al Dunya the reality of the World

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General

    His Grace! impossible! what dead!
    Of old age too, and in his bed!
    And could that mighty warrior fall?
    And so inglorious, after all!
    Well, since he's gone, no matter how,
    The last loud trump must wake him now:
    And, trust me, as the noise grows stronger,
    He'd wish to sleep a little longer.
    And could he be indeed so old
    As by the newspapers we're told?
    Threescore, I think, is pretty high;
    'Twas time in conscience he should die.
    This world he cumbered long enough;
    He burnt his candle to the snuff;
    And that's the reason, some folks think,
    He left behind so great a s---k.
    Behold his funeral appears,
    Nor widow's sighs, nor orphan's tears,
    Wont at such times each heart to pierce,
    Attend the progress of his hearse.
    But what of that, his friends may say,
    He had those honors in his day.
    True to his profit and his pride,
    He made them weep before he died.
    Come hither, all ye empty things,
    Ye bubbles raised by breath of kings;
    Who float upon the tide of state,
    Come hither, and behold your fate.
    Let pride be taught by this rebuke,
    How very mean a thing's a Duke;
    From all his ill-got honors flung,
    Turned to that dirt from whence he sprung.​
  2. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    jazakumullāh khair for the beautiful yet harsh reminder.

    may Allah protect me and all of us from being heedless, for the sake of His beloved Habib àlaihi afDalus salātu was salām
  3. O beloved! Don’t seek the world, being immersed in the world is in actual fact being heedless and forgetful of Allah. The world is the name for the forgetfulness of God.

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