We’re never ready to say goodbye to someone we hold dear.
If it were up to us, dear Mom, we’d always keep you here.
But Allah SWT has reasons of His own and plans we cannot know,
And these are always for our good, Though it may seem not so.
Our arms are empty and our hearts are filled with tears and grief.
For we who loved each day with you, now find those days too brief.
Yet if we could only heaven see, We’d know you’re happy there.
And we would never call you back when such great joy you share.
And so we’ll trust you to God’s great care
And know some day, once more, We’ll hold you to our hearts again
When we reach heaven’s shore.
“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return” (QS: Al baqarah 155-156)