The rain drops fall over my head,
Getting soaked slowly by the black bushy hair

And finally making their way
Through the long locks,
Dripping down from the ends
To the Earth.

I have an umbrella in hand,
It is Yellow, the colour of happiness
But my body is pale,
My eyes are grey and cheeks blanched.
I just carry it in the hand,
Never opening it ‘gainst the rain.
The rain has ceased, the clouds dissipated,
But the drops still drop from the ends…

© Muntazir

The days to come

The night passed,
But the Sun shone not
And the morning glittered
With the curse of moon.

The purple dew
From withered flowers,
Slipped silently towards
The rain drenched hue.

The clouds covered
The fumed sky,
Smoke and ashes
Pervade all around.

Babies born
Just an hour ago,
Cry restlessly in
Demonic verse.

Humans no longer
Live in here,
The roads are filled
With naked shafts.

Agonal breath of
Books was heard,
Last night through
Sanguine screens.

All water has vanished
From Earth,
Dizzy heads dance
With poison in hands.

Minds feed themselves
Endlessly with
Foul filth,
Hostile stance.

Conscience is dead
They see not the right,
Only and alone 
The eye left prevails.

Slouches scrawl and sloth
In streets,
The mother is deaf
The father blind.

Night lamps stand 
At corner each,
Yet crimes all sink 
In the depths of dark.

False pride, hypocrisy
Have swallowed all souls,
Mirrors nowadays wear
Multiple masks.

© Muntazir

Pillars of Peace

Pillars of Peace

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar –

Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alayiwasallam) said : Islam is based on (the following) five (principles)

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (subhanahu wata’aala) and Muhammad (sallallahu alayiwasallam) is Allah’s Apostle
2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly
3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity)
4. To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)
5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan

(-Volume 1; Book 2; Number 7,


The Ultimate Helper

“Waqala rabbukumu odAAoonee astajiblakum”

(And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.”)

— Verse 60, Surah Al-Ghafir

You are never alone,
Even when you seem to be.
His hand is over your head,
You only have to see.

When world stands against you,
When ‘friends’ peel off their masks,
When the path seems impenetrable
And impossible the task,

Don’t you lose hope,
Don’t you fall in depths of despair.
In each direction you see,
Your Lord you will find there.

© Muntazir