If you’ve ever had a long day, like a really long day,
like a really really long day,
when your bones are hurting and you feel exhausted and the sweetest
sight in the world to you is that of your home, your bed.
You may begin to empathize just a little bit with that of a person who
has been standing for 50,000 years.
Or maybe not.
Maybe you can’t empathize with someone who has just had the longest
day since their souls merged with flesh.
A day in which they saw the stars fall, and the mountains crumble,
and the earth split and the people stumble
as if they were drunken but they were not drunken, its just the
punishment of their lord was severe.
A day in which the oceans were a blaze and a trumpet blown,
and they walked over a fire fueled by men and stones
and their prayer was rabbi sallim sallim.
Some began the day with light and some people’s light was then
and all the while they were hoping for the day to finish,
And finally when a siraat is crossed, and a qantarah is traversed,
They stand at the gates,
and the sweetest sight in the world is their home,
ﻭَﺳِﻴﻖَ ﺍﻟَّﺬِﻳﻦَ ﺍﺗَّﻘَﻮْﺍ ﺭَﺑَّﻬُﻢْ ﺇِﻟَﻰ ﺍﻟْﺠَﻨَّﺔِ ﺯُﻣَﺮًﺍ ۖ ﺣَﺘَّﻰٰ ﺇِﺫَﺍ ﺟَﺎﺀُﻭﻫَﺎ ﻭَﻓُﺘِﺤَﺖْ ﺃَﺑْﻮَﺍﺑُﻬَﺎ ﻭَﻗَﺎﻝَ ﻟَﻬُﻢْ ﺧَﺰَﻧَﺘُﻬَﺎ
ﺳَﻠَﺎﻡٌ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻃِﺒْﺘُﻢْ ﻓَﺎﺩْﺧُﻠُﻮﻫَﺎ ﺧَﺎﻟِﺪِﻳﻦَ
But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups
until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its
keepers say, “Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to
abide eternally therein,” [they will enter]. (Al-Zumar v. 73)
Allahummainni as-aluka Al-Jannah wa ajirni minan-naar.