The Energy of Roshan and Zeenab
The deaths of Roshan and Zeenab in Kabul at the hand of terrorists on the eve of Navroz have touched the hearts of thousands in Afghanistan, Canada and all around the world.
By Navyn Naran
how were you born?
who is your mother?
whose child are you?
who bears a child?
we, are all children.
children of the One,
“Who begets not , nor is He begotten
and there is none like unto Him”
so speaks the faith.
It is about the children,
each child, one child, any child
all the children
you, were a child
and are still;
a body, with a Spirit Breathed into you,
and your ‘child becomes the Man’
on a new moment and new day,
The Movement stirs,
is it the Wind of the Universe
pushing forward Time?
Giving Life and Taking Life Away
a woman bears a child
The Blessing comes to her,
and she, is the mother.
a teacher, teaches children
and understand Allah’s Creation
spiritual and physical.
so that “we may leave this world
a better place than the way
we find it”
does not the Qur’an says:
“and whoseover takes a life,
it is as if he has destroyed all humanity”?
and the Prophet (s.a.s) has said;
“And Paradise lies
at the foot of the Mother”
then what is it you are
trying to achieve?
A Child. A Spark
of the Almighty’s Hand
“an oil, neither of the east , nor of the west,
whose Light glows forth, though no fire touched it.”
“Light upon light” the Noor says.
Roshan was light, Zeenab, a flowering plant
the mothers of children of the world
“she was more than a mother”
“her body may have died but the values
will only be stronger”
mother of her own children
mothers of belief and tenacity
mothers of courage and love..
as water flows, a child grows
plants reach high, lit from Greater than the sky..
what will you teach them, these children?
what will you share with them, the values?
how will you train them, the principles?
Rahim, Rishma, Karim, Sameera,
Karim-Aly and family,
“the energy of the Universe is in one mustard seed”…
the Energy of Roshan and Zeenab
is now faster than the speed of light
Revised: Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Copyright: Navyn Naran
Author’s note: This poem in written to the Taliban in the context that each of them was born to and through a mother. Each was a child in time, and still is their mother’s child. The poem is best acted out and the various stanzas are to be read by children and adult children of different ages…this should invoke a feeling of an individual’s journey in time and a realization that killing one human is as if “one destroyed entire humanity,” including oneself. This, the taliban are doing. The energy they believe they want to overthrow, through the children they destroy, will be transcended to a greater Force because it is Blessed through Allah.
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