“The Road Home”


This Way to Heaven
The Road Home

If the road endures for one more bend,
or twist, before we reach the end.
If our hope endures for one more day,
then surely we will find our way.

If we can fly where only eagles dare,
our hearts will find Him waiting there.
If our weary feet can onward trod,
our journey’s end will be to God.

Zaid Shakir

Nov. 27, 2008

Posted in: New Islamic Directions website

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For a short poem, this one carries such a disproportionately huge message for us. And with such verve and succinct that the meaning goes shooting straight to the heart. And that’s exactly why any efforts to comment or critique it (by me or anyone else for that matter) would be rendered superfluous, no?  =P

-K-

12 thoughts on ““The Road Home”

  1. Teman-teman, my most fave part is this:

    If we can fly where only eagles dare,
    our hearts will find Him waiting there.

    *Subhanallah a thousand times*

  2. yup, i love that line too~ full of meaning… know the differences between eagles n other birds? during rain n storms, other birds would flew down finding their shelters… while eagles, they spread their wings more widely, to fly far above the raining cloud, so they could soar without affected by the rain n storms~

    so “fly, where only eagles dare”~

  3. sara: its not babe ;( juz an extremely super-ordinary holiday..unlike MALAYSIA!!!😉

    bro fahd: Zaid Shakir/ imam zaid ialah salah seorang ilmuwan Islam yg terkemuka di AS..byk menulis buku2 ttg islam & perjuangan islam d sana & byk juga berkolaborasi dgn seorang lagi ilmuwan dari sana yg bernama Hamza Yusuf😉 hasil2 tulisannya dimuatkan dlm website nya http://newislamicdirections.com/ =)

  4. oo… terima kasih sdr Khade Jupiter. Itu lah, saya ingatkan ada orang lain di IPEM yang guna nama pena sama ke, kebetulan, atau sebagainya.🙂 Patutlah poem ini sangat menggugah.

    • Patutlah poem ini sangat menggugah? Sedare tak percaya IPEM boleh buat karya cenggini ke?

  5. Ahaha. Bukan tak percaya, sebaliknya semasa mula-mula baca saya teruja kerana ingatkan ini karya rakan dari IPEM. Sebab tu saya nak tahu siapa penulisnya. Ahli IPEM pun hebat-hebat juga, kan?🙂

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