The Victor
Poet: C.W. Longenecker

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

While I was reading it I started relating it to so many things in my mind like: we are required to strive and we will be accountable for WHY we did something? before going on to HOW we did it? All of these WHY’s are thoughts; intangible, unseen intentions; but in the end, they matter. They are the one that defines you, drives you. like a Mu’min is one who fears that his  sins are too heavy and hopes that his little good deeds will be accepted and this thoughts of fear and hope drives him, so he works more; that is exactly what the next poem is about – turn your thoughts into action and open the doors you thought were long closed..

Results and Roses
Poet: Edgar Guest

The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.

The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate’er we want of any worth
We’ve got to work to gain.

It matters not what goal you seek
Its secret here reposes:
You’ve got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.

So work, work and work till it’s TIME’S UP. In other words, “DO JIHAD”. Don’t just SIT and THINK!

Jazakumullah for your time.


Posted on November 10, 2010, in iLook and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Aoa, love the post

  2. Aw! This is so touching!

  3. هٰذا رَحمَةٌ مِن رَبّى

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