Muhammad, the Praised One

By Shaykh Walead Mosaad

He is the oft-praised one, Muhammad in the earthly realm
            And Ahmad as he is known by those who command the angelic helm

He is the one sent by his Lord as a mercy to all
            To every creature, rock, sea, sparrow, and mistral

He is the one whose intercession is desired by the pious and all trespassers
            “Myself Myself!” – the refrain of all others, but as creation swelters

He is the one who is the delight of our eyes and the courage of our wit
            Proclaiming when all seemed lost, I am the one for it!

He is the one who took the Quran as his character
             Compassionate, wise, and gentle, knowing no anger

Except in matters where Providence’s boundaries were crossed
              But even then his inner beauty and lustre were never lost

All told, the world would not have been save for God’s favour
             By sending His messenger the most noble of saviours
 
Praise Him much and implore Him to offer His blessings and salutations
            On the best of all creation by whose virtue
                      Made us the best of all nations

© Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Rabi’ al-Awwal 1433/February 2012

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