If my Lord asks me…

A man once came to Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal and asked him; “O Imam, what is your opinion on poetry?” He replied; “Which poetry is this?” to which the man responded by reciting the following couplets: إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني If my Lord asks me, “Have you (any) shyness in disobeying…

What If

  .My eyes have not seen anyone more mdagnificent than you No woman has borne such perfection You were created free from all deficiencies It is as though you were created as you wished [Hassaan ibn Thaabit] . From Jaahily poetry to country odes, nursery rhymes to modern day rap, poetry has long possessed a…