NPM 13 A Mythical creature.

He rode a horse, that’s what I’ve read;
the head was that of a human, possibly a woman?

It had wings on the side of his body
and carried the holy man from Mecca

To Jerusalem and up to the heavens
all in one night, returning to find the bed

Still holding the warmth of his body!
Non- believers shun the idea, call it

Figment of imagination. ‘tis the difference
between a believer and a non-believer

about the Buraq and the Nigh Journey
of the man who rests now in Medina. ©

{Buraaq, was the name of the horse that took Prophet Mohamed to The Heavens, as described in the Holy Quran.)


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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7 Responses to NPM 13 A Mythical creature.

  1. Your faith well said in verses, Zakiah.
    Love ❤

  2. murisopsis says:

    I learn something new every day!! Well done! Was it a horse or an angel??

  3. Zakiah says:

    A horse. A white street with wings.

  4. That’s well written … you say so much with so little words.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Mattie. The Night Journey is a very special part of Islamic belief. Instead of writing about Neptune or the Lochness monster or any other character, I decided about this topic from The Quran. Surprisingly, many Muslims do not believe in that , even though it is clearly written in the Quran.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Interesting poem. Have a wonderful weekend.

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