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In Poetry

By Abu 'Aaminah

A Mother’s Heart

On 01, Feb 2014 | In Poetry | By Abu 'Aaminah

by Ibrahim Al-Munzir

Translated by: Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem

A touching poem describing a mother’s heart and the mercy it carries for its children. Continue reading “A Mother’s Heart” »

Imam al-Shafi’i: My Soul Yearns for Egypt

On 28, Dec 2012 | In Arabic / العربية, Imam Ash-Shafi'i (رحمه الله), Poetry | By Abu 'Aaminah

Some selections from the Diwan of Imam al-Shafi’i:

إذا حارَ أمرُكَ في مَعْنَيَيْن *** ولم تدرِ فيما الخطا و الصواب
فخَالِفْ هَوَاكَ فإنَّ الهوَى ***  يقودُ النفوسَ إلى ما يعاب

If you are caught in confusion between two matters,
And you don’t know what is right and what is wrong.
At that point, disobey your desires; for indeed desires,
Only lead the soul to what is blameworthy and wrong.

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