Poem by Imam Ali – People Cry Over This World – The OTI


Bismilliah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem النَفسُ تَبكي عَلى الدُنيا
وَقَد عَلِمَت إِنَّ السَلامَةَ فيها تَركُ
ما فيها لا دارَ لِلمَرءِ بَعدَ
المَوتِ يَسكُنُها إِلّا الَّتي كانَ قَبلَ
المَوتِ بانيها فَإِن بَناها بِخَيرٍ طابَ مَسكَنُها وَإِن بَناها بَشَرٍّ خابَ بانيها As-salaam-alaikum my dear brothers and sisters.
Another beautiful poem for you today from Ali May Allah be pleased with Him, the cousin
of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him and the son-in-law of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. The forth
Khalifa of Islam. One of the Lions of the believers and Muslims and Allah Subhan wa
ta’ala Blessed Ali May Allah be pleased with him with many things. One of them was
marriage to Fatimah; the daughter of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him and another was that he
had powerful intellect. He was also very eloquent and he used to quote and say poetry and this
is a poem, which has been compiled or attributed to him, beautiful poem to show just how he
was thinking and just how he was feeling and the advice that’d be given to the people.
So he said النَفسُ تَبكي عَلى الدُنيا
وَقَد عَلِمَت إِنَّ السَلامَةَ فيها تَركُ
ما فيها What a paradox this is, he says that the soul
cries over the Dunya, whilst knowing that peace and happiness is only obtained from
the Dunya by leaving the Dunya. The soul knows this. And if you want peace in Dunya, you
will only obtain this by leaving the Dunya not chasing after materialistic things how
interesting that is that he says لا دارَ لِلمَرءِ بَعدَ
المَوتِ يَسكُنُها إِلّا الَّتي كانَ قَبلَ
المَوتِ بانيها he goes. There is no house. There is no home
for a person after he dies, except for the house which he has built for himself before
he dies. Interesting. So people spend hundreds and
thousands of millions building for them. Their nice detached house in this world with a nice
area in the good location with the amenities nearby with the schools nearby with the swimming
pools and the colleges and everything you need nearby. And here he’s saying, this
house isn’t going to go with you after you die. The only house which is going to be with
you after you die is what you put forward i.e. from your good deeds and from your good
actions that is the house that you built for yourself after you die. That is where you
will live but what kind of house will be going live in after we die. Well, there are two
houses can be a very nice one. Which we feel satisfied with or can be perphaps an ugly
one where we are not satisfied or we are not content or we are perhaps upset with ourselves
that we could have more. He says, فَإِن بَناها بِخَيرٍ طابَ مَسكَنُها وَإِن بَناها بَشَرٍّ خابَ بانيها and if the house is built upon good then your
dwelling will please you. But if the house is built upon bad then this
dwelling where you put yourself. It will not be pleasing to you it will be
a disappointment to you. So, my dear brothers and sisters do what you
have to to live in this world. There’s no doubt about that. But just remember whatever
house that you live in, whatever area that you reside in, you are not going to take it
with you except the only thing that you will take with you. Is that which you perform with
your own two hands so JazakAllah Khair my dear Brother and Sisters. This is something
to think about. Whilst we go to work and come back and earn our daily bread. I’m your Brother
Akhlaaq. Look forward to seeing you soon. Take care.
As-salaam-alaikum ​

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