Poem: The man who bought a ticket to heaven with just $20

I just came across this English-language poem honouring

Abu Hurayrah al-Amriki

(aka Moner Abu Salha), an American foreign fighter killed in Syria in late 2014. Jihadi poems in English are relatively rare – Western jihadis don’t seem that interested poetry – so it’s worth highlighting. It’s not clear who the author is, but the poem was posted on a blog apparently run by Maldivian foreign fighters in Syria. 

The man who bought ticket towards Jannah with just twenty dollars

A child of Palestine,
Born among the Kuffar,
Humbleness from head to foot,
Followed the sunnah of the Prophet sallah Allah alayhi wasalam,
Firmness in al Wala wal bara,
Thirsty for Hijrah,
Yearning for the love of Allah,
Walked the walk of five miles,
With Blisters on feet,
Reminding us of Abu Dharr r.a
Struggled he did,
Calling Labbaik Ya Allah!
Empty was his pocket,
Upon starvation he marched,
Indeed he was a quraba,
In an unknown city so large,
Not knowing whom to turn to,
Taking shelter in the Masjid,
Yet sufficient was Allah,
Rizq of Allah kept flowing,
With tranquillity enveloping his heart,
Unlocking the doors for his destination,
Breathed only for Jihad,
Became a brick for Islam,
And bought a ticket towards Jannah
With just twenty dollars….

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