Stars they are, shining bright,

The Sahaaba are a source of guiding light.

Going through hardship, torture and toil,

they strove to bring islam to every shore.

Their love for Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was really intense,

Their service to him was unparalleled, immense.

They fought for Allah Ta’ala with their blood and their lives,

They orpahned their children, widowed their wives.

Badr and Uhud, Hunayn and Tabuk,

Their deeds of valour would brighten any book.

To hear of their sacrifices amkes one cry,

To read of their suffering brings tears to the eye.

The Muhajireen undertook a journey perilous,

To find in Madinah the Ansaar welcoming, generous.

Their love for each other all laws defied,

No trial could ever their friendship divide.

To be in the company of Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam night and day,

To imitate him in every way;

In this lay their greatest joy,

To use their strength in his employ.

Hazrat Hamza radhiallahu anhu was a soldier brave,

For martyrdom in the Path of Allah Ta’ala did he crave.

At Uhud he attained it in a very sad manner,

Striving to uphold Islam’s golden banner.

Hazrat Bilal radhiallahu anhu was made to lie in scorching heat,

“Ahad, Ahad,” he used to constantly repeat.

Hazrat Abu Bakr radhiallahu anhu endured a serpent’s sting,

So that Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam would not undergo any suffering.

Many are the deeds we can profusely mention,

Of the sincerety of the Sahaaba’s pure intention,

In their serving Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and Allah Ta’ala’s Deen.

Indeed, without their effort, where would we have been?

The might of Rome and Persia under their feet did crumble,

Yet the Sahaaba, in their lives, were extremely humble.

This then was that blessed nation,

Whose actions are worthy of our blind imitation.

Think good of them, never bad,

For they the company of Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam had.

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