Ramadhan – Part 1
Contributed by Zishaan Karim,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
O Allah, I ask You with the asking of one whose indigence is extreme
Who has stated to You in difficulties, his needs
– Dua Kumayl
When I look at what I have gathered I see my indigence as there are so many opportunities, so many situations where I can acquire and collect for my journey ahead but alas I am blinded by the glamour around.
In the midst of materialism and glamour, I forgot that the reality lies with You and You are the true Light; everything other than you is illusion and delusive.
Here I am, expressing my indigence to you, knowing with certainty that your grant will be based on Your Munificence and not based upon my poverty.
I do deserve naught from You but Your Grace will not let me go empty handed.
I have always been at Your door in times of difficulties, and You have always given me more than my needs. My relation with You has always been one where I expect maximum from Your end
“Give me, O Lord, all that which I have asked for from You and grant me more favor…”
-Dua Abu Hamza Thumaly
And my reaction is reversed yet You have never forsaken me.
“O Lord, You give an invitation but I turn it down. You become familiar with me but I do not care for You. You love me but I do not correspond to You as if You are overreaching me. Yet You do not abstain from bestowing favours and blessings on me from Your mercy and generosity”
– Dua al Iftitah
In these days of reaching Your nearness, I seek ability to tread on the path of those who have been able to meet you with a contented heart.