Poem: Yearning For The Closeness Of Allaah

While in his house, Shilbee would become agitated and recite the following couplets:

One cannot be patient when You are afar; When to closeness is he familiar.

From You one cannot suffer being veiled; When in love is he immersed.

Even if the eye does not see You; For sure the heart beholds You.

[Taken from ‘The Journey To Allaah’ By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee, p. 71]

By Allaah, this is a love of Allaah we don’t have…


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