Spring's Gift: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's na'at for Mawlid!

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    Spring's Gift
    By Hamza Yusuf

    I envy the sand that met his feet

    I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet

    Of birds that hovered above his head

    Of spiders who spun their sacred web

    To save him from his enemies

    I envy clouds formed from the seas

    That gave him cover from the heat

    Of a sun whose light could not compete

    With his, whose face did shine so bright

    That all was clear in pitch-black night

    I envy sightless trees that gazed

    Upon his form completely dazed

    Not knowing if the sun had rose

    Or if the sky was one with those

    Who knelt, who prayed, and fasted too

    Simply because he told them to

    With truth and kindness, charity

    From God who gave such clarity

    His mercy comes in one He sent

    To mold our hearts more heaven bent

    I envy all there at his side

    Who watched the turning of the tide

    As truth prevailed and falsehood fled

    And hope restored life to the dead

    And men and women found their place

    With aspirations for God’s Face

    I envy the cup that gave him drink

    His thoughts that helped us all to think

    To be one thought that passed his mind

    Inspiring him to act so kind

    For me this world is not one jot

    If I could simply be a thought

    From him to God throughout the ages

    As revelation came in stages

    I pity all who think it odd

    To hear him say there is one God

    Or he was sent by God to men

    To hone their spirits’ acumen

    It’s pride that blinds us from the sight

    That helps good men to see his light

    He taught us all to be God’s slaves

    And he will be the one who saves

    Humanity from sinful pride

    Muhammad has God on his side

    So on this day be blessed and sing

    For he was born to grace our Spring

    With lilies, flowers, life’s rebirth

    In a dome of green like his on earth

    - Sh. Hamza Yusuf

    Thursday, April 21st, 2005

    --taken from the Zaytuna Website.

    masha Allah! Ashiqs everywhere are praising our Aaqa صلى الله عليه وسلم in all languages.
    May Allah reward Sidi Hamza for the sake of Sayyidina Hamza :ra: !


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