The Suhba of Salawat

November 18, 2022

A Friday Reflection shared from our Suhba Online Program with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui.


They saw you and they fell in love

Their hearts a-flight, they soared above

I missed the chance to see your face

My soul, my heart, roams out-of-place

I lost you to the tides of time

I missed my chance to make you mine

Our distance breaks my heart in two

I plot a course – a way to you

I sail to you from my heart’s shore

The winds, they rage; the waters roar

The reefs of time halt every flow

The journey ends with time’s death blow

I send to you a dove in flight

Upon your heart, God’s peace alight

I send to you my heart in flight

Upon your heart, God’s grace alight

You turn my way – all things efface

The winds and waves – all bow in grace

You gaze my way – all things efface

My self, my heart – all bow in grace

My name soars from your blessed lips

And in that kiss, all seas eclipse

And in that kiss, may all eclipse

Al-salām ‘alayka, Ya Rasūlullāh.

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