Perhaps what every human being shares
Regardless of ethnicity, faith, hue, and no matter where
Is that we are all, in some way, broken.
Some of us are broken physically
And this broken-ness is apparent in treatments and visits medically
No matter the medical issue:
Broken bone, limb, cancerous cells, ripped tissue…
Some of us are flawless in matters of health
But helplessly drowning in lack of wealth
Some of us are comfortable materially
But suffering from bad thoughts and unpleasant events
Broken emotionally or mentally.
Some of us appear to be handling everything well
But on long-broken promises their thoughts on still dwell
Some carry in them memories of broken dreams,
Broken hopes, broken expectations.
Broken trusts, broken faith,
Broken will, broken heart,
And that’s why I pray,
If break I must to fall apart,
Then so be it
Just give me the beautiful patience and endurance
To rise from it
But please, O God, do not let this broken-ness
Be a break from You
Because with You, all broken-ness can mend
Without You, every night is an end.
اللهم لا تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتَنَا فِي دِينِنَا وَلاَ تَجْعَلِ الدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرَ هَمِّنَا وَلاَ مَبْلَغَ عِلْمِنَا وَلاَ تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيْنَا مَنْ لاَ يرحمنا
“Oh Allah, do not make our affliction in our religion, and do not make this world our greatest concern, nor the limit of our knowledge, and do not give power over us to those who will not have mercy on us.”
And Allah knows Best.