قد كفاني علم ربي – My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me by Imam Al Haddad

BismiLlah Al Rahman Al Rahim

I’ve been on a trip that has allowed to look at myself from the inside in a different way. Back home, thinking about it now, I can’t help but see Allah’s hand in all of this. This world is but a reflection of yourself. “You are the star of your movie, all the rest is either a supporting actor or even extras” as Shaykh Hamza Yusuf would put it.

That’s a prelude of the next coming posts inch’Allah. Try to imagine this poem accompanying them as a background music. Written by Imam Al Haddad, a famous Yemeni scholar (click here for bio).

قد كفاني علم ربي من سؤالي واختياري

فدعائي وابتهالي شاهدٌ لي بافتقاري

. ولهذا السر أدعو في يساري وعساري

أنا عبدٌ صار فخري ضمن فقري واضطراري

. قد كفاني علم ربي من سؤالي واختياري

يا إلهي ومليكي أنت تعلم كيف حالي

وبما قد حل قلبي من همومٍ واشتغال.

فتداركني بلطف منك يا مولى الموالي

يا كريم الوجه غثني قبل أن يفنى اصطباري.

قد كفاني علم ربي من سؤالي واختياري.

يا سريع الغوث غوثاً منك يدركنا سريعاً

يهزم العُسر ويأتي بالذي نرجو جميعا.ً

يا قريباً يا مجيباً يا عليماً يا سميعاً

قد تحققت بعجزي وخضوعي وانكساري.

قد كفاني علم ربي من سؤالي واختياري.

لم أزل بالباب واقف فارحمن ربي وقوفي

وبوادي الفضل عاكف فأدم ربي عكوفي.

ولحسن الظن لازم فهو خِلّي وحليفي

وأنيسي وجليسي طول ليلي ونهاري.

قد كفاني علم ربي من سؤالي واختياري.

حاجة في النفس يا رب فاقضها يا خير قاضي

وأرح سِري وقلبي من لظاها والمضى بي .

في سرورٍ وحبورٍ وإذا ما كنت راضِ

فالهنا والبَسط حالي وشعاري ودثاري.

My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me from asking or choosing

For my du’a and my agonising supplication is a witness to my poverty

For this secret (reason) I make supplication in times of ease and times of difficulty

I am a slave whose pride is in his poverty and obligation

O my Lord and my King You know my state

And what has settled in my heart of agonies and preoccupations

Save me with a gentleness

from You, O Lord of Lords

Oh save me, Most Generous before I run out of patience (with myself)

O One who is swift in sending aid I ask for aid that will arrive to me swiftly

It will defeat all difficulty and it will bring all that I hope for

O Near One Who answers and All-Knowing and All-Hearing

I have attained realization through my incapacity my submission and my brokenness

I am still standing by the door, so please my Lord have mercy on my standing

And in the valley of generosity, I am in i’tikaf (solitary So, (retreat)

Allah, make my retreat here permanent And I’m abiding by good opinion (of You)

For it is my friend and ally

And it is the one that sits by me and keeps me company

All day and night

There is a need in my soul, O Allah so please fulfil it, O Best of Fulfillers

And comfort my secret and my heart from its burning and its shrapnel

For joy and expansion is my state and my motto and my cover

~ by youngmuslimworld on August 3, 2010.

One Response to “قد كفاني علم ربي – My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me by Imam Al Haddad”

  1. Your blog is really nice… it reminds me of one of me friends who also reads for lots of scholars, like Sheikh zaid shakir, and others! I’ve been wanting to read religious poetry, Specially Imam Shafie’s i loved his Travelling poetry since i was a little girl!
    Keep it up! I really love it!
    And for the “Phew”…Yeah that was probably what i felt like at the end of the day when i finished it!:D

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