aashura haikus



    Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain.
         ~Prophet Mohammed~


For Ali ibne Husain

Your Azaan like
dew glistens on faith’s leaves
dawn in Karbala


For Abbas ibne Ali

A drop of water
Separates thirst from faith
Noon time, Karbala


For Husain ibne Ali

He subverts tyranny
With a prayer on his lips
Sunset, Karbala


For Zainab binte Fatima

Her seized chaadar
Gathers humanity in folds

~Dan Husain via Prakash Ray~

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