Monday, 11 April 2011

Prayer or Petition?

I saw people gathered in the shrine of Hazratbal,
Thousands of them -
It was the Milad day.
But they were not celebrating
But complaining
And lamenting
Complaining against troubles
with which God tests and sanctifies men.
Petitioning for and against this and that
Lamenting against misfortunes
with which God wishes to perfect them.
Few were happy and fewer were rejoicing;
Few knew that today is the day of great rejoicing;
Few indeed are the believers who truly believe.

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