From My Heart

Oleh : Nurul Akma binti Zahari*

Everyday as I wake up at dawn,

My mind starts working the moment I yawn

There are many things to do, oh dear!

That’s why I hastily perform my Subuh prayer

I didn’t have the time to sit longer to praise the Lord,

For me rushing out after prayer is nothing odd…

Since school, I had been busy every minute,

Completing my tutorials and exercises to submit

No time did I had Allah to pray.

For Allah, I really had no time to spare…

When I grew up and started my career,

Working all day to secure my future

When I reached home, I preferred to have fun,

I chatted on the phone but didn’t read the Quran

I spent too much time surfing the internet

Sad to say, my faith was falling flat…

The only time I have left is weekends

During which I prefer window shopping with friends

I couldn’t spare time to go to the mosque

I’m too busy, that’s the BIG excuse…

I did my five prayers but did so quickly,

After prayer, I didn’t sit longer to reflect quietly

I didn’t have time to help the needy ones,

I was loaded with work as my precious time runs…

No time at all to visit a sick Muslim friend,

To orphans and elderly, I hardly lent a hand

I’m too busy to do community service,

When there were gatherings, I helped the least…

My life was already full of stress,

So I didn’t counsel a Muslim in distress

I didn’t spend much time with my family,

Because I thought, doing so is so extraordinary…

No time to share with non-Muslim about Islam,

Even though I know, inviting causes no harm

No time to do Sunnah prayers at all,

All these contribute to my imaan’s fall…

I’m busy here and busy there,

I’ve no time at all, that’s all I care

I went for religious lessons, just once in a while,

Because I’m too busy making a pile…

I worked all day and slept all night,

Too tired for Tahajjud and it seemed not right

For me, earning a living was already tough,

so I only did basic deeds but that’s not enough…

No time at all, to admire God’s creation

No time to praise Allah and seek His Compassion

Although I know how short is my life

For Islam, I really didn’t strive…

Finally the day comes, when the Lord calls for me,

and I stood before Him with my life’s HISTORY

I feel so guilty because I should have prayed more

Isn’t that what a Muslim lives for?

To thank Allah and do more good deeds

and the Quran is for us all to read…

Now at the Judgment Day, I’m starting to fret

I’ve wasted my life but it’s too late to regret

My entry to Heaven depends on my good behavior

but I haven’t done enough nor did proper prayer

My ‘Good Deed Book’ is given from my right,

An angel opens my ‘book’ and read out my plight.

Then the voice chided me…

“O You Muslim servant, you are the one,

Who is given enough time, yet not much is done”

“Do you know that your faith is loose?

saying “no time” is only an excuse”

“Your “Good Deed Book” should be filled up more,

with all the good work you stood up for”

Hence, I only recorded those little good deeds

As I say this, I know your eyes will mist

I was about to write some more, you see

But I did not have, the TIME to list….

*Be a morning person, not a mourning person

________________________

*Penulis adalah

Timbalan TnK,

Exco Tarbiyyah dan Kepimpinan,

PPI UNITEN sesi 2009/10.

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