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Who are you visiting Makka and Madina

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 -Kazi Nazrul Islam
Who are you visiting Makka’s Kaaba and Madina’s Shrine?
Take my Salam and deliver it at my Prophet’s Mausoleum!

On the Pilgrims’ Path, since the break of morn, I am standing
and crying: “Will somebody carry my Salam?”

The cripple that I am, how could I cross the Arabian Sea?
So I lie on the Ka'aba's path day and night and cry.

I say, O wave of the Sea! None my salam to carry,
Take it thou and give it to the desert wind on its wings to the
Ka’aba’s gate to carry!
                                                    Translator: Mizanur Rahman (late)


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