In 2019, Ismaili Muslim community around the world have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC).
This poem by Amir Samji is dedicated to all the members of Ismaili Volunteer Corps around the world.
An excellent Century of Volunteerism
Create spirit of volunteerism to serve others
There are people who need voluntary works Go, help them, you will get heavenly perks
They are lonely, and in need of help superb
These kind of services, nowhere you find
Those devoted themselves, are very kind
Discipline gets in, to help others you incline
Everyone loves you, you are short of time
Get involve, advise others to come forward
Raise their moral so, they don’t feel awkward
Be ready to help, to do that we look forward
All feel indebted, petals of flowers showered
How nice, all come to you to get advise!
You satisfy greatly, your vision is high
You look at sky feel contended, and smile!
You are on your way to touch all heights!
The services you offer, has immense value
Where ever you go, get respect, and value
Your services make you great, follow that
Make sure, always be in time, never be late!
Serve selflessly make it motto of Volunteerism
Keep serving until you see a smile on their faces
When they smile God smiles bless you abundantly
This is the only way to bring in a change speedily.
Amir Samji was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1952 and moved to Los Angeles USA in 1999. He is a Commerce Graduate and have been writing poetry since 30 years in Urdu. His book “A Humble Diamond Jubilee Time and Knowledge Nazrana in Shan-e-Karimi (Poems of heart; creation of thoughts) (Volume 1)” is available for purchase here.
In case you missed it
To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Ismaili recently released a new song titled “All Work, No Words” featuring participation from 41 countries across the world. Click below to watch this wonderful video dedicated to Ismaili Volunteer Corps.