As I was lying on bed
The word Iqra kept flashing in my head
For Iqra - much had been said
But no attention was being paid

The word and deed
Iqra makes the world a treat
Education is not for greed
But to keep peace and harmony among creeds

Iqra does not simply mean read
In Allah the trust and intention as they fit*
Now lets look at Iqra in a different seat
To keep us alert on our feet

I as in Islam and I
The closest connection and the warmest ties
To maintain as a way of life
This is what we seek and strive

The word Q represents Quran the miracle revelation
It’s pure from alteration and adulteration**
From generation to generation
To save us from degradation

R is Rasulullah (saw) for any matter
The exemplar and the choice of The Creator***
He is the ‘trendsetter’
For our lives to get better

A is for Allah the ultimate Creator
The One all worship except the unbeliever
None is the same in manner or matter****
Allah is much more Greator!

Thus looking at IQRA in a new light
You’ll see Islam at its height
Lets us take flight
See the connection at sight

Do not read for the sake of reading
We must know where we are heading
IQRA represents the seedling
Success in both worlds that’s the wording*****

So next time when you think of Iqra – the first revelation
Widen the scope without reservation
As we – Read! In the name of our Lord
Remember Islam Quran Rasulullah Allah they are the main plots!

Penned by [email protected] 23rd Dec 2012

* Al-Quran 96:1 “Proclaim! (or Read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created “”

** Al-Quran 15:9 “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian”

***Al-Quran 60:6 “There was indeed in them an excellent example for you to follow -- for those whose hope is in Allah and in the Last Day.

**** Al-Quran 42:11 “[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.”

***** The saying of Sayyidina Ali ra, it is said “If you want bliss in this world you need knowledge and if you want bliss in hereafter you need knowledge and if you want bliss of both you need knowledge too”



Glad to share.The secret is when you share and relate
and connect everything to Al-Quran and/or hadith the
writing simply becomes more meaningful. Yes keep it up
relate your writing to Al-Quran and Hadith and you'll
see the difference. Sukran


Indeed I saw Iqra in a new light through this poem and so decided to share it, MashaAllah, and also like the way you related the poem with Quran verses which is what I usually do with my poems. Alhamdulillah keep it up