By Novid Shaid, 2011
The path to the mosque is tough, takes longer
The hazards great, filled with hidden dangers.
On one side, the path ascends high, to the right
But another drops dangerously down, to the left.
The path to the right is steep and thin
One needs balance to remain therein
Keeping aground needs patience and time
Strength is required to follow this line.
The path to the left is open and wide
Movement is easy, a bicycle ride!
One can thoughtlessly follow it down
Whistling tunes, relaxing around.
Pray, bravely take the path to right
As when one finally reaches the mosque
It feels like a palace of paradise.
One feels like a hardened traveller
Having wondered over perilous places
Eternally searching and moving
Then finally finding friendly faces!
But the path to the left makes your mind wonder
The ease of it makes you linger
around the comfort, and you’re not bothered to seek
Perhaps visiting the mosque hardly once a week…
The path to the right may seem too hazardous to face,
But it’s the only road, where we will find His Grace.