A Poem for Ramadan

Recited by Master Irfaan Ahmad

Source: Muslim Poems for Children by Mymona Hendricks

The Light (UK), November 2005 Issue (p. 8)

Editor’s Note: This poem was recited at the Ramadan gathering at Darus Salaam, London, 15th October 2005.

We all must fast in Ramadan,
Which is one of the five Arkan [pillars],
It is a blessed month you know
We fast for Allah, not for show.

It’s designed to make us think,
As we refrain from food and drink,
We feel the hunger and the pain,
And much there is for us to gain.

From dawn till dusk we fast,
Hoping that our Sawm [fast] can last,
While we try to do much good,
Building Taqwa [righteousness] like we should.

Special prayers we say at night,
And turn to Allah in our plight,
To forgive and guide us as we try,
While ourselves we purify.

And remember it was in Ramadan,
When Allah revealed the Holy Quran,
And so began the Prophet’s call,
A guide and mercy to us all.

And the night of Qadr [Majesty] is unique,
Its blessings all believers seek,
Then will follow the day of ‘Id [Eid],
A truly festive day indeed.

Fasting teaches discipline too,
And self-control for me and you,
As year by year we train to be,
Better Muslims, by Allah’s decree.