Salamiyya and Syria: “Peace Will be Again”

By Elia Badrudin
Dates in season - Salamiyya, Syria

Salaam , al Salaam, O salaam
to all of humanity, Peace

al Salamiyeh , KNOW that Peace will be again.
the heavens will smile on you again.
all humanity which speaks for Peace
has promised that
the planet has your place

al Salamiyeh, more than a thousand years before
prayers were seeds of this ground
a grassland lying on Syrian steppes
a fertile plain of hope
a soft quiet spawning the golden age
a diverse Ummah immersed with the Fatimids…
you’ve nurtured yourself for the heavens here
and it is not all gone today.
you are not lost to us; neither sand grain lost to the sky.
as hearts are the stronger carrying yours
as anguish is balanced with resolute prayer
transformed, you will return, al Salamiyeh
the world is not asleep.

we are an entire Ummah living together in al Salamiyeh
the world has not left you
nor any other facing terror —
“you may feel alone
but you are not alone”
does not your date tree stand strong in windstorm?
and your smile not nourish your child?
He is “Always with you, Always with you”
remember.
and the world will not sleep.

not dogma, not terror,
there’s no martyrdom in suicide!
whosoever taketh life of another..
brutal condemnation
the bestiality of his own cowardly nature
who will betray your homeland and ours
has fallen to the brainwashing of his idols
and their very own envy

not even an animal kills but of hunger
leave them to their desolate running.
only, the ends of the earth are round
and of the heavens, eternal.
where will they go?

and the world will not sleep
all day and all night
across our globe
Ismailis holding hands with every other faith
for all of Syria and for all your families.
“you are not alone, you are never alone”

our seven days, a satado,
are seven ages of pain vanquished
are hearts awry yet steadfast
and hope takes root in this action
then Time too will make space..

and these fools will not rule
fear not the evils, for though they have drained innocent blood,
their souls and hearts are for His Taking

Salaam , al Salaam, O salaam
to all of humanity, Peace.

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Date posted: January 30, 2013
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Please also see Peaceful Times and Fond Memories of Salamiyya, Syria….Then Terror Strikes Violating the Qur’anic Injunctions on the Sanctity of Life

14 thoughts on “Salamiyya and Syria: “Peace Will be Again”

  1. Ooo God
    Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
    Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
    Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
    Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
    Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
    And protect those committed to peace.

  2. Masha’Allah!!
    Salaam , al Salaam, O salaam
    to all of humanity, Peace

    al Salamiyeh , KNOW that Peace will be again.
    the heavens will smile on you again.
    all humanity which speaks for Peace
    has promised that
    the planet has your place

    • Life is very strange..it takes strange turns. Are we meant to understand it? Living in the present is the only thing to do..for every present will lay groundwork for a past. and every little human being sets the stage for today. we must remember this as we see live in a fog of inequity, but our kindness only can set the stage for a better tomorrow.

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