He was the light and the brilliance we followed,
He was sight and hearing second only to Allah,
By Allah, no woman has conceived and given birth
To one like the Messenger, the Prophet and Guide of
Nor Has Allah created among His creatures,
One more faithful to His sojourner or His promise
than he who was the source of our light.
Blessed in his deeds, just and upright,
O best of mankind, It was though I were in a river,
But now, without you, I have become lonely in my thirst.
Sayyiduna Hassan ibn Thabit (radi Allahu ‘anhu) recited the above poem, on the passing of Prophet Muhammad (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).