Maghrib Symphony in Taqwa Major!
a thundery pulse booms from the percussion instruments
orchestrated to accompany the falling sins as thousands wash, wipe, gargle and snuff
in preparation for meeting the One and Only to Whom we lower our lowly heads.
the strings hit notes of sublime majesty, coalescing with the celestial sounds of Angels’ wings
as they caress the Green Dome, dispatching Salam in numbers matching ocean bubbles,
to glide away with multifarious replies glittering as a concoction
of every shimmering dewdrop created, with the sparkle and twinkle
of the mass sum of constellations and the Milky Way.
thus is the lure of the Maghrib Symphony, played in Taqwa Major!
the lyrical grace notes suddenly slide into drums beating a marching, striding purposeful rhythm, mesmerizing and mobilizing feet of the devout.
wrinkled feet, white, black, brown feet. old, bare, painted, and stocking feet,
feet propelled; dusty feet, cracked feet, soft baby feet.
a maelstrom of patter, running, sauntering, shuffling magnetized momentum,
cymbals, timpani and tubular bells synchronize in surround sound.
the most blessed of earth records the identity of every present soul, witnessing.
every tiny pebble, every mote of dust, stretches of shiny marble, worn reflective concrete mirrors,
witnessing intentions of the reflective mirror of hearts protected in cages of ribs
as they beat on cue to an expected crescendo.
souls dance in anticipation of the ultimate bow of humility,
the bow to the unfurling of all veils
accompanied by a human chorus exalting …submitting.
a massed praising; a choral refrain of hushed mumbled glorifications
interspersed with delicate clicks of wood, stone, seeds and plastic.
the climax is imminent as sunlight weaves into twilight
sun slipping off stage behind a dusk curtain.
The Conductors baton is raised,
the giant tuning forks vibrate
the Universe vibrates……..
ALLAAHU AKBAR A -L -L –A-A–H- U A -K –B- A- R A -L -L –A-A –H- U A -K –B- A- R.
as-salatu wa salamu alaika Ya Sayyidy Ya Rasulullah
…YA RABB…Please answer all of the Du’as almiskeenah is making for all the very needy requests that have come her way these days….YA RABB PLEASE answer them favourably for all the ones asking and firmly plant Sakeenah in all hearts and lives. And for whatever outcomes You deem the best, through Your Wisdom, to be embraced with loving grace and submission …Ameen
…photos taken yesterday after Asr…words from a post way back when…
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.