Why hope for what couldn’t have last?
Why carry hasrah from the past?
Why be stubborn and not submit?
Why be arrogant and not admit?
Ya Nafsee, limaadha?
Maa lakum la turjoona lillaahi waqaara?
Do you think you can take the heat of the Fire?
Why be so hasty then, in surrendering to your desire?
Are you doubting His Mercy? Are you questioning His Authority? Are you not willing to give up what is His?
Have you become blind, my soul?
Have you no desire for the ultimate goal?
What has overcome you? What has swayed you away from the pleasure of repentance? What has attracted your attention and dissuade you from the path of Truth and submission? Have you forgotten what you were created from?
Ya Nafsee, are you willing to surrender to other than Who Created you? Are you willing to undress your beauty from the adornment of piety? Are you willing to forsake the comfort of ata’aah and the pleasure of His Ridhaa?
amm lil insaani ma tamanna?
Isn’t it time that you surrender to the Pleasure of your Lord? Isn’t it time that you become mutmayinn with His Decree? Isn’t it time to give up what’s wrong and embrace the good? What are you waiting for?
طائعة أولا لتـكـرهـنـه *** فطال ما قد كنت مطمئنـه
هل أنت إلا نطفة في شنـه *** قد أجلب الناس وشدو الرنه