An Oasis land,
The land where the Beloved lies, under the Green Dome.
The land where a third of revelation gushed forth.
The land which imbues an aura of serenity and calm.
The land which gives a sense of peace to the believer.
The land which is a piece of every believer’s heart.
The land which has a portion of Jannah.
The land which openly accepted the believers when they were tortured by the Quraysh.
The land of Ansar – the generous lot.
The land under which is buried the Prophet’s father – Abdullah.
The land under which lies the thousands of Sahaba, in Baqii.
The land protected from the entry of Dajjal.
The land which witnessed the historic events of glorious Islamic past.
The land of the famed Ajwa dates.
The land protected from sickly fevers.
Explosions rocked the city. Injuring and killing.
When thousands were breaking the fast,
Breaking the hearts of a million believers worldwide.
Attacks have occurred in the past too,
The attackers dissolved in the sands of time.
But the city has lived on,
Inviting pilgrims from every land
Calling traders from every nook
It will rise again from the fire.
Illuminating again – true to its name
Ya Allah, protect the people everywhere from these senseless attacks.