Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spiritual Union

Thousands gather under a golden ornate roof

To pray to the one and only Allah.

I see masses of men and women

From all walks of life,

From all lands of this earth,

From all races, from all colours,

Dressed in beige, orange and blue,

In shades of every hue;

Different languages, different faces,

All under one roof,

All praying to Allah,

All seeking his forgiveness for their sins,

Seeking a place in his promised Paradise.

Some sit under the mosque's golden roof,

Others underneath the golden sun;

Tens of thousands paying homage to Allah.

Written 1st of February 2013.

This piece was inspired by the Prophet's Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy) in Al-Madinah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But it can also be applied to Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, though I was inspired to write this before going to Makkah.


  1. Absolutely riveting. Loved this poem, especially the feeling instilled through the colour "golden" and the combination of unity and diversity through "all." Definitely beautiful; wonderfully written.