Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Pearls in Praise-The Lover's Hope

Hassan bin Thabit (May Allah be pleased with him) said:

I say, and none can find fault with me
But one who lost all sense and is kept afar:
My love shall never cease to paraise him!
It may be for so doing I shall be forever in Paradise
With al-Mustafa for whose support in that I hope.
And to attain to that day I devote all my efforts.

Narrated by Ibn Hisham (6:91) cf. al-Kalai, al-Ikfa (2:465) and Ibn Kathir, al-Bidayah (5:281).

Translation by: Ustadh Gibril Fouad Haddad al-Dimashqi, Albani and his freinds, pg 69, 1st print June 2004.