Hussain is From Me

Hussain’s minni

wa ana min Husaain

neither books

or lamentful sermons

helped me see

I closed my eyes

seeing you was sufficient

oh son of Yaseen

to describe this journey

across the sands of Arabia

into a ruthless desert

like a Majnooni

you entered Laila

so valiantly

love snared you like none

coiled you as one

none like you under the sun

the earth shattered

crimson skies rent asunder

Jesus cries on these plains

Fatima sighs her heart slain

your story

brings us pain

Husaain a Minni wa Ana min Husaain

A glimpse of li manil mulk ul yaum

Lillahil Wahid al Qahhar

truth has manifest

this was enough

to retell your story

we stand for truth

against all tyranny

this is the way of the Husaaini

the path of Zainabi

Hussain’s minni

wa ana min Husaain

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