In the Name of Allah

By PM

I asked Allah for a rose,
he sent me a bouquet….

I asked Allah for a minute,
he sent me a day….

I asked Allah for love,
he sent me that too….

I asked Allah for an angel,
He sent me you!!!!…

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17 Comments

  1. Christina Arida on April 19, 2021 at 7:09 PM

    I absolutely love the premise of this poem! So fun how you incorporate the reader in the last line, well done.

  2. KB on April 19, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    I love everything about this poem! The rhymes, the repetition and most importantly the message. Such a beautiful and powerful message. Great work!

  3. Gillian on April 19, 2021 at 8:58 PM

    I respect your strong value of faith. I personally have struggled with navigating my beliefs in my life so when I see others so passionate I feel inspired that I’ll figure it out one day at a time!

  4. Alexa Ruperti on April 19, 2021 at 9:09 PM

    PM,
    I find your poem to be very sweet, I can tell it was written with love. The only critique I have is the punctuation for the last line, I feel that if it was just …. instead of !!!!…, then visually the poem would be more symmetric.

  5. Dana on April 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM

    Wow. I love this poem so much. So beautifully well done, wonderful rhymes!!

  6. Annie on April 20, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    I love this. Short, impactful and sweet. I’d probably just end with just a single period to really drive it in.

  7. Millie N. on April 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    I really liked your poem. It shows your connection to Allah and His provision. He doesn’t just answer your requests, but goes above and beyond each time. I like how you conveyed his nature through your use of direct examples and repetition with “I asked Allah” and “he sent me”. The final stanza was touching and it put a huge smile on my face.

  8. CA on April 21, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    Hi PM,

    Thank you for sharing your work and incorporating your faith in it as well. The concept that I took away was that you receive more when you ask for less. You can never be too greedy in this life because you cannot expect to receive good in return. I cannot wait to read more of your work.

  9. Sachi Amin on April 23, 2021 at 3:20 PM

    Hey! I really like this poem! One optional recommendation would be to give it some rhyme!

  10. Nicole Nowicki on April 23, 2021 at 3:55 PM

    I loved the set up of the poem! I enjoyed the repetition and the analogies used, I felt like I was able to comprehend the love and loyalty the author has in their relationship with Allah. Poetry is such a great spiritual outlet, and I feel like I can experience how uplifting the connection the author has with their religion because it’s conveyed very well. At the end, I would just get rid of the ellipses and leave the exclamation points at the end! Great job, I hope you keep writing! This was a great piece.

  11. Samantha on April 23, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    PM,

    This was beautiful! I liked the ways in which you showed how Allah gave you more than you even asked for, and all the blessings you received. I was really moved by this poem, thank you for sharing this with us! It’s such a hopeful, encouraging poem!

    Best,

    Samantha

  12. Keirstyn Johnson on April 23, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    I absolutely love this! Your rhyming is amazing. I would just recommend since this is faith related to capitalize all the “He”, because you’re referring to Allah. Great work!

  13. Ayzhiana Basallo on April 23, 2021 at 11:08 PM

    I loved this one! So short and sweet and yet so powerful. It ties in with religion and faith and so much more which is also why I loved reading it. I just love the whole ask and receive of the poem. It flows very well. Please keep writing more!

  14. Edmon on April 24, 2021 at 12:15 AM

    Pm,
    Hi im Edmon and im in a class that aims to engage with the community beyond the university and corporations. I really liked your poem and I like how you wrote it about your faith as sometimes that’s hard to write about because of judgments etc. I wonder who your talking about whether its a person or something that happened in your life. I really liked your poem and I liked the repetition. Good Job! Good luck in the future.

  15. Grace on April 24, 2021 at 12:25 AM

    Hi! Though I am not Muslim, I greatly enjoyed reading your poem. The way you talked about Allah felt relatable to how I talk about God, and this almost seemed like a love song! Keep up the great work PM!

  16. Sachi Amin on April 25, 2021 at 12:33 PM

    I really like this poem! It shows that when you ask Allah for small things he will give you more than what you need because Allah is generous!

  17. Rylie Schuller on April 25, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    I absolutely love this. It can be a simple reminder that even on our bad days, someone appreciates us!

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