Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️


You’ve always been there

A pillar of support, you always care

You help us to remember to enjoy the journey,

You tell us that to be grateful is the key

On phone calls, you tell us to go,

Get on with the work, you tell us you know

And understand why we have to cut conversations short,

Tell us it’s OK when we visit less than we thought

It’s not through a cold heart,

But a heart that would show love spilling over,

If we ever teared it apart,

Full of gold,

Liquid molten,

Rock solid,

We’re never forgotten.

You are a wise sensitive soul,

In your noorani face, Allah’s beauty we behold,

Allah gave you three daughters

and a son

Some would say, what a plight,

But you always saw the Might,

The Generosity of Allah,

Such benevolence,

The way you’d enjoy the banter,

You love the tears and drama,

You listen then you say,

Don’t worry it’ll all be OK

You encourage us all to see the light,

Through the uphill struggle that is life.

A grandad, so lighthearted and playful,

So glad when you see them,

Forever grateful,

For their funny little ways,

Your heart they sway,

You remind the older ones not to stray!!

To behave,

Listen to your parents, you say…

You love the way the little ones fight with you,

Love to watch them grow, through every hue!

A husband, you’re the perfect partner for mum mashaAllah!

This woman who counted the days until you’d be back inshaAllah

We laugh and say Mum’s kitchen makes us fat,

But Mum’s food provides us with so much more than that,

A mother’s concern, a mother’s heart,

It breaks a little every time we part,

We love you so much Mum, just knowing you’re always there, a source of comfort,

That you always care,

is worth the whole world to us and more,

We know with your love we’ll never be poor!

Thank you parents for being so amazing and cool!

You’re warmth, wisdom, large hearts and generosity,

A reflection of our beloved Rasul

Peace be upon him and his family

I thank Allah for these tears which confirm for me,

The love I feel,

The conviction,

That Allah has given us the best parents in this nation!!

And my sisters, my brother!

I’d be a stranger with any others,

It’s sad to think we’ve had such losses,

But it’s a huge reminder to count our blessings,

The sibling fights,

The funny nicknames,

The chases around the house,

The board games, oh the board games!

All of you together,

You make us rich,

You are our wealth,

Your love keeps us in good health!

The seven of us are so lucky to have a family so bounteous,

AlhamduLillah for everything that is marvellous!

We love you and I feel that you should know that!

It helps me get by every day,

In your hearts we are there to stay,

Allah Kareem, Allah Kareem,

Our past life together seems like a dream! A wondrous adventure,

The dens, ladybirds, bikes and more,

The cul-de-sac, Sycamore Close and Plot number four?

The laughs, the jokes, remember when baji Sam pretended to be a stranger on the floor!!?

Then Chacha was worried,

Opened the window,

Tried to work out why you were there,

The laughter, the tears, oh what wonderful years!!

AlhamduLillah alhamduLillah,

This began as an ode to Dad,

And ended with everything

Everything that makes me glad,

The special aunties and uncles, cousins and friends who are a part of this woven tapestry,

Love without end,

Anyone who is reading this and related to me,

I want you to know I’m thankful that you’re part of this family tree,

Our life we’ve travelled,

Would never have happened,

Our dreams never unravelled,

Without the love and care of our elders,

Our elders who traversed land and seas,

Who dedicated everything to their families

We are so grateful, yes we are,

And it all began with a man who was sincere with Allah!

Published by Sidra Ansari

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8 thoughts on “Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️

  1. SubhanAllah …this was absolutely beautiful to read…and made me feel honoured to be ur aunty!!
    It carries so much detail and touches your heart.
    May Allah swt give our beloved parents, a long and healthy life filled with his infinite blessings InshaAllah xxx

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  2. Aslamoalaikom everyone Alhamdulillah Rubilalamin JazakAllah khaira alfatiah for shifa e kamila for all our off spring progeny and Muslim community everywhere men and women MashaAllah welldone darling you captured it nicely

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    1. Awwww thanks dad ameen amen to all your duas. You were my source of inspiration this time, so thank you for being a worthy subject and inspiration for other connected thoughts! JazakAllah khairun for everything. I meant every word. AlhamduLillah wa ShukrIllah!


  3. Mashallah what a beautiful poem. Truly brought tears to my eyes and made my heart swell. So true and touching. May Allah reward our parents and shower them with blessings always. Thank you baji Sidra for such an uplifting read.

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    1. Awww thank you Saima for your kind message. I’m truly humbled that my words are able to affect you in that way. Absolutely amazing, truly a blessing from Allah and not of my doing…honestly so grateful to be able to share my thoughts with you xxx As always, your feedback means so much, so thank you for sharing!


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