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I Wonder

If Prophet Mohammad visited you just for a day or two,
If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do.

Oh, I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honored guest,
And all the food you'd serve him would be the very best,

And you would keep assuring him that you're glad to have him there,
That serving him in your home is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw him coming, would you meet him at the door,
With arms outstretched in welcome for your visitor?

Or would you have to change your clothes before you let him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Qur'an where it had been?

Would you still watch the same movies on your TV set?
Or would you switch it off before he gets upset?

Would you turn off the radio and hope he hadn't heard?
And wish you hadn't uttered the last loud hasty word?

Would you hide your music and instead take Hadith books out?
Could you let him walk right in, or would you rush about?

And, I wonder... if the Prophet spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?

Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?

Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace,
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?

Would you keep up every prayer without putting on a frown?
And would you always jump up early, for prayer at dawn?

Would you sing the songs you sing, and read the books you read?
And let him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?

Would you take the Prophet with you everywhere you go?
Or would you maybe change your plans just for a day or so?

Would you be glad to have him meet your very closest friends?
Or, would you hope they stay away until his visit ends?

Would you be glad to have him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when he at last was gone?

It might be interesting to know the things that you would do.
If Prophet Mohammad, in person, came to spend time with you.

The Islamic Bulletin
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August 1998
Jumaada Awal 1419
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Sayings of
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Cook's Corner
Manners of the Prophet
Hadith Qudsi
The Qur'an and Science
Stories of the Sahabah
Islamic Diet & Manners
It's Their Miracle!
Islam 101
Kid's Corner
The Prophet Quiz
A Sad Passing
Technology Review
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