In the midst of revision, I heard a “poem” by Sh Omar Suleiman and it made me smile a tinsi bit too much. So I thought I had to share it with you all during these mad revision times. Something to, inshaAllah, lighten up your mood (#YouGotThis) and hype you up for the upcoming month of Ramadan! 😀
What would it be like to be with Rasulullah SAW in Jannah.
Imagine for a moment.
And the scene is that you are in Jannah:
Imagine sitting with your spouse in your palace in Jannah
And then deciding on what the plans would be for that day
Should we go outside, sit on our thrones,
With the waterfalls of milk and honey flowing beneath us?
And enjoy a cup of Jannah wine, whilst smelling the sweet scent of Jannah musk?
Should we go to the souk, to the market place?,
And meet all of our old friends that we used to kick it with in the dunya
And talk about what dunya was like?
And how we all made it here,
And how Allah SWT bestowed His favor upon us?
And then your spouse says you know what,
How about we go visit the Prophet SAW today.
And so, you and your spouse go hand in hand,
Walking towards the home of the Prophet SAW,
You pass by the homes of Talha (RA) and Zubair (RA)
And you say salaam to them,
And then you go, and you knock on the Prophet SAW’s door in Jannah.
And low and behold Rasulullah SAW opens, with a big smile on his face,
And says Ahlan wa Marhaban (welcome!) and embraces you,
And invites you to sit inside his home in his noble living room,
And sits right across from you, and asks you,
Would you like a cup of Jannah tea?
And you sit in the home of the prophet SAW,
And Rasulullah SAW gives you a cup of tea.
And he sits in front of you and he gives you his undivided attention.
Imagine what that discussion would be like.
What would you tell him?
What would you ask him?
Would you tell him about your favorite moment in the Seerah?
Or how sheikh Yasir Birjas taught you about his smile?
Or would you ask him what Ta’if was really like,
And how he still managed to remember us, as the blood spilled his noble face.
But in Jannah there are no more tears and no more fears.
Just the sweetness of success and sacrifice.
Imagine, him SAW, telling you an inside joke between him and Aishah (RA).
Or the time he caught Anas (RA) playing with kids instead of running his errands.
What if he SAW, told you, how he remembered you or how he knew your name,
And longed for the moment when he would meet you?
What if he, SAW told you, that I remember when your salah and salaam reached me
And I answered to you, Wa alaikasalaam oh so & so (insert YOUR awesome name!)
What if at the end of that conversation, the prophet SAW extended his hand,
And offered you a sip of water, after which you would never again feel thirst,
Not physically, nor spiritually,
For the only sight more noble and beautiful,
Than the face of Muhammad SAW,
Is the Lord of Muhammad SAW,
And the Lord of you,
And for that, all you have to do, is look up!
And you see Allah SWT
Don’t worry about time,
Don’t worry about Prophet SAW getting annoyed
Or getting tired of you or having to entertain other guests.
Because in Al-Firdaus you will never left to be imagine again…
– Omar Suleiman
May we always remember to keep each other in our duas not only for worldly affairs but also for a beautiful reunion in Jannah. And may Allah SWT make us all people who are able to hang out with the prophet SAW in Jannat-ul-Firdaus.