For long time I treated my heart

Like a big trash can

Filled with vain desires

Like a paganís Kabah

Filled with worthless idols

Now I have emptied my heart

Cleansed it inside and out

Polished it all around

For the new resident to come

And live for ever

No one lives here any more

I have kicked every one out

Neither there is lust

Nor tempting wealth

Nor false pride

Eyes have dried up

All sores healed

No pain no more

There is no darkness

Only "light upon light"

I am sad no more

I am filled with joy

My beloved is coming

To live in my heart

The new resident of my heart

Is the One who gave me the heart

Gave me feelings and love

Then took it away

In my heart now

He will live for ever

Without any partners

My heart will beat only for Him

My lips will sing

Only for Him

Song of " lailahaillAllah"

There is no God except one God

Shahid Athar 6-20-2000

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Shahid Athar, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
8424 Naab Road
Suite 2D
Indianapolis, IN 46260