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  Updated: February 24, 2009

When blood flows from 7 skies – an elegy on Prophet Martyrdom

By: Habib al-Miqdad
Poetess: Mardhiya

The last breaths that the Beloved takes;
Zahra, shall spend the night awake.
How can sleep drift onto her eyes?
When blood flows from the seven skies…
Why does the night seem so long?
Why are the birds not singing tonight?
Why has pain filled Zahra's heart?
Why does the moon seem to cry?
Tonight, is the last night of living for the Prophet;
Tonight, is the beginning for the sufferings of Ali.
Tonight the sky consoles Zahra,
Tonight Khadija greets her Muhammad.


 
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