(Dedicated to my mother Mrs. Mariam Nagaria who we lost on 12 June 2014)
Beauty and grace personified
Embodiment of tolerance,
Through my Ummi I saw lovely patience,
I thought she was full of elegance!
Diabetes and Breast Cancer,
Angina and Blood Pressure,
Yet bravely she fought,
Against all odds!
Arthritis in her back,
Her knees and hands,
My mother withstood all,
Nothing made her fall!
Nineteen years she spent
As my father’s widow,
She was my life’s shelter,
My prayers’ last door!
To Allah tonight I pray,
Plead He’ll make it easy,
Protect her and help her
In her final journey!
Inna llillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon,
May her grave be a place of ‘sukoon’,
May He lift away all her pains, please,
Give her a lit-up grave and eternal peace!
May He grant her peace along with my father –
Highest place in Jannah, from Allah SWT and dear!
Expansion of her grave, more than tolerable, may she have ease,
For her to answer when in front of Him, and may He be pleased!
Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah, ‘s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand? He said: Your mother. He again said: Then who (is the next one)? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father. In the hadith transmitted on the authority of Qutalba, there is no mention of the word” the people”.
Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith 6180
A teacher by profession, an MBA by degree and a student of religion, Khudaija A. Nagaria found refuge and happiness writing, using her passion for serving Islam. Being a freelancer she writes for different magazines and forums. So far her articles and poems have been published in prestigious magazines such as Dawn, Hiba, Aailaa and Young Muslimah Magazine, and websites such as Moments of Perfect Clarity, and Muslim Moms. Khudaija is a writer for Muslimaat Magazine and has served as their Marketing Manager and a Contributing Editor. She is an active member of Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA). She prays her writing be a means of Sadaqa Jaariyah for her deceased parents.