بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Most of the planet seems rather fond of poems (not me though), so I thought I would post this Hajj poem I came across.
It’s by none other than Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullah).
The Hajj – A Poem
by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
The Hajj – The Journey
By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit,
Responding with ihram at the appointed limit,
Uncovering their heads in total humility
Before One to Whom faces bow in servility.
They exclaim in the valleys, “We have responded to You –
All Praise is Yours, and Kingdom too!”
He invited and they answered, with love and pleasure;
When they called upon Him, nearer came the Divine treasure.
You see them on their mounts, hair dusty and dishevelled,
Yet never more content, never happier have they felt;
Leaving homelands and families due to holy yearning,
Unmoved are they by temptations of returning.
Through plains and valleys, from near and far,
Walking and riding, in submission to Allah.