THE TALE OF THE LONELY ONE اليتيم. AL-YATEEM (THE ORPHAN) By Nafysah bint Yakub
THE TALE OF THE LONELY ONE
اليتيم. Al- Yateem (the orphan)
(S)He cries and hide when he sees his peers with parents,
All alone in the stormy seasons with tears streaming down,
Seated in a corner weeping to it peak, feeling empty and alone.
Overdriven by thoughts and drowned
in tears in the darkness of the night,
How glad it is to be a favoured child of a man,
But no – destiny has been written that way for him.
(S)He needs a arm to cuddle him with love,
(S)He sleeps anywhere all night not even nigh to cradle,
Who will understand his pain and worries,
Hidden all away as no trusted kin to share it with.
Drawn all over the face is a map of sadness,
Many gathers with family for holiday,
But (s)he’s seated alone like an empty soul.
(S)He is driven away by the love some shower their kids,
But (s)he couldn’t be understood in their situation
And all (s)he could get from them is gesture of scorn,
Hence the tale of Al-Yateem!
Who is always in need of sadaqah
And has no guardian except his Lord, his caretaker
Every child holds the right to parents, as well as the right to
Inheritance without being look down on as Al-Yateem
Some are of nubile age but has no guardian for being Al-Yateem
(S)he has a voice but couldn’t be heard because (s)he is Al Yateem
(S)he is always a wayfarer because she is Al-Yateem
Treating them well leads to Paradise says the prophet (S.A.W)
Being righteous to them is one of the pillars of Islam.
“The best house among Muslims is one which
Contains an orphan treated well” (Tirmidhi, Hadith 4973)
And also emphasized many times in the Holy Book (Qur’ān)
Indicating how important Islam urged treating the orphans well.
Lucky are you who own a parents but:
وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
“…Make yourself submissively gentle to them
With compassion, and say: O my Lord! have compassion on them,
As they brought me up (when I was) little.” (Qur’an 17: 24)
Qur’an 76:7-10, Qur’an 89:15-18, Qur’an 2:177, Qur’an 107:1-2, Qur’an 4: 127, Qur’an 6:152, Qur’an 3:6, Qur’an 4:10, Qur’an 4:2, Qur’an 4:6
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