Qur’an and Sunnah

Qur’an and Sunnah! Qur’an and Sunnah!
These days are like pre-Islamic Arabia
What brought it out of jahaliya?
Qu’ran and Sunnah
Not that written on parchment
preserved, passed down on paper
Qur’an walked
Sunnah talked
carrier of the Qur’an
exemplifier of the Sunnah
Upon the ‘Arsh his name was seen
With no ‘waw’ in between
his name and Allah
Testament to his exalted status
Peace and blessings be upon Muhammad
Aysha described him as Qur’an walking
a great secret lies herein
Qur’an and Sunnah
in the flesh
Light upon light contained in his breast
knowledge passed from chest to chest
in an unbroken chain of narrations,
No, narrators
sacred knowledge not preserved in books
Contained in scholars’ heart’s libraries
Theirs faces adorned by traces
of prophetic heirlooms
Look into their eyes
Search inside their smiles
Notice their manners
known as “Arifeen builders”
Let them guide you with a glance
Sahaba aren’t sahaba because they saw the Prophet
No, because his blessed eyes gazed upon them!
Made them the greatest group of people to have ever lived
Make them your spiritual relatives
Welded by salasil
Pick a guiding star
bound by the Shari’a
With wings of Tasawwuf
Honed intuition
Not just historical relay stations
Modernist movements spout
“Qur’an and Sunnah”
But cut links that lead to the Sahaba
“Return to roots!” “Chop down branches!”
Then stumped at ugly aberration
of their genetic next of kin
an hereditary extremism.
Qur’an and Sunnah –
Not found in empty slogans
written or spoken by vacant hearts
Qur’an and Sunnah
Outer emblem shows
hiked the path of
inner ihsanic service
Hold close to the Jama’
Preserved in the Isnad
Ahl ul-Qur’an
Ahl ul-Sunnah


~ by B Majnun on May 9, 2008.

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