The Soul Purpose


I wonder what it’s like
To taste the sweetness of faith
I’m baring my heart
To you, telling it like it is.

A little afraid
You won’t trust me, but really
We were once together, got separated
Now I want you back, I want to be me.

I’ve always hidden my true feelings
Kept you away
Never understood what I was losing
Thought everything was okay.

Blindly trusted this dunya
So sure that it’d guide me to what I seek
Telling myself I was being clever
But deep down I knew I was only getting weaker.

Going deeper
In delusion, thinking I will reach
My goals if I do what the others did
I heard you preach

But that was just for a second or two
And then I was gone
Lost on a path
Not chosen by the few

I left you behind, it was then that we got separated
But it was your voice in my head that kept reminding me
“We were once together, got separated
Now I want you back, I want to be me.”

I was created to worship God
It’s my sole purpose in life
The fault is mine cause I forgot
Faith is what I need most to survive.

Yes, I want to taste the sweetness of faith
No, it’s not a decision taken in haste
Believe me, I’ve got what it takes.
This is my only chance, I won’t let it go to waste.

 

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Assalamu’alaikum!
So this is a conversation with the nafs meaning the soul and hence the title. 😉 Did you notice the pun there? It’s pretty obvious I know. XD

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8 thoughts on “The Soul Purpose”

  1. its beautiful and nice. Reminds of Sheik Yousaf estes, to whim the faith tasted like a ship in the middle of the ocean with no light no compass no direction and suddenly you get all the guidance to the shore.

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    1. All of us possess some sort of faith because we believe in the message. But what matters is if this faith reaches our hearts, else it’s mere lip service. It’s true that the eeman of a believer keeps increasing and decreasing but it’s very important to keep it in check. Our soul needs nourishment just like our body does. It is very delicate; vulnerable to the evil that surrounds it. The point of the poem is that we should never let our eeman drop so low that we start feeling detached from ourselves, from our souls.

      Thanks for sharing what you’ve heard from Shk. Yusuf Estes. It’s a beautiful analogy. Jazak Allah khair. And thank you for reading and commenting. Appreciated! 🙂

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    1. Assalamu’alaikum Irm! Jazak Allah khair for reblogging this. 🙂 Subhan’Allah you could relate to this. 😮 And here I was thinking that it was just me. :/ May Allah ta’aala forgive our sins and overlook our shortcomings and imperfections and grant us the determination and the ability to work towards attaining the highest state of eeman and ihsan. Ameen! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  2. Asalm Alaykum Yusra. Mash Allah I am amazed at this poem. It makes me want to write again, I used to do that when I was a student.

    The lines I loved the most are those:
    “We were once together, got separated
    Now I want you back, I want to be me.”

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    1. Wa’alaikumussalaam wr wb sister Fateema!
      Oh wow, that’s great! 😀 I’d love to read your poems insha’Allah! Thanks for reading and the lovely comment! Alhumdulillah. Jazak Allah khair! ❤

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