I ask: How will I progress to the Other Life if I do not do so?
They ask: What is the use of all your education if you do not care to make a career?
I ask: What is the use of reading His Book if I am void of His fear?
They ask: Why do you insist on being backward in these enlightened times?
I ask: Why do you insist on being modern while being oblivious to all the avoidable crimes?
They ask: What happiness do you find in hiding your face?
I ask: What happiness do you find caught up in this rat race?
They ask: Why do you want to complicate your life further?
I ask: Why do you wish to humiliate yourself in the Life Hereafter?
They ask: How will you face everyone from behind a veil?
I ask: How will I face my Lord when I am judged and I fail?
They ask: What will you gain by this action?
I ask: What if I gain His Mercy, even if it’s a fraction?
Poem by guest writer Sadf.