‘Eid Poem: What Are Feet For?


What are feet for
but to go around the Ka’ba?

What are eyes for
but to look upon God’s House?

What are lips for
but to kiss the Black Stone?

What are hands for
but to supplicate our Lord?

What’s the heart for
but to open to His Light?


12/27/95 (from Mecca-Medina Timewarp)

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Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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5 Responses to ‘Eid Poem: What Are Feet For?

  1. manrilla says:

    My man. Again, how erudite. These words echo heavily upon me as I reflect on my own Tawwaf this summer. May Allah continue to inspire you to greater and greater illuminations! Amin and Eid Mubarik.


  2. The Pied Piper says:

    Alhamdullilah…………..something that makes me reflect deeply


  3. nuralqasas says:

    salams, Brother

    I found your site through the wordpress forums– may Allah give you tawfiq and accept and increase your works. Could you please sent me an email so I can send you a question about setting up audio files on your blog? Just a quick question about how to set it up so the viewer isn’t dragged away to the player page but can keep seeing your page as he listens…as you have done for your Dec. 9 entry “Eid Poem…”


  4. wa ‘alaikum as-salaama

    Well, thank you for the thought… it seems wordpress has perfected things a bit, and the ‘Eid poem audio did as you suggest… but please send any tips along to make things better… (and do you mean “question” or “answer”!)




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