By Fadia Bint Ismail

When I was younger patience was a word and a feeling I rarely had or used.

But through Allah’s Mercy, patience and Sabr became my way.

This Dunya is full of play, an illusion as they may say, easy to make one fall astray.

There are times when I feel I am falling; the hole seems so deep, so steep, like there is no way out.

But if there is one thing that would break all barriers it will be Sabr and contentment.

O Allah make me amongst the As-Sabirun.

For I am weak without your mercy.

Each and every day I feel like I can’t go on.

You test me only to make me strong.

O Allah I realised that you test the ones you love most dear for your love is unconditional.

As I grow with each day, please lead me in the right way.

Through Sabr and contentment allow me the ability to remain strong.

So that nothing else could go wrong.