Asking

This poem I have read before but can’t remember where. I believe it is an old Muslim poem. I found it again here in this wonderful article on one of Allah’s names, ‘as-Samad’ = ‘The Eternal Refuge’. I’d encourage you all to read the article, and below is the poem.

God’s peace and mercy be with you all always

 

Do not ask the son of Adam for your needs

But ask the One whose doors do not close

Allah is angry when you do not ask

And the son of Adam, if asked, is angry

 

Peace to you all