Reproduced with Jazakallah o Khair from http://theijtema.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/poem-on-the-work-of-tabligh/ who has credited to following brothers. [Credit:Tablighudeen / Brother akabirofdeoband] Jazakallah O Khair for all.
They came a-knocking on my door,Not one- not two- not three, but fourI was half asleep you could hear me snoreThose brothers with tablighi tendencies hardcore.
I tried my best to ignore,Those people whom I used to abhor,I always thought of tabligh as quite a bore.Those pacifists who never talk of war.But this was before I used to prayTo me spirituality was just a cliche,So I wasted my entire life away9 to 5 work was my routine everydayBut something woke me from my hibernation,Perhaps it was divine decree for my salvation?
So I went down the stairs with trepidationAnd opened the door with hesitation.We exchanged salams and I let them enter,They suggested I visit the markaz- the tablighi center,So I agreed eventually not wishing to dissentAnd they made me stand and wrote down my intent.
And ever since I have travelled the globe,In my coloured hat and delightful robe,Gone are the nights of the flashing disco strobeThe Masjid has become my nocturnal abode.And in my days I call to ALLAH-the heavenly Lord,And besides him none deserves to be adored,Doors are slammed in my face and I am often ignored,
But I aspire in Jannah to a great rewardI no Longer drive a Lamborghini,My wife sports now a niqaab, and not a bikiniThe sunnah of milk has replaced my Vodka martini,
Oh what joy to be a tablighiWhat do kings know of what we own?They but delight in their earthly thronePraise be to God who kept the pleasures of tabligh unknown,How can the deaf man appreciate Beethoven’s tone?How many a person has been caused by tabligh to convert,
By the simplicity of message-pure and clean without dirtThis sweet spiritual nectarous desert,Waking and changing sinful hearts that once were inert
There may not be pamphlets or elaborate computer graphics,No polished speeches to give people kicks,No free-mixing of guys and chicksLike some conferences –we’ve all seen the pixBut to nourish water just needs to be simple and pure
This much my friend I can assureThat though it has no electrifying allureIt’s a way oft-tried and most secureScientists say a true equation’s truth lies in its simplicity,
So Said William of Ockham in conformity,Tabligh is simple , true and full of authenticity,In both worlds it will give you felicity.There’s no takalluf – or fake duplicity,Only a shallow pond pretends to have depth with turbidity,So in this age of media spin an sophistryTableegh provides us with many a refreshing qualityPurity, probity, modesty, integrity, certainty.