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Sehnsucht

Zuljanah's Narrative

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I always had a great fascination with the stories & images of the honorable steed, and it definitely seems, true to form, that the horse itself was consciously a devoted servant of the Ahlul Bayt (as).

Here's my interpretation on the noble creature's percepts of Karbala.

Zuljanah's Narrative

The sun blazed in burning fury, setting fire to the sand,

On which the great Imam, was to take his final stand.

He motioned me to go, saying 'O my faithful horse,

Let me meet my bitter destiny, on fate's awaiting course.'

I tried to move yet found I couldn't, for my legs were being held,

'Do not go, o Zuljanah,' my immobility seemed to yell.

I turned my gaze below, to the burning desert ground;

And here a sobbing little girl, to my agony I found.

The child with desperation, was weeping silent tears,

Bewildered she choked, 'Zuljanah, don't take my father dear.'

The weakened little girl, so deprived of food and water,

Was indeed masoom Sakina, my master's dearest daughter.

'My ever-faithful charger, why don't you move ahead?'

In response to master's question, I tilted down my head.

His eyes beheld Sakina, and he hugged her with a cry,

And asked her please to let him go; to let her father die.

Sakina looked at him, her eyes ablaze with pain,

"O father," she said chokingly, "With my blessing, go be slain,

But promise me, my father, one day to take me too,

for how can this Sakina, live her life away from you?"

Hussain said, "yes Sakina, I promise what you say,

Now you make me too a promise, and recall it every day.

My innocent Sakina, when I die you will be choked;

When you shed a tear for me, you will be beaten and provoked.

So promise me my daughter, you'll be patient through all this."

At this he gave his little girl, a bitter goodbye kiss.

She nodded wordlessly, as I stood there, crying too,

For witnessing such tragic scene would any heart subdue.

Master willed her to be patient, and to try to cease her tears,

And then he rose a final time, knowing death was very near.

He hugged his little princess, and set her on the ground;

Both lacquered in a dazing grief, immeasurably profound.

He mounted me again, and bade his sweet good bye.

And then we rode away, to where my master was to die.

Alas while in prostration, my master dear was slaughtered;

in the agonizing state, of being three days without water.

And yes those evil brutes, they laughed without remorse,

While even I was crying; the wounded, silent horse.

I walked back to the tents, where a lady stumbled, dazed,

as she watched my master's head, upon a spear that had been raised.

I trudged up to this woman, and she saw me and cried out,

'You left with my Husain, and you came back here without!'

She hugged me and she wept, pain stabbing both our hearts,

As forever was this woman, from her brother torn apart.

Splattered on my frame that day, was the blood of God's adored;

And hence for such an honor, I will be remembered evermore.

© Rubab Zaidi

Edited by LightTheWay786

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(salam)

@ sis scarymuslimah::

Your poem is hauntingly, incredibly beautiful.

I saw the narrative played out in a chilling fashion I had never before fathomed...

Jazak'Allah sis! May Allah (SWT) bless you for your heartfelt commemoration of a less-visited aspect of the ultimate sacrifice.

@ sis Noor-Alhuda::

Thank you sis... Insh'Allah we'll all have the lifelong opportunity to express oureselves in a manner pleasing to Allah (SWT). :)

@ sis Laraib::

Thanks very much dear sis!! :)

@ bro Ali Imran::

Yep... As much as I would love to speed or slow things at times, I'm definitely at year 15 until the next July 23 rolls around...

Being "wise beyond your years" yourself from what I've seen (or at the very least, a mighty talented spammer), that shouldn't be too hard to believe. ^_^

Thanks!

By the way, you've got some very interesting & creative works @ DA mash'Allah!

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Being "wise beyond your years" yourself from what I've seen (or at the very least, a mighty talented spammer), that shouldn't be too hard to believe.

:dry: I'm not as childish in real life as I act over-here :dry: *hope not*

By the way, you've got some very interesting & creative works @ DA mash'Allah!

Same for your poetry @ DA you should upload this one as well -_-.

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:dry: I'm not as childish in real life as I act over-here :dry: *hope not*

LoL don't worry... I meant to say that from what I've seen here, you do seem quite wise & mature.

...And in any case, I'm sure within even the strictest of adults there's a little bit of child always wishing to come out! Remembering one's childhood is a very humanizing experience...

And no matter how old, cracking out with a good game of 'chuppan chupayi' can be great for your health! ^_^

Same for your poetry @ DA you should upload this one as well -_-.

Insh'Allah I will... I have a huge amount of things I still want to upload, but simply locating them ironically takes a lot of time as my files are junkpiled with randomosity. :)

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you do seem quite wise & mature

Okay don't push it either :lol:

Insh'Allah I will... I have a huge amount of things I still want to upload, but simply locating them ironically takes a lot of time as my files are junkpiled with randomosity.

Oh cool, please share your other work here as well if you don't mind, I'm sure people would like to read em' :).

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