aashura haikus


  

Ashura-mourning

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

Dawn

For Ali ibne Husain

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

Noon

For Abbas ibne Ali

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

Dusk

For Husain ibne Ali

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

Night

For Zainab binte Fatima

Her seized chaadar
Gathers humanity in folds
Shaam-e-Gharibaa.n

~Dan Husain via Prakash Ray~

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