Tidying Up

Bismillahi wa salatu wa salamu ‘ala Rasulillah wa ‘ala jami’il ambiyai wal-mursalin wa ‘ala ahlihi wa sahabihi ajmain, amin.

We have blackened the records of our deeds

That no white space is left to be seen

Death is at hand while we are lost in fun

Deluded by the worldly we fail to plan

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Moments of life are for tidying up

Towards the journey to the eternal abode

He who in negligence arrives his death

Is worse than animals in Allah’s sight

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

In order to be honoured beneath the earth

Live a life of piety until the grave

Sinning is poisonous and a sure disgrace

Tidy up my brothers let us repent

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

This life is preparatory to the world to come

Prepare in earnest without delay

Embrace repentance and pay your debt

And try live on piety until the grave

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Pay the rights of others hanging on you

These are some hurdles very difficult to cross

Rights owed to others are some darkness grim

On the bridge to eternity called Sirat

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Life is a test that you must struggle to past

It is an exams that is never redone

To end in success be ever on the alert

Whatever your state fear your lord

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

The death of others young and old

Is enough a lesson for the hearts alive

The sword of death is sure for all

And once it strikes there is no return

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Death is a must and we may soonest be gone

And we cannot decide the time of our death

But we have the choice as to how to die

Act well your moments to end in bliss

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

The heedless are desperate seeking the world

Forgetting that Dunya is never for real

The people of Muhammad are never like this

They focus the eternal until the grave

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Dunya is a shadow that is ready to move

Its pleasures are poisons wrapped in sweets

The essence of life we must focus from now

A life of Shukr until the grave

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Dunya is magical my brother be warned

The more you acquire the stronger your greed

The pearl eternal we must never forget

A life of Taqwa free from sins

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Dunya is an illusion only attractive to fools

The more you acquire the less you possess

The essence of living should be dearest to the heart

Preparing for eternity night and day

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

The flowers of Dunya so luxuriant indeed

Will soon become a desert under your gaze

Make this known to all nightingales

Before in ignorance they sacrifice their lives

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Live a life of caution and never relent

Taqwa is the goal and the essence of life

Fools like animals follow their whims

Sacrificing the eternity for things mundane

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Tidy up for the Akhirah without delay

Life is for efforts and never for fun

Death like your shadow is closest at hand

It may soonest be over let us reflect

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Whatever prepared before our death

Becomes our wealth in the grave and beyond

Prepare in earnest now, all that you can

Every moment is precious do not delay

 

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illallah

La ilaha illaAllahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah