Bakra Eid Poetry
The radiant sun I see through my window
smiling as it does, it gladdens my heart,
a welcome harbinger, it lets me know
that it’s Eid ul Adha, subhanallah!
At once I see, in the vista of my eye
this brotherhood of man, from near and far
every colour and creed, I hear them cry
for this gift of Allah, al hamdulillah!
I see hujjaj, resplendent in white
arriving for Haj, a da’eem of Islam -
one of the seven, and so it is writ,
at the haram of Allah, al Baitullah!
A magnificent jewel, all gilted and in black
swirling and swaying in the sea of white
The Ka’bah, I see, for goodness sake -
Allaho Akber, ma’shallah!
The tawaf of Ka’bah, round and round
tiptoeing Safa and Marwah too,
to Musdhalifah and beyond
on top of Arafa’, before Allah!
I see them stoning the Satan, in fact
united in purpose and doing their farz
For muslimeen, a symbolic act
in the name of Allah, bismillah!
Blessed are those who are gifted with zabihat
‘Eid Mubarak’ n’ tehniyaat to one and all
To our maula, I pray, sehat o’ aafiyat
and his nazaraat for always, ya Allah
Bakra Eid Poems
We celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and the Hajj,
In which the rewards are much.
Eid-ul-Adha is a reminder of Ibrahim’s (PBUH) sacrifice,
Which shows us in how many ways Allah is nice.
We run between the mountains of Safa and Marwa,
Since it was done by Bibi Hajira.
Hajj is about equality,
Forget your own individuality.
Doing the rituals in a few days,
For cleaning your slate, this is one of the ways.
The reason for this Eid leads back to Ibrahim’s (PBUH) story,
But we must remember that only Allah deserves all glory