Speech by Sara Minkara at the Muhsen Benefit Dinner on October 24, 2015.
This is a poem highlighting how to obtain the victory we have all longed for. It is a revolution, a revolution to move towards the path of Allah. For far too long we have waited it is now time for the nation of Muhammad (pbuh) to awaken.
The Andalusian city of Seville fell to Christian Castile in 1248, after over 500 years of being a Muslim city. Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi was a contemporary Andalusian poet from the city of Ronda, in southern Iberia, who wrote a lament about the fall of the once great city in 1267. He alluded to ancient Arabian and Persian history in his poem, hoping to inspire Muslims to rise up and recapture the city. The English translation by James T. Monroe is below, followed by the original Arabic.