History Prophet Muhammad

Missing the Man I Never Met

Commanded to Love: Part IPart II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI |Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV

As we’ve traveled through our journey in this series, we have covered the meaning of love, the necessity of love, and the description of the beloved himself ﷺ (peace be upon him). Now that this series has come to an end,  we should take the knowledge we have gathered and reflect upon it, brewing love in our hearts, and using this as encouragement to look further into the demeanor and characteristics of our beloved Muhammad ﷺ and use this knowledge to truly miss the man we never met.

It’s a strange concept for the mind to comprehend,
but the heart beats strong and aches with no amend,
Missing him, with every beat,
Craving his presence through every defeat.

Tears pour down, for this Beloved Soul,
I want you near me now, before I lose control–
The Man who helped those in need,
the Man who, by Allah’s will, guided people away from violence and greed–

He made everyone he met feel worthy of living,
Gave them hope in Allah, the Merciful and Forgiving.
He soothed the souls and cooled the eyes,
He wouldn’t tolerate behavior filled with deceit and hurtful lies.

Today I close my eyes, and imagine him near.

I’ve never seen his face, but his silhouette I can see clear.

What would He do today, if He was here with us
to witness the deceit–the lies–the human lives lead by lusts?

I ask Allah to forgive you and me tonight.
May He cause us to be of those who in His cause we fight­­–
not a fight with swords–guns and other weapons­–
the fight of a soul who is preparing to be reckoned.

It’s a strange concept for the mind to comprehend,
but the heart beats strong and aches with no amend,
Missing him, with every beat,
Craving his presence through every defeat.

Missing the man I never met–
But even that aching pain is a God-send.

About the author

Reehab (Ramadan) Aref

Reehab (Ramadan) Aref

Reehab (Ramadan) Aref grew up in a small Texas city and was unexpectedly uprooted to Cairo, Egypt. The shift of countries precipitated a shift in her outlook on life; this, with her enriching experience in community activism—specifically social service, youth work, and Qur’anic Studies—provides for a rather enlightened perspective. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Thankfully, her main outlet and therapeutic tool is to write, write, write! She keeps her own blog, contributes regularly to various publications, and – most importantly – you’ll find her entries on this site.

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