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Fortunate is He.
Fortunate is he.
Who remembers Allah abundantly.
Worldly distractions cannot mildly sway
His thoughts of Allah and judgement day
Righteous is he
Who bows to One he cannot see
Whose deeds do not spring without Bismillah
Fulfilling his tasks with perfect Taqwa
Devout is he
Who supplicates to Allah intensively
Whose heart is merciful, tender and kind
His gaze on life after, this world behind
Prosperous is he
Who spends his wealth on the poor and needy
Who speaks a kind word to kin and neighbour
Ever-grateful for Allah’s favours
Guided is he
Who prays Salah with punctuality
Early morning, Tahajjud he prays
For Allah's pleasure and nearness he craves
God fearing is he
Who contemplates death early
Who starts as he sees his demise
And tears fall over wasted sacrifice
Blessed is he
Who sings Allah’s praises fervently
Blessed be all of Allah’s slaves
Allah’s mercy be with them always

Lyrics: Ayesha Bint Mahmood & adapted by Zain Bhikha from the book ‘Rays of Truth’
(The Islamic Foundation, Leicester 1997)
Taken from the album Towards The Light

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