Thursday, February 24, 2011

This song make me want to cry

We once had a Teacher
The Teacher of teachers
He changed the world for the better
And made us better creatures
Oh Allah we’ve shamed ourselves
We’ve strayed from Al-Mu'allim
Surely we’ve wronged ourselves
What will we say in front him?
Oh Mu'allim

He prayed while others slept
While others ate he’d fast
While they would laugh he wept
Until he breathed his last
His only wish was for us to be
Among the ones who prosper
Ya Mu'allim peace be upon you
Truly you are our Teacher
Oh Mu'allim

He taught us to be just and kind
And to feed the poor and hungry
Help the wayfarer and the orphan child
And to not be cruel and miserly
His speech was soft and gentle
Like a mother stroking her child
His mercy and compassion
Were most radiant when he smiled