Poem Zafeera Kassam: Navroz Mubarak! Diamond Jubilee Mubarak!

Navroz Mubarak! Diamond Jubilee Mubarak!

We are
blooming bulbs of blush –
tulips dancing hither, atitter,
eager for that sweet (as honey)
warm (as toast), loving gaze
of our extraordinary Lord,
Shah Karim Al-Husseini.

We are
heavens-blessed; sun-kissed
diamond drop dew –
bestowed the boon of Navroz,
an incomparable fortune,
to spend in the presence and grace
of our extraordinary Lord,
Shah Karim Al-Husseini.

We are
the picture of paused enchantment –
overwhelmed with emotion, overcome with elation:
how He beams, how He gleams;
radiance amass, a glittering magnanimity;
spreading His arms, He says, “Take. Take my happiness.”

And we do!

O Mowla, if only we could say too:
“Take ours! Please let us give you this mehmani
of our collective ecstasy for yourself;
be perpetually joyful,
be continually effervescent,
our extraordinary Lord,
Shah Karim Al-Husseini.”

May the New Year be filled with Zaaheri Batini Deedar (ameen),
lit with incandescent glee on Your countenance (ameen),
infused with Your parental humour and pride (ameen).

Navroz Mubarak! Diamond Jubilee Mubarak!

—-**—–**——**—–

Zafeera KassamZafeera Kassam is an Ismaili murid and teacher by profession, living in Nairobi. She hopes to be continuously inspired to write praises of our beloved Hazar Imam for as long as she can.

 

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2 thoughts

  1. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT POEM WHICH SUITS DEEDAR AND NAVROZ, ON THIS OCCASION MAY MAWLA GRANT US DEEDAR ONCE AGAIN. WE ARE NOT DEFINITELY SATISFIED, INSHA-ALLAH AWAITING HIS NOORANI DEEDAR, AMEEN

    Love Zainab

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