Allahu Akbar

Created during the 'Poets Under Pressure' competition which you can read about here.

Blessed is the warm sun

that glows behind my head

Blessed is the hot soil

that burns at my feet

Blessed is this breath today

that I dedicate to thee

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!

 

Blessed is my husband at work

who toils for feed

Blessed is my son in school

taking in knowledge of ye Allah

Blessed is my home, my food

the place I sleep

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!

 

Blessed is this beautiful child

that dances at my feet

Blessed is her youth, colour

and soul that is free

Blessed is she, who'll one day

be fully veiled for thee

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar