كلماتٌ بعدَ الرحيل
An Article and Poem by Khalid AlMahmoud
As today’s the day of Isrā and Mi’rāj (27th, Rajab 1434) – in accordance with the Hijri† (lunar) calendar – I share with you a short article and poem my husband wrote about my Father (Allâh Yirĥamu) on Wednesday, 9th September 2009.
* The Hijri calendar is what Muslims refer to based purely on the lunar calendar, which started after the Hijra. The Hijra is the migration of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and Muslims from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE.
† A two-part miraculous night journey (physical and spiritual) that took place on the 27th of Rajab 621 CE by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from Mecca to Jerusalem (Isrā) – specifically the Aqsa Mosque – and then an ascension to the heavens (Mi’rāj).