Just for a day or two.
If he came unexpectedly,
I wonder what you’d do.
Oh! I know you’d give your nicest room
To such an honored guest
And all the food you’d serve to him
Would be the very best
And you would keep assuring him
You’re glad to have him there
That serving him in your home
Is joy beyond compare
But…when you saw him coming
Would you meet him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome
To your visitor?
Or…would you have to change your clothes
Before you let him in?
Or hide come magazines and put
The Quran where they had been?
Would you still watch forbidden movies
On your TV set?
Or would you rush to switch it off
Before he gets upset?
Would you turn off the radio
And hope he hadn’t heard?
And hope he hadn’t uttered
That last loud hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music
And instead take hadith books out?
Could you let him walk right in
Or would you rush about?
And I wonder….if the Prophet(SAWS) spent
A day or two with you
Would you go right on doing the things
You always do?
Would you go right on saying the things
You always say?
Would life for you continue
As it does from day to day?
Would you family conversation
Keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal
To say a table grace?
Would you keep up each and every prayer
Without putting on a frown?
And would you always jump up early
For prayers at dawn?
Would you sing the songs you always sing
And read the books you read?
And let him know the things on which
Your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Prophet(SAWS) with you,
Everywhere you plan to go?
Or, would you, maybe, change your plans
Just for a day or so?
Would you be glad to have him stay
Forever on and on?
Or, would you sigh with great relief
When he at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know
The things that you would do
If the Prophet (SAWS) in person, came,
To spend sometime with you.