Archive for the Poetry & Anashid Category

Like the Strong Wind

Posted in Poetry & Anashid on April 27, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


It blew like the strong wind;

It burst like a bright flame;

It became like a youth in its determination;

It flew like a hawk, with pride;

Welcome, my caravan;

My caravan of wisdom;

O generation of the future, let’s go;

Let’s exert ourselves and work hard;

Let’s always rise to the top;

And never accept to be less than the best;

My friends, let’s go about;

And learn different fields of knowledge;

Let’s excel in five or six;

And help a brother or sister;

Leave your laziness and slumber;

The lazy person has never succeeded;

And stop criticizing and blaming;

As Allah is the Helper of people;

Revive the glory of this Ummah;

When it was at its peak;

And brush this dark cloud away from it;

With your high aspirations…

[Sung by Abu ‘Ali]

The Gift to the Heroes

Posted in Our Prisoners in Our Hearts, Poetry & Anashid on March 13, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


يا الله فرج عنهمMy Lord, I wept blood over them;

And my heart hurts as if it is broken;

I sleep with the injuries of the prisoners in my heart;

I cannot sleep, as I am the prisoner;

I feel down when I see the heroes chained by the despicable and worthless;

Imprisoned, my Lord, without a crime;

Except steadfastness that pushed them to go forth;

My Lord, the Mighty, above the people who are the definition of injustice;

My Lord, cause the world to suffocate them;

And torture them with it, as You are the Able;

And be patient, O prisoner, as you are free;

You are travelling to the Hereafter without any chains;

You will forget the long nights of pain;

It will come and go, O defiant one;

Remember that this world has many paths;

Some are easy, and some are difficult;

The gift to the heroes is that they live with honor;

And if they die: gardens and maidens…

[Sung by Nasir]

Nation of the Desert

Posted in Poetry & Anashid on February 25, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


Our Lord is Allah * There is no other lord for the people;

Nation of the desert, O eternal people * Who else besides you removed the chains of deception from humanity?

Which caller before you from all who exist * Called out ‘Khosrau and Caesar are no more’?

Who besides you in the present or past * Raised a dawn of guidance by the Qur’an?

Heard by all in the mighty Universe * There is no lord besides Allah for the people;

And it is as if you did not shine in the world * With the guidance of faith and the right path;

And in the darkness of modern times, you forgot * The value of the desert in a life of relaxation;

Every nation got up and built a strong building * And I see your building divided;

In the past, you were a nation * I grieve at how you have now become nations;

Whoever is heedless of his purpose * Is most deserving of totally fading away;

Whoever imitates the lifestyle of the strangers * Will never see nationalism;

Think about your era when * You were an example for humanity, and compete;

Fill the desert with firm will * And bring the soul of ‘Umar back to it…

[Sung by Ahmad Bukhatir]

“Be patient, O prisoner, because you are…”

Posted in Our Prisoners in Our Hearts, Poetry & Anashid on February 20, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


اللهم فرج عنهم

Be patient, O prisoner * Because you are a sun that the flowers turn for;

Going forth despite your shackles * A leader despite the rocks in your way;

You are defiant, and you are like * A shining blaze in an era of servitude;

You are the bold one leading falcons * In the prison of betrayal;

I know that you’re tired * But, you are the brave lion;

I know that you’re exhausted * But, you are the great hope;

I know that you’re weak * But, you are the shining moon;

I know that you’re confident * That victory is for the patient;

We are surrounded by the petty * And you are with the great;

So, rejoice in your prison * And hold the devastating sword to the denier;

You display determination * While the petty ones sleep in a haze;

Time has stopped in front of your prison * Amazed at the blood that has been sacrificed…

You are the boldest!

[Sung by Abu ‘Ali]

“O people, if you wonder…”

Posted in Poetry & Anashid on February 6, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


O people, if you wonder * I wonder at them;

They are the wonder of all times * And those who write history are called to witness this;

I loved them, O people * Their stories are a path for me;

They gave their souls to Allah with honor * What a great price;

Their history is a source of honor for us * Their history doesn’t lie…

[Sung by Abu ‘Ali]

“My loved ones, accept my greetings…”

Posted in Poetry & Anashid on January 29, 2009 by Tarek Mehanna


My loved ones, accept my greetings * Visiting over you like the clouds;

My soul awakens and sleeps with you * Accompanying you even if I am afar;

I fly with my aspirations and strengthen my resolve * The youth who lived in the shade of the Qur’an;

My concerns still stand over them * My youthfulness is still their subject of discussion and chat;

I love to travel with them when our destination is * The House of Allah, with amazing enthusiasm;

I love their weeping out of love for Him at the ends of the night * When the stars become concealed;

I love to see them in honor * Like the petals of a rose in the midst of uncultivated land;

I love their racing towards loftiness * I love their firmness despite the difficulties;

I love to see from them callers to Allah * Guiding lights for the youth;

Bringing life back to every heart * Drowning in the waves of misery;

Greetings from me, to the pillar of my heart * Like the blossoming flowers on the peaks of the mountains

My greetings, whenever a morning comes * Returning to me after its absence…

[Sung by Abu Rayyan]