Poem: No Time to Pray

I just want to share this beautiful poem by Fatma Muslima I found on the web. It is thought provoking and should be a good reflection for us.


I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Muslim duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of Allah to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.

I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into his book and said
Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down…
But never found the time.

Habib bin Hilal

Habib bin Hilal is Editor in Chief of this blog and manager of the website: Alhabib - Coloring with Islam.


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  3. i would like to share this poem on my blog. I hope you don't mind. It's really interesting.

  4. لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

  5. i like this poem.. after i read this.. i felt scared.. what if this would happen to me?
    thank you…

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